Treat your hair a beach holiday with this DIY salt spray
Wishing you could take a seaside vacation, but life—or perhaps a pandemic—is getting in the way? Now you can bring the beach to you with Pacific Mist, a sea salt spray recipe! This texturizing hair spray gives your hair beautiful beachy waves, as if you’d just taken a dip in the Pacific. Combine it with our homemade shimmering body oil for the full sunny vacation look.
This product contains salt, of course, which is what will give your hair those elegantly tousled waves. However, salt also dries out your locks. Luckily, you can count on the aloe vera powder, vegetable glycerin, and jojoba oil in this salt spray recipe to counteract the salt and care for your hair, leaving it shiny and beautiful. Life is better with a little seaside trip—and proper hair care!
Give your mane the waves you’re craving with Pacific Mist!
How to make sea salt spray for your hair
- 96.3 g (87.4%) demineralized water
- 4.4 g (4%) Himalayan pink salt
- 1.1 g (1%) aloe vera 100X powder
- 0.5 g (0.6%) vegetable glycerin
- 2.2 g (2%) GeoGard Ultra
- 5.5 g (5%) jojoba oil
- Small stainless steel bowl
- Components to make a double boiler
- Small silicone spatula
- Scale, accurate to 0.1 g
- A few pipettes
- A few ramekins
- Spray bottle, 120 ml
Good to know!
- Salt is the ingredient in this recipe that’s responsible for making your hair wavy. You can use Himalayan pink salt (as this recipe calls for) or the Dead Sea salt of your choosing.
- Aloe vera 100X powder provides nutrients to keep your locks looking beautiful. This hydrating ingredient also helps offset the salt, which will otherwise dry out your hair.
- Glycerin is a humectant, which is perfect for counteracting the salt’s drying effects.
- Jojoba oil also helps protect your hair from the salt. Because it’s a dry oil, it will nourish your hair without leaving a greasy film. You can replace it with the dry oil of your choosing.
- GeoGard Ultra is the preservative in this salt spray recipe.
Steps to follow
- Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
- Weigh the water and salt in the bowl. Heat on the double boiler.
- When the salt has completely dissolved, remove the bowl from the heat.
- Weigh the vegetable glycerin, then add it to the bowl. Mix well with the spatula.
- When the mixture has cooled to 45°C or less, weigh and add the aloe powder and GeoGard Ultra. Mix well.
- Weigh the jojoba oil and add it to the mixture. Mix well.
- Transfer the mixture to the spray bottle using a funnel. Ta-da! It’s ready!
Use and conservation
This DIY texturizing hair spray is formulated for normal hair. If your hair is oily or dry, we recommend testing the product on a lock of hair first to see how your hair responds and to make sure the spray doesn’t dry it out too much.
To use, just shake the bottle well, spray it on dry or damp hair, then scrunch your hair with your fingers to create waves.
Shake well before each use to disperse the vegetable oil.
When made in optimal sanitary conditions, it will keep for at least three months. Store away from heat and light.