Expert tips to take care of your hair before and after the festival of colours
We spoke to experts from Advanced Hair Studio, Garima Singh, Research and Development Manager at Organic Harvest, and Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies on how to look after your hair during Holi.
Harmful toxins present in both dry and wet colours can easily take away the sheen off your hair, making it dry and frizzy. So, don’t forget to massage your scalp, get rid of the split ends and apply root mask to protect your hair.
Massaging works wonders on your hair. It is very important to massage your scalp thoroughly with coconut-based oil before you step into the Holi celebrations. Coconut-based hair oil gives the protective covering layer to your hair, which then helps you to wash off the colours from your hair with ease. Another nourishing hair oil to try is two tablespoon almond oil, two drops of lavender essential oil, a drop of rose essential oil and two or three drops of lemon and apply.
Adding few drops of lemon to the oil and applying it on your hair helps in keeping the toxins found in colours at bay. This is really helpful for those who have a sensitive scalp.
It is advisable to apply root mask to your hair which will help your hair and scalp from dryness. The mask helps in regaining the texture and shines to your hair post the Holi party ends.
Always remember to braid your hair before playing with colours as it reduces the chances of colour seeping in your scalp.
For men also, it is really important to take care of their beard. Apply coconut oil/mustard oil/almond oil before playing Holi.
To avoid dealing with damaged hair after the festival, invest on good organic hair oil for protection.
Scan for oils with ingredients like clary sage and essential oils juniper berry that are known for strengthening hair and leaving behind a calming effect.
Elements like rosemary and essential oil basil are also great picks to avoid hair fall. Make sure you massage the chosen oil on the scalp and along the length of the hair to avoid the colour staying behind and making it brittle.
You can also braid your hair or roll them into a bun right after oiling to ensure minimal damage by reducing the area exposed to colours.
Men should remember to apply two or three drops of ylang ylang oil on their beard after they are done with all the bathing and getting rid of the colours.