Holi, the festival of colors is just around the corner and everyone is damn excited for it.
The best part of this festival is to play with colors and have fun with our loved ones.
Nowadays, as the market is loaded with lots of synthetic and chemical based colors so people choose to avoid playing with Holi colors.
This year, we are going to tell you easy and effective ways to protect your skin and hair from the damage caused by these synthetic colors.
Massage your hair with coconut oil before Holi Celebrations. Make sure that you apply sufficient amount of oil to cover all your hair and scalp properly. Hair oil will act as a barrier to colors and ease out the process of taking off colors in first wash only
Girls, you need to tie your hairs in braided ponytail or a high bun so that less amount of Holi colors can spread over your scalp
Avoid doing shampoo to your hairs prior to the Holi celebration as shampoo will wash off all the natural oil produced by your scalp. The natural oil of our scalp will reduce the chances of Holi colors to penetrate inside the scalp pores
Try to avoid wearing tight and exposing clothes as covering your body as much as possible will help in preventing our skin from direct contact of holi colors
Additionally, wearing loose and comfortable clothes helps in avoiding all the chances of skin rashes or irritation which might get caused by synthetic chemical based colors
Oil your body and face with coconut, olive or almond oil so that less color gets absorbed into your skin. Also, it can easily come off later
If you are not comfortable with oiling your face then you can use toner instead of oil. Toner will help in minimizing our skin pores and restrict the colors to enter into our skin. Plus, don't forget to apply your favorite sunscreen after applying toner
Apply Vaseline over your lips, near your eyes and over your nail cuticles in order to protect them from colors
Girls, you can apply nail paints over their nails for protecting them from getting stained. Post Holi celebration, you can remove this nail paint very easily using any nail paint remover
Try to wash your hair when the Holi colors are still wet so that, it can come off easily
As a first step, wash your hairs with normal water without using any shampoo. It will help in removing excess color from your scalp and hair. Once after washing it with normal water, use your favorite shampoo and conditioner to remove the left out color from your scalp
Hairs will require moisturization after doing shampoo as well. The chemicals present in Holi colors might cause our hairs to make them dry and frizzy. Use any good quality hair serum or hair oil for keeping moisturization
Before doing shampoo, we need to continue doing massage to our hairs with coconut oil for few weeks in order to provide proper moisturization to scalp
Do not use Henna for few months over your hairs post Holi celebration
You can make a homemade hair mask for conditioning your hairs. Here is the quick recipe for you:
Mix 2 tbsp of Amla powder
3 tbsp of Shikakai powder
2 tbsp of Reetha powder
Egg or Aloe Vera juice
Mix well and apply this paste for 40-50 minutes and then wash
Wash your body with normal water without using soap or bathing gel for removing excess color and then rub lemon peel over your hands and legs. Lemon juice have tremendously good bleaching properties that will help in removing colors from our body
After using lemon, wash your body using mild bathing gel or soap. Try not to vigorously rub your body just to remove colors in one go
Also, avoid any charcoal peel offs, sheet masks, market based face packs, bleaches or any scrubs over your skin for few days. Instead, you can use homemade recipes to make your own mild face packs or cleanser. Listing quick recipes below:
Mix Gram flour with raw milk and apply over your face and arms. Do a gentle massage with it and wash
Dip a cotton ball into raw milk and use it as cleanser over your face
Take a slice of potato and spread some baking soda over it. Massage well over your arms and legs using it
By following above mentioned tips, you can protect your body and hair from any damage caused by Synthetic Holi colors and can have a carefree and safe Holi celebrations.
We wish you all Happy Holi.