DIY Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

DIY Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

So I was browsing around Sephora the other day, like always. And I decided to try Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. And what do you know, I thought it was pretty great.  True, the results were not an exact reproduction of the beachy waves I’d rocked each summer growing up on the coast of Rhode Island. But it sure did make me look pretty, and nice, and I decided needed to have it. 

But $25??!  Ugh.

DIY Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

I liked the product a lot, and was working up the nerve to shell out the money, but then it occurred to me that “Hey- I can totally DIY this!”  And so I did.

This recipe made about 1 cup (8 oz) of product:

1 cup hot (but not boiling) water
1 1/2 Tbs epsom salt
1/2 Tbs sea salt
1 Tsp styling product (I used a texturizer, but you can also use hair gel)
1 Tsp coconut oil

PRO TIPP:  Remember to shake the bottle before you use it. The styling product and coconut oil can tend to float back to the top, and that stuff needs to mix back in.

UNNECESSARY DETAIL:  I typed up some cute “packaging” in Word, printed it, cut it out, and stuck it on the bottle with some Mod Podge.

Now here's how I make it work for me:

Because I already have thin and wavy hair that’s prone to frizz, I lay a little bit of flat iron action down on it before I use the product. After my hair is properly tamed, I spray this on evenly, being careful not to soak sections/ pieces of hair.  It brings back a bit of the natural wave, along with a piece-y, messy texture, yet smooth finish.

This is how it works best for me.  But if you REALLY want to bring the beach bunny out in you, then go to town.  Spray, spray, spray, until your hair is 10-20% wet.  And then spray some more :P

Yay!  Cheap and effective.  My life.

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  1. Awesome! My friend is looking for a type of salt spray for her dreads, so I'm passing this along. I think it would work by leaving out the coconut oil!

    Lovely hair!


  2. This is awesome! I was thinking of getting the LUSH salt spray, but it's also a bit pricey. Totally DIY-ing it! Thanks!

    1. yeah, I'd give this a try first :)

  3. Looking pur-ty!! I've been meaning to try a DIY recipe for sea salt spray and now I know where to reference!! :-)

  4. Thank you for a great idea, there is no need to buy something if you can already do it by yourself;)))
    Have a fabulous time!

  5. I was searching for a DIY version of Bumble and Bumble and I saw yours, and when I read you were in RI in the summer I knew I would choose your recipe. I'm from RI :)


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