Experts say the use of organic or natural colors is best.Holi is the time when the skin gets totally ripped off its natural oils and softness, owing to the chemicals contained in colors, so taking proper precaution is important.
One thing which constantly bothers us at the back of our mind is that the harsh chemicals in the colors could harm our hair. So, how to prevent this? What precautions should one take to ensure that the damage caused is not severe.
Oil your hair well. It is the perfect key! A night before Holi, take a head massage with warm caster, a mixture of jojoba and rosemary oil or coconut oil. This provides your hair with ample nutrition which it would require when it gets dry the next day due to colors. If you have a sensitive scalp skin, also add a few drops of lemon juice to avoid any infection triggered by the chemicals in colors. Apply oil every day for a week or two even after the festival to ensure that your hair keeps receiving nourishment continuously.
After playing Holi, rinse off your hair immediately with a mild shampoo and condition your hair. These once done, also apply a pack of olive oil and honey to your hair. This further nourishes your hair and scalp.
Wear a cap, bandana or scarf if you can.use milk-based cleanser or oil and wash off using warm water. Follow up by applying generous amount of oil and moisturizer on wet skin to replenish the hydration which protect the skin.
Strictly avoid usage of synthetic colors as they will cause severe damage to your hair. Apply oil generously on your hair before playing. Simply wash your hair with a mild shampoo, condition the same and then apply hair repair serum to them.
Apply a layer of sun block of SPF 50 at least 30 minutes before you go out to play with colours. Coconut oil is best for all types of skin and hair and can be used both before and after. Tie your hair up so that the colour doesn't reach the roots. Applying a lot of lip balm on your lips and using an anti-redness or body-cooling product on the skin will help in lessening irritation, if any. To shun the colours from stagnating on nails, apply a dark colored nail-paint to nails and cuticles.
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