Protect Your Skin and Hair from Holi Colours

“Festival of love” or “festival of colours”, Holi is celebrated with zeal and fervor in India and Nepal every year in February or March. This festival is celebrated to honour the victory of good over evil. The name “Holi” is derived from the childhood pranks of Lord Krishna, who used to throw colours and water on girls in his village. Traditional Holi celebrations happen at Mathura and Vrindavan where Lord Krishna is believed to have spent most of his time.

Holi is a time of utter happiness and celebrations. No one can escape from all those bright colours and festivities. But this vibrant festival can take a toll on your skin and hair. The direct exposure to harmful colours can be very destructive for your hair and skin. It also causes allergies to many people. Many of us think that just washing away yourself will remove the harmful effects of Holi colours but unfortunately, it’s not true. Here we are going to discuss few tips on how to keep your hair and skin safe from the havoc these harmful chemical colours brings to you.

Cover Your Body

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The first and the foremost rule of protecting yourself form holi colours are to keep most parts of your body covered to avoid contact with colours. Wear long sleeves shirts with long bottoms to ensure less exposure.

Apply Oil on Hair

Apply oil in hair
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Drench your hair either with olive oil, coconut oil or with castor oil before you go out to have fun with colours. The oil will form a protective layer over your hair and will protect your scalp from absorbing the harmful chemicals of Holi colours. This will also make it easy to wash off the colours from your hair. It is ideal if you oil your hair at least 12 hours before the holi.

Apply Sunscreen or Oil on Skin

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Mix olive oil and coconut oil and apply it on your face, neck, and back of ears as well. You can also use mustard oil to protect your skin from holi colours. Applying a thick layer of sunscreen is also very ideal to avoid the harmful effects of Holi colours. It develops a protective shield on your skin and acts as a barrier to these colours.

Avoid Sunlight

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Once you have holi colours spread all over your skin and hair, avoid basking in the sunlight as much as you can. It will make chemical based colours to penetrate deeply into your pores and it will be really hard to remove them. It can also lead to some skin allergies. So the best practice is to wash yourself off as soon as you can so that your hair and skin remains safe and healthy.

Stay Hydrated

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Don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated once you are out to play with Holi colours. Once you are dehydrated, your skin becomes dry and leads to further destruction. It also increases the possibilities of getting bad tans. Keep a water bottle with you while you have fun with your loved ones.

 

We hope by following these simple steps, you will be able to keep your hair and skin safe during holi days. This will not only keep your spirits high but it will also enhance your excitement and enable you to enjoy this colorful festival in your own joyous way.

 

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