I hope everyone is having a lovely day today! It’s rainy here which puts a damper on my horse work but is also my favorite blogging and crafting weather.
Are you ready for another post on hair volume tips and tricks? I am! Here we go…
-Use your blow dryer effectively. I used to spend wayyy too much time blow drying my hair after getting out of the shower only to have heat damaged hair and very sore arms. As my hair got longer and it took even more time to dry I knew something had to change. So I stopped blow drying it to find out my hair tends to weigh itself down a lot and dries pretty limp. So I found a very happy in between that doesn’t require frying my hair or losing volume!
Whenever I shower, I leave my hair in a towel as I get dressed, do my make up, brush my teeth, etc. Once I’m done with all of that my hair is about halfway dry. I let my hair down, get out my blow dryer, flip my head over, and blow dry my hair upside down for 5 minutes max.
Blow drying it upside down gives my hair the volume it needs, and waiting until it is partially dried makes the process so much easier! It usually isn’t 100% dry when I am done with my blow dryer, but I’m not really wanting it to be DRY, just to have some lift. I let it air dry the rest of the way.
So after I have flipped my head right side up, I shake my hair out (I usually resemble a very large feline… think lion king) to soften it up. I style my bangs and loosely run a flat iron over the pieces of hair around my face if necessary.
That is usually all I do on the day I shampoo my hair and it works pretty consistently.
On day 2 after shampooing, my hair is getting just a tad greasy and starting to go wet noodle on me. That’s when I know it’s time to bring out the salt water spray….
My hair loooooves my homemade salt water spray!! The salt dries the hair just a teeny bit and gives it great texture. I find it also gives my hair a hairspray-ish hold which is nice. I add some moisturizing oils into the spray to condition and add shine to my hair.
You can spray the salt water in damp hair for beachy waves, but the way I use it for my second day hair is just simply spraying it on top of my head until my roots and scalp are damp. I don’t really want it on the ends of my hair, just from my ears up.
Then I flip my hair over, hit it with the blow dryer for just a minute or 2, and all done!
I actually like my second day hair a lot better than the first day. It has a lot more texture and if I want to curl it, braid it, etc, it holds a lot better on the second day.
Oh, and before I forget, here’s the directions for the spray!
I fill a small glass spray bottle with water and add a couple spoonfuls of salt.
I add around half a teaspoon of liquid glycerin and a little more than half a teaspoon of either jojoba or coconut oil, depending on what I have on hand.
Then I add essential oils. You can really add whatever you like at this point! I like to add tea tree oil to my spray because it really helps my scalp between washes.
Lavender is another good one. It is really soothing for your hair and scalp.
One of my new favorite essential oils for hair is grapefruit. It may add great shine and smells sooooo good!!
Play with the essential oils and see what works best for you. If you missed my post on how to purchase Young Living essential oils wholesale, check that out here.
Let me know if you try making some salt water spray and how it worked out for you!!
Thanks for reading 🙂