How To Make Sea Salt Spray At Home For Perfect Beachy Waves

Create your own sea salt spray to get that salty perfection naturally at home

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Love to flaunt that beachy waves-like hair look? You can get that tousled and carefree hairstyle with sea salt spray. And guess what – it is now possible to prepare that sea salt spray at home. This hair spray looks great on all hair types and lengths. It adds volume and texture to your hair and offers natural soft waves.

If you want to get that quick, textured beachy wave look at the comfort of your home, you can try this pocket-friendly option. This article explores an easy DIY sea salt spray recipe suitable for all hair types, how to use it, and what it does to your hair. Continue reading to know more.

What Is A Sea Salt Spray?

A sea salt spray is what it sounds like – a spray that contains sea salt and sometimes some additional ingredients. It binds to the hair strands, absorbs moisture and natural oils, and adds texture to your hair, giving it a tousled, wave-like appearance. A sea salt spray adds body to the hair without leaving any residue, creating a well-defined hairstyle.

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While mankind recognized sea salt as one of the most abundant and versatile natural materials centuries ago, it wasn’t until the late 1990s that it experienced a surge in popularity and entered the commercial market.

While there are numerous sprays available on the market, a DIY sea salt spray recipe will cost you less than half of the store-bought product and give amazing results. Check it out in the next section.

DIY Sea Salt Spray Recipe For Beachy Waves All Year Round!

You Will Need

Note: This recipe makes about 250 ml or 1 cup of sea salt spray.

  • 1 cup of warm distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons of argan or avocado oil
  • Melted unrefined/organic coconut oil
  • 4-5 drops of any essential oil(s) (Mint, jasmine, lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, or lavender)
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
  • ½ teaspoon of leave-in conditioner
  • An empty plastic spray bottle
  • A funnel


  1. Boil the water over medium heat.
  2. Once it starts boiling, remove from the heat, and add the Epsom salt.
  3. Stir continuously until it dissolves in the water.
  4. Let this mixture cool down., Add all the other ingredients to it.
  5. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle using the funnel and store in a cool, dry place.
  6. Voilà, your DIY sea salt hair spray is ready!
  7. Shake the spray before using.

Here is how you can use the sea salt spray for different hair types.

How To Use A DIY Sea Salt Spray

Hair TypeInstructions
Fine, Flat HairTowel-dry the hair and flip it upside down. Spray generously.

You may braid your hair (single or multiple braids) loosely to accentuate the waves and undo them in the morning. If you have naturally oily hair, use it sparingly.

Thick And Wavy HairSpray all over wet/dry strands, scrunch gently, and let it air-dry.

For an instant pick-me-up, use the spray and revive the wavy texture.

Curls And CoilsSpritz the spray on wet hair to hydrate your curls without adding any crunch.

You may wonder how a sea salt spray works to give you that perfect beachy look. Find out in the next section.

What Does Sea Salt Spray Do To Your Hair?

  • Salt primarily adds texture to your hair. If you have fine and limp hair, a sea salt spray can add a body to it, making it appear fuller. Please note that excessive use of sea salt can dry out your hair. However, natural conditioners counteract its drying effects and nourish the hair from the inside out.

A 2023 worldwide survey revealed Europe stood out as the dominant region in the natural hair care products market in 2022-2023. The survey highlighted a significant growth in market size. From $9.99 billion in 2022, it increased to $10.79 billion in 2023 at a robust compound annual growth rate of 8.0%.

  • Epsom salt may also help soothe your hair and scalp.
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Epsom salt is a natural compound of magnesium and sulfate. It was discovered in the early 17th century and is named after its town of discovery, Epsom, England.
  • The oils, aloe vera gel, and conditioner present in the DIY sea salt spray work as moisturizing agents and prevent excessive dryness. They also condition the hair and hold the curls.
  • Essential oils are optional and are used for their captivating scents. All in all, they lend a summery essence to your spray.

This sea salt spray is power-packed with all the goodness of natural ingredients minus any chemicals, making you ready to flaunt a messy-yet-flawless look all year round.

Infographic: Tips For Using Sea Salt Spray

Sea salt spray can elevate your hairstyle. It adds texture to your hair and gives it a chic, tousled, wavy look. You can prepare sea salt spray at home following the instructions discussed in the article. However, you should know how to use it the right way to get good results.

Check out the infographic below to learn some tips for using sea salt spray the right way to get that perfect boho look.

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Image: Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Now, you can stop relying on the commercial hair texturizing spray and prepare sea salt spray at home. It is safe for your hair and contains nourishing and hydrating ingredients to keep your hair moisturized while giving it a textured look. The DIY recipe is easy to follow and can last you about a month. Follow the application tips discussed in the article for different hair types and flaunt beachy waves all year round. However, avoid excessive use of sea salt spray as it can dry out your hair.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use iodized salt for sea salt spray?

Yes, you can use iodized salt for preparing DIY sea salt spray. However, it is best to use non-iodized salt as iodized salt may dry out the hair.

How many times a week should I use sea salt spray?

You can use sea salt spray daily if you have very oily hair. Otherwise, it is best that you use it only twice a week.

Key Takeaways

  • You can easily achieve a beach-inspired style at home with sea salt sprays.
  • Sea salt spray is also a great way to add texture to fine hair that is being styled into an updo.
  • With the natural ingredients used in this formulation, sea salt spray binds and nourishes the hair while adding texture.

Learn how to make sea salt spray for that perfect beachy curls at home with this easy DIY recipe, featured in this YouTube video. Hit the play button to know more!

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