Monday, July 28, 2014

DIY Sea Salt Spray

RATING (out of 5 stars): 4 stars

COST: <$5

THE SKINNY: I came across a recipe for DIY sea salt spray in a magazine. It's been one of the best texturizing sprays I've used, and it's a really simple recipe.

Mix a cup of tap water, 2 tablespoons of sea salt and a drop (or two) of conditioner in a spray bottle. Shake and spray.

I used Kroger's Private Selection Mediterranean Fine Sea Salt ($1.99) and two drops of my best conditioner, Philip B's cream rinse. My fine hair can get dried out when I experiment with new products, so I used two drops of conditioner just to be safe.

The hardest thing about the project has been finding a good spray bottle. (The one I'm currently using cost $1.99 and holds about a half-cup of liquid. My issue is it has a really wide spray pattern, which means I get salt water on everything, including my shoulders, my shoes and the floor.)

I've used this spray daily for about a month now, and my hair is still happy, healthy and moisturized. Plus, the salt spray gives it just enough texture and waves to look beachy.

Apply to damp or dry hair. This is almost as good as jumping in the ocean and better than anything I've bought at the drugstore.

KEEP OR TOSS: Keep.

-- Tested by Shay