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DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray for Beachy Waves

Want beachy waves without actually going to the beach? Try this DIY sea salt hair spray. It contains four simple ingredients and works great!

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DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray for Beachy Waves

Beach days are the best days! There’s nothing better than the sound of the ocean and the sand between your toes.

And let’s not forget about the sun-kissed skin and tousled beachy hair waves.

Summer isn’t quite here yet, but this DIY sea salt hair spray will make you feel like you’ve spent all day at the beach!

I love this spray because it can help you achieve perfectly tousled beachy hair waves even if you don’t live near the beach. And it’s super simple to make!

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It’s also really cheap to make. You may already have all the ingredients on hand.

I was kind of shocked to see how expensive some sea salt sprays are. $28 for a bottle of saltwater? Um, no thanks!

You can find cheaper versions at the drugstore, but they’re usually filled with nasty ingredients, and in my experience, they don’t work very well.


For example, the Garnier Fructis Style Beach Chic Texturizing Spray costs around $4, but it contains ingredients like propylene glycol.

Propylene glycol has been associated with irritant and allergic contact dermatitis as well as contact urticaria in humans.

I would much rather take the time to make my own DIY version, which is completely toxin-free and works way better, too!

Sea Salt Spray Benefits

Sea salt spray gives your hair a little extra volume and more texture. It can also create natural curls and waves in your hair.

Sea salt spray can also help soak up extra oil on the scalp, which is excellent for people with oily hair. 

That said, if you have really dry hair, I would avoid using any type of sea salt spray more than once a week because it can dry out your hair even more.

All Natural Sea Salt Hair Spray Ingredients

This homemade sea salt spray contains only four ingredients.

You will also need a glass spray bottle. I use these ones. They are 4 ounces. If you prefer to use a larger bottle, you could use this one or this one.

How to Make Sea Salt Spray for Beachy Waves

The amount of water you will need will depend on the size of your bottle. I use a 4-ounce bottle.

You can use whatever size bottle you prefer but just note this recipe is based on a 4-ounce bottle. If you use a larger bottle, you’ll just have to adjust the amount of sea salt and coconut oil.

Fill the bottle with water and then pour the water into a pot on the stove. Heat the water until it’s a little hot. Don’t let the water boil; just get it hot enough to dissolve the salt.

Then, add one teaspoon of sea salt, half a teaspoon of fractionated coconut oil, and three to four drops of lavender essential oil to the pot.

Stir well and then pour into the glass bottle. Shake up, and you’re done! If you’re using a larger bottle, remember to increase the amount of the other ingredients!

DIY Sea Salt Spray For Hair

DIY Sea Salt Spray For Hair

Yield: 4oz
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Want beachy waves without actually going to the beach? Try this DIY sea salt hair spray. It contains 4 simple ingredients and works great!



    1. Fill the bottle with water & then pour the water into a pot on the stove
    2. Heat up the water so it’s a little hot. Not boiling but just hot enough to dissolve the salt
    3. Add 1 tsp of sea salt to the pot
    4. Add 1/2 tsp of fractionated coconut oil to the pot
    5. Add 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil to the pot
    6. Stir well and use a funnel to pour into the glass bottle
    7. Attach lid and shake well


Don’t forget to increase the amount of ingredients if you’re using a larger bottle!

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How to Use DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

Always shake the bottle well before each use. Spray the homemade sea salt hair spray liberally all over towel-dried hair.

Woman spraying DIY sea salt hair spray in hair.

I like to let my hair air dry as much as possible and scrunch it up with my hands while it’s drying.

Woman scrunching DIY sea salt hair spray into hair.

If you prefer, you can scrunch up your hair while using a blow dryer.

Either one works, but I do think my hair looks better (wavier and less frizzy) when I let it air dry and use a blow dryer on the roots once it is almost completely dry.

Woman scrunching DIY sea salt hair spray into hair.

And that’s really all there is to it.

I try not to use a brush when using this spray because it tends to flatten the waves and curls. So I just use my fingers to comb through my hair.

Woman with blonde wavy hair.

When I’m all done scrunching, and my hair is completely dry, I like to add a few drops of shine serum to it.

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DIY Sea Salt Spray Without Coconut Oil

I like to add coconut oil to this homemade sea salt spray because it gives extra softness and shine to the hair.

But it isn’t absolutely necessary. You can leave it out entirely or use almond oil or argan oil instead.

Woman with blonde hair.

How to Store DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

Heat can cause mold and bacteria to grow, so try to store this DIY sea salt hair spray in a cool, dark place, like under your bathroom or kitchen sink.

Keeping it in a dark glass bottle is also important because sunlight can damage the essential oils used in this DIY sea salt hair spray. 

And the bottle should be made out of glass because pure essential oils are very potent, and plastic may begin to deteriorate and leach into the DIY sea salt hair spray.

When Does Homemade Sea Salt Hair Spray Expire?

Homemade products made with water that does not contain a preservative don’t last very long. That is because bacteria and mold can grow in water quite quickly.

So, since this DIY sea salt hair spray is made with part water, its shelf life isn’t very long.

If you follow the directions above and make sure to store the DIY sea salt hair spray in a cool, dark place, it should last around 30 days.

Can Tap Water Be Used Instead Of Distilled Or Filtered Water?

I personally only use distilled water because the tap water where I live is full of toxins.

Also, the minerals in tap water can clog your spray nozzle.

But you’re free to use whatever type of water you would like. Distilled water is just my personal preference.

If you know your tap water is safe or you are just not concerned about the potential toxic chemicals in the tap water, then by all means, use that instead.

Homemade Sea Salt Spray Tips

You can adjust the ingredients of this DIY sea salt spray to your liking.

If your hair is super oily or you want more texture, add more sea salt. If you want more shine and softness, add more coconut oil.

You might have to play around with it a little bit until you find the right combination for you.

Also, the added essential oil is completely optional. I add it for the scent. You can use whichever essential oil you like best.

I like lavender essential oil because it’s really good for hair. This post about the best essential oils for hair growth will give you some ideas of other essential oils that would be good to add to this DIY beachy waves hair spray.

Or you can choose to not use essential oils at all.

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Final Thought About Homemade Sea Salt Spray

DIY sea salt hair spray offers a natural and cost-effective solution for achieving beachy waves and texture in the hair. Additionally, the use of natural ingredients minimizes exposure to potentially harmful chemicals found in many store-bought hair styling products.

Embracing the simplicity and versatility of DIY sea salt hair spray can enhance one’s hair care routine, providing effortless style with a touch of seaside charm.

I really hope you love this homemade sea salt hair spray as much as I do. If you have any questions or comments, please share them below!

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