Our favourite festival is approaching! Holi is just around the corner and we can’t contain our excitement. It’s time to load our water guns and paint the town in rainbow hues. But with unlimited fun comes hair damage. The technicolour powders used to play Holi can take a toll on your hair. It can instantly suck the life out of your beautiful tresses and leave them dull and rough. But fret not, that’s why we’re here! Here are five ways you can minimise hair damage post-Holi.
Don’t wash your hair before stepping out
When it’s festival time, the first thing we want to do is wash our hair and look fresh. But that is a big no when it comes to Holi. You will be washing away the natural oils that could've acted as a protective barrier between your hair and the colours. This gives the colours direct access to your tresses and causes more damage.
Oil your hair
Listen to your mom when she tells you to oil your hair before going out. Apart from the nourishing qualities, hair oil forms a film around your hair that stops the colours from reaching them. It’s also much easier to wash off stains from oil-slicked hair.
Tie your hair in braids
Always tie your hair. We all want to experience a Bollywood style Holi with glamorous hair but that’s just not practical. Whether you prefer a bun or a braid, tie it up. This way the colour does not reach every single strand and sticks to the strands that are exposed on top. And don’t worry, there are thousands of ways to braid and style your hair, so your style quotient will not deplete!
Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo
The urge to scrub off stains from our skin and hair post-celebration is real. But, instead of going wild to wash it all off, you need to do the opposite. Pick a moisturising and nourishing shampoo for your hair wash after the day is over. Our Holi staple has to be the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Murumuru Butter & Rose Aroma Shampoo. The formula is infused with Bulgarian roses, natural murumuru butter and 100% organic coconut oil that gives your hair the love and care it needs after being exposed to harsh chemicals. This mild shampoo gently washes off the remains of Holi from your hair and brings them back to life with the goodness of nature.
Use a hair mask post shampoo
Conditioner is not going to provide enough after having your hair drenched in chemicals for hours. You need a heavy-duty hair mask to repair all the damage. After hair wash, keep your hair damp and slather on the Dove Intense Damage Repair Hair Mask for Dry & Rough Hair. this product is nothing less than a genie in a jar for your hair. With ¼ moisturising cream and keratin actives, it repairs damage and provides a boost of nourishment and softness to your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.