Thursday, 21 June 2012

DIY Surf Spray

Bit of a different post today. I like to use surf spray in my hair every now and again to add texture and remember seeing a video about how to make your own for pennies which I thought I would share with you.
I actually forst saw this video on the DVD extras for a Mary-Kate and Ashley film years ago where their hairstylist was talking about how he did their hair and it's really really easy to make. All you will need is:
I don't think the type of salt really matters, I've used Sainsburys Reduced Sodium Salt as it was all that was in my cupboards. Pour about 1 heaped teaspoon amount into a clear plastic bottle which you can get really cheaply in most stores in their travel section

Next, add about the same amount of hair gel. I've used VO5 Mega Hold Control Gel which i got as a freebie from when I worked at a magazine company that has been lying around in my room for so long, again I don't think it matters too much what gel you use.

Then, just fill the rest of the bottle with water, shake and voila! I've decorated my bottle with nail varnish but that's totally optional. You can experiment with different amounts of salt and gel to get the perfect mix for your hair but this is the ratio I use for mine.

All you have to do now is spray the lengths of your hair (I think it looks nicer when you use this on your natural hair, no straightening etc) with this, work it into the hair with your fingers and you're ready to go!

I have no idea how this compares to other surf sprays because it's been so long since I've bought one. I may get one and do a comparison review soon though.

1 comment:

  1. oh wow, i would've never of thought of using this! i might have to try it out and see how it looks on my short hair!
    does it make your hair greasy at all?