Monday, 27 August 2012

DIY Beach Hair - Sea Salt Spray

I have been blessed (cursed?) with fine hair.  I have an average amount of it, but it's so fine that sometimes if I'm not careful when I pull it back I can look like I have bald spots.  My sisters were merciless when that happened.  My hair is also mostly straight.  If I blow dry it even a little, it's very straight.  If I let it air dry, it has a tiny bit of a wave...enough to make it look rumpled, but not in a sexy-beach-babe way.

My friend told me that she had seen a recipe for a sea salt spray that is supposed to give the casual beachy look I'm going for.  So I thought I'd give it a try!  My google search landed me on this recipe.  I mixed up a batch right before leaving for a week-long family vacation in the mountains.  What better place to try out a 5-second hair style than in a casual place like that?

Here is the result of my first try, the day before we hit the road.

I think it gives my hair a little extra bounce and makes the air-dry waves look a little more on-purpose.  But I'll have to play around with the recipe a little and see what happens.  I suspect I'll really like it when my hair is a bit longer.  It's at that awkward length right now...too long to be called short, but too short to do any of the long hair styles...  Of course time will cure that problem.  By the way, what would you call my hair colour?  This is the summer shade, all natural.  Not blonde, but not really brown either.  Goes along with my eyes, which are not blue, not green, yet not quite grey.

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  1. Wow, your hair is getting long. The beachy spray looks great. My hair is naturally curly/wavy/crimpy so it might be worth giving it a try to get more definition on the curls. Right now I can't hold the blowdryer, so it's all natural for me. Not going anywhere anyways as I'm banned from driving till the stitches come out. Thursday couldn't come soon enough.

  2. Hey, how'd this work for you, anyways? It looks like something I'd like to try, but I'd rather know the results before I go spend money on those little things like hair gel that I never actually stock.... ;-)

    1. I'm undecided on how it works. I want to try it again this summer, maybe with a little more hair gel in it. I'm not sure if there's a difference between using it or just letting my hair air dry with no product. I do know that my hair won't hold a curl when I use it.


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