Love the perfectly messy free-spirited look of your hair after a day at the beach? This easy recipe will keep your locks surfer-sexy year round. Use extra-virgin coconut oil to get the natural coconut scent and the excellent conditioning properties that counteracts the salt and vodka.

YIELDS: 10 ounces

1 cup distilled water
11⁄2 tablespoons sea salt
1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
1 teaspoon aloe vera juice
1 tablespoon 80 proof vodka

OPTIONAL ADD-INS
Brew 1 chamomile tea bag in the water for lightening effects
Brown hair: Brew 1 black tea bag in the water
Add 1 teaspoon hair gel, unscented or with a scent complementary to the natural coconut scent. This helps to hold the waves in your hair longer.

  What you will need: kettle, measuring cups and spoons, 10-ounce spray bottle

1.To Make: Bring the water to almost boiling and remove from heat. If brewing the optional chamomile or black tea, steep 5 minutes and discard the tea bags. Put the sea salt, coconut oil, and hair gel (optional) into the bottle. Use a funnel to carefully transfer the hot water (or brewed tea) into your spray bottle. Shake well to dissolve the ingredients. Let cool completely. Now add the aloe vera juice and vodka. Shake well and you’re good to go!

2.To Store: The Beachy Babe Hair Spray is good for up to 3 months, 4 months if stored in the refrigerator. Placing in the refrigerator will cause the coconut oil to harden, however. If this occurs, just warm it back up by placing in hot water for a few minutes, shake well, and enjoy! Remember to label with contents and expiration date.

3.To Use: Shake well before each use, as the ingredients will separate. Spray generously onto damp or dry hair. Scrunch and twist into beachy waves. This works best if you air-dry. If you must blow dry, tousle on low with the hair dryer in short bursts, continually scrunching, making beachy-fabulous waves.

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