Here in North America, summertime is pretty much over—and so are long days spent at the beach with your hair sea-washed and air-dried to the perfect chunky-but-soft texture.
But never fear! It’s ridiculously easy to make your own hair texturizer to re-create that beachy look, no matter what the season! Lots of you have liked my DIY hair highlighter. Combine that with today’s tip, and you’ll have summertime hair as the days grow colder and shorter.
There are several commercial “beach hair” texturizing sprays on the market today, but they are expensive and often contain a bunch of ingredients you don’t necessarily want soaking into your scalp. It’s simple and cheap to make your own—and in my opinion, the homemade version works even better than commercial brands.
If you have been following my tips through the year, you already have Epsom salt and coconut oil on hand You can use sea salt instead of Epsom, but I feel like the texture is a little thicker with the Epsom salt. Feel free to experiment, though, and see what works best for your hair!
Stuff to Know:
- This texturizer is recommended only for hair that is in good condition. It should be safe for chemically treated or colored hair, but if your hair is broken, very dry, or extremely weak or damaged, please talk with your stylist first. You definitely don’t want to create any adverse reactions.
- Spot test any products or ingredients before using any homemade products on your face, head, or body, especially if you have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation and/or allergies.
- Store this spray in a cool, dark, dry spot for 3-4 weeks
For a container, I used a small plastic spray bottle from the drugstore, which cost $0.99. I had all other ingredients on hand.
Homemade “Beach Hair” Texturizing Spray
- 1/4 cup room temperature water
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp. Epsom salt or sea salt
- In a medium-size bowl, mix together all ingredients.
- Transfer to your spray bottle.
- Shake the spray bottle well before using.
- Spray on damp hair, either all over or in small sections for targeted texture. A few spritzes are all you need!
- Scrunch the texturizer through your hair with your fingers.
- Air dry or use a diffuser to blow dry.
Do you like the texture of “beach hair”?
Have you ever used a commercial texturizing product?