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Beach Hair: DIY Salt Water Spray

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Get wavy beach hair with homemade sea salt hair spray!  Plus check out how to earn fun rewards this summer using our sponsor,  Bing Rewards !

Beach Hair

A few years ago I ran across a sea salt hair spray review on a blog.   The idea is to spray salt water on your hair to get pretty, wavy, curly hair like you do at the beach. Seriously brilliant! I have very fine, pretty thin hair, but it does have quite a bit of wave and curl in it if there is enough humidity – or salt – in the air.  I love the waves because they give my otherwise flat hair some nice body. Unfortunately, I live in the desert.  Our humidity today is 5% and that’s pretty normal.  So I rarely get to see the waves in my hair and I wondered if this spray would work.  I decided to put my internet search skills to good use and find out if this would work for me.

Bing Rewards

I spend a lot of time online and most of it is searching the internet for something – usually a recipe but in this case, researching how to get beach hair in the desert.  If I’m going to spend all this time searching online, I might as well get rewarded for it – right?!  Last week I was introduced to Bing Rewards .  In a nutshell, Bing Rewards lets you earn points just for searching the internet using Bing.  You collect your points and cash them in for fun prizes.


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The list of great rewards is endless!   Earn a few restaurant gift cards for your beach vacation.  I love the rewards cards to buy… well, anything!  They even have Toys R Us (hello, Christmas!) and Fandango gifts cards you can use to see the hot summer movies.  I earned a decent amount of points while looking up different options for the salt water hair spray.


Beach Hair

So I sat down with Bing and did some research on this sea salt hair spray.  I found that it can get really expensive if you purchase it but I figured it had to be pretty easy to make.  I found most of the “recipes” to be pretty similar.  You need salt, water and hair gel.  Some recipes also called for coconut oil, but I wasn’t convinced I needed that so I skipped it.

beach hair mixture

Basically, you just mix all the ingredients together.   I put them all in a mason jar and shook it up.  Use warm water from the tap so that the salt and gel dissolve well.

Beach Hair

I have a bunch of small spray bottles around so I used one of those and it didn’t quite fit 4 ounces.   The recipe can double of triple if you fall in love with it.

So did it work? YES! I was worried that it wouldn’t but it totally did!  Check out the photo I put on Instagram after using it. I washed my hair but skipped the conditioner.  I sprayed the spray in after towel drying my hair.  Then I used a hair drier and dried my hair upside down. I got some pretty decent wave and even a few curls. If I had hair spray, I would have used that to set it more. It did die down, but the spray gave my hair a lot of nice body. And I got the cutest curls when I put my hair up in a pony tail later. The best part – I earned some major Bing Rewards points towards my next reward!


Beach Hair: DIY Salt Water Spray

Beach Hair: DIY Salt Water Spray


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) hot water from the tap
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • Hair Gel (about 1-2 teaspoons but play with it to get the hold you want)


  1. Mix all ingredients together. You want the water pretty warm to help dissolve the salt and gel.
  2. Pour the spray in to a small spray bottle.
  3. Use the sea salt spray on wet hair. Scrunch and dry with a diffuser. If you have thick hair, use the night before and braid your hair for best results.




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