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This DIY Salt Water Hairspray Will Give You Gorgeous Beachy Waves

Looking to achieve that “just-came-out-of-the-ocean” look? The good news is, you don’t have to submerge yourself in icy cold salt water every time you want some sultry, beachy waves. A DIY salt water hairspray that you can make right at home will do the trick!

These days you’ll see salt water hairspray products for sale at your local drug or beauty supple store, but doesn’t that seem a little silly? I mean, it’s just salt water, right? Well, not exactly. Salt water hair products usually contain a few added ingredients that help to condition your hair so the salt doesn’t dry out your strands.

With this in mind, I went on the hunt for some natural ingredients that I could use in a salt water spray to achieve those beachy waves with a little extra shine, deep conditioning, and detangling powers. The good news is, they’re probably all already in your kitchen!

Related: Best Hair Sprays for Fine Hair

Give this DIY salt water hair spray a try, and you’ll achieve your most effortless wavy hair yet.

You’ll Need

  • 1 plastic spray bottle
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (fine grain works best)
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops essential oil for scent, if desired (good options include sweet orange and lavender)


  1. Combine all ingredients into the spray bottle and shake vigorously before each use. That’s it!

Some beauty experts recommend adding a tablespoon of hair gel or leave in conditioner for extra hold. I tried this and found that it made the spray feel too sticky and made my hair feel stiff, but you can add it in if your hair tends to be more frizzy. You can use this spray after a shower, spraying your whole head from root to tip and combing through your hair (this will prevent tangling). Scrunch your hair with your fingers to encourage the waves to form. You can also use this spray on dry hair for an extra-volumizing boost! With this recipe, you can rock the beachy look all season long whether you’re by the ocean or not!

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