Living in a landlocked state, I don’t get to go to the beach much. But I do love how swimming in the ocean seems to make my hair do things it doesn’t like to do in the dry desert that I live in.
I thought I would try to create a beach hair-like experience for myself and look fabulous every day! So I am sharing with you my personal recipe and secrets that have helped bring out my natural waves. Let me just say, when I brush my hair out in the morning, is takes all the curl/wave away, so it is pretty amazing that this DIY recipe does what it does. I have found that for others who have real curls in their hair, this is even better for them to get their curl to come through without putting mounds and mounds of product in their hair.
What you will need:
4 oz spray bottle
1-2 tbsp sea salt (I prefer just 1 tbsp)
1/2 cup water
8-10 drops your favorite essential oil or blend of oils.
In a small glass, mix together water and salt until salt is completely dissolved. Pour into a spray bottle and add the essential oil(s).
Voila! That is it!
Now how to use it???
When you get out of the shower in the morning lightly towel dry your hair and don’t brush it out, you lose the volume and natural wave that way. Spray the salt/oils mixture all over the hair, but not to the point of water dripping off your hair again. *see below for added step if you prefer a little more staying power to the wave/curl through the day.
Next, grab your hair dryer with the diffuser attachment and with your hair flipped over and head toward the floor, start diffusing the hair.
This drying/diffusing process might take 5 minutes or so, depending on the length of the hair. I have shoulder length hair and it is a quick and easy way to get extra body into my hair.
Using only the salt/oil mixture you will have light and soft curls/wave. If you would like to have the curl stay a little tighter through the day, I have found doTerra’s Healthy Hold Glaze is a perfect addition. It is light and manageable and doesn’t leave a ton of gunk. When using the glaze, I simply put about a quarter size of glaze in my palm, rub my hands together and rake it through my wet hair after the spraying but before diffusing.
After it is dry to your liking, style how you want and be off to conquer the world without a care for your hair!
Some days I like to keep the hair loose and very flowy, but other days I will apply some light hair spritz to hold it in place a bit better. This DIY Beach Hair is a basic way to do your hair and simply adjust it to your liking.
Some things I have learned:
- This method keeps my hair from getting too greasy. I have gone up to 3 days without shampooing my hair and it has looked like day 1.
- I am in the habit of getting my hair wet every time I shower and have noticed that even with my hair wet if I go through the same steps again, the hair continues to improve its wave without the oily look.
- I purchased my glass spray bottle from AromaTools.com. It is a fine mist spray which I like.
- Always shake the bottle before spraying to mix up the oils with the water before application
- Remember to lightly scrunch your hair as you are drying it.
- The next thing I want to add to my process and see if I can get more curl is this awesome Curl Towel!
It has become a quick and easy summer hairdo for me. Who knows, it might become my preferred style, even in the winter.
Let me know how it works out for you and if you discovered a better ratio of salt-water-oils.
Feel free to purchase any Oils or doTERRA products through my shop HERE
Essential Oils that are good for hair and scalp health:
Dandruff: lavender, wintergreen, cypress, rosemary, thyme
Dry: geranium, sandalwood, lavender, rosemary, wintergreen
Hormonal hair loss: clary sage
Fragile hair: clary sage, lavender, thyme, sandalwood, wintergreen, Roman chamomile
Greasy/Oily hair: basil, cypress, thyme, lemon, rosemary
Stimulate hair growth: thyme, lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, clary sage, geranium, ginger, lemon, grapefruit
Itching: peppermint, lavender
Women’s spot baldness: rosemary, lavender, thyme, ylang ylang, wintergreen, lemon, clary sage, cypress, Roman chamomile
References: Modern Essentials published by AromaTools