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How to Create Beach-Style Waves With a Homemade Sea Salt Spray

Updated on August 5, 2013

DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

People who hang around the beach all day seem to all have naturally wavy hair. That isn't a coincidence, just being around the ocean and the sun creates natural waves in hair. A lot of that has to do with the sea salt from the ocean. It causes your hair to become wavier. You can replicate the effect that the ocean has on your hair, by buying sea salt sprays in drugstores, but why buy something for 20 dollars when you can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. Making a homemade sea salt spray is quick, easy and cheap. You can easily make your own sea salt hair spray at home with a few household ingredients. Making one yourself at home will cost almost nothing and it’s very easy too!

All you need is 6 simple ingredients:

What my hair looked like before putting in the sea salt spray
What my hair looked like before putting in the sea salt spray | Source


  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 cup Hot water
  • 1 Empty spray bottle
  • 1 Teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Hair gel
  • 1 Bowl For mixing


  1. Directions: Pour the hot water into a mixing bowl. Add the sea salt and with a spoon stir it into the water. Once all the sea salt is dissolved, Add about a teaspoon of hair gel, and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix well and then pour the mixture into the spray bottle. Shake it to make sure all the ingredients are mixed properly.
  2. Application: After washing your hair, towel dry it so that it is still damp, but no longer soaking wet. Spray the mixture in your hair (make sure that the water has cooled off before you spray it or you could get burned). As you are spraying your hair take sections of hair and scrunch it up, going all the way up to your scalp. This will encourage the hair to become wavier. Continue the process with the rest of your hair, spray a bit and then scrunch up your hair. Allow to air dry and you are done. Your hair will now have beach inspired wavy hair, all from the comfort of your home.
Make sure the salt is dissolved before applying to your hair.
Make sure the salt is dissolved before applying to your hair.


The hair gel and coconut oil are not essential but the oil will help moisturize your hair which could become a little dry from the sea salt. If you don’t have coconut oil you can use a variety of other oils. Essential oils also add fragrance to your homemade spray. If you don’t have any essential oil you can also use a leave-in conditioner.


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      Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

      My hair is ironing board flat and needs a little lift. I am going to try this one!