That tousled, sun-kissed, perfectly and naturally sculpted look: Beach hair. It’s the look everyone will be trying to achieve as summer starts to creep around the corner. There are three easy ways that you can achieve this look. The first option consists of going to the closest drugstore and buying chemically-infused products to put into your hair. Yeah, that doesn’t sound like the most enticing idea to me either. Another choice is a lot more appealing: Sitting beachside all day long, while taking a dip in the ocean in order for your hair to soak up all the saltwater it can! While most of us would love nothing more than to spend countless hours on the beach, this may not be the most viable option.
Luckily, for people who want to choose a healthier, and more time conservative option, there are sea salt sprays. What’s so special about sea salt? It is produced through the evaporation of salt water, usually with little processing. As a result of being not being altered artificially, this process leaves the sea salt rich with certain trace minerals and crucial nutrients that offer numerous health benefits for our hair. Not to mention, it leaves our tresses naturally wavy.
Why you should use it on your hair:
Sea salt is composed of 84 trace materials, in addition to major minerals such as sodium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorous. Its alkalizing effect can help balance the acidic levels of your body and eliminates the potential risk of fatal diseases. The combination of its’ natural minerals make it a great solution to oily hair. Sea salt absorbs the excess oil from your hair in order to make your it look natural and smooth. Do you have dandruff? Regularly spritz sea salt spray onto your hair and watch as it helps you get rid of your dry spots! With copious amounts of minerals preserved within sea salt, it allows for the desired voluminous beach look to be possible! Not to mention that it makes your hair silky soft!
How to make your own sea salt spray:
Now wait a second, just because you’ve heard all these great benefits, don’t go running to buy a factory manufactured concoction of this sea salt spray. Did you know that common chemicals found in hair products, such as aerosol propellants, formaldehyde, and carcinogenic polyvinylpyrrolidone plastic, may cause low blood pressure, breathing difficulties, comas, and major irritations?
Follow this simple, natural recipe instead to get the beach waves in the comfort of your own home, minus all of the harmful chemicals!
- First, get a spray bottle that can hold up to ten ounces.
- Pour three cups of hot water into the spray bottle.
- Then Add 6 tbsp. of Epsom salts, 1 ½ tsp. of sea salt, and 3 tsp. of aloe vera gel.
- Shake the bottle for 1-2 minutes, or until the salts have dissolved.
- Let it sit at room temperature. Now you’re ready to spray! It should last approximately 3-4 months.
So the next time you want to create that natural, effortless, beach wave look, reconsider those store bought chemically-laden products! Make your own sea salt spray in order to get those naturally gorgeous waves. Trust me, your hair, your health, and your wallet will thank you!