How to Take Care of Your Skin and Hair after Holi – First of all, Happy Holi everyone! I am sure the day will be filled with lots of colors, fun, celebration and delicious treats. But once the party ends, it becomes a headache for almost all of us to get rid of the Holi colors and reverse the damage of our skin and hair. Here in this post, we will give you some simple tips to take care of our skin and hair once the Holi celebration gets over. Many of us tend to stay away from colors on Holi for the fear of after-effect. But if you stock up some natural ingredients and follow some simple tips, getting back your natural complexion and glow won’t be a problem at all. Lets check out How to Take Care of Your Skin and Hair after Holi below.
How to Take Care of Your Skin and Hair after Holi
Face and Body Care
Once you are done with playing Holi and back to your own den, stand in running water for 10 minutes to remove the dry colors from your skin and hair. Remember, the water should not be hot as hot water solidifies color. So use lukewarm water or normal tap water. Do not use soap as its alkaline in nature and can cause further skin dryness.
For your face, skip face wash and go for a cleansing cream or lotion. They will soothe the skin and do not cause any dryness or irritation. Massage the cleansing lotion all over your face and then use a moist cotton to remove it.
To get rid of Holi stains, use a homemade pack by mixing equal amount of honey and lemon juice with curd. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash off. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer afterwards. Lemon juice has mild bleaching properties that significantly lightens the Holi colors.
Another way to get rid of the Holi colors from the face is by applying coconut oil. Massage the face with generous amount of coconut oil. Wait for 10 minutes and then remove the oil with wet wipes. Finally wash the face with a mild face wash and apply moisturizer. If still there are traces of color, use the above mentioned pack or coconut oil for the next few days as your face cleanser and gradually the colors will be gone.
The coconut oil remedy can also be used to remove Holi colors from body. Coconut oil is a great cleanser for all skin types. A homemade pack can be made by mixing curd, besan, turmeric, olive oil and lemon juice. This is a great pack that can gradually fade away the Holi stains and help you get back your natural complexion. But don’t expect any miracle, one time use won’t do the job and you have to use it every alternate day for next few days after Holi until the colors fade away completely.
To take off the color from your hands and feet, make a solution of warm water, hydrogen peroxide and rose water and dip your hands and feet in that to lighten the colors.
Wash your hair with a mild shampoo to get rid of the color from hair strands and scalp. Then apply a thick layer of rich conditioner all over the length of your hair. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes and then wash off. Remember, always use cold water to wash your hair. Use beer or a solution of lemon juice and water as the last rinse to condition and soften the hair.
If you still have trouble to get rid of the colors from your hair, mix a cup of yogurt and juice of one lemon. Apply it onto the scalp and rinse it.
For the next few days, use a deep nourishing treatment for your hair to repair the damage and nourish the hair. Mix 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tsp each of olive oil and castor oil. Apply it on the hair. Dip a towel in warm water and wrap it around your head like a turban. Repeat the hot towel wrap for few times. Wait for an hour and wash off your hair.
Now that you already know How to Take Care of Your Skin and Hair after Holi, there is no need to fear the colors of Holi. So enjoy a great and happy Holi with your near and dear ones 🙂