Holi, the festival of colors is just around the corner, this is one of our personal favorite festivals but it sure is messy and can leave our hair in all shades of colors.
If you too love to play Holi, then this is the perfect read for you, today we will share some incredible tips by which you can make sure your hair is absolutely safe from colors.
Do me a favor, let's play Holi! this year without any tension of damaging your skin or hair from the colors and synthetic dyes. Holi is filled with vibrant colors, love, and laughter. Traditionally Holi was played with natural color but with changing times people have started to use dyes and other harmful colors that sometimes can also leave a temporary stain on your hair.
Pre-Holi Hair Care Tips
Holi is a festival wherein you forget your worries you enjoy with your friends and family, eat sweets and play with vibrant colors. Let us begin by talking about some pre-Holi hair care.
Take A Trim
If you are planning to play Holi this year then make sure you trim your split-ends and dry hair off. Holi colors can be harsh and damaging so if you already have damaged hair then it can react more to them.
Cleanse and Condition
Make sure you prep your hair for Holi by cleansing them and conditioning them well. You can use deep conditioning a few times before Holi festival this will make sure your hair is ready for any possible damage from harmful colors.
This is a very important step to keep your hair healthy and protected even while playing with colors. Make sure to massage your hair well one day before Holi, deeply massage oil into your roots and get ready to play Holi.
You can also adjust your hair in an easy hairstyle, make sure you dont keep your hair open this could lead to breakage.
Cover Your Hair
If you don't want any color on your scalp or hair, then you can definitely cover your hair with a breathable scarf or a cap to protect hair from colors and synthetic dyes.
Post-Holi Hair Care Tips
Here are some post-Holi hair care tips for our readers.
Comb Your Hair
The first thing that you must do after Holi is to comb your hair before you hit the shower, combing your hair first to make sure that all your knots are opened, it will also be easier to get all the color off from your hair.
Shampooing your hair after all that Holi color can take a while, be patient when you are cleansing your hair as it will take a few tries before all the color comes out.
It is essential to deep condition or use a hydrating mask on your hair after all that Holi celebration. This will make sure that your hair is hydrated even though a lot of harmful chemicals infused color has been on them.
4 homemade masks for post-Holi pampering:
- Take a ripe banana, squashed avocado, honey and mayonnaise and blend them well. Apply on your hair and scalp and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with tepid water or you can utilize a gentle cleaning agent moreover. You will be left with gentler and smoother hair strands.
- Take 1 bowl of curd and add 1-2 tbsp of lemon juice to it. Apply on your scalp and hair and wash away within 30 minutes or so to get shading-free and milder braids.
- Take 2 tbsp of olive oil and blend it in with 2 tbsp of honey. Add a couple of drops of lemon juice. Utilize this combination to apply on your hair in rubbing movements. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash with a gentle cleanser.
- Take 1 egg yolk and add 1 tbsp. of olive oil and three drops of Vitamin E to it. Blend them well and apply this combination to knead your hair completely. Leave it on and wash it off utilizing a gentle cleaning agent. This cover will be amazing to give your braids the expected protein content.
If you have a sensitive scalp, then it is essential to use an anti-lice treatment after Holi celebrations. Your scalp may feel itchy after all of the harmful colors so make sure you are adding tea tree oil in your mask or conditioner this will help keep the lice away.
Holi festival in India is celebrated at a grand level, a lot of people have also started playing Holi with vibrant and beautiful flowers rather than dyes and colors. If you want to use colors then you can always buy natural colors also known as gulal.
Holi is a festival of color and love, enjoy this time with your friends and family and have a blast.
Holi is a time to celebrate and have fun with your friends and family but do not forget to take care of your hair. We hope you like all of the information we have shared above, do try the post-Holi hair mask to pamper your hair with extra hydration.