Poolside in Palm Springs? Yes, please! This week my friend Ali and I have been on the “lounge, float, repeat” schedule in the desert and after hanging in the heat, the last thing you want to do is bust out your blowdryer. I brought along my favorite homemade wave spray and thought it would be fun to share my recipe with you guys. I’ve seen lots of DIY wave sprays but none that have used a waterbased pomade which I think might be my (no longer a) secret ingredient. I find that after I use ocean sprays on my clients, I always add argan oil and a tiny bit of waterbased pomade into the mix. THEN I tried them all mixed together in one bottle and the result was ridiculous. Here’s how it’s done.
** My advice is to pour the hot water into the spray bottle, then add your nickel sized dab of pomade, salt and argan/coconut oil. Put the top on the bottle and shake to break down those ingredients while the water is hot. Then add the leave-in once those ingredients dissolve.
The reason this spray is so great is because it never feels dried out or hard– every ingredient is soft. Best to let it air-dry and gently scrunch as it dries. You can use it on long or short hair without worrying about it getting “crunchy”.