Holi is just around the corner, ladies! While we love splashing those vibrant colours around, the chemical dyes in the powder and over-exposure to the UV rays can take a serious toll on our skin and hair. As much as you’d prepare your skin in advance for the festival, it is necessary to give your tresses equal TLC.

Dry and brittle hair post Holi can lead to severe breakage. Since the colour attack is unavoidable, here are a few hair care tips you need to follow before you step out to play Holi...

Deep-conditioning treatment
 

Deep-conditioning treatment

A day before Holi, condition your hair with a root-strengthening mask. The colours can severely damage your hair, precisely why, they need to be strong from the roots so that they don’t break easily if accidentally pulled.

Coconut oil hair mist
 

Coconut oil hair mist

Playing with colours can prove to be disastrous for your hair. It is, therefore, necessary to take precautions so that post Holi your hair is not left dry and life-less. Prepare a coconut oil hair mist and spritz all over your hair. This nourishing spray has conditioning ingredients that’ll form a protective barrier against external elements such as pollution, heat damage, smoke and chemicals.

Get rid of split ends
 

Get rid of split ends

The best way to keep damaged hair at bay post Holi is by going for a trim a few days before the festival. When Holi colours stick to your hair, it tends to dry it out after you remove it. This in turn leaves you with damaged ends, causing your hair to split more than usual.

Scalp massage
 

Scalp massage

Just a day before Holi, indulge yourself in a scalp massage. Take some oil and massage your scalp for a good 20 minutes. This will create a barrier against the colours and increase blood circulation in the scalp, thereby leading to stronger and healthier mane.

Drops of lemon juice to your rescue
 

Drops of lemon juice to your rescue

For all those with a sensitive scalp, apply a few drops of lemon juice before you head out to play Holi. The citrus fruit will help protect your scalp from any infection triggered by the toxic colours. Image courtesy: Pinterest