pinterest challenge: landlocked beachy waves
For this month’s Pinterest Challenge (the monthly post where I take something I’ve pinned and actually do it and report back the results), I thought I’d step away from the crafty theme of the past few posts and try something a little different—a beauty pin!
I’m always looking for new ways to tame my hair. I have crazy thick, frizzy, big, huge hair. I’ve gotten in the habit of flat ironing it a lot, but I don’t love that because of the damage and time commitment. So when I found this how-to for beachy hair spray on Pinterest last week and I knew I was going to try it out.
I always love my hair whenever I’m at the beach, but considering I live 13 hours from the closest ocean, beach hair always seemed to be a bit of a vacation-only thing, but this spray promised me otherwise. Worth a shot!
Plus, I had all the ingredients already on hand.
The original formula makes way more than could fit in my spray bottle, so I did a little bit of tweaking. In a mason jar, I mixed together:
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon conditioner
- 1 teaspoon coconut butter
I put the lid on the mason jar and then shook my little heart out, or until the mixture was all combined and opaque. Then I poured it into an old spray bottle. Done! To use, I sprayed it liberally on clean, towel-dried hair, and then divided my hair into about eight sections, twisted them and then let air dry. Actually, I dried them in the sun while reading a book. Once everything was dried, I shook out my hair and I had this:
I am so happy with the results of this stuff! Normally whenever I air dry my hair, it’s very frizzy and packed full of fly-aways, but this stuff made it smooth and soft without feeling weighted down or greasy. I also love that it took me all of a minute to style my hair (plus drying time). Huge improvement over my typical 20 minute flat-iron time!
In case you were wondering what the front looks like, here is a ridiculous picture of me holding a beach umbrella. Themes. I like to run with them.
I’ll definitely be using this stuff all summer long.