Beach hair—it’s a byproduct of living your best life. It’s freedom personified through effortlessly water-swept locks. A quick dip in the ocean is already a treat for the body and mind, so how lucky is it that your hair reaps the rewards too? While too much exposure to sun and salt can dry out your hair, there’s nothing wrong with using a salt spray every now and then for a little extra texture, especially when you don’t have a tropical getaway in sight. Plus, our version is a lot more cost effective than some of the brand-name ones out there (so you can save your money for a real beach vacation).
This simple recipe gives your hair that lived-in look, as if you just emerged from the sea, surfboard under your arm à la Blue Crush (the nostalgia is real). We love to keep this spray handy when we have time to air dry our hair, or for those times when flat, greasy hair needs a quick pick me up. The coconut oil adds moisture back into the mix (and smells like vacation), while the pink Himalayan sea salt helps eliminate oil and adds volume. We chose to include our Pacific blend for pretty obvious reasons. Made with a blend of Basil, Eucalyptus, Lavender and Amyris essential oils, there’s a fresh, watery quality to the aroma that takes you straight to the beach—even if you’re stuck at the office.
What you’ll need:
30 ml glass mist bottle
1 tbsp pink Himalayan sea salt
1 tsp melted organic coconut oil
25 ml of warm water (not hot)
18 drops Pacific essential oil blend
*you can add 3 drops Grapefruit or Bergamot to the mix for a little citrus boost
How to make it:
- Pour the warm water and the pink Himalayan sea salt into the glass mist bottle and shake until most of the salt has dissolved.
- On a stove, heat the coconut oil until it is melted (making sure it doesn’t boil). Then add the melted coconut oil to the warm salt water mixture.
- Add the essential oils to the mixture and shake well.
How to apply it:
You can go 1 of 2 ways: either apply the sea salt mist all over dry hair for added volume and lift, or apply it to damp hair, scrunch it with your hands and allow to air dry.
Photo by Brit Gill.