Get those tousled, beachy waves, or the texture that you get in your hair after a day at the beach, without the damage, using this DIY sea salt spray. It's customizable to suit your hair type and the ingredients you have on hand.
Mix together the water phase ingredients (the first 7 ingredients) until the salts are well dissolved.
Mix together the next 6 ingredients (the oil phase ingredients).
Combine both phases and pour into a spray bottle.
To use the spray
Shake the bottle to combine both phases before using.
Spray over your hair and scrunch the hair to add texture.
Customize the recipe
The water phase can use only distilled water or can add other beneficial ingredients like aloe juice and/ or hydrosols.If not using one of the ingredients of the water phase (such as d-panthenol or aloe juice), just substitute them for more water.The oils can also be substituted for other oils of your choice. As with the water phase, if you decide against using one of the ingredients of the oil phase (such as Lexfeel Natural), just substitute them for more oil.You can adjust the ratio of oil phase ingredients to water ingredients depending on your hair. If you have oilier hair, you may want to decrease the oil phase and increase the water phase.
The essential oil(s) are added to impart a nice fragrance to the spray. If using phototoxic oils (like bergamot or other citrus oils), take care not to apply the oils to the skin when going out into the sun.
I used Sharomix 705 in this product. While the salt will help preserve the product, it's best to use a broad-spectrum preservative to help ensure a safe product that will keep microbe-free. Use whichever preservative you have on hand. (For more information about preservatives, read my beginner's guide to natural preservatives.)
Adjusting the pH
Depending on the preservative you are using, you may need to adjust the pH of this product to bring it into a range in which the preservative is effective. (It's also a good idea to have hair products in a range of somewhere between 4.5-5.5. You can use lactic acid or citric acid to adjust the pH down, if necessary. (To test the pH, shake the product and quickly use a test strip to check the pH.)
Recipe printed from Oh, The Things We'll Make! Blog. https://thethingswellmake.com/diy-sea-salt-spray-for-beach-waves-year-round/