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How To Prevent Hair Damage Through Pre and Post-Holi Haircare?

After all the haircare and taming of the tresses, Holi is that time of the year when the hair deserves extra. The color of the festival not only is about splashing colors loaded with chemicals but witness a seasonal transition. The onset of the spring after the wintry chill demands treating the hair with products that hold onto the volume locks moisture and nourishes the scalp.

Don’t let the fear of Holi colors and water splashes stop you from enjoying the festival. With Holi approaching, it is time to start preparing for the color assault on hair before time. Harsh chemicals in the colored powder dyes during Holi tend to damage hair and strip off the natural moisture. This blog is all you need to know how to take care of your hair before and after Holi.

All About Pre-Holi Hair Care Tips 

Prevention is better than cure and rightly said when it comes to preventing hair damage during Holi. Before stepping out to play Holi and before the festivities begin, it is crucial to start prepping your hair for minimizing damage.

Use a nourishing hair oil

Before you step out to play with the colors, make sure to be well-prepped. Oil your hair perfectly to prevent dryness. As your hair will be subjected to Gulal, water, and sun, the oil acts as a protective layer for your hair and scalp ensuring easy washing of the colors. You can use a normal oil like coconut oil or almond oil.

We recommend: Shesha Ayurveda Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Add a few drops of lemon

The harsh chemicals in the colors damage the hair strands. One of the best ways to protect your hair is by adding a few drops of lemon to the oil. As it has antioxidant properties, it keeps toxins from damaging your hair. The combination of lemon with coconut oil is recommended for people suffering from dandruff or sensitive scalp.

Deep conditioning treatment

While smearing Holi colors lasts for a day or two, the damage from it can take a long to recover if not taken care of. The colors and water together strip off the natural oil from hair and also weaken the roots Hence, it is suggested to use a natural root-strengthening hair mask a day before Holi to minimize hair fall. The strengthening of the roots reduces the breakage of hair.

We recommend: The Tribe Concepts Root Strengthening & Conditioning Hair Mask

Cover your hair well

One of the best ways to minimize the damage is by covering the hair with a bandana, scarf, or cap. The more the hair is exposed, the higher the chances of its damage. People with long tresses can lock their hair in braids or buns and cover it with a scarf or bandana. Do not use clips or fancy hair accessories as they might cause hair breakage from wet hair.

All About Post-Holi Hair Care Tips 

Once you have played Holi, it’s time to quickly wash off the hair and pamper it a tad bit more to prevent any damage. Shampoo, conditioner, mask, and serum – it takes not many products for post-Holi haircare. Here’s what you need to know.

Start with dry combing

Once you have played Holi and your hair has tried the colors on it, start cleaning up with dry combing. It helps in partially removing and shedding off the dried colors. However, do not comb if the hair is still wet as it might cause hair breakage.

We recommended: Qurez De-tangling Neem Wood Comb

Shampoo and conditioning

After rinsing your hair with plain water a couple of times, rinse your hair thoroughly with a shampoo, and make sure to use cold water. Gently massage your scalp and hair to remove traces of colors from the hair strand. Once you have shampooed your hair, apply a conditioner and wash it off after 5 minutes. Make sure to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.

We recommend: Waasana Wheat Protein Shampoo with Lavender & Argan

Apply a hair mask

As your hair has faced the brunt of powdered dye and chemicals, it is time to take care of it beyond just shampoo and conditioner. Hair masks help in taming dry and frizzy hair and it is also known to repair damaged hair. The use of a hair mask as a part of post-Holi haircare smoothens and moisturizes the hair and makes it healthy.

We recommended: Flawsome Wild Bananas Moisturizing & Smoothening Hair Mask

Go for a spa session

If your hair suffers from extensive damage, dryness, and frizz, it is best to opt for a spa session for ultimate hair care. It helps in regaining the strength of hair post the damage. Also, don’t forget to regularly oil your hair and nourish your hair with coconut oil.

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