Holi, the festival of colors, is a very lively and fun affair. But the colors used, though very funny, can ruin your hair. So how do you have fun but make sure your hair is not damaged by the harsh chemicals in the dye? All right, follow our hair care tips to help protect your hair and wind through Holi.
Seal your hair follicles with conditioner
A great way to add a protective layer to your hair is to effectively seal it from color and apply conditioner to your hair to prevent follicles from entering your hair. Instead of applying conditioner to wet hair and washing it off as you normally would, apply conditioner to your dry hair and then go ahead and take part in the Holi festivities. Conditioner will not only protect your hair, but you will also get soft hair that has been well conditioned for a few hours.
Braid your hair
If you have medium to long hair, braiding your hair is a great idea. That way, after hours of fun, your hair won’t get too tangled and messy. Alternatively, you can keep 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. It can actually go a long way in protecting your hair and keeping it from getting full of holly colors. If you can’t get your hands on a bandana, you can use anything from towels to scarves to cover your head to minimize damage.
Apply coconut oil on your hair
Instead of applying conditioner, you can apply coconut oil all over the hair. The added benefit of doing this is that while you may not be able to apply conditioner to your scalp as it will make your scalp fat and make your hair hairy, it will not prevent you from applying coconut oil on your scalp. So you will protect not only your hair but also your scalp.
Use a clarifying shampoo
Clarifying shampoos are specially formulated to cleanse the scalp, releasing any impurities. This makes them an absolute must for the Holi season. Residues of color, if not completely removed, will settle on the scalp and hair and eventually lead to hair fall, breakage and itching. So invest in a good clarifying shampoo to help clean your hair and scalp.
Use a hair mask
No matter how careful you are and no matter how careful you are, your hair will still be damaged, albeit slightly. So boost it with a deep conditioning hair mask to help restore its shine. You can also do hot oil massage and hair spa treatment to help your hair recover from everything during Holi.
Refrain from using heat on your hair
For a few weeks after Holi, try to refrain from using or straightening your hair with a hair dryer or using a curling iron. Your hair needs some time to repair itself and regain its elasticity and texture. Using heat on your hair will make it weaker / more damaged.
Follow our tips to make sure your hair isn’t badly damaged by all the fun you had during Holi. All you need to do to protect your hair against potential damage is to take some simple precautions. Now that you know what you need to do to protect your hair, don’t hold back. Let’s go and get the Holy Spirit!