Meet John Frieda Ocean Waves spray – one of THE best hair products I have ever used…the texture, the hold, the smell…Sigh.
Though it started out as a summer fling, my love affair with this product continued for a good two years, until one day? Bam. Gone.
Has this ever happened to you?!
Five years later, I am still dreaming of Ocean Waves. I have tried dozens of “like” products. The closest is probably Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, but it’s a bit too expensive for my taste. I haven’t yet tried Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray, but I’ve heard it works well.
I’ve been trying a DIY beach waves hair spray that works well for me, so I thought I would share it.
DIY Beach Waves Hair Spray
- Spray bottle (be sure to select a plastic that will hold up in the microwave)
- 1 T Coconut Oil – I used Nature’s Way brand, which is available online or at most organic stores.
- 2 T Sea Salt – If you don’t already have this on hand, you can find it in most grocery stores
- 1 T Conditioner – I just used my daily conditioner Matrix Biolage Smoothing Conditioner
- 1 T Hair Gel – I used Garnier Fructis Curl Scrunch Gel
- 2 C HOT Water
DIY Beach Waves Hair Spray Results
This is after a full Saturday of comings and goings, along with a bit of time in the wind at a night event.
And then on day two…
I’ve been using this product in my hair for about two weeks now and I really like it. I have found that my hair feels softer and more natural after using it and I really like the curl I am able to pull off simply.
After washing my hair like I normally do, I spray the mixture liberally over my whole head. Once I’ve applied the beach waves spray, I simply twist my hair into sections, scrunch and then air dry. Once it’s all dry, I do have to go back and smooth out my bangs and shake out the curls.
On day two, I simply sprayed a bit of the beach waves hair spray into the palm of my hand and went through smoothing and retwisting my hair. I also used a bit of hairspray on some of the frizzies.
A little bit more…
Full disclosure. My hair is quite thick. It’s also corse and has quite a bit of natural curl. If your hair is fine or perhaps it’s very straight, you will probably want to adjust the recipe slightly.
- For more hold, add additional salt (but understand that more salt can dry your hair out).
- If your hair is very fine or a bit oily, you can cut down or omit the coconut oil.
- If you don’t have much curl in your hair, it’s probably going to be more like waves than curls.
I am really happy with the recipe, but I am considering an alternative to the coconut oil – Dabur Vatika Coconut Hair Oil. I have heard wonders about it and I’ve ordered a bottle to try.
Have you tried anything like this? I’d love to know how it worked for you!