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A Series of Natural Beauty Tips: #4 Salt Water, Almond and Lavender Hair Spray

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If you, like me, have naturally wavy or curly hair…this is a truly magical product that you can make in your own kitchen. For me, my hair never looks better then after a hop in the ocean. The salt water seems to have some sort of magic that grips my curls, with a light crunch, while making the hair soft and shiny… ocean love

Magic I tell you. As fall creeps in, it may become less likely for a jump in the sea, or if you are in a land-locked state like sayyyy, Colorado, it’s very unlikely until the next holiday.

Do not fret. By spraying some of this magic salt water, almond oil, lavender hair spray in… we can maintain that fresh from the beach look …all year round.

I recently discovered this trick while talking to another girl friend who has the most beautiful natural curls ever. She told me she had bought a salt water hair spray from the store…. so naturally, I looked into buying a bottle myself. I was shocked at the prices… $20 dollars for a bottle of… salt water? Isn’t salt water free (70% of the planet is covered in ocean)? I realize that for the last few decades people have been making bank from simply bottling regular water, it was only a matter of time before salt water hit the shelves.

$20 dollars though? Hmmmm…. I knew immediately I could handle this on my own. After some research and experimentation I came up with my own recipe that I love, and would like to share with you!

Ingredients:

-1-2 tablespoons of Sea Salt (Himilayan Rock Salt will work also)

It has been said that using salt on the hair, can potentially dry it out, which has some validity, and that is why this spray has almond oil in it (see below).

However, the simple fact is that it adds body to the hair while holding the  curls with the slightest “crunch”. The magic alkaline properties of the salt seem to get into the hair and tell it to look fabulous (not scientifically tested). This has been my experience at least.

By using salt from the sea, you also have the added benefit of a connection to nature while in the office or where ever you may be. I love the feeling of carrying the ocean with me. And by using Himalayan rock salt, the beautiful pink salts from west asia… you see where I am going with this… spiritual connection time in your curls…

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-1 tablespoon of Almond Oil

Almond oil continues to grow in popularity as it is an incredible moisturizing product, all on its own. What makes almond oil win over other oils in the case of a salt water hair spray is that it has the ability to bind easily with the follicles of the hair. Thus it easily gets inside of the hair cuticles and deeply moisturizes it. This adds a very nice, natural shine.

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-5-10 drops of Lavender essential oil

First of all, lavender oil has a stimulating effect in the skin, thus when the lovely oil hits the scalp, it spurs hair growth. It is also a powerful antiseptic which can help treat dry scalp, or any other possible bacterial issues. Mostly though, it’s moisturizing for the hair and the scalp making it another counter product to the dryness the salt may create. Greator still…it smells…amazing. I realize that “smells amazing” is a personal opinion and that some people hate lavender, in which case using mint instead would have many of the same benefits.

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Spray bottle:

A spray bottle is needed to get all the other ingredients spread nicely and evenly through the hair. I recommend a bigger more powerful bottle as I have used tiny bottles (which are cute and fit nicely into my purse for a great “on-the-go” curl pick me up) however, a bigger bottle with some oomph would work best.

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Obviously, as the spray has two different types of oil in it, it needs to be shaken up before sprayed on the hair in order to get the oils to dissipate from the top of the water. This process is easy enough, just shake the bottle! Spraying the hair when out of the shower after the hair has slightly started to dry works best for me. I flip my head over, spray, scrunch, and tad-daa!… amazing.  Using the spray on dry hair works fine too! It helps bring the curls back together, feels refreshing and smells great. Enjoy!

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Author: taozirae

Theresa, known as Taozi 桃子(Peach)to her Chinese students, has been teaching yoga since 2008. She has studied many types of yoga with world renowned teachers from all over the planet. China, the United States, Australia, and India. With over 1000 hours of YTT experience she is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the sweetness of her eclectic practice with others. Her life philosophy is that “The seeds we water are the seeds that grow “…wherever we decide to put our energy, our thoughts, and our actions are the areas of our lives that will grow. Life is about learning to water the right seeds!

8 thoughts on “A Series of Natural Beauty Tips: #4 Salt Water, Almond and Lavender Hair Spray

  1. How much water, or is any water used in the hairspray recipie?

  2. I’m gonna try it now with lemon oil……

  3. Wow! This post comes in the right moment! November is when my curly hair starts getting dry and I seem to have bad hair days all fall and winter long. Thank you so, so much for the tip. One question: do you apply any hair treatment besides this?
    Thanks again! I’ll try this recipe, definitely. And yes, my hair at the beach is just amazing haha.

    • Yay! I hope you like it. I don’t use any other treatments on my hair…yet. But I will shortly be going to a salon to get a moisturizing treatment because I have hear amazing things about them. I have made some natural hair masks, which I will be posting soon! 🙂 Also… I have heard many times that people with curly hair shouldn’t wash our hair! And if we do, just use all natural conditioner. Have you heard about this!?

  4. I’m sending this to my granddaughter. She will love it!

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