One of the most amazing perks of my new job is that I’m often in the ocean. I have to admit, the transition from stay-at-home mom to Naturalist Attendant for Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment has been… well… SO MUCH FUN!!
Other than getting paid to go on Eco-Adventures and teach people all about the sea, another added benefit to my work is that most days of the week I am sporting beach hair. What exactly is beach hair, you ask? It’s those luscious, wavy locks one gets after a day of paddling through the waves. Used to be that the only way to get said locks was to go to the nearest pier and dunk your head into the ocean.
Until now, that is!
They do sell these sea salt sprays in stores, but there are some strict laws in my household that must be obeyed – or else. For example: don’t throw away empty toilet paper rolls; always save me the last martini olive, and DO NOT spend your hard-earned money on things you can make yourself!! The best part about this sea salt hairspray is that 1.) It looks great on ALL lengths and styles of hair, and 2.) It’s dirt cheap to make a million-and-a-half-year’s worth of this stuff.
Here’s how it’s done:
To be more specific, you will need:
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 tablespoons sea salt
- 1 tablespoon gel
- 1/2 tablespoon conditioner
- A couple spritzes of your favorite perfume
step 1: Mix the sea salt into your warm water, and stir until completely dissolved. (NOTE: The hotter the water, the easier it will be to mix the sea salt. But please be careful not to burn yourself!)
step 2: Mix the hair gel into the sea salt water, and once more stir until completely dissolved. (Gotta love that tropical ocean blue!)
step 3: Mix the conditioner into the sea salt water, and – you guessed it – stir until completely dissolved.
step 4: Use a few sprays of your favorite perfume (I did 5 squirts) to add some niceness to the mix! (NOTE: If you’re the impatient type
like me, please take this time to make sure there are no sea salt/gel/conditioner chunks in your sea salt hairspray, and stir, stir, stir some more.)
step 5: Use your funnel to empty your DIY sea salt hairspray into your clean (and in my case recycled) spray bottle.
Now all you have to do it spray the sea salt hairspray on your freshly washed, towel-dried tresses, scrunch ‘em good and wavy, and you’re good to go!!
And here’s a tip if you want to make this carefree summer style last well into the next day: spritz more sea salt hairspray onto your hair before you go to bed, then braid your hair. When you wake up, simply run your fingers through the braid and – TA DA! – more beachy cuteness!!
I hope everyone is having an amazing start to their summer, and I can’t wait to hear all about the fun things you and your families are doing!!