Sweet Salt Texturizing Spray for Hair

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Sweet Salt Texturizing Spray for Hair - Simple Recipe
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I’ve shared my natural hair spray recipe and my Beach Waves Sea Salt Spray before. I like both of them but wondered if I could combine them to make one everyday hair product.

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Turns out, combining these two recipes is not only possible, but awesome.

I have naturally baby-fine hair and even though it is naturally wavy, it doesn’t naturally hold style well. My hair is also long and blonde, so it gets easily weighed down and looks dirty if I put certain hair products in it.

I stumbled upon my beach waves spray and homemade hair spray when looking for natural hair products that would give my hair some body without weighing it down or making it look greasy.

Katie Wellness MamaThis texturizing spray combines the texturizing ability of my original sea spray with the extra hold of my homemade hair spray for a long-lasting texturizing spray. (It is what I used to style my hair for this picture)

I also added essential oils to this recipe for scent and to stimulate hair growth. I spend a lot of time outside in the summer, and these oils help protect hair and encourage new hair growth.

Natural Texturizing Spray

This spray is incredibly inexpensive and simple to make and it has worked better on my hair than any store-bought product I’ve ever tried. In fact, even if you buy a top of the line glass spray bottle to use for this recipe (which can be re-used many times) and use all of the optional ingredients, this 8 ounce recipe still costs much less than a 4-ounce bottle of Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, which is one of the few conventional products that I’ve ever really liked.

NOTE: I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the glass spray bottle in the picture above. I got it on Zulily and it is sometimes in stock but can be hard to find. I also recently tried this glass spray bottle and like it better since it can spray a fine mist or a thicker spray. Another option is to use an old apple cider vinegar bottle and just replace the top with a regular spray bottle top.

Sweet Salt Texturizing Spray for Hair - Simple Recipe
4.67 from 6 votes

Texturizing Spray Recipe

Give your hair body and holding power with this easy homemade spray made from natural ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Katie Wells



  • Pour the hot water into a glass spray bottle.
  • Add all of the other ingredients.
  • Shake until ingredients are dissolved.

To Use

  • Spray into dry hair and scrunch until the spray dries.
  • For extra volume, use a curling iron to loosely curl 1-inch sections of hair and scrunch again.


Adding conditioner will not work for all hair types and will make the spray thicker. If you don’t want to use conditioner, you can just soak the spray top in hot water to dissolve the sugar/salt if it ever sticks.
For easy morning hair, braid dry hair in to a french braid (or french braid pigtails) at night and spray with this spray. In the morning, use dry shampoo if needed and unbraid hair. Re-spray and scrunch for all-day texture and waves.

TIP: For easy morning hair, braid dry hair in to a french braid (or french braid pigtails) at night and spray with this spray. In the morning, use dry shampoo if needed and unbraid hair. Re-spray and scrunch for all-day texture and waves.

Ever made a homemade hair product? How did it work? Tell me below!

This hair texturizing spray combines epsom salt with volumizing natural sugar and essential oils for a sweet sea spray that naturally thickens hair.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


86 responses to “Sweet Salt Texturizing Spray for Hair”

  1. Jessica Avatar

    Can I use chamomile instead of distilled water and add a bit of lemon if I want to make this lightening like the sea salt spray?

  2. Steph Avatar

    If I want to add avocado oil, or Arian curl cream, how much do you recommend?

  3. Amber Avatar


    Thanks for the recipes. I love your dry shampoo! Especially with cocoa powder for my dark hair. A few questions. Would you use this in place of or in addition to your beach waves spray? I was a little confused by the notes in each. If you just us this, could you add aloe to it like for the beach waves spray? And do you think bourbon or whiskey could work for the alcohol?

  4. Ashley Avatar

    I understand the reason for adding the spiced rum. Does it have to rum? Or can we use something else we might have? Would it have the same effect?

  5. Julie Avatar

    I have tried several recipes similar to this, and they generally work well in my fine, lifeless hair. My problem seems to be the spraying mechanism. I’ve tried the little glass bottles with pump sprayers found in health food stores, cheapies from Walgreens, trigger sprayers for chemicals (from the hardware store). They all fail to work after about 3 uses. I’ve tried running them under hot water, tried boiling too, to no avail. Frustrating! I do not use sugar in my sprays. Are the essential oils or salts eating the sprayer mechanisms? I’d be really grateful if anyone had a suggestion of a long-lasting sprayer for/with a small bottle.

  6. monica Avatar

    Hi. Is the bumble and Bumble sea spray all natural and not contain any chemicals?

  7. Theresa Avatar

    Love love LOVE this recipe! Thank you thank you. I too have very fine hair that generally refuses to hold any shape, and I’m allergic to hairsprays, so this has been a lifesaver. I carry a small mister bottle in my purse and I can reapply later in the day if I need a quick fix. No stiff, sticky hair like storebought sprays. You can even run a comb through this without ruining the gentle hold. I have also been surprised more than once to wake up in the morning and find that my hair still looks almost as good as it did the day before. That NEVER happens with my hair. Add very inexpensive and easy to make, and we have a winner!

    Thank you again for so generously sharing your wonderful recipes with all of us!

  8. Sonia Avatar

    Hi there
    can spiced rum be substituted by Witch hazel? otherwise, what can I use?

    thank you very much, I love your website, I’ll give feedbacks as I’m doing some of your recipe these dayss!

  9. Caroline Avatar

    Thanks for your post, it looks amazing!! Going to try this straight away!
    How do you store this spray (fridge or cabinet)? And how long is it good for?

      1. Caroline Sanoner Avatar
        Caroline Sanoner

        Thanks for taking the time to answer! I love your blog, it’s an amazing source of inspiration!!

  10. Amy Avatar

    Hi Katie –

    Which brand of dry shampoo do you like? I haven’t found the right one yet.

    What is the purpose of using distilled water over regular water? Do you think tap water would work as well?

    Thanks for the recipe!


  11. Chelsea Hartweg Avatar
    Chelsea Hartweg

    Hello! Do you think a more compact spray bottle would work? Like the kind you just press down and not the trigger kind? I’m just trying to figure out what to do with travel since all the bottles i can find with the trigger handle are much bigger than 3 hrs. Maybe definitely need the conditioner in it?

    Example of the type of bottle I’m talking about: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010YFKO4W/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B010YFKO4W&linkCode=as2&tag=wellnessmama-20&linkId=PWCEFHB23LWWMGT3

    Thanks so much! I just chopped off all my hair and would really love this texture spray! Thanks for all you share with the world! You’ve been my long-distance mentor for my journey to natural wellness 🙂

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