“Skin and Hair or the Holi fun? Here are some post holi tips…”This is possibly what’s going on every Indian girl’s mind now and yes, you aren’t alone! But.. this Holi, we aren’t allowing any boundaries and so shouldn’t you, after all ‘Holi Hai’!!! Yes, skin and hair are extremely important and we have to admit that Holi usually gives you a reason to not look into the mirror for a couple of days but you’ll still find yourself tempted to be smeared in colors, right? And... Why not, Holi only comes once a year, enjoy your heart out rightfully!
Post Holi Tips to Know
If the colors are what’s bothering you, leave them to us! We know, no matter how much you try, the colors will always find a way to be with you post your celebration. However, with these tips, you’ll do away with them in the easiest way possible!
Stubborn colors? Act on time! Some colors tend to get stubborn with time so it’s better to wash them off as soon as you can!
1. No hot water
Avoid hot water completely and instead, use cold or lukewarm water. Hot water will further dry up your skin and make the stains harder to get rid of.
2. No soaps
Yes, you saw that right! It is a common practice in most homes to wash the colors with soaps but soaps or face washes can dry out the skin due to their alkaline nature, which makes avoiding them a safer bet. You can also use baby oil or coconut oil to get rid of the colors- just rub them gently on the skin for 7-10 minutes until the colors start coming off and then wipe off with a wet tissue. Cleansing oils can also do the trick.
3. Home Remedies
As usual, they are effective! Here are some home remedies that you can try as post holi tips!
- A paste of curd and gram flour.
- A paste of honey, rose water, papaya, and Fuller’s earth.
- A paste of papaya and Fuller’s earth or make a pack using curd, gram flour, olive oil, turmeric, and lemon juice.
Use the pastes as a scrub. The colors might not come off at one go but If you have tough stains that seem impossible to get rid of any time soon, these are the safest methods to try!
Note: Too lazy for the packs? Just take a piece of lemon and rub it on the problem areas! Lemon is one of the best natural cleansers and also has bleaching properties!
4. No rashes, please
Holi colors have harmful chemicals and often lead to rashes or allergies, especially on acre-prone or sensitive skin. If you have got allergies, you can try applying aloe Vera lotion and wait until the itching subsides. For rashes, apply a good antiseptic cream.
Tip: Even if your skin hasn’t acted up immediately, it will still be a good option to apply antiseptic cream for prevention.
5. The Hair
We know right, hair can’t be ignored. Our scalps are usually sensitive and the chemicals of the colors often lead to hair fall or damage the strands. Thankfully, there are solutions too! To make sure that your precious locks are unaffected by the colors, use any of the following homemade hair masks. A bonus? Not only will they remove the colors, but they will also leave your hair looking healthy and lustrous!
- Massage egg yolk onto your scalp for 30 minutes (We know, it doesn’t sound or smell awesome but it will leave your hair awesome!)
- A mixture of Fenugreek (methi powder) and curd can do the trick too! Mix the powder with a few tablespoons of curd and leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice into a bowl of curd and leave it on for a few minutes.
Post the application of the masks, cleanse your hair properly. It is better to use a mild shampoo that won’t dry out your scalp further. Also, do not forget the conditioner or serum.
Once the colors are off, you can continue with your daily skincare routine or may also add scrubs and extra moisturizers according to your skin condition. However, we recommend avoiding the face brush for the day since tiny particles of the colors can still be there and the face brush can further force them into the pores instead of taking them out.
Also Read: DIY Hacks for Post-Holi Outfits