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Sea Salt Hair Mist Recipe

Sea Salt Hair Mist Recipe

In the previous posts here and here I talked about salt in cosmetic formulations. Here is a simple and easy sea salt hair mist you can make for your self.

A sea salt hair mist or spray is a styling mist to give the look of sea tousled, shiny and slightly wavy beach hair. This mist can be used on wavy, straight, curly and coily hair.

Sea Salt Hair Mist Recipe

4 ounces distilled water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (try Pacific or Atlantic sea salt or Dead Sea salt)
optional: 1 drop lavender essential oil and 1 drop rosemary essential oil (for scent and hair benefits)
optional: 2 drops glycerin or 1/4 teaspoon aloe vera gel (for moisture)
optional: 4 drops seaweed extract

Directions

  1. Warm the distilled water (you can also try spring water or tap water)
  2. Add sea salt and stir until dissolved
  3. Add essential oils, glycerin and or aloe vera gel
  4. Mix well
  5. Pour into container with atomizer

Suggested Usage
Mist onto dry or damp hair. Mist onto ends or all of hair. Scrunch hair with hands. Allow hair to air dry.

This sea salt hair mist will keep for several months.

Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo Part 3


Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo

There are many considerations to formulate and make natural shampoo. First, you need to determine the type of shampoo you want to formulate I covered this in Part 1. Next, decide on the surfactant system best for the type of shampoo, review In Part 2.Here are some other considerations formulating natural shampoo.

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Surfactants in Natural Shampoo Part 2

How to Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo Part 2: Surfactants in Natural Shampoo

Part 1 Types of Shampoo

Part 2 Surfactants for Natural Shampoo

Part 3 Formulating and Making Natural Shampoo

How to Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo Part 1 (read here) covered Types of Shampoo. Part 2 covers Surfactants for Natural Shampoo.

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How to Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo: Part 1

How To Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo: Part 1
This series is on how to formulate and make natural shampoo. This is part 1 of 3. To formulate and make a natural shampoo requires knowledge of the types of shampoos on the market, understanding the chemistry of surfactants and their purpose and other ingredients to develop a natural shampoo that cleanses the hair but also does not strip the hair.

Part 1 Types of Shampoo

Part 2  Surfactants for Natural Shampoo

Part 3 Formulate and Make Natural Shampoo


Purpose of Shampoo
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End of Summer Hair Tips | Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse Recipe

hair rinseEnd of Summer Hair Tips | Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse

Summer can wreak havoc on our hair between swimming in chlorinated water to more exposure to the sun’s rays. Luckily there are some easy ways we can take extra care of our hair to keep our locks healthy and vibrant and repair any damage that may have already been done. Read on for some end of summer hair tips and a recipe for a hair rinse.

Reduce Heat Styling

Heat styling can really dry out and fry your locks. With warmer weather it is much easier to go heat styling free by letting your hair dry naturally. Naturally wavy hair can be created by using a sea-salt spray, scrunching hair when wet and then (most important) keep your hands off to prevent frizz. For more resources on taking care of natural hair check out our ebook: Naturally Textured Hair: Straight, Wavy, Kinky, Coily, Curly and our blog on Curly Hair Types.

Protect Your Hair

The sun’s rays can not only burn our skin, but can also cause damage to our hair. The best way to protect your hair from the sun is to wear hats, scarves, or bandanas. Applying a deep conditioner and/or hair mask is another great way to add moisture and nourishment.

Beat the Frizz

Warm weather and high humidity are a recipe for major frizz. Hair oils are a great option to not only tame frizz but to promote soft and shiny hair. Read more about hair oils here. Also switching to a wide tooth comb instead of a brush can help minimize frizz and promote natural curl. Many people also swear by this brush as it easily gets out tangles and does not cause split ends or breakage.

Hair Rinse

A hair rinse is a great way to add shine and revitalize your hair from summer.

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Hibiscus & Herbal Hair Rinse Recipe

For this hair rinse, choose herbs that are excellent for hair such as rosemary, thyme, and mint, etc. Fresh herbs from the garden are great to use, otherwise dried can also be used.

Ingredients:

  • small handful of herbs
  • hibiscus or other flowers (such as calendula, lavender, rose, etc.)
  • 8 ounces of hot water

Directions:

Steep herbs and flowers in hot water and cool to room temperature. Strain out herbs and flowers.

Pour the rinse onto the hair. Allow the rinse to set on the hair for few minutes then rinse off (optional).
Tip: Wash and condition hair first and then apply the rinse. Leave rinse on and allow to dry on hair. Place the rinse in the refrigerator and do a cool rinse. It is very soothing to the scalp.
Note: most fresh hibiscus flowers doesn’t add color to the water but dried hibiscus immediately colors the water. Add some dried hibiscus for a beautiful pink to red color.

Natural Hair Care Products

Finding natural hair care products specific to your hair needs can be difficult. Our Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course provides over 30 formulations on shampoos, conditioners, hair oils, masks, mists, serums, co-wash, pomade, styling gel, etc.