It’s almost Holi weekend, and we’re sure you’re looking forward to taking a break from work and college. Even though the pandemic is still active, we don’t see why you couldn’t celebrate the festival with a small group of friends and send Holi wishes over the phone after taking all COVID precautions. So, if you’re planning to celebrate with gulaal, pakka rang, and plenty of gujiya, these skin and hair care tips will be extremely useful.
Tips For Removing Holi Colour From Your Skin Effectively
Use Coconut Oil To Double Cleanse
Do you know those people who stay pink for days after Holi because of the permanent colour? They’ve probably never tried this trick before. Apply a small amount of coconut oil to your skin and rub it in gently. It will not only remove the colour more quickly, but it will also moisturize the skin after being exposed to harsh chemicals all day.
Use A Gentle Body Scrub
Using a gentle body scrub after you’ve done your oil cleanse to get rid of the colour completely. Apply it to your legs and arms as required, but avoid using anything as harsh as an apricot scrub. It’s fine to use an exfoliating soap or a shower gel with scrub beads.
The DIY Route
Make a paste of besan (chickpea flour) and milk or add a generous layer of Multani Mitti all over if you want to go the natural route. It will help you get rid of all the colour and spray paint on your face, as well as re-establish your glow.
Tips For Removing Holi Colour From Your Hair Effectively
Rinse Your Hair Off With Plain Water First
Rinse your hair with clear water first before applying your shampoo and conditioner. This will eliminate all of the dry colours that have built up on your scalp and keep you from using more product than is required. Remove all of the Gulaal from your hair absolutely before starting your poo treatment.
Try A DIY Hair Mask
Hair damage is inevitable during Holi, so make a hair pack by soaking a few methi (fenugreek) seeds in four tablespoons of curd. After half an hour, wash your hair with a cleansing shampoo to remove the pack. To deep condition your strands, you could use a mixture of honey and olive oil.