Holi, the spring festival of colours is finally just a few days away. While you may be busy planning on all the different ways in which you want to celebrate the festival, allow us to ease your burden by giving you simple yet effective ways to protect your hair on the day of the festival. Follow these simple tips, and we promise you gorgeous, undamaged hair, post the festival...

Oil your hair
 

Oil your hair

Prepare your strands by indulging them with a good oil’ champi. Ensure that you apply oil about an hour before you play Holi. This helps maximise oil penetration into the scalp to prevent colour from settling down into your hair for easy colour removal later on. Oil forms the covering on hair and protects the hair preventing them from becoming dry and brittle.

Cover your locks
 

Cover your locks

Tying your hair up in a bun or ponytail is a super smart way to minimise damage. It helps minimise hair contact with the harmful colours. Wear a cute bandana or a smart cap as this will also help up your style quotient.

Indulge in a deep conditioning treatment
 

Indulge in a deep conditioning treatment

Dry hair is more prone to damage due to color. To prevent this damage, deep condition your hair the previous night before Holi. This helps soothe dry hair strands and prevents the colour from penetrating in your hair shaft.

Massage your hair and scalp properly
 

Massage your hair and scalp properly

Before you step out to play Holi, give your hair and scalp a good massage. Use some coconut oil and mix it with castor oil to massage your hair and scalp thoroughly. This is a great way to prevent your hair and scalp from getting dry and dull.

Lemon juice to your rescue
 

Lemon juice to your rescue

If you have a scalp that is prone to dandruff, add a few drops of lemon juice to your oil before applying it. It will help to protect the hair from getting damaged due to chemical-based colours. Lemon is full of antioxidant to protect hair from the toxins released out from the colours.