DIY sea salt spray! Beach hair here we come!

By Dana Fox

DIY Sea Salt Spray

Summer is upon us and what a better way to celebrate than a new blog series!  I’ll be creating a ton of summer themed posts over the next little while and there was no better place to start than with this easy hair DIY!

I’ll show you how to create your own sea salt spray so you can look like a beached mermaid! It’s so simple to do and works on any length of hair, or any hair type! I’m talking a lot of texture here, people!


You will need:
Empty spray bottle
2 cups of warm water
2 tbsp of sea salt or epsom salt (note: do NOT use table salt!)
2 tbsp of rubbing alcohol (you can also use vodka!)
a glob of hair gel for staying power
*optional: coconut or essential oils for that summer scent!

Mix all of the ingredients together in your spray bottle and you’re set!  The alcohol helps the mixture last longer and also combats oily hair. We don’t want oily, we want texture! You can add a little conditioner to the mix if you like as well if your hair is super dry. Spray it onto damp hair, scrunch, and let dry. Remember to shake it up before every use. I don’t recommend using it every day because it will dry out your hair if you use it all the time. Now go on and hit the beach!!!


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Dana Fox
Dana Fox
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I am a country loving Canadian with a mind that never sleeps. When I'm not running the Wonder Forest blog ship, you can find me creating artwork for phone cases and home decor, whilst managing the daily tasks of Dana Fox Creative. Visit me at the links below if you wanna be friends!


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  • Alice

    This sounds like the perfect summer concoction…and I intend to make it as soon as I've purchased a spray bottle! Now all England needs is the summer weather…!!



  • Lady Unlaced

    Awesome, I've been meaning to make this actually. I have a beach trip tomorrow though so I may just do it 😀

  • kimberrleigh

    This sounds great! I'll have to try it!


  • Jessica

    Thanks for sharing this! Ha ha, I can't wait to try it out myself :)

  • Samantha

    Love this…might try it out myself :)

  • tara polly

    gosh, this looks gorgeous on you! my hair is stiiiiiiick straight and wouldn't cooperate, i bet, but maybe someday on a whim i'll give it a try. until then, i'll be stuck with my curling iron and serious envy for beachgoers with REAL beach waves. xo!

    • dana @ wonder forest

      Oh girl, mine is super stick straight too and look what I accomplished with this! Haha. Give it a shot 😉

  • @ Maya

    I did a similar DIY tutorial a few weeks ago! And I've tried it – really works great! xxx

  • Bree

    Just got to get over to your blog, loveee the new design! :)) Its beautiful!

  • Kelly-Marie

    Gorgeous hair love it, must try this myself :)

  • Tia

    I have a similar more complex tutorial on my blog :) love beach hair!

  • Ophelia

    thats awesome! totally doing this, i love beach hair!

  • Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives}

    oh, I think I will try it! Thanks for the tips :) I hope it works on my hair!

  • Angie Bailey

    SO AWESOME!!! Thank you for posting this hair recipe. 😉 I love sea water kissed hair.

  • Megs

    Love this DIY! I usually purchase Fekkai's Beach Waves or BB's Surf Spray, but I'll definitely whip this up in my kitchen! It'd save me tons! Thanks for the tips, love! xo, Megs

  • Megan G.

    This is so awesome, thank you for posting this! I'm going to have to make this tomorrow!

  • Maddi3

    Yay I've wanted to try sea salt spray for awhile but not enough to buy it lol! Will def be trying this soon!

  • Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

    Your hair looks great – I'll have to try this!

  • scenique_route

    Cute hair DIY! It's way better than spending money on that Charlotte Ronson "a perfect beach hair" spray!

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  • Charlie

    this is such a good idea and so simple thanks for the tips! x

  • Kristina Gulino

    Love this! Ironically, I mentioned another DIY sea spray in my post today, and after finding yours, slid it in there as well. Thanks for the tips!

    See it here:

    Nook & Sea

  • Laura D. C.

    First of all, I wanted to say that I happened to land on your blog while jumping from blog to blog, and how glad I am that I found it :) I love it, both the design and the content. I'm following you now :)

    I'm pretty new in the whole blogging world, I started a blog, but it's just the beginning. I'll look forward to read more of your entries!

    Thanks for the tips on the hair look! I'll definitely try this at some point.

  • CP and KW

    Smart and simple! Now if only when I sprayed it on my hair I was actually transported to the beach for the day! That would be the best of all! :)

    ~CP, ladiesinnavy

  • Pamela

    Great post! Definitely going to try this! thanks!

  • Individual.Emotion

    i'll try this..great post.great pictures! :)

  • annie.

    definitely going to try this because I love salt sprays!

  • Cambria

    Oooo! This is great! I almost bought something like this but if I can make it thats wayy better! Thanks so much! I love your blog, just found it via pinterest!


  • Katie Lew La

    This is such a great idea :-) I love be achy style hair so may try this as i already happen to have all the ingredients!

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