Holi is just about to come and everyone wants to get soaked in the festival of colours. But beware, these colours can harm your skin and hair. In order to enjoy Holi without any hassles, here are a few things to keep in mind to protect your hair from damage.
Pre Holi Care:
The chemicals in the colours can leave your hair dry and damaged. So tie your hair in a braid or put it up in a bun. Cover your hair with a bandana if it is short.
Apply coconut oil to your scalp and hair to ease the removal of colours later. You can also add a few drops of lemon juice or rosemary oil to avoid dandruff. You can also apply a mixture of coconut oil/olive oil, castor oil. Apply the oil at least 20-25 minutes before you go out to play. Before you start with the oil massage, make sure you get rid of the split ends. The synthetic colours will make your hair drier, causing more split ends.
You must avoid shampooing your hair a day before going to play Holi. By doing this your scalp would not be stripped of the natural oils on the scalp.
Post Holi care:
Use plenty of water to get rid off all the colour. Use a mild herbal shampoo to wash your hair. Don’t forget to use a conditioner.
Apply lemon juice to your scalp to restore the acid-alkaline balance in your hair and scalp.
If your hair dries apply a little oil to nourish and moisturise your scalp.
You can also use a deep conditioning mask. Mix half tablespoon of olive oil and coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey and yoghurt. Apply it to your hair and keep it for one hour before washing it off. This mask will leave your hair smooth shiny and soft.