I don't know about you guys, but I am a -major- fan of beauty products. I have a hard time finding one I like for decent prices. I've been drooling over Bumble and Bumble Beach Hair Spray. The bottle is 4oz for over 20$!!! Craaazy! I refuse to spend that kind of money. Even if I had it, I doubt I would do it.
So, I spent 2 days looking online how to make your own beach hair spray. I found a couple different recipes, but only one I really and truly like. But I will share them all because I think different recipes would probably be better on different hair types, along with my findings pro's and con's.
Oh, I also mix and matched my recipe XD Fill old hair spray bottle with warm water, about 8 oz
- 3 tblespoons of Sea Salt(not like Kosher table salt, but the shakers you can buy at a salvage store, wal-mart etc of Sea Salt is what I used)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of hair gel (I used Aussie. When using hair gel, I'd recommend using a good stiffening one with a smell you like. Mine came out smelling like my Aussie =) )
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil (with the olive oil, I recommend testing it out before going crazy with it. If you have oily-ish hair, I'd say probably less. The olive oil is used to protect your hair from drying out due to the sea salt.)
- After adding ingredients to the water, close and shake.
- Once it's mixed, test it and tweak it to perfection. =)
2. Fill hair spray bottle with warm water, about 8oz. 2 tablespoons of epsom salt (I did not like the epsom salt. I found it dried my hair out more and left it with a very grotty feeling.) 1/2 teaspoon of Sea Salt 1 Tea Spoon of Aloe Vera Gel (This one I didn't try.) 1/2 Teaspoon of Conditioner Mix and spray away.
After using so many damaging products I like to do a hair mask every so often. Keeps it from getting yucky.
This is a personal favorite. 2 Eggs (I left out 1 of the eggs white and put it into a different bowl to use it for a face mask. Might as well do all my masks in one day!) 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon of Honey Mix it all into a bowl and cover all of your hair with it, I wrapped my hair with saran wrap and let it sit for 30-45 mins but you can let it sit for however long you would like.
For those with really long hair, you may need to add more stuff. Mines not that long so I didn't have that issue. And there's some homemade hair products. I think my next post is going to be on my homemade powder, foundation and bronzer.