The festival of colours is just around the corner…and HOT has you covered with Holi hair care tips from Celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo.
Worried about how your hair will react to Holi colours? Gone are the days when Holi was played by having colours extracted from herbs and flowers. Fear not…HOT chats with celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo who shares simple Holi hair care tips so that you can enjoy a great celebration without having to worry much about the colours affecting your hair!
Oil before you play
A head massage with warm coconut or a mixture of jojoba and castor oil the night before Holi provides hair with the nutrition it requires when it gets dry due to the colours. This also causes the colour to come off the hair more easily after you have finished festival celebrations.
Hot Towel Treatment
Use this 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 colours to come off easily the next day.
No shampooing before…
Avoiding shampoo a day before Holi will help maintain essentials oils that are present on the hair and scalp.
For sensitive scalps..
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 colours on the scalp.
After colour play…
After celebrating Holi, first rinse your hair with plenty of plain water to wash away the dry colours and tiny particles. You can use a mild shampoo, working it into the hair with the fingers followed by a conditioner. If the colour still remains in your hair, do not wash it again on the same day as it will dry out your hair. Apply olive oil to your hair and wash it the next day.
It is also helpful to apply hair oil once your hair is thoroughly washed and completely dry. This will ensure that the hair is kept hydrated whilst maintaining moisture.
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 dandruff.
Tie or not?
The biggest ‘no-no’ on Holi is to leave your hair untied.
Over the years, synthetic colours have replaced natural colours to the extent that most Holi colours 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 incur on account of these harmful colours.
With these Holi hair care tips, you can enjoy the festivities and be assured that your hair will remain as healthy as ever!