I have to say I love that effortless, beachy, I did nothing to it, but my hair looks fabulous look. Kate Hudson anyone? I think everyone would like to feel like a natural beauty and there's something about beachy waves that read that way. Sea salt spray is an awesome way to help get that look. You just spray it into damp or dry hair and your hair will dry (or re-dry) with more texture and wave. There are loads of brands doing these sprays, most notably Bumble & Bumble with their Surf Spray, but I find it hard to fork over such a large sum of money for something that's so easy to make at home. So here's a quick little DIY sea salt spray recipe for you guys:
1 cup hot water
1 tbsp Epsom salts
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp gel
1 tsp lightweight leave in conditioner
A few drops of essential oil (for a yummy smell)
... and an old spray bottle
A few tips:
1. Adjust the recipe based on your needs. If your hair is naturally quite course you may find that you need a little more leave in conditioner. If your hair is fine you might need to double down on the salt and gel.
2. Try not to combine the sea salt spray with smoothing or heavy leave in products. The spray will work it's magic best if your hair isn't weighed down.
3. To amp up the waves, scrunch your hair and blow dry it upside down with a diffuser. Upside down is key because it gives your roots a huge volume boost.
4. To clean up the look slightly, try spraying the very ends of your hair with a heat protectant and running a flat iron over them. Waves in the middle and straight on the ends gives it that classic beachy look.