The Festival of Colours – Holi, is just around the corner. It is that time of the year when people least care about their looks, hair and attire and welcome the vibrant festival of colors.
Traditionally, Holi was played by colors extracted from herbs and the flowers blooming at that time. The natural colors were enriched with therapeutic value and were beneficial for our skin and health. Over the years, synthetic colors have replaced natural colors to the extent that most Holi colors sold in the market today are oxidized metals or industrial dyes . Hence it is important to protect your hair and scalp from the damage that can occur on account of these harmful colors.
By following a few simple precautionary steps from the Celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo, you can ensure to enjoy a great Holi celebration without having to worry much about the colors affecting your hair.
Here are some Holi Hair Care Tips by Celebrity Hair Maestro Asgar Saboo
Pre Holi Hair Care Tips
· Before you spray on any colours, ensure that you have oiled your hair well. A head massage with warm coconut or a mixture of jojoba and castor oil the night before Holi is typically recommended. The oil provides hair with the nutrition it requires when it gets dry due to the colors. This also causes the colour to come off the hair more easily after you have finished festival celebrations.
· Another tip is to use the ‘Hot Towel Treatment’ just a night before you plan your big Holi-do. Simply soak a towel in hot water and wrap it around your head. Leaving this on for about 30 minutes to an hour will let the steam open up the pores in the scalp hence allowing the come off easily the next day
· If you have a sensitive scalp, add a few drops of lemon juice to avoid any infection triggered by the chemicals in colours. The lemon juice acts as a protective shield against the harsh colors on the scalp.
Post Holi Hair Care Tips
· After celebrating Holi, first rinse your hair with plenty of plain water to wash away the dry colors and tiny particles of mica. You can use a mild shampoo, working it into the hair with the fingers followed by a conditioner. If the color still remains in your hair, do not wash it again on the same day as it will make your locks dry.
· Alternatively, you can apply olive oil to your hair and wash it the next day.
· Soak few fenugreek (methi) seeds in water overnight. Next morning crush them to make a paste. Apply this on your hair and keep it for at least 15 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. If used twice a week, the mask will help reducing hair loss. The mask also controls the dandruff.
Few hairstyles tips that you can try for Holi
The biggest ‘no-no’ on Holi is to leave your hair open. To be comfortable, yet stylish and still guaranteed to have fun, you can try the following tips:
· Try out a French Braid and wear a thick hair band with a bow on your head for a quirky-festival look. This will not only keep your hair tied back but the band will also protect your hair from the color
· A high bun is not only on trend, but you can also put a thick bun cover of the same color as your hair on your bun. This will help protect your hair to a great extent from the chemicals and you will still be looking style savvy
· If you want to protect your hair from every bit of color, wearing a bandana would be a great option. Hold your hair together and make a low bun. Then, tie a bandana covering your complete head. This way, your hair will be safe from any color damage.
· Why not celebrate this beautiful festival with organic colors and enjoy to the fullest?
So if you are celebrating Holi this weekend – be sure to use these great tips by Asgar! I am sure they will come in handy! To everyone celebrating we want to wish everyone a Happy Holi!