So here’s the deal: I’m a mousse kinda gal. I hate using heat on my hair (it’s dry naturally) so I usually resort to mousse because, well, I have amazon woman hair. If there were a real Tarzan & Jane, my hair is what would be on Jane’s head. Wild, curly, straight and wavy all at the same time. It has numerous textures. Mousse contains. Holds the mass of crazy together and gives it all the same texture to do what I want (I’m usually pretty lazy though). Thing is, I don’t like the thought that I’m just putting a bunch of chemicals on my head. It’s the only thing I haven’t changed about what I put on my body. I’ve changed my soaps, lotions, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, chapstick. BUT I have not changed my hair styling product.
I was ready for a change and I wanted to lighten my hair a little but naturally (roots are showing). So I googled diy beachy hair spray, checked out a few different websites and ideas, and came up with the PERFECT recipe for beachy waves. And yes, it’s replaced my mousse. I haven’t thrown it out but I’ve moved on….mentally. I digress. Here’s what you need!
a cup (8 oz) of warm to hot water
2 tablespoons epsom salts
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1/2 teaspoon apricot or jajajoba oil
2 drops lavender oil
2 drops orange oil
2 drops tea tree oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional- this is to lighten your hair. if you add lemon, this must be kept in the fridge)
in a spray bottle that can hold at least 10 ounces, add the salts to your hot water and let the them dissolve. Add remaining ingredients, shake for a couple minutes and you’re good to go!
1) A little goes a long way
2) Spray before dressing… it leaves white specks on dark clothes
Have fun with your new beachy tresses! ;-D
Bitches get shit done ~ Tina Fey