Photo by Kimberly Davis
Sea salt is great for encouraging your hair’s natural wave, curl, and texture to come out and play. By combining salt water with moisturizing aloe gel and the fruity floral scent of neroli hydrosol, you can capture the flirty spirit of beach hair without having to jump in the ocean!
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
- 2 tablespoons neroli hydrosol
Heat the water to a boil, then remove from heat. Stir in the salt, then allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Combine the cooled salt water with the aloe vera gel and neroli hydrosol in a 4-ounce spray bottle, then shake well.
How to Use
Package your Scrunch Spray in a spray bottle for easy application. Spritz the spray onto damp hair, then scrunch it in your palm as you blow dry or air dry your hair. The Scrunch Spray will last about two weeks in the refrigerator and can be used cold or at room temperature.
Natural Beauty Tip: Use Hydrosols to Add Scent
Even though natural hair care has plenty of virtues, giving up the fun flirty scents of commercial shampoos and conditioners can be hard. We’ve grown accustomed to equating clean hair with sweet scents like coconut, apple, and flowers. It would be great if we could all just embrace the natural human aromas of our freshly cleaned heads, but it can be awfully hard to let go of our candy-scented cosmetics. Hydrosols offer a totally natural way to add safe aroma to your hair on an everyday basis. Just package your favorite hydrosol in a spray bottle and spritz it directly into your hair to add a splash of aroma. My personal favorite variety of hydrosol for this purpose is neroli, but you might prefer rose, lavender, lemon balm, or geranium.
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Excerpted from The Natural Beauty Solution: Break Free from Commercial Beauty Products Using Simple Recipes and Natural Ingredients by Mary Helen Leonard published by Spring House Press, 2015.