DIY Sea Salt Spray to Get Those Beach Waves
Ever wondered how your hair looks fantastic after a trip to the beach? Well, it’s the effect of the sun, the sand, and the sea. While you can’t always head to the beach to get those beautiful waves, there is another option which you can easily make at home. This is none other than a sea salt spray! Here is a DIY sea salt spray you can quickly whip up at home.
Sea Salt Spray Vs. Dry Shampoo Vs. Sugar Spray
So, there’s sea salt spray which is said to work much like a dry shampoo. However, there is a difference since dry shampoo cleans the hair, whereas sea salt spray is mainly used for styling. As for sugar sprays, it also provides styling, but it is not as powerful as a sea salt spray. Sugar sprays are an excellent option for adding softness or polish to the hair. It is also a great tool for smoothing out baby hair or taming fly-aways.
Benefits on Hair
Sea salt has long been utilized as a precious ingredient in food. However, it is slowly becoming a popular ingredient to hair sprays – for a good cause. In fact, sea salt spray has a lot of benefits for the hair which is as follows.
Makes Hair Fuller and Thicker
For individuals struggling with thinning and fine hair, a sea salt spray is an answer. A spritz of the solution makes the hair appear fuller and thicker. Plus, it gives the hair the extra oomph and holds, but still makes it look natural and flexible. Moreover, sea salt spray gives life to limp hair and prevents it from losing its form or falling flat all throughout the day.
Before a blow-dry, apply sea salt spray to damp hair. For best results, spray the product at the base of the roots. While blow-drying, scrunch the hair.
Gives Hair Texture and Body
Whether you wash the hair or not, a spritz of sea salt spray helps give the hair texture and body. In individuals with oily hair, sea salt spray helps prolong the time before the next wash. It also tames unruly and greasy hair. This is all thanks to the salt content that absorbs the oil from the roots and scalp.
How to Make Sea Salt Spray
Readily made sea salt sprays can be purchased at the grocery or online. However, for those who want to make it at home, you will need the following items.
- Plastic Spray Bottle
- One tablespoon of organic coconut oil
- One tablespoon of sea salt
- One tablespoon of leave-in hair conditioner
- One cup of warm water
- *Optional: A few drops of chosen essential oil (Mint, Jasmine, Lavender)
Once you have all the ingredients, mix the sea salt and warm water in the spray bottle. Shake the solution thoroughly. Afterward, combine the leave-in conditioner and the melted organic coconut oil in a bowl before adding it to the spray bottle. Again, shake the bottle thoroughly. You may add around five to ten drops of essential oil.
When and How to Use
Sea salt spray is best sprayed on damp hair so that the product evenly spreads to the roots and the shaft. Only a small amount is needed for hair that has been freshly washed and towel-dried. You can either comb through the hair or use the hands after spraying the product directly on the hair. However, you can also spray the product onto the hands and finger comb it through towel-dried hair.
For a voluminous blowout, it is best to apply the product on damp hair before using a blow dryer. When blow-drying, flip the hair downwards and dry the hair in this position. It is highly recommended to apply the product starting from the middle of the hair to the ends.
As for dry hair, sea salt spray should be applied directly onto the hair. Comb through it to achieve a wind-swept look.
Purchasing Sea Salt Sprays
Salt can be extremely drying for the hair which is why it is recommended to use sea salt sprays that contain other ingredients like coconut oil or aloe vera. If you opt to purchase sea salt spray rather than making one at home, then here are some ingredients on the bottle that you should be on the lookout for.
- Aloe Vera
- Pearl Protein
- Coconut Water
- Aloe Water
- Quinoa Protein
- Argan Oil
- Sea Kelp
Benefits in Body
Aside from its great effect on the hair, sea salt has numerous health benefits. Some of which include the following.
Lessens Fluid Retention
Salt in food makes one bloated – this much is true. However, for sea salt, the opposite happens. This is because sea salt contains a balanced proportion of minerals such as sodium and potassium which release water.
Contains Minerals and Electrolytes
Sea salt contains electrolytes like sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium which are vital in numerous processes in the heart, brain, and muscle. These electrolytes are also crucial in various roles in the nervous system. Other than its electrolyte content, sea salt is rich in minerals. In fact, sea salt that is high in quality contains approximately 84 trace minerals which strengthen and nourish the body.
Prevents Muscle Cramps
Low electrolytes lead to muscle cramps, soreness, restless leg syndrome, and charley horse. This is why sea salt is highly recommended as a treatment for muscle fatigue. Magnesium in sea salt calms and loosens the muscles in the body.
Thanks to the number of minerals in sea salt, it has strong detoxifying power. It also has anti-inflammatory compounds that are especially helpful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Sea salt also helps exfoliate the skin and increase blood circulation.
Regulates Blood Pressure
High-quality sea salt helps control blood pressure. Also, due to its mineral content, it helps reduce inflammation and boost immunity. Sea salt provides the body with appropriate amounts of potassium and water that improves cardiovascular health and prevents heart disease.