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Easy DIY Sea Salt Spray for Textured Waves

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DIY sea salt spray is a natural and convenient way to give your hair extra texture and volume, without using harsh chemical hair products. With just a few ingredients and some simple steps, you can make your own sea salt spray at home.

Why Use Sea Salt Hair Spray?

DIY Sea Salt Spray give you that effortless tousled texture
DIY Sea Salt Spray give you that effortless tousled texture
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Sea salt spray imitates the look your hair gets after a glorious day on the beach, creating that effortless tousled texture. It can open up hair cuticles and give volume to hair strands, giving finer hair types added body and a light, flexible hold.

While there are many hair products out there to suit every hair type, it’s easy to make DIY sea salt spray at home. You will probably have most of the ingredients on your shelf already, and if not, they are widely available and very cheap to buy. When you make your own sea salt spray, you use fewer disposable plastic containers and also avoid exposure to the harsh chemical ingredients found in many store-bought hair products.

No matter what hair type you have, homemade sea salt spray can provide added texture. You can also gently condition your hair by adding oils and hydrating ingredients to the following recipe.

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DIY Sea Salt Spray Recipe

Pretty Simple: just a few ingredients found in the home are needed for your own sea salt hair spray
Pretty Simple: just a few ingredients found in the home are needed for your own sea salt hair spray
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This recipe is simple and will yield roughly 4 fluid ounces of DIY sea salt spray. All you need is:


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. of fair trade, organic aloe vera juice or gel

Optional ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. of fair trade, organic argan or jojoba oil (for a shiny, healthy glow)
  • 5 to 8 drops of organic lavender or lemongrass essential oil (for fragrance)

How to Make DIY Sea Salt Spray

  1. Start by boiling the water in a small pot over medium heat. Once it’s boiling, take it off the heat and add your salt, stirring until it dissolves.
  2. Let the mixture cool off completely, then add the aloe vera and (if desired) your preferred oils.
  3. Pour the liquid into a reusable spray bottle and store your DIY sea salt spray in a cool dry place.

Your sea salt spray should keep for around 3 months maximum, but given that the recipe is so simple, you can easily make a fresh mix every couple of weeks depending on how often you are using it.

How to Use DIY Sea Salt Spray

People with all different hair types can use this sea salt spray.

For flat, fine hair: After towel drying, flip your hair upside down and generously apply the spray. To give your hair that extra wavy look, add braids and leave in overnight. When you undo the braids in the morning, your hair should have that unique wavy texture.

For fuller hair with natural waves: Use the spray throughout the day to keep it from falling flat.

For very curly or wavy hair: Lack of volume might not be your concern. Use the sea salt spray to lightly condition your hair, moisturizing it and giving it a glossy, vibrant look.

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