I love going to the beach. The sun, the waves, the sand, oh and the salt water! My sister joked that she wanted to bottle up some ocean water to use in her hair because she loves the way the salt water gives her hair texture and makes it wavy. She went to a beauty store asking for a salt spray for beach wavy hair and she found a 2 ounce bottle for $30! What the heck was in that thing? Liquid gold? Needless to say, we decided to make our own.
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When she asked me to make her some salt spray she kept saying, “You know when you go to the beach and your hair gets wavy?” Nope! I have no idea what you are talking about. I am a girl with STRAIGHT hair that does NOT curl. I mean it does NOT curl! Once I got a perm and after a few days my hair was pin straight again. When I was in highcschool I was a cheerleader and I remember keeping my curlers in until seconds before we went on stage for competitions and by the end of the routine my curls would already be falling out. Its fine and straight. So when I made the spray I made her come over and test it for me because I just know a little salt wasn’t going to make my hair curl. It worked great on her and she said it held up and was still looking good the following day.
WHY DOES SEA SALT MAKE YOUR HAIR WAVY
When your hair is wet with salt water, more hydrogen and salt are getting under your hair cuticles. When your hair dries, the salt reaches the cuticle layer, forming little microscopic fibers between cells, and this makes curls much easier to form. Ocean water or salt sprays can give hair texture, turn waves to curls, and make curly hair even curly. That is why your hair gets extra wavy when you are at the beach!
IS SALT WATER BAD FOR YOUR HAIR
Though salt water can make your hair look amazing and beautiful you don’t want to over do it. Too much salt can damage your hair and cause it to become really dry. Dry hair is prone to breaking and splitting because it is so fragile. Use the salt spray sparingly and be sure to wash it out after use.
HOW TO MAKE SALT SPRAY
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon aloe vera
- Add sea salt, coconut oil, and aloe to warm water.
- Stir until salt is dissolved and everything is mixed together.
- Add in 5 drops of essential oils of choice.
- Store in spray bottle for easy application.
HOW TO USE SALT SPRAY
Spray salt mixture into damp hair and using your hands scrunch hair. Let hair air dry.
Friends, if you are lucky enough to have hair that curls TRY this! Let me know what you think? I’ll keep enjoying my straight hair and the wonders that salt water does for my skin…not my hair. Haha!
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