Why buy when you can DIY? Try this Sea Salt Spray recipe for your hair

Ever since I got rid of my bleached ends, my natural curls started to show. On some days, the curls look lovely. But most of the time, my curls look like they got hit by a bus. Frizz is all over the place and because I’ve got really short hair, I can't do any of my go-to quick hair hacks. Luckily, there’s another hair hack that will make my short hair look good: a texturizing sea salt spray!

I really thought that sea salt would be drying for my hair, but after my recent trip to Isla de Gigantes in Iloilo (AMAZING PLACE, MUST SEE!), I noticed that my natural curls look better when exposed to the ocean. Since then I’ve considered buying a bottle, but paying P300++ for a bottle filled saltwater is just a bit too much, don’t you think? So, I decided to do a little improvising and create my homemade version instead.

Here’s what you need to make your own DIY sea salt spray:

  • 1 spray bottle (get a plastic one from Beabi or Watsons)
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt (regular table salt will work as well)
  • 1 teaspoon of virgin coconut oil (VCO) or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of leave-in conditioner
  • Optional: a few drops of fragrant essential oil (try lavender for a relaxing scent, or lemon for a summery fragrance)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon of water-based hair gel (for hold)

Mix all the salt, VCO or olive oil, conditioner, essential oil and gel into the water until the salt is fully dissolved. Carefully pour the mixture into your spray bottle, and you're ready to start spritzing! So easy right? You can adjust the proportions if you want a softer texture (add more conditioner) or better curl definition (add more salt).

To use, simply spray through the length of your hair and gently scrunch up the ends for a wavy, piece-y look. You can also apply this before braiding your hair, then unravel it after a few hours for instant mermaid curls. 

Will you be trying this super easy hair hack? What's your favorite way to style your hair for summer?