Thursday, June 21, 2012

makey thursdays! beach hair sea salt spray

it's officially summertime! and what's better for summertime than beach hair? i don't even know. beach hair is my fav. messy, salty, beachy beach hair. and i happen to know just the trick for that! i mean, unless you have an actual ocean around. i don't usually. i live in tennessee. and i've tried a few "beach hair" types of products here and there, but they're all just too product-y for me. the real ocean isn't a hair product, it's water and salt and maybe a little fishy poopoo, and i've been pretty pleased with that concoction! so, i really just want nature in my hair with as few chemicals as possible.



you need: 1-3 tsp fine sea salt,
8 oz water, 8 or 10 oz spray bottle,
a few drops of argan oil [or jojoba or olive or coconut]




1. mix 1-3 teaspoons of sea salt in 8 ounces of water. the more salt you use, the beachier, but it's also more drying to your hair. i used 1 teaspoon but ended up just spraying a lot on anyway.

2. add in oil for a little conditioning moisture. i used 4-ish drops of josie maran's argan oil [or here's one that's not beyond outrageously priced]. i didn't use coconut oil because it cools into a solid form and i didn't picture that being quite as mixable in a spray, but i'm sure it still works. or maybe some olive oil. just a little something to counteract the drying of the salt!



3. i know some also might like to add an essential oil for scent or a drop of hair gel for hold. i didn't. but you could!

4. shake it up in a spray bottle and spray! yay! isn't that the easiest?



5. go play in the sunshine!

10 comments:

  1. i prefer the baby bump to be included in your posts but i guess this will do. ;)

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  2. love that! i walked outside today and felt summer. Mmmm.

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  3. I've missed your makey thursdays! I usually use bumble and bumble's sea spray but this is much more economical ;)

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  4. This is brilliant! I'm always looking for less-damaging, less chemicals, and less heat for my poor bleached hair and this looks like a great option!

    xo
    Rachel

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  5. Beach hair is my fav!!
    And you look amazing with your hair all sexy and wavy!
    Cant wait for your little one to enter the world!
    xoxo

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  6. Such a great idea! I will doing this to my hair all the time for summer. Love your blog and baby bump!

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  7. Wait, so do you spray this on dry hair, I am assuming? My coconut oil is currently as liquid as it can be, so I want to try this!!

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  8. hahaha love this idea!
    But I get to enjoy the real beachy look since I'm here in Maui right now. Thanks for sharing your DIYs!
    So sweet.

    Olga

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  9. Back in the '70s, we put lemon juice on our hair after shampooing & rinsing, then rinsed the lemon out. It worked great for me & my friends, and our hair seemed to suffer no ill effects from it, but had a gorgeous healthy glow to it.

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