DIY Sea Salt Spray For Wavy Beach Hair

One of the best things about sea swimming is that your hair becomes beautifully wavy after spending time in the ocean and it is a style that you cannot seem to get anywhere else.

Even if you have naturally wavy hair, there is nothing quite like wavy beach hair.

Hundreds of products promise to recreate this look, but most of the time, you can’t quite match the same wavy hair vibes like the ones from the beach.

Going in the sea every day to get that wavy beach hair seems like a bit too much effort, so how can you recreate it? It couldn’t be easier to create a sea salt spray at home.

It is very easy and is guaranteed to create that same effect from the waves that we so desperately want.

As lots of high-end products claim to recreate this look, you probably think it is complicated to make your own salt spray, but it is incredibly easy!

Here is how to make your own DIY sea salt spray for wavy beach hair.

What Is Sea Salt Spray?

Sea salt sprays are a hair product that aims to recreate the same waves that you get from spending time in the ocean.

They are extremely popular in trying to recreate the specific beachy waves that you get from swimming in the ocean waves, but sometimes they aren’t as effective.

Plaiting your hair gives you waves but doesn’t quite match up to the distinctive beachy waves that you are looking for, so what does salt spray do?

Well, as the ocean contains a lot of salt, using a salt spray can help to replicate those waves so that you can look as though you have been in the ocean every day.

Is Sea Salt Spray Bad For Your Hair?

Sea salt spray isn’t necessarily bad for your hair, but there is the risk of overusing the spray.

If you overuse the spray, your hair will become dried out, so it is important to make sure that you are taking care of your hair when you are using the spray.

If you want to have the effect of beachy waves every day, use the spray but then don’t wash your hair for around 2-3 days.

This helps the natural oils in your hair come through so you aren’t drying your hair out, and you won’t be applying as much salt to your hair.

Try not to reuse the spray on days where you aren’t washing your hair as the waves should remain intact.

Ingredients For The DIY Sea Salt Spray

As mentioned above, making your own sea salt spray is very easy and doesn’t include a lot of ingredients.

As there are lots of products available that claim to be sea salt sprays, you probably think that a lot more goes into sea salt spray than there is.

By using this spray, you are only exposing your hair to natural ingredients and there is no danger of any toxic chemicals affecting the health of your hair.

Here are the ingredients that you need to make your DIY sea salt spray.

A Spray Bottle

Firstly, make sure that you have a good-quality spray bottle. These are available at any homeware store.

You must get a spray bottle that is brand new, not buy one that already has a product in it and reuse it when you have used the product.

The previous product could damage your hair, so it is always a good idea to find a brand new spray bottle.


The first ingredient that you will need to make your sea salt spray is salt. The more salt that you add to the spray, the more effective it will be on your hair.

If you are worried about the salt drying your hair out, you can use Epsom salt instead.

Epsom salt doesn’t have the exact same effect as sea salt, but it will stop your hair from becoming too dry.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil helps to keep your hair moisturized, so it helps to keep your hair healthy when using this spray.

As the salt can dry your hair out, it is important to keep your hair moisturized so that there is no damage or breakage.

The coconut oil will help to keep your hair strong and healthy while still having stylish beachy waves.

How To Make The DIY Sea Salt Spray

Here are the 3 easy steps to follow to make your sea salt spray.

It is quick and easy to do and you will be able to replicate authentic wavy beach hair just like you’ve been in the ocean waves!

Firstly, boil water in a kettle. This will help to sterilize the water and mix the ingredients.

After you have boiled your water, add the coconut oil and your chosen salt to the water.

This will melt the coconut oil and thoroughly combine the mixture to create the spray.

Once the water has cooled, pour it into your spray bottle. If the bottle is plastic, you need to make sure that the water is cooled so that the bottle doesn’t melt.

You also need to be careful with glass as you don’t want the bottle to smash.

That’s how to make your DIY sea salt spray! It is incredibly easy to make and only contains 3 ingredients that are all easy to get your hands on.

Benefits Of Using The DIY Sea Salt Spray

There are many benefits to using your own DIY sea salt spray on your hair instead of shop-bought products.

Although overusing the spray can dry out your hair, there are benefits to using the spray.

Achieving Wavy Beach Hair

The only way you are going to achieve wavy beach hair is by using sea salt in your spray bottle.

The salt is what gives your hair the beachy look and forms the waves that you are desiring.

By making your own DIY sea salt spray, you can control the amount of salt that you add to your spray to make sure that you achieve your desired look.

Choice Of Salt

If you are worried about the salt drying your hair out, you can use Epsom salt instead.

Epsom salt doesn’t dry your hair out as much as regular sea salt, so you can add this to your spray if you want to keep your hair moist.

It doesn’t have the same effect as sea salt, but it still makes your hair wavy.

Coconut Oil

Using coconut oil in your spray is very good for your hair health as it helps to keep your hair moisturized and prevents frizz.

People apply coconut oil to their hair as it softens the hair and gives it a shine, so adding this to your spray helps to keep your hair healthy against the salt in the spray.

How To Use The Sea Salt Spray

To use the sea salt spray, make sure that your hair is damp.

If your hair is soaking wet, the salt spray will not have the same effect on your hair, so make sure that it is damp.

If you are washing your hair, use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner before applying the spray to prevent dryness.

Before spraying your sea salt spray, shake your bottle well.

This mixes the spray and makes sure that you don’t spray just oil or just water onto your hair.

When spraying onto your hair, it is a good idea to separate your hair into a couple of sections.

This helps to evenly distribute the spray on your hair. Spray towards your roots, not the ends.

If you spray the ends of your hair, you will risk your hair drying out.

After spraying your hair, scrunch it up and mess around with it a little bit. This helps your waves to form and adds some volume to your hair.

If you prefer to leave the spray in your hair, this is fine. It’s completely up to you how you want your hair to look.

You can finish by using a hairdryer to dry the spray on your hair, but this is optional.

Some people prefer to let their hair dry naturally whereas others prefer to dry the spray before heading out. The choice is yours!

Remember not to overuse the spray and to moisturize your hair when possible. This will prevent your hair from drying out and reduce the risk of any breakage.

However, as long as you aren’t overusing the spray, your hair will remain in good condition.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, it is incredibly easy to make your own DIY sea salt spray and it only contains ingredients that are available in any store or supermarket.

As the ingredients are easy to find, making this spray couldn’t be any easier.

Using sea salt in the spray will help you to achieve the wavy beach hair that you are after, but you can swap to Epsom salt to reduce the risk of your hair becoming too dry.

It is up to you how you want your salt spray to be, but the coconut oil and moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will keep it in good condition.

Finally, have fun with your salt spray! Enjoy creating new looks and feel confident with your wavy beach hair!

Hannah Shiftle
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