DIY Sea Salt Spray for Hair – Easy Textured Beach Waves for Every Hair Type All Year Round

by Stephanie Yankova

Have you ever wondered why your hair gets so beautifully textured and wavy after you’ve swum in the sea or ocean? Spoiler alert – it’s the sea salt! There’s nothing quite like those effortlessly cool beach waves that can make even those with the straightest of hair look like Emmeline from The Blue Lagoon. The best news is that you don’t need to live near a beach in order to achieve this look – all you need is a sea salt hair spray! While this a product you can easily find on the market, it’s frequently unreasonably highly priced. Here’s how you can easily make your own sea salt hair spray at home for flawless beach waves all year round without breaking the bank!

Recipe for DIY Sea Salt Spray for Hair

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Sea salt hair spray is incredibly easy to make at home, and you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry! Here is how you can make your own in just a few easy steps!


  • 500ml spray bottle
  • warm water
  • 2 tbsp Epsom salt
  • 1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera
  • essential oil of choice (no more than 5 drops)
  • 1 teaspoon vodka or white rum (as a preservative)


  1. Boil the water and add the 2 tbsp of Epsom salt.
  2. Once the salt has dissolved, add the coconut oil and stir until you get a homogenous mix.
  3. Next up add the aloe vera and continue to mix thoroughly.
  4.  Finally, add the 5 drops of essential oil.
  5. Once you’ve added all the ingredients and your concoction is done, remove the pan from the stove and let it cool down for 5–10 minutes.
  6. Once it’s cooled down, pour the mixture into the spray bottle, and you’re good to go!

How To Use:

  • Don’t forget to give the bottle a good shake before each use!
  • Apply the spray on damp hair, ideally after you’ve washed your hair.
  • Spray 3–4 sprites on the middle area of your hair and your ends. Avoid the scalp!
  • After you’ve sprayed your hair, give it a few good scrunches with your hands.

Note: The sea salt spray can be drying, so in order to lock in the moisture in your hair apply a leave-in conditioner before you use the spray!

Sea Salt Spray for Hair Without Coconut Oil

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It should be taken into account that it’s not advisable to use coconut oil on brittle hair because it can cause additional breakage. You can replace the coconut oil in the sea salt spray with jojoba oil or argan oil. If you have naturally dry hair, you can try applying argan oil on your tips before using the spray in order to lock in more of the natural moisture of your hair.

Is Sea Salt Spray Good for Your Hair?

Sea salt water does have a drying effect, so we don’t advise you to use it every day. The benefit of adding Epsom salt to the mixture instead of sea salt helps protect your hair from excessive drying as it doesn’t strip the natural oils off your hair the way sea salt does. Another great benefit of Epsom salt is that it can aid hair growth.

Can you use table salt for hair salt spray?

While regular salt, or table salt, will give you a similar textured look, it will strip your hair out of all the good, natural oils that it produces in order to protect its structural form. Table salt in your hair acts the same way as it does when consuming salty foods – it dehydrates. This is why it’s essential that you use Epsom salt in your hair spray and mix it up with natural oils in order to lock in the moisture and keep your hair looking healthy and fabulous!

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How Often Can You Use the Sea Salt Spray?

In order to avoid excessive drying of the hair follicle, we suggest you apply the spray no more than 2 times in between washes. If you wish to use it more frequently, you can add 1 tbsp of sugar to the mixture, which will have a more softening effect on your hair.

How Long Does the DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray Last?

If you choose to add white rum or vodka to the spray as a preservative, it should last you up to 6 months. If you don’t want to add any alcohol to the concoction, it’s better to make a smaller amount that you can use up in a shorter period of time. It should last you for about a month.

Note: If you notice that there is mold forming inside the bottle, empty it and throw it away immediately!

Read also: How to protect your hair from the sun naturally this summer? Here are Our DIY sprays and oils for optimal protection

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