It’s no secret that I don’t like washing my hair. While it smells nice and makes you feel clean (two things that most people should enjoy), I would rather sit on my couch or go frolicking around campus than take a shower and re-do my hair, makeup, and put on a new outfit. While many would argue that showering in the morning is a good thing, I would argue that coffee and sunshine are even better.
Occasionally, I’ll walk to class, stop and see my reflection and seriously ask myself, what were you thinking? My hair turns out to be just a pile of flat gorgeousness, thanks to the weather and my lack of ability to give two popsicles about my hair at any time. So I panic, and ask myself (I talk to myself a lot), To shower or not to shower. That is the question.
The answer 8/10 times is a resounding no. Kaybye, sudsy soap. I’d rather take the cheap route. Enter: DIY Sea Salt Spray. There are a million products on the market, telling you that you need to buy this bottle right here of sea salt spray, but folks, they are all a bunch of lies. Who needs to spend money when you can use just two ingredients?
All you need is a drug-store spray bottle** or a recycled water bottle. Poland Spring will do. Just don’t go and buy a new water bottle just for this, kay?
As for the salt — I’m a salt snob (guilty as charged), and got the above Himalayan Sea Salt from Trader Joe’s awhile back. In the past however, I have used dining hall salt, which you can pour into a baggy // cup and take with you. If you’re not that thrifty, grab a handful of salt packets and stuff them in your pocket. I can almost guarantee you they would not mind one bit.
Boom. Salt, shake, and spray. It’s that easy. I was incredibly scared that my hair would end up being flat, but praise the sweet baby Jesus for salt from the sea. The salt spray revamps your hair by soaking up the water. When it absorbs into your hair, it volumizes. Sea salt is ionic; therefore, it keeps your frizz in check. How’s that for some daily chemistry?
Voluminous, beachy hair. If you prefer (or have more time than I do), heat up a curling iron while you blow-dry and add some subtle waves. Beachy FTW.
What do you do when your hair goes blah?