There’s nothing as freeing as doing hardly anything to your hair and having it still look lovely. Usually, we associate this kind of hair with summertime, which is where we found inspiration for this sea salt hairspray. The breeze and salty smell of the sea help renew our energy, as well as lend us their natural healing properties. So, this month, we’d like to pay homage to the sea and all the wonderful things it can bring into our lives. In this recipe of the month, learn how to craft a sea salt hairspray that will give you waves worthy of an endless summer.
To make this sea salt hairspray, you’ll need:
- 81.5 g Water
- 10 g Seawater
- 5 g Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts)
- 1g Baobab oil
- 0.5g Seaweed extract
- 1g Butylene glycol
- 1g Inulin
Properties of the ingredients
Here we’ll explore the natural beauty properties of the main ingredients.
Nourishing vitamins and minerals such as selenium, magnesium, and potassium can be found in water. These nutrients are wonderful for your hair and can help flush out any toxins. Not to mention that salt has antifungal properties, which can help fight dandruff that’s caused by excess moisture. Seawater also offers plenty of benefits for hair as it can have an antibiotic effect on the scalp, helping to treat issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Also, seawater works like natural shampoo for your hair, stripping away heavy oils from the sebum and making hair smoother.
Using Epsom salts on your hair can give it volume, since they remove excess oils and restore that natural bounce to hair. Hair experts suggest that the magnesium present in Epsom salts makes them a very good ingredient for boosting hair health. This mineral can improve scalp health when combined with calcium, which stimulates hair follicles and encourages healthy hair growth. In fact, studies have shown that magnesium ions are better absorbed by skin with hair follicles.
Crafted from seaweed collected from the depths of the sea, this natural extract offers plenty of hair health benefits. Seaweed provides important skin-loving nutrients like zinc, selenium, iodine, all of which can improve your scalp and hair. Furthermore, seaweed helps moisturise, cleanse, restore, and repair skin and hair. If you’re having a particularly stressful day, this natural extract can offer its calming benefits to help soothe your scalp and skin. Last but not least, seaweed can help fight free radicals, so when it comes to hair this may help reduce the effects of stress and decrease hair loss.
Harvested from what’s known as the “Tree of Life”, baobab oil can help nourish and revitalize your hair from the root outwards. Filled to the brim with essential fatty acids such as omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, this natural oil is super moisturising for the hair and scalp. This is especially important for anyone who suffers from dry hair or struggles to retain moisture in their hair. Baobab oil is not greasy, so it can also help treat dandruff, strengthen hair, and naturally encourage hair growth. In addition, this nourishing oil can even protect your hair from pollutants and UV rays.
- Water – Water helps naturally moisturise hair, dilute more potent ingredients, as well as evenly distribute nutrients throughout the hair. Also, adding moisture to your hair will ensure that it thrives and improves its appearance naturally.
- Butylene Glycol – Butylene Glycol is a humectant that works similarly to glycerine. This multifunctional emollient is derived from non-GMO Sugarcane and has COSMOS & ECOCERT Certifications.
- Inulin – Vegetable inulin is helpful in the production of shampoos and other hair care products. This ingredient is often extracted from plants such as chicory root and works like a natural conditioner to smooth hair fibres.
Crafting your Sea Salt Hairspray
Once you’ve weighed all of your ingredients, simply combine them and transfer them into a spray bottle for easy application. Bear in mind that as this product uses both oil and water, it needs to be shaken before use. If you would like to make this product professionally, you’ll need a solubilizer to dissolve the baobab oil. Additionally, because there are no preservatives in this sea salt hairspray, it will have to be stored in the fridge and discarded after a few days. Should you want to learn how to work with preservatives and solubilizers, you are invited to take the WapoBeauty Complete Facial Skincare Course online.
Tips for Use
This sea salt hairspray can be used on both wet and dry hair for different effects. You can spray it all over your hair and use your hands to scrunch it up for naturally beautiful waves. Also, this product is great for lazy days when you don’t feel up to washing your hair, as this spray will absorb any greasiness.
Enjoy an endless summer in your heart (and hair) when you use this homemade sea salt hairspray this autumn! If you are looking to craft safe and natural skincare at home, check out WapoBeauty’s Traditional Soapmaking eBook. You can still sign up for the online Soapmaking Workshop happening this Saturday! Anyone searching for guided learning should visit WapoBeauty’s Complete Facial Skincare Online Course for Beginners and discover how to make professional, safe, and stable natural beauty products. Join the ranks of students who found this class valuable and rewarding!
About Our Blogger
Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni.