Holi, the festival of colours, is a very vibrant and fun affair. But the colours used, while a lot of fun, can wreck havoc on your hair. So how do you have fun but make sure your hair does not suffer damage from the harsh chemicals in the colours? Well, simply follow our hair care tips to help you protect your hair and breeze through Holi.
Seal Your Hair Follicles with Conditioner
A great way to add a protective layer to your hair, effectively sealing it from the colours and dissuading them from penetrating your hair follicles is to slather on conditioner onto your hair. Instead of applying conditioner onto wet hair and washing it off as you would normally do, apply conditioner onto your dry hair and then go ahead and take part in all the holi festivities. Not only will the conditioner protective your hair, but you will also end up with soft hair that has been well conditioned over the hours.
Braid Your Hair
If you have medium to long length hair, then it is a great idea to braid you hair. This way, your hair will not get too knotted up and messy after the hours of fun and frolic. Alternatively, you can also put up your hair in a tight bun to protect it.
Cover Your Hair with a Bandana
Consider covering your hair with a bandana or a scarf. This can actually go a long way in protecting your hair and keeping it secure from being saturated with the Holi colours. If you can’t get your hands on a bandana, you can use anything from a towel to a dupatta to cover your head to minimize the damage.
Apply Coconut Oil on Your Hair
Instead of slathering on conditioner, you can instead choose to apply coconut oil all over your hair. The added advantage of doing this is that, while you can’t apply the conditioner onto you scalp as it will leave your scalp greasy and make your hair limp, there’s nothing stopping you from applying coconut oil to your scalp. So you will be protective not just your hair but your scalp as well.
Use a Clarifying Shampoo
Clarifying shampoos are specially formulated to clean the scalp, getting rid of any impurities. This makes them an absolute must-have for the Holi season. The residue from the colours, if not removed completely, will settle onto the scalp and hair and can eventually lead to hair loss, breakage, and itching. So invest in a good clarifying shampoo to help you make your hair and scalp squeaky clean.
Use a Hair Masque
No matter how many precautions you take and how careful you are, your hair will still suffer, albeit to a lesser extent. So give it a boost with a deep conditioning hair masque to help it regain its luster. You can also indulge in hot oil massages and a hair spa treatment to help your hair recover from all that it went through during Holi.
Refrain From Using Heat on Your Hair
For a couple of weeks following Holi, try to refrain from using a hair dryer or straightening or curling iron on your hair. Your hair needs some time to repair itself and get back its elasticity and texture. Using heat on your hair will only further weaken/damage it.
Follow our tips to make sure your hair does not suffer terribly as a result of all the fun you had during Holi. All you need to do is take some simple precautionary measures to ensure that your hair is protected against possible damage. Now that you know all that you ought to do to protect your hair, don’t hold yourself back. Let go and get into the spirit of Holi!