This D.I.Y sea spray gives you beach hair like you have been surfing all day long! I found this recipe here and got so excited when I realized how easy it is to make, plus the coconut oil smells sooo good!
I’ve always wanted to get those perfect beachy ways so I might have to try this. I just found your blog and I might be a bit obsessed. I love how PRETTY it is, and the different types of posts are great. I’m now following on Bloglovin’ and I’m looking forward to reading more.
Amazing tips babe! I love your post, definitely gonna share it with my friends <3
great post! I tried this last night and it added some really nice texture to my curls! I’m adding it to my Friday Roundup over at Schmutzinmyhead.com!
awesome! I am so happy it worked out for you! xx
Do you use it on wet or dry hair?
I used it on dry hair! xx
such a great DIY! I’ve never thought to make my own, but I buy the sea salt spray like crazy so now i’m excited to diy-it!
Amazing DIY, thanks so much! I can’t wait to try it xxx
what kind of gel!?
any kind of hair gel! I used herbal essence totally twisted hair srunching gel!
Do you melt the coconut oil first? I feel like it might just be clumped in the bottle without melting it up first.
I didn’t melt it I just shook it up really well!!
One more question, does the actual spray do this to your hair, or did you have to curl it (or crunch it) after you sprayed it?
I just sprayed it in my hair and then gave it a little scrunch!! nothing too fancy didn’t curl it or anything! good luck!!
Remember to do a deep condition treatment after using seasalt especially if you have naturally curly hair! I’m a 3b-3c natural curl and this makes my hair look SEXY, but it can be really damaging due to the salt. Just a little safety tip!
I have stick straight hair with absolutely no wave or curl. Think it might work if I scrunch and re-scrunch? Thanks!
I didn’t notice the measurement of the gel. What is your recommend amount to the recipe?
Wow…tilted the screen and saw it…sorry.
Can’t wait to try this.
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Hey, does it have to be sea salt? Would regular salt work as well?
To mimic a day at the beach use sea salt!! You can usually find this in the baking isle at your grocery store;) xx
Ah! I have 3B-3C curls as well. Would it work minus the salt? What is the salt for anyhow?
Great recipe and a lot cheaper than a good quality ready made spray. For any one concerned about the salt in the mixture, just do what you would after a day of being in or on the water; shampoo your hair. Simples!
You said you used it on dry hair, did you air dry your hair or blow dry? Also where can I get coconut oil? I have never purchased before?
I air dried my hair the night before, you cant get coconut oil from any health food store! xx
Can I use Marrakesh Oil in replacement of the coconut oil?
I tried this recipe today and it works great! (: I’ve always tried using store bought gels and mousses to get that beachy look but it always makes my hair really stiff and yucky feeling, but this stuff just feels natural. Thanks for the post!
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I dont know what kind of coconut oil to get! help!
The one I used is by omega nutrition! good luck! xx
Does this work for someone with literally pinstraight hair? Also, does it make hair look greasy?
Does the spray highlight your hair like these pictures? Or is the spray just for the beachy-wave-look?
Doesn’t make your hair greasy at all! It should give you a nice texture like you have been in the sea!
It does not highlight your hair. It just gives you a nice texture:)
can i replace sea salt and coconut oil
I used coconut scented conditioner rather than the coconut oil. It worked well!
Is it safe for coloured hair?
yes it is safe for coloured hair!
Even when I shake the mixture my oil has solidified. Can I use something in place of the coconut oil?
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Nicely done! I think Sea salt spray hair just leaves a great after-a-day-at-the-beach look!
I DIY my surf spray, but with epsom salts instead. You can usually find epsom salts in the first aid or bath product section of the drugstore. Sea salt/table salt is sodium chloride, whereas epsom salt is magnesium sulfate. If you look at the ingredients of any “surf spray” more often than not the second ingredient after water is magnesium sulfate. And in any curling product you will probably also find magnesium sulfate on the ingredients list. The chemical structure is much different from sodium chloride, and it actually does help with the curl, unlike NaCl. Try it!
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I can’t wait to try it! But, do you need to curl your hair or something like that??? Or just the spray?
If i want to lighten it, can I use lemon in it too?
Just the spray(:
I would think so… we used to put lemon juice in a bottle and spray it on our hair before a day outside… so it should do well… I just don’t know how much… maybe a few tbsp????
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Will it work if you straighten your hair before?
I would think that should work fine! xx
what is 3b-3c curls? I’ve never heard of that.
Is there something you can substitute for the coconut oil? I’m allergic but would love to try this.
My hair looks this naturally (lucky me). But for curly hair, I would suggest using less salt as curly hair tends to get really dry and damaged making it frizzy.
Also if you want to get natural highlights, spray lemon juice in you’re before going out in the sun.
Coconut oil that has solidified can be turned to liquid again by placing the bottle of oil into a cup or mug of really hot water.
Ok, so I tried this a few days ago, only I added some of my Chi Keratin spray to it and it TRULY works and is so cheap and awesome. For those of you who actually commented on the blog post who were wondering, it DOES NOT curl your hair. I found that when I sprayed it after I had curled my hair, the curls fell out, but if I sprayed my hair before I curled it, then curled it (using hairspray to hold the curl) then it held just fine and was exactly what I was looking for!
I can’t wait to try this! I use Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray right now but LOVE anything all natural so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing! Check out my blog for more all natural tips if you’re interested.
I used all of my bumble and bumble up, it was so sad!!:( but this works just as well. Promise!! xx
Can you use something to replace the coconut oil?
would any kind of conditioner work instead of coconut oil?
Can i use a liquid hairspray instead or would this not work as well?
I added half a teaspoon of natural mica dust for a little bit of shimmer. Awesome!
Where do you buy omega nutrition coconut oil??
How long does is take to get wavy?
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You can use olive oil to replace coconut oil, or really any natural oil.
I found this on pinterest…and I’m really curious to try it out! thank-you!!
I sprayed my hair with this, then put it in a messy bun, can’t wait to see how it turns out!
I have 3b/3c hair(spirally/coily) would it work if i just replaced the coconut oil for olive oil? and what exactly do i have to do after i spray it in?
is necessary the coconut oil?
Could’t I use a other thing than sea salt, and gel? Please help me. I’ve have a styling cream at home, who also helps to hold the hair. But can I use it? And do table salt work?
It doesnt have to be sea salt… epsom salts work great too, and are actually better even… and for the cocnut oil, I used organix cocnut milk, works just as well
Brooke is going to build this spray tomorrow!! Excited!!
Is there a sub for coconut oil
will this work without gel? Could i replace it with mousse maybe?
Can I use coconut milk In replacement of the oil
just go to an organic food isl in your grocery store. usually the same isle as oils and dressings. Coconut oil will be there.
dont use coconut milk. it is by far not the same thing.
I know that everyone is going to hate me for saying this. Epsom salt isnt even salt. Its magnesium sulfate. used in flower beds to make leaves greener normal salt would kill a flower. use sea salt, use coconut oil, just like the poster says. I know coming from a small town that alot of stuff is hard to come by, but its not nearly as impossible as you think. Look in the tiny section of organic food in your grocery store for coconut oil, if you have ever bought olive oil its in the same place (maybe a few feet down)as for the sea salt Baleine is a fantastic company that sells 750 grams for around 5.00 CAD.
Coconut oil will be in a jar as opposed to a bottle like other oils, just in case your looking
My hair is a bit more than wavy so do I just spray it on my hair in the morning and scrunch it or should I straighten my hair first? Also does it stay in the whole day or does the beach effect wear off? This looks like a great recipe xx
Do you need gel or can you use mousse
Is it the coconut cooking oil or is there a different coconut oil??
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