Before you begin Holi celebrations, keep in mind that artificial colors can harm your hair and undo the progress made in hair care over the past few months.
But that doesn’t mean you should refrain from celebrate this fun festival. According to Sanchi Sehgal, the founder of Ozone Signature, artificial colors can cause dryness, flaking, irritation, and dandruff, which can have a lasting effect on overall hair strength.
Before you go out to celebrate, make sure your hair is well protected from all damage. Sehgal suggests the following tips:
1. Wash your hair
Wash and condition your Hair before going out to play Holi can help restore hair balance. Also, after Holi, removing the colors will become much easier on an already clean head than on a dirty one.
2. Oil your hair
After washing your Hair, oiling your hair before playing is a good way to protect it. This will help provide a layer between the colors and your hair by covering the cuticles so the colors don’t get inside your scalp. This is an important step to avoid damage and breakage. You can use coconut or almond oil.
3. Cover your hair
Try to keep your hair covered with a scarf. Make a bun or a braid, it will reduce the damage. You can even wear a bandana to make your style lively while covering your mane to prevent any hair color damage.
1. Head wash
Before applying the shampoo to your hair, be sure to wash it gently with water. You can avoid conditioning your hair as you can use a nourishing mask first to give extra moisture. This will help remove any dry colors.
2. Hair mask
After Holi, your hair might look dry and undernourished. You can apply conditioner and hair mask. These will hydrate your hair and help prevent breakage. You can even whip homemade masks with egg or yogurt to remove color and nourish your hair naturally.