Monday, June 11, 2012

Beach Hair

If you've been reading Kiss My Smash you know I've been looking for ways to add curls or waves to my hair without actually picking up a curling iron. I've tried pin curls  and I've tried the sock bun method. Neither of those really worked for me. 

While on Pinterest I found this great pin from Swell Style Blog

The instructions and supplies were pretty simple so I gave it a try! 

All I needed was salt, conditioner, coconut oil, and a spray bottle. 

I started with one tablespoon of salt. 

Then one tablespoon of coconut oil. 

Next,  I added one tablespoon of conditioner. 

Finally, I poured in two cups of hot water and stirred until all of the ingredients were thoroughly mixed. 

I filled my baby spray bottle and put the remaining supply in a mason jar for safekeeping. 

After a shower, I dried my hair for a few minutes so it was damp but not sopping wet. I sprayed the concoction all over my hair and twisted medium sized sections. 

My hair is very fine so I had to continue to twist the hair to keep it in a twist while it air-dried. 

When it was completely dry - this is how my hair appeared. 

I don't know what you see - but I don't see beautiful beach waves. 

There was some cute curl to it - but not as much as I was hoping for. 

I couldn't really shake out all the twists. I attempted shaking out a few twists but they just fell flat and straight. 

If I was to do this all over again I would probably start with almost dry hair. Then I would spray a TON of the salt/oil/conditioner mixture in my hair. I would get the dampness from the mixture - rather than plain water. Also, I would probably only do two twists,  one on either side.

Learn from me and my mistakes. I think this is still a worthy idea. I will be trying this again. Let me know if you give this a whirl!

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