With the increasing awareness of the importance of using herbal colours on Holi, it is still uncertain whether they are entirely safe for our skin. Furthermore, continuous exposure to sun, water, and dry colours can damage the skin and scalp, causing acne, rough hair with split ends, and even allergies.
Here are some basic post-Holi tips to keep your skin and hair safe before and after the Holi celebrations:
Be gentle on your skin
While washing away the Holi stains, avoid being too harsh on your skin. Instead of scrubbing, use a wet towel to remove the colours from your skin. To remove colours from both skin and hair, soak the towel in aloe vera gel or any moisturiser and mix it with a few drops of almond or olive oil.
Use mild products
Avoid using strong soaps and shampoos as they can dry out your skin and hair. Apply aloe vera gel to your skin for immediate relief from chemical reactions. While your skin is still wet, wash it with lukewarm water and moisturise it immediately. This will help preserve the moisture in your skin, making it soft and supple.
A relaxing massage can help ease tension and exhaustion from your body. Treat yourself to a warm-oil massage or seek professional help. It's a fantastic way to unwind after the festivities.
Use natural masks for face and scalp
Make your own natural masks to nourish your skin and hair. Masks help the skin feel refreshed and relaxed. They will rehydrate your skin and scalp, keeping them healthy and radiant.
Avoid heat styling
Wrap your hair in a clean cotton towel after washing it. Soak up excess moisture and let your hair air dry. Avoid using a blow dryer, tongs, or hair straightener for at least one week after Holi.