Friday, February 12, 2010

How to Make Your Own Beach Hair Spray

I have been missing Florida like crazy (especially with this crazy cold weather we have been having).  I also completely miss the feeling/smell of my hair after we spent the day at the beach.  I was finding some beach hair sprays that I could purchase but then I found one that I could make.  I haven't made it yet however I want to give it a shot.  Check it out!

What you need:
plastic spray bottle
sea salt
coconut oil, olive oil or light conditioner
essential oil
lemon juice (for lighting, optional)
  1. Buy a plastic spray bottle from your local drugstore and pour water into it until it is mostly filled.
  2. Add a few tsps. of sea salt (make sure it's sea salt and not just table salt). The more salt you add, the more "crunchy," textured, and beach-like your hair will be.
  3. You need to add something moisturizing to combat the drying factor of the salt. You can use a little coconut oil, olive oil or even some light conditioner. Just don't add more than a dash so it doesn't weigh down your hair.
  4. Add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance and additional benefits. For example, rose essential oil is hydrating and smells great. Choose your favorite oil based on scent and healing properties.
  5. Shake all the ingredients really, really well to get the ingredients to mix, or the oil will remain on the surface and the salt on the bottom. Spray all over your hair until very damp.
  6. If your hair has a little natural wave, just scrunch your damp locks with your fingers a little and let air dry. If your hair is more naturally straight, you may need to twist your locks. Twist them into buns and pin on your head with bobby pins. When your hair is almost dry, unwrap your locks and shake them out gently.
  7. If you plan on being out in the sun and want to add some lightening power, squeeze some lemon juice into your mixture. Then store the mixture in the fridge.
  8. Enjoy your wavy, beach hair and tell everyone you just got back from a day by the sea!

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