Want to transform frizzy follicles into beautiful beach waves? Here we reveal how to make your own natural salt spray, with extra tips on how to protect your hair from the sun.
Why use a salt spray on your hair?
Fed-up of fighting the frizz? Sun exposure can result in curly hair feeling dehydrated and may cause glossy curls to look more tangled than textured.
To combat this you’ll need to nourish your hair with a moisturising shampoo and conditioner and, you may also find that incorporating a spritz of salt-spray into your styling regime boosts your curls to create a natural summer style.
Looking for a natural salt spray for your hair? Why not try making your own texturising sea salt spray for hair? Making an at-home salt spray takes just a few minutes and our simple recipe gives hair a great beach-wave texture without any harsh chemicals.
How to make a texturising salt spray
Creating a natural beach-curl is easy to do. Simply wash the hair as usual then follow these easy instructions.
All you need to do is combine these 5 natural ingredients in a small spray bottle. Once created the formula should last for 14 days and optimum results we recommend keeping it in the fridge.
- 200ml Filtered water
- 1 tsp Green People’s Quinoa & Avocado Hair Serum
- ½ tsp Coconut Oil
- 2 tsp Epsom Salts
- 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil
For loose beach waves:
Spray on damp hair and scrunch with a towel
For volume and texture without the waves:
Spray on dry hair and on roots
How else can you protect your hair from the summer sun?
- Cover: Keep hair covered up during the day and wear a head scarf or hat when the sun is strong
- Condition: Pop a conditioning treatment into your hair and let it get to work while you catch some rays in the sun. The heat from the sun rays will open the hair cuticle and help the conditioner to penetrate
- Cull: Put your styling tools away! The heat from straighteners and styling tongs can damage the hair. Instead try experiment with plaits, braids and ponytails to create a summer style that keeps your hair in place without the heat.
- Comb: To reduce your risk of hair damage switch your hairbrush for a wide tooth comb. Wet hair is much more fragile, it can be stretched to double its normal length and can easily snap at its weaker points. Use your comb to slowly de-tangle and remember to start at the ends and work your way up
Chlorine-proof: Heading to the pool? Chlorine can strip your hair and scalp of natural oils and may leave it feeling dry and damaged. To prevent this, consider wearing a swimming hat and switch to a natural anti-chlorine shampoo
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Have you tried our salt-spray recipe? Don’t forget to show us your snaps of your beach style by tagging us at @GreenPeopleUK.