Thursday, February 2, 2012

DIY Surf Spray = Beachy Waves Without the Salon Pricetag

I really like the look of wavy hair, but that easy, carefree like you just spent a relaxing day at the beach look usually comes at a price.  Since there is no white sandy beach or umbrella drink in my near future I totally have to fake it.  Thankfully there are several really great products out there that help you achieve this, but did you know they are mostly water and salt???
Crazy huh!?!  That costs almost NOTHING! So I experimented and this is what I came up with....
Take an old empty spray bottle from another product (like I did) or buy one, you can find them for about a buck at almost any store in the hair product or travel product section.
Mix about one cup of warm water, 1/4 cup of water based gel (if the first ingredient is water it's water based..I used cheap Suave men's that I found at Walmart because I liked the smell, but you can totally use some you already have or "borrow" some from your guy :).. and 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt.  The warm water helps to dissolve the salt, but mix it really well to make sure it's combined .  Now just pour it into your spray bottle or bottles depending on the size and you are done.  
I give it a good shake before each use just to make sure it's well combined, spray it liberally onto damp hair, scrunch and that's it.  If you want it super wavy then follow with a little hair spray while your hair is still damp to set it all and then just let your hair air dry. That's it you are done!!!  Nice soft waves without the crunch or cost :)
Forgive the horrible self-portrait with no make-up and a ratty old t-shirt, but this spray works great for those days you just don't have the time or energy to worry about your hair, but don't want to look like a hot mess. For me that is everyday :) With two wild little ones to chase around, this spray is now the only thing helping my mop look half way acceptable! 

This cost about 30 cents to make and I LOVE IT!  Hope you do too!

Surfs Up, Lindsey :)


  1. Thank you! I fell in love with the Paul Mitchell (sp?) product that does beach waves. I mean it was almost everyday that I was using it! Being mommy took its tole so I just cut out doing my hair. It was perfect! shower at night, roll out of bed, spray my hair get dressed & go! But I no longer can afford the $25 for a bottle.

    I tried your recipe...holy smoke!!! It works so much better!!! THANK YOU!!!!

    1. Tiffany,

      Thank you so very much for checking out my blog and for the sweet comment! I'm so glad that you love it as much as I do :)