From Lauren: Today’s post is from Stephanie at Naturally Mindful. She shares an easy DIY Beach Waves Spray recipe so you can skip the chemical-laden (and expensive) sprays from the store!
Beach Waves without the ocean (or chemicals!)
I don’t know why messy hair is considered sexy hair, but everyone wants sexy beach waves this time of year! I thought I would never achieve the perfect beach waves; especially because I stopped using conventional hair products due to the harmful chemicals they contain. (Besides, they aren’t gentle on your hair, leaving you with dry, damaged hair.)
I embarked in a search for the perfect sea salt texturizing spray, much to my disappointment I realized that every recipe I came along included hair conditioner or hair gel, and what’s the purpose of a DIY natural product if it isn’t all-natural, right? And after a few trials I found a DIY Beach Waves Spray formula that offers the perfect hold and it is gentle on my hair.
- 1 cup of hot coconut milk
- 1 tsp virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbs Epson Salts
- ½ tsp of Sea Salt
- Optional: 5 drops of essential oil of your choice
- Start by heating up on the stove a cup of coconut milk, either canned or homemade (I used homemade: add a cup of boiling water to ½ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, let it sit for one hour. Blend and strain with a cheese cloth). No need to boil it, you want it hot enough that it'll melt the oil and salt. Add the oil, Epson Salt, sea salt, and essential oil if using. Stir until oil has melted, transfer to a small spray bottle and shake vigorously for a minute or two.
- Store in the refrigerator because it contains the coconut milk.
- Instructions for use: It works better on hair that has been washed the day day before. Spray generously to dry hair until damp, with a towel scrunch hair to desired amount of waves. Voila! You have sexy beach waves! Now go out there, you gorgeous thing you, let the wind hit your hair and feel like a swimsuit model!
About Stephanie at Naturally Mindful
Stephanie is a mom to a curly-haired 2 year old boy, wife to a handsome and very supportive man—even during her crazy attempts at homemade natural concoctions. She is currently a nursing student with emphasis in Alternative Medicine and blogs about living a green and healthy life at www.naturallymindful.com . She believes in Real Food, in living green without being difficult or expensive, and hopes to encourage others venturing in this wonderful world of Eco-consciousness. Visit her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
Do you make your own hair care products? Do you love beachy waves?