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For this month’s Pinterest Challenge (the monthly post where I take something I’ve pinned and actually do it and report back the results), I thought I’d step away from the crafty theme of the past few posts and try something a little different—a beauty pin!

I’m always looking for new ways to tame my hair. I have crazy thick, frizzy, big, huge hair. I’ve gotten in the habit of flat ironing it a lot, but I don’t love that because of the damage and time commitment. So when I found this how-to for beachy hair spray on Pinterest last week and I knew I was going to try it out.

I always love my hair whenever I’m at the beach, but considering I live 13 hours from the closest ocean, beach hair always seemed to be a bit of a vacation-only thing, but this spray promised me otherwise. Worth a shot!

Plus, I had all the ingredients already on hand.

The original formula makes way more than could fit in my spray bottle, so I did a little bit of tweaking. In a mason jar, I mixed together:

  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon conditioner
  • 1 teaspoon coconut butter

I put the lid on the mason jar and then shook my little heart out, or until the mixture was all combined and opaque. Then I poured it into an old spray bottle. Done! To use, I sprayed it liberally on clean, towel-dried hair, and then divided my hair into about eight sections, twisted them and then let air dry. Actually, I dried them in the sun while reading a book. Once everything was dried, I shook out my hair and I had this:

I am so happy with the results of this stuff! Normally whenever I air dry my hair, it’s very frizzy and packed full of fly-aways, but this stuff made it smooth and soft without feeling weighted down or greasy. I also love that it took me all of a minute to style my hair (plus drying time). Huge improvement over my typical 20 minute flat-iron time!

In case you were wondering what the front looks like, here is a ridiculous picture of me holding a beach umbrella. Themes. I like to run with them.

I’ll definitely be using this stuff all summer long.

Have you every learned a beauty trick from Pinterest?

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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15 Responses
  1. Michelle K

    I have hair like yours and I LOVE the feria conditioner.. It’s hard to find, but it’s the only conditioner that really works with my hair!

  2. Becky

    That is gorgeous!! I have hair a lot like yours…thick and frizzy! This might be a stupid question but how do you do the twisting part? Do you like just twirl your hair and leave it hanging down or do you twist it into little buns and clip them to your head or what? I love the look and need to try this out!! Thank you for such an awesome blog, btw!

    1. Cassie

      I didn’t notice a difference between warm and cold. I think the hot water was just necessary to make sure everything mixes together well. 🙂

  3. Melissa K

    I tried the spray that’s been floating around Pinterest that uses Epsom salt, and it left this dry, salty residue at the ends of my thick, somewhat wavy hair. I’m assuming this one doesn’t do that?

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