Summer lends itself to fun hairstyles. From the updo to the French braid, now is the time to experiment. One way to look chic – use a sea salt hairspray. This type of hairspray comes in handy whenever you want perfect beachy hair. It gives your hair a slightly messy look, without having to try. It also gives great texture to your locks.
To make sea salt hairspray you will need:
- 8 fluid ounces of warm water
- 2 teaspoons of course or kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons of oil (I will discuss what type to use depending on your hair below)
- 1 teaspoon of strong hold hair gel
- 1 spray bottle
Start by making sure your spray bottle is clean if you are reusing a bottle that previously held perfume, hairspray, etc. Then, stir together the water and salt in a bowl, and pour it into the spray bottle. Make sure you get all the salt in if it hasn’t quite dissolved into the water yet. Also be sure that your water is at least warm, if not hot, so the salt will mix in faster. Now put in the oil and hair gel into the spray bottle as well. Close the bottle and shake vigorously.
Any type of oil will work, but there are specific oils that work better for certain hair types. If you have very fine hair, use a teaspoon of pomegranate oil and a teaspoon of olive oil. You can use all pomegranate oil, but it is very thick so olive oil will thin it out a little. The punic acid in pomegranate oil revitalizes dull hair. For thin hair, use rosemary oil, as the oil acts as an anti-aging agent, helps boost color, shine, thickness, and prevents hair loss. If you have very coarse hair, use avocado oil. Since it is so high in protein, it can help strengthen your hair and heal it. Lastly, olive oil works well on all hair types, but it works especially well on overly thick hair. It contains many fatty acids that restore shine into hair. If you don’t have overly thick or thin hair, you don’t like how these oils smell, or you have already healthy shiny hair, use coconut oil. It smells great, like the beach, and it won’t overly moisturize your hair. Just make sure you use one of these oils, or the salt will dry out your hair.
I find this works best on your hair if you wash it the night before instead of the morning of. Unless you are curling your hair. Then wash it sometime the day before you want your hair to be in beachy curls, just not the night before. This is because the night before when your hair is dry you are going to spray your hair liberally and put your hair in soft foam curlers over night. If you don’t have these on hand, you can curl your hair with rags or socks and get the same effect.