The festival of colours is coming soon - vibrant colours, mouth-watering food, loud music and tons of fun. We know you’re looking forward to spending time with your family and friends, but don’t forget about taking care of yourself in the process. In this blog post, we can help get your hair ready for holi with a few simple tips.
In different parts of the nation, people play with colours that are artificial and have chemicals in them. The colours can cause damage to your hair because of the chemicals present in it. Dyes in the powdeer, direct sunlight and UV rays can cause your hair to become dry and brittle resulting in breakage.
Nobody wants to miss out on Holi fun nor do they want to escape vibrant colors so - of course we can help save those tresses of yours - here are some tips.
Preferably use organic colours that aren't too harsh or colours made from flowers as they are natural colours that are free from chemicals and won’t cause any adverse reactions.
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The chemicals that are present in the colours can result in your hair being dry and as a result damaged.
Pro tip: Tie your hair up, a cute braid or bun works - this reduces the surface area to where all the colours could reach.
Add some camouflage
If you have short hair, use a bandana to cover it up and save yourself the hassle of washing multiple colours off your hair. Even if you have long hair, this is a great idea. Let’s not have an itchy colourful scalp this holi!
The best Indian grandmother’s advice: oil your hair
Pro tip: Apply oil to your hair an hour before you start with the colour splashing. Do not do it the night before, or leave it overnight, you’re just asking for skin breakouts.
Keep additional chemicals away
Try to avoid shampooing your hair a day before the festivities. Your scalp might lose the essentials oils which can make your hair dry especially with the extra colour.
Show your scalp some love
Deep condition your locks: since your hair is going head first (pun-intended) into colour damage, you need to make sure your roots are strong enough to not break your strands of hair.
For the passionate hair lovers
If you take hair care REALLY seriously, you can chop off your split ends. This would help lessen the damage done to your hair by the colours, rather than worsening it.
Holi is a joyful occasion but the aftermath of it could cause frustrations that you’d rather avoid. Don’t forget to implement these steps while you’re pregaming for the festival of colour. Make sure you have happy hair after too!
If you have any hair conditions that you are under treatment for or are seeking treatment for, you should consult a professional before you introduce anything new to your hair-care routine. They will be able to give you accurate advice based on your hair type and the severity (if any) of your condition.
Remedico wishes you a Happy Holi!
Stay tuned for ‘The post Holi perfect hair/skin care guide’ blog!