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August 16, 2010
spritz of the sea

Blake Lively

So, much to my dismay summer is winding down towards its end. Luckily, the tousled beachy waves like Blake Lively’s can carry you into fall for an easy, but glamorous look. A few months ago I decided to try out Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Spray. They have a ton of great products and I had heard/read a lot of great things about this one in particular. I have board straight hair for the most part so achieving natural wave in my hair is never something that actually comes naturally – I have to work at it.

I think that overall I’m pretty pleased with the spray. I have to use quite a bit of it to get the look that I want, especially because I have thicker hair, but it smells great and really does work. The problem is, I travel pretty much every weekend (as I’m sure you have all noticed by now) and good ole TSA makes it really difficult to bring your beauty kit anywhere. The spray is 4 oz. and as I’m sure you all know you can only bring 3 oz. containers on an airplane. This presents a problem for me especially if I’m wanting to bring something along that I can spritz all over my hair and let it air dry (thus allowing me to leave a blow dryer at home).

So, I decided to create my own budget and travel friendly sea salt spray. It’s really simple, and after trying it out I’m pretty pleased with the results based on how simple it was to make

step 1: gather materials

To create the spray, you only need 4 things – a spray bottle, sea salt, a dish and tap water.

I picked up a travel size spray bottle from Wal-Mart that I’m pretty sure mine cost about 96 cents, and I already had sea salt that I use all of the time for cooking but you could also pick this up at Wal-Mart or any grocery store.

step 2: grind away

If you have a sea salt grinder like me, find a small bowl or dish that you can grind about 1 – 1.5 oz. of sea salt into. Then just start grinding!

step 3: just add water

Fill your bottle up about 3/4 of the way full with tap water that is room temperature. This will leave enough room for you to add tons of sea salt and will help with shakeability.

step 4: salt it up

Take pinches of sea salt from your dish and drop it into the bottle. This method isn’t exactly the most timely, but I found that pouring into the bottle didn’t work out very well because of the narrow hole, so I went for the pinching. Also, please excuse my horribly outgrown nail polish, I’ve been a bit busy…

step 5: shake!

Twist the spray cap back onto the bottle, and shake well!!! This will help the sea salt dissolve into the water instead of just sitting at the bottom of the bottle.

Enjoy this quick beauty travel tip and if you want to check out some tutorial video on the Bumble & Bumble site of a stylist using the Surf Spray product, click here. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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