The onset of the festival of colours surely makes us look forward to the summer months. Holi 2023 is almost here when it’s time to enjoy with family and friends over a delicious assortment of food, drinks and more. While having the time of your life, we suggest you take a step back and also consider your skin and hair health. How can you protect your hair and skin from the Holi colour?
Our experts at Bodycraft have curated some pre and post Holi 2023 skin and hair care tips just for you! Follow these thoroughly to ensure that you don’t have to face the aftermath of the festival. After all, none of us like to spend hours cleaning our face and hair, do we?
Pre-Holi Safety Tips To Follow
We suggest following these tips to ensure that you take every precaution during Holi 2023.
Hair Care Tips
The Holi colours can mess with your hair making it dry and causing damage. Hence, before Holi, keep your hair protected in the following ways.
|Oil your hair before or on the day of the festival to easily remove Holi colour||Avoid shampooing your hair before Holi as you will have to wash it thoroughly after playing with colours|
|Get a haircut to remove split ends before Holi as the colours might add to the dryness and frizz after the festival||Avoid leaving your hair open before and during Holi|
|Cover your hair strands by tying them into a ponytail or a bun. This helps prevent the colours from entering your scalp directly.||Avoid exposing your hair to the sun for long hours|
Skin Care Tips
Wondering how to remove Holi colour from your face? Follow the below-mentioned Holi skin care tips to protect your skin.
|Lather your skin with an oil or cream to create a protective barrier. You can try using the Ainhoa Luxe Hydro-Nutritive Cream (Gel) which is enriched with Vitamins A and E, keeping your skin moisturised and hydrated throughout the day.||Avoid getting any facials, chemical peels, waxing, threading or laser treatments since they will make the skin more susceptible to contamination and allergies|
|Use petroleum jelly to avoid staining your skin. This can also help remove Holi colours easily||Avoid using harsh scrubs to get rid of the colour that stains your skin after Holi|
|Use sunscreen before playing with colours and re-apply it every 3-4 hours||Avoid showers with extremely hot water or harsh products since it exacerbates dryness|
Post-Holi Safety Tips To Follow
Once you’re done enjoying Holi 2023 with your friends and family, it’s time to wash away the colours without ruining your hair and skin.
Hair Care Tips
Holi hair is a task to rinse off, don’t you agree? Well if you’ve followed our pre-Holi tips already, the job might be easier for you. Nevertheless, you can follow these tips to wash away the colours from your hair after the festivities are over.
|Use a gentle shampoo to rinse out the colour from your scalp and hair. We suggest using the System Professional Purify Shampoo which is ideal for calming, moisturising and restoring your scalp while nourishing your tresses.||Avoid colouring or smoothening your hair immediately after the Holi festivities as the colour might make your strands weaker|
|Continue oiling your hair post the Holi 2023 festival to ensure that your tresses remain moisturised. Practise oiling hair at least twice a week for the best results.||Avoid heat styling your hair without heat protectants|
|Hair spa is a good option to consider post-Holi for re-hydrating therapy that restores vital oils and moisture to your hair roots.||Avoid tight hairstyles or accessories that can increase breakage|
Skin Care Tips
If you’re wondering how to remove Holi colour from your face, we have you covered. Follow these Holi skin care tips to ensure your face remains soft and supple even after the festival.
|Opt to double cleanse your skin if the general cleansing routine doesn’t help. Try the Ainhoa Ultra Purifying Cleansing Gel to remove dirt, oil and other impurities from your face followed by any hydrating cleanser of your choice.||Avoid getting a skin treatment immediately after Holi|
|Keep moisturising your skin regularly to make your skin supple and soft||Avoid using topical creams or products that are not dermatologist approved as they might make your skin drier and prone to acne and chafing post-Holi|
|Consider getting a Hydra-Medi facial at any of our Bodycraft clinics near you. It is a 3-in-1 treatment that restores hydration in your skin, tightens pores and tones skin, and clears congestion.||Avoid physical scrubs|
We’re as amped about Holi 2023 as you with the additional concern for your skin and hair. In case you’re worried about the aftermath, we’re here to help with our customised salon and clinic solutions! You can also ensure that you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, thandai or even juices to accelerate the same for your skin and hair. Enjoy!
FAQs around Holi Skin & Hair Care
Are Holi colours safe for skin?
Unless made of organic ingredients, playing Holi with colours can be unsafe for your skin as the chemicals can lead to dryness and skin damage.
Does Holi colour cause hair fall?
Yes, playing Holi with colours can lead to hair fall, in addition to dryness, hair damage and breakage. For cases of hairfall, you may want to consider Hair Spa treatments like Olaplex.
How to get rid of permanent Holi colour?
Follow our pre and post-Holi skin care tips to ensure that your skin remains devoid of Holi colour stains.
Does Holi powder stain skin?
Yes, Holi powder dyes can stain the skin.
Should I apply Holi colour on my face?
Yes. You can still play with Holi colours despite having sensitive skin. The key is to use an oil or cream on your face to create a barrier and avoid any skin allergies due to the colour, and you’re good to go!