DIY: Make a Sea Salt Hair Spray

DIY: Make a Sea Salt Hair Spray

Making your own sea salt hair spray is a fun and simple DIY project that can give you those beachy, textured waves without the need for expensive store-bought products. Here's a basic recipe to create your own sea salt hair spray:


  • 1 cup warm water (filtered or distilled)
  • 1 tablespoon all-natural sea salt (preferably fine or medium grain)
  • 1 teaspoon hair gel or aloe vera gel
  • 1-2 drops of essential oil (for fragrance - customize it!)
  • Clean spray bottle
  • Bowl or measuring cup


Prepare a clean spray bottle: Start by thoroughly cleaning and drying a spray bottle to ensure it's free from any residue or contaminants. You can reuse an empty and rinsed-out hair spray bottle or purchase a new one.

Mix the ingredients: In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the warm water and sea salt. Stir until the salt is completely dissolved. If desired, add the hair gel or aloe vera gel to help provide a bit of hold and reduce any drying effects of the salt. Additionally, add a few drops of your preferred essential oil if you'd like to add a pleasant fragrance to the spray.

Transfer to the spray bottle: Carefully pour the mixture into the spray bottle using a funnel or a steady hand. Leave some space at the top to avoid overflow when adding the spray nozzle.

Shake well: Secure the spray bottle with the nozzle and give it a good shake to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.

Test and adjust: It's a good idea to test the spray on a small section of your hair to see if you're satisfied with the texture and hold. If you prefer a stronger hold, you can add more salt, but be cautious not to overdo it, as too much salt can make your hair feel dry and brittle. Adjust the recipe according to your hair type and desired results.

Application: You can apply the sea salt hair spray to either damp or dry hair. Start with a light misting, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Scrunch your hair gently with your hands to encourage the formation of natural waves or curls. Allow your hair to air dry or use a diffuser to enhance the effect. For additional volume and texture, you can also lightly spray the roots and use your fingers to massage and lift the hair.

You might need to experiment a bit to find the perfect balance for your desired beachy look. Enjoy creating your own customized sea salt hair spray and embracing those effortlessly tousled waves!

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