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Here’s how you can take care of your hair Post-Holi

Holi is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re geared up to enjoy this festival of colours with great vigour, excitement, and enthusiasm. However, while being caught up in the excitement, don’t forget to take care of your body, skin, and hair. If it’s too late for you to indulge in some pre-holi care, and you’re already stuck with pink-tinted hair and dry strands, don’t worry we’ve got your back. We’re here with some tips and remedies that will help you do some  damage control and recover your dry, damaged hair.  This post-holi hair care regime will surely be your saviour! 

Woman Playing Holi

Post-Holi hair care routine

The moment something goes wrong with our hair, we immediately rush to salons to fix our damaged hair and often splurge tons of money. When all we may have needed were a few simple measures that could have worked  wonders for our tresses. And the same is the case with your Holi-coloured hair. Most Holi colours contain chemicals and toxins that are harmful for your hair. And playing outside in the sun can eventually dry  your hair and damage your hair and scalp. Below are some  post Holi hair care tips that can help you learn how to recover damaged hair

  • Rinse the colour off 

    Being the top cleansing agent to be present in the world, rinsing  first with cold water first will take off all the upper layers of colour and make your task of cleaning hair simpler. Follow it up with your regular shampoo and conditioner routine to give your scalp and hair a nice rinse and ensure to repeat it thrice to take out as much colour as possible. 
Woman Applying Coconut Oil On Hair
  • Applying Coconut Oil

    Coconut is called a superfood for  the right reasons. Applying coconut hair oil will keep the fungi and other germs off your hair that are likely to cause scalp issues. Coconut oil has been found to keep the hair and scalp health strong, prevent dandruff and itchiness that can arise due to chemically used colours. 

    You can try the Coco Soul Virgin coconut oil. It is one of the best coconut oils out there in the market. It is  sulphate-free and paraben-free, extracted naturally, and loaded with natural ingredients that are perfect to coat your hair with before showering. What’s more, coconut oil gets absorbed and penetrates into your hair ten times faster than any other oil and repairs your hair shafts.
    Here’s how you can apply it - Warm some of the Coco Soul virgin coconut oil and massage it over your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 15-20 mins and wash it thoroughly.
Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Shampoo

    You wouldn’t want to wash your hair with a shampoo or conditioner that is loaded with chemicals, would you? Because doing that will only  break down your hair more and induce hair fall. Instead, use a mild cleansing shampoo to remove all the greasy and colour powder off your  hair. Use products that are naturally made with nourishing and hair strengthening botanicals to revive your post-holi hair.

  • Applying all natural conditioner

    Shampooing your hair isn’t enough. You also need to use conditioners  to further deep moisturise your hair. Your hair needs extra hydration, moisture, and essential nutrients to become healthy and back in shape. You should use  conditioners that are  free from all the harmful chemicals and don't promote much hair loss. So, replenish your hair with a hydrating conditioner that will bring back the natural oil and regain hair’s moisture.

    Use Coco Soul shampoo and conditioner as it is 100% vegan and made with the richness of Ayurvedic components and  other vitals minerals. While the shampoo will fight off all the dryness and remove the  chemicals infused in the hair cuticles, the conditioner will moisturise and nourish your hair. Further, the ayurvedic properties will help  keep the scalp clean, and prevent  dandruff or any other fungi from growing.
Shampoo And Conditioner Combo

What do Holi colours do to hair?

You will be surprised and might even wear a shower cap the next time you step out to play with those colours, once you get an idea about what these Holi colours do to your hair.  These artificial colours contain tons of chemicals including mica, acids, alkalis, and pieces of glass that make them look attractive.  Using these colours can lead to  tons of hair problems like abrasions, irritation, itching, rashes, allergies, eye infections, hair roughness, etc. That’s not it, the colours can seep deep into the pores of your scalp and in the cuticles of the hair, and can trigger hair breakage and hair thinning. Hence, if the colour is not removed thoroughly, it may have long-term damage to your hair that could be beyond repairable.

Home remedies to remove Holi colours from hair and rejuvenate damaged hair

Instead of going for professional treatments that will require using chemical-heavy products, proceeding with natural hair treatments is a better and safer option. Making your own DIY hair masks and using natural ingredients surely require a lot of effort, but they are effectively used as hair care tips after Holi. 

In fact, we have some amazing recipes for DIY hair masks that are super easy to make and highly beneficial for your hair. So without further ado, let’s look at the  home remedies that can soothe your scalp, nourish your hair and should definitely be a part of your hair care after Holi

  • Lemon

    Lemon has  great acidic properties that make it a perfect ingredient for your DIY hair mask. To make this mask, take a bowl and add to it a few drops of lemon juice and curd.  Mix the lemon juice with curd and apply it gently all over your scalp and massage with light hands. This will balance out the acid-alkaline balance in your hair. Leave it for about ten minutes and then rinse it off with your regular shampoo and conditioner.

  • DIY hair masks

    In a bowl, add three teaspoons of yoghurt, one teaspoon of honey, one teaspoon of  olive oil, and a few drops of lemon. Mix them well and your DIY mask is ready. The nutrient-rich antioxidants in olive oil and yoghurt will deep-condition and replenish your hair. Leave this hair mask for about 30 mins into your scalp and rinse it with water. SThese remedies not only serve as a great addition to your post-Holi hair care regime but you can also incorporate them into your daily showering practices. 

Conclusion

Playing Holi with your friends and family is fun. You get to enjoy great food, smash coloured-water balloons at each other and dance your heart out at Holi parties. While you’re at it, don’t let your hair and skin bear the brunt. Using the above mentioned tips and remedies effectively can surely help save your hair from turning into a complete disaster. The listed methods are a sure-shot solution  to hair care after Holi.  

FAQ 

  1. What should be applied to the hair after Holi?

    A good generous amount of coconut oil and mild natural and vegan shampoo to avoid further addition of chemicals into the Holi hair. The addition of a conditioner with all-natural ingredients will help to regain the moisture and natural oils of your hair.

  2. Can we apply oil after Holi?

    Yes, we can apply oil after Holi. The oil will emulsify with the colour and greasiness due to colour and helps to replenish the scalp, this will fix your Holi-hair from further damage and breakage. 

  3. What are the dos and don'ts of haircare Holi?

    You must use water, a lot of it to wash through all the colours, and use  shampoos, conditioners, and oils that are enriched with natural ingredients.  Also, avoid over-shampooing and rigorous cleaning of hair and scalp. And DO not scratch your scalp, all this will lead to more hair breakage and thinning.  

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