One of the most high-spirited festivals filled with hues of joyful colors is around the corner. Holi is all about colors, food, togetherness, dance, and all sorts of cheer. This delightful festival is celebrated in all parts of the country with huge fervor and exuberance. Undeniably, the colors of love rejoice your heart with long-lasting happiness, but amidst the celebration, protecting your skin and hair from harmful colors is also important. It has been observed that artificial chemicals used in holi colors not only result in scalp irritations but also lead to rough and frizzy hair. While you gear up to enjoy the festival with your loved ones, do not forget to guard your tresses and scalp against the crazy holi fun.
- Pre oiling
- Cover your hair
- Make a bun
- Hair wash
- Deep conditioning
1. Pre oiling
Hair oiling is a great way to restrict the entry of harmful chemicals into your hair shaft. Oils form a protective layer around your tresses along with delivering the essential nourishment. Some researchers have concluded that toxic ingredients such as dyes, copper sulphate, chromium iodide, powdered glass, etc present in holi colors have deteriorating effects on hair and scalp.
Preferably, a combination of coconut oil and jojoba oil is considered one of the best tips to keep your hair shiny and scalp healthy. Both of these oils are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates, which prevent hair breakage and restore the natural shine. All you need to do is to take equal amounts of coconut and jojoba oil in a bowl. With the help of fingertips, massage your hair and scalp thoroughly.
2. Head cover
This holi, you can simply keep hair woes at bay by keeping your hair covered properly. Holi colors can make your scalp feel irritated and itchy. It is good to cover your head to prevent direct contact with the colors. What’s more, adorning a bandana or scarf on your head will make you look more stylish and attractive.
3. Tie them up
It is quite fascinating to watch models flaunt their tresses during Holi parties and commercials. However, such temptation can put your hair in double trouble. Holi colors after mixing in the atmosphere, blow through your hair, making them look dry, brittle, and lifeless. Instead of falling for such unrealistic trends, make some pretty buns, stylish braids, or half tie hairstyles to protect your hair.
4. Hair wash
After all the fun and frolic, don’t rush to take a shower and shampoo your hair as soon as possible. However, shampooing alone will not be able to eliminate the colors, grime, and dirt from your hair. Prior to shampooing, it is important to rinse your hair with plain water to get rid of colors deposited on the hair and scalp. As per hair experts, hair shampoos containing Vitamins likes (B3, B5, and B7) help to strengthen hair roots while adding a natural shine. A research study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology has demonstrated the efficacy of biotin in preventing hair thinning.
5. Deep conditioning
Post holi, harsh colors strip off natural oils and moisture content from your hair. To retain the natural health of your hair, it is important to provide deep hydration and nourishment to your strands. Begin with using a conditioner after every head wash.
Opt for conditioners that are free from silicones, since they impart temporary shine to your hair with a coating. Numerous research studies have found that ingredients like silicone obstruct the flow of nutrients to your hair that eventually leads to dry, brittle, and thin hair. Luckily, murumuru and babassu-based conditioners have emerged as natural alternatives to silicone conditioners. Both these natural plant ingredients offer deep hydration to each strand of hair.
Since your hair has a tough time dealing with harsh colors during holi, so they need extra care to reverse hair damage. Celebrate the festival of vibrant colors with full fervor, but don’t forget to protect your crowning glory. This holi adds shades of health, shine, and smoothness to your hair with a little more love and care. Create your happy memories that will last for a lifetime.
Wish you all a very Happy Holi 2021!
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