You know it’s summer in the Philippines when you start sweating right at the moment you get out of your cold shower in the morning. Yes folks from other countries, that’s how we roll here. Haha! Anyhow, for the second summer in a row, I’m taking up summer class to advance a few subject to graduate in time. And because of the limited time I have to go on vacations, take a trip to the beach or whatnot (except for this 3-day vacation from the 20th-22nd), achieving a complete summer look seems a little impossible. It’s a good thing I found the perfect solution! I’ve constructed a salt water/hair lightener spray that’ll help me get that perfect sun-kissed, beach-wave look!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 tablespoon sea salt (if you don’t have sea salt, use 1 tablespoon of regular salt, like I did) - the salt will help you achieve that dehydrated kind of look to your hair
- 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil (I literally got mine from a coconut. Okay I know that sounds pretty dumb, but our helper made it for me literally from the coconut. It was really cool how she did it. Of course, you could get extra virgin coconut oil from local grocery stores but the less preservatives the better) - the coconut oil will help keep your hair moisturized while the salt takes the nutrients away from your hair
- 1/2 tablespoon hair gel - the gel will act as a hold
- lemon juice from hal of a lemon (I suggest you use freshly squeezed lemon juice rather than the one from a can or bottle) - the lemon juice will act as a natural lightener
- spray bottle
- measuring cups
WHAT TO DO:
1. In a mixing bowl, first add 1 cup of hot water.
2. Next, you’ll be adding your salt. Remember to whisk well to thoroughly dilute the salt.
3. You’ll be doing the same for the extra virgin coconut oil, hair gel, and lemon juice. Again, whisk well!
5. After you’ve mixed them all together for about a minute and a half, pour them into your spray bottle. Yes, it’s as simple as that!
HOW TO USE:
1. Apply on damp hair.
2. Part your hair into four equal parts. Upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right.
3. You are then to make sub-parts on the four major parts (I hope you got that). Start twisting the sub-parts of your hair away from your face and spray from root to tip. The sub-parts can be as big or as small as you want, it really all depends on you.
4. Once you’ve got everything cover, let it air dry.
The formula of your salt water/hair lightener spray can actually be customized to your liking. Simply be guided by the information below
- the salt sucks out the moisture from your hair which is what makes it dry in a fab way
- the coconut oil acts as a barrier to the salt so it does not suck out all the moisture your hair needs.
- remember: you want your hair to look dry and frizzy in a fab way, as if it just got a little sun. You DO NOT want to steal away all the moisture and nutrients it needs.
- the gel controls the hold of the hair. the more gel you put, the more the beach hair effect and twisted curls will hold
- the lemon juice is the natural lightener, so the more lemon juice you put, the lighter you hair will get when sunlight is shed on it. Think of it this way, you get summer highlights for free!
I hope all that info helped you guys out! I’ll be posting a hair mask treatment made from natural ingredients after my 3-day beach trip I mentioned earlier. Anyhow, wishing you all a great summer and a blessed Holy Week!