I’m always conflicted around this time of the year: while I love Holi and have a ball playing it with friends and family, I dread the few days after that where I’m scrubbing colour from every orifice of my body. But the worst of all is my hair – the colour and the water can be quite damaging, and if you’re anal about your hair (like I am), the thought alone might want to keep you away from the festivities. However, if you put a little thought into caring for your hair before the occasion, you can get through it with minimum fuss. Team MissMalini already told you about the only accessory you’ll need this year to protect your hair; now the stars give you their tips:
It’s important to take care of your hair and skin given there is so much exposure to colours and chemicals. I usually massage my hair with coconut based hair oil. It not only protects my hair from the harsh color and chemicals but also provides nourishment. Try and cover your hair with a scarf or bandana so the chances of colour entering your scalp are minimal.
I ensure I oil my hair with coconut based hair oil. It takes care of my hair and protects it from the damage of the harsh holi colours. Additionally, I prefer tying up my hair while playing Holi. Open hair tends to tangle and damage ones hair even more. You can don a fashionable side braid or a side ponytail too. I also try and moisturize my skin with coconut oil before stepping out to play Holi. By doing so the colour doesn’t seep into my skin and it is easier to take off the color after playing Holi.
Before stepping out to play Holi, I massage my hair with coconut hair oil. Applying a coconut based hair oil acts as a barrier and prevents colours from coming in direct contact with hair and lessens the damage. The magical laurites of coconut helps in giving my hair the conditioning it needs with takes care of the damage from the colour, sun and water while playing Holi.