The festival of colors, Holi is almost here and most of us are already scheming ways to get our friends wet. While such a plan requires planning, there are other plans you should be working on like how to save your hair from the excessive damage this Holi. The idea is to save your hair from going brittle and to not let the colors sink in. Most colors are made from toxic elements which mean they can have a regressive effect on your hair no matter how hard you try to remove them with shampoo. Here are a few precautions to take before you step into the battlefield.
- Oil it
Dry hair absorbs more of the colored water as well as the powder. When your hair gets imbibed with oil beforehand, it absorbs very less of the color. So make sure you oil it with your hair oil along the entire length of your hair.
- Massage it
Your scalp too absorbs a large part of the color so make sure you massage your scalp with coconut oil to remove any dryness. This will also ensure that you are not left with a pink colored scalp to go to work with the next day.
- Add lemon juice
Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent which is why it works well to dilute the colors your hair may come across. Mix it with coconut oil to enhance your massage and to not be left with a spotted scalp.
- Use a hair mask
Covering your hair with a hair mask ensures that your hair is fully protected from colors. It also gets extremely easy to wash off the colors. The hair mask also helps your hair from looking dry and brittle.
- Tie your hair
The lesser exposure your hair gets better are your chances of saving your hair from damage. If you want your hair to look alive the next day then give up your Bollywood idea of swooshing your hair in the air as colors blast from the background, instead, tie it in a tight bun or ponytail.
- Use a bandana
Got a quirky bandana that you never had the courage to wear in public? Holi and all the madness around it is the ultimate time to flaunt it. So put it on and forget your hair woes.
Holi is the time to let go of all your worries and simply be present in the fun and frolic, but a little precaution can help you remove your hair woes post the celebration.