Saltwater mixed with a bit of sand and beachy air transforms even the dullest hair into a mermaid-esque mane.
But sadly, not all of us are fortunate enough to live the beach bum life, which is why you’ll have to put in extra efforts to get those covetable beachy waves. Of course, you can use hair styling tools, but know that they will damage your hair.
While store-bought sea salt sprays add texture and volume, they are loaded with chemicals. And to be honest, a high-end sea salt spray costs a bomb, so you’ll have to spend a tad bit every month to stock your makeup vanity.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through some tried-and-tested recipes that are super easy to prepare. Hence, you can have your own sea salt spray without spending a fortune on expensive products. Let’s dive in, then!
7 Sea Salt Spray Recipes You Can Make At Home
1. Coconut Oil Sea Salt Texturizing Hair Spray
For ages, coconut oil  has been women’s secret ingredient for long, lustrous, and thick hair. Unlike other oils, coconut oil is packed with nourishing properties, so it tames frizzy hair and prevents breakage.
- One tbsp coconut oil
- One to two teaspoons of sea salt
- One cup of warm water
- A spray bottle
Warm one cup of water on the stove or microwave, and add coconut oil and sea salt to it. Note that the more salt you add, the more it will add texture to your hair. Or, if you have overly drying hair and don’t wish to dry them more, use Epsom salt instead of sea salt.
After that, stir the concoction properly to mix the ingredients thoroughly and carefully pour it into a spray bottle. If you have oily hair, you can add less coconut oil as it can make the hair greasy.
2. Himalayan Pink Salt Hair Spray
Though similar in mineral content, Himalayan pink salt is less artificial compared to regular salt  and is free from additives. As it’s loaded with a lot of minerals and amino acids, it is very effective for people having oily or greasy scalps.
So, if you have Himalayan pink salt in the kitchen, then you can use it to prepare a homemade sea salt spray.
- One cup of pink salt crystals
- Half cup water
- Three to four drops of orange essential oil
- Three to four drops of lavender essential oil
- Half cup aloe vera juice
First off, add pink crystals to the bottle using a funnel and pour essential oils, aloe vera juice, and water. Make sure you maintain the proportion of 1:3 with one part aloe vera and three parts water.
Shake the spray bottle properly to mix the ingredients, and do this every time before applying it to your hair.
3. Argan Oil Moisturizing Hair Spray
Often referred to as “liquid gold,” argan oil  is an age-old beauty secret that softens and hydrates the hair as it’s loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and Vitamin E. It also prevents hair loss and split ends, reduces breakage, and keeps the scalp healthy.
- Three tbsp Epsom salt
- Eight-ounce hot water
- One teaspoon of Dead sea salt
- Half teaspoon argan oil
- Four to five drops of rosemary essential oil
Pour water into a container, warm it on the stove or oven, and pour it into a bowl. Next, add argan oil, sea salt, and Epsom salt, and top it off with a few drops of essential oil. Make sure you stir the mixture well before transferring it to a spray or glass bottle.
4. Leave-In Conditioner Refreshing Sea Salt Spray
Since the bygone days, the Dead Sea waters have been infamous for their healing and therapeutic properties. And since the dead sea salt  is rich in protein, amino acids, and sulfur, it strengthens hair and boosts its growth. Not only that, but it also nourishes the existing hair follicles while promoting the growth of new ones.
- One tbsp organic coconut oil
- One tbsp Dead sea salt
- One tbsp of favorite leave-in conditioner
To transform your dull and lifeless hair into windswept summer hair, you’ll have to mix all the aforementioned ingredients in a container and add them to a spray bottle. Though leave-in conditioners have a pleasant smell, you can add a few drops of jasmine or mint essential oil for a refreshing scent.
5. Mixed Essential Oils Blend
If you like using essential oils because of their therapeutic properties and refreshing scent, then this DIY recipe is a must-try for you. From lavender essential oil  that promotes hair growth to lemongrass that prevents scalp infection – this recipe is the perfect blend for getting beachy waves with good hair health.
- Half teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
- Half cups of warm filtered water
- Half teaspoon Himalayan salt
- Half tablespoon Epsom salt
- Five drops of lemongrass essential oil
- Five drops of rosemary essential oil
- Five drops of lavender essential oil
To prepare this DIY sea salt spray, heat water in a container and add Himalayan and Epsom salts to dissolve them. As soon as the salts dissolve, add essential oils and coconut oil while whisking the blend well. Later, transfer the mixture to a spray bottle, and don’t forget to shake well before use.
6. Chamomile Tea Spray For Natural Blonde
Want to make your brunette locks blonde like Kate Hudson? Then chamomile tea  will help you lighten the locks and give you the beachy waves without using bleach or styling tools.
- One cup of hot chamomile tea
- One pinch of sea salt
- One tablespoon of Epsom salt
- Four to five drops of lavender or grapefruit essential oil
- One teaspoon of coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil
- One teaspoon of aloe vera
- One tablespoon of lemon juice (for additional lighting)
Soak the tea bag in boiling water and dispose of it after five minutes. Next, take the rest of the ingredients (except lemon juice and aloe vera), and add them to the spray bottle. Shake the bottle well to dissolve the salt and leave it untouched for some time. Once the mixture cools, add the lemon juice and aloe vera to it, and you’re done!
7. Hair Gel Sea Salt Spray
Those who want to add volume to their thinning hair must give this hair gel sea salt spray a try, and we are sure you won’t be disappointed. Also, if you have oily scalps and are looking for an alternative for dry shampoos, then this DIY sea salt spray is perfect for your needs.
- Eight ounces of water
- A dab of unscented hair gel
- Half teaspoon coconut-scented conditioner
- One teaspoon of Dead sea salt
Take all the aforementioned ingredients and mix them in a container or directly in a spray bottle. Also, if you have an overly oily or sensitive scalp, you can add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the mix.
What’s great about this sea salt spray is that it holds up almost every style well and doesn’t weigh down the hair. So, shake the bottle, spray it on your hair, style it the way you want, and go about your day without worries.
One thing we’d like to mention is that you must use only unscented hair gels because scented ones will tamper with the fragrance of the conditioner.
How To Use Sea Salt Spray For Crazy Voluminous Hair?
Here’s how you must use your DIY sea salt spray for beachy waves.
1. Damp Your Hair
For best results, it’s advisable to use the spray when your hair is slightly wet. You can either use it on damp hair or right after taking a shower. However, make sure you don’t use it on soaking wet hair otherwise the spray won’t work the way it should.
So, those who will be applying it right after taking a shower should towel dry their hair by gently wringing and squeezing.
Also, make sure you shampoo your hair properly before applying this spray to clean impurities and dirt. For those who have stick-straight hair, we suggest using a curl-enhancing shampoo. Meanwhile, a moisturizing shampoo will be the best if you have dry hair.
2. Shake The Bottle Well
Irrespective of whichever recipe you go for, shaking the bottle is important before use. That’s because most of the ingredients are settled below, and if you don’t shake it well, all of them won’t be sprayed onto your hair. As a result, your sea salt spray won’t add volume to your hair or enhance curls.
So, to get perfect beachy waves, shake the bottle well to mix salt with other ingredients and then apply it to your hair.
3. Spray It All Over Your Hair
Instead of spraying the mixture all over your hair in one go, we suggest you divide the hair into two sections. Now, start by dispensing the spray from the root to the middle of the hair while making sure that you don’t spray towards the bottom to prevent the strands from overdrying.
If you want to add extra volume to your hair, skip applying the mixture to the roots. Instead, use a dry shampoo on the roots as it will make your hair more voluminous than sea salt spray.
4. Scrunch And Twist Your Hair
After spraying, double-check to see if you’ve missed out on any section of your hair and apply the blend onto it. Next, twist into sections and let it air-dry without using a blow dryer or other styling tools.
Alternatively, you can scrunch your hair using a towel and get defined waves or curls and amp up the texture.
5. Blow Dry Your Hair And Style It As You Want
While it’s best to air-dry your hair, blow drying can be preferred by people running short on time. Or, if you want to create tight curls that will last till the next wash, then using a blow dryer is a must.
After twisting or scrunching, attach a diffuser to your blow dryer to make the hair more voluminous. It adds to the waves and texture that the sea salt provides. If need be, you can use a curler to curl those hair strands that didn’t turn out as wavy as you wanted them to.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Can Sea Salt Spray Damage Your Hair?
If used in moderation, sea salt sprays won’t damage your hair, provided you take good care of it. Using it excessively will dry out your hair strands, making them brittle and weaker than they actually were. That’s because the salts added in the blend remove moisture from your tresses, making them dull and dehydrated.
Q2. How Does Sea Salt Spray Work To Make Your Hairs Curly?
When your hair dries after spritzing sea salt spray, salt crystals enter the cuticle layer and leach water out of your locks, making them dehydrated. As a result, your hair becomes loose, which amps up its texture and volume. However, keep in mind that sea salt spray won’t give you tight curls as a curler does.
Summing It Up
Now that you have DIY sea salt spray recipes, are you ready to rock wavy beach hair at the next party?
Truly, sea salt sprays are the perfect weapon for getting natural beachy waves without spending a fortune on expensive hair products or going to the ocean. However, make sure you wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo after treating them with sea salt sprays.
Also, keep in mind to use the spray in moderation, otherwise it will dry your hair, making it dull and brittle.
With that, we’ll call it a day. Hopefully, you enjoyed reading our guide, and we are sure you’ll have a great time creating these DIY salt sprays.
Till next time, take care, beauties!