It is the HOLI day! Waking up early, filling those ‘pickkaris’ with colour and planning pranks on friends! So wonderful, indulging in a burst of colours that brightens up your day. Oh what fun! Just the idea of Holi fills us with excitement. But, Holi isn’t complete without a cautionary tale from our grandmothers about oiling our hair before stepping out. This, of course, should be the most important concern for most people who love their hair (which is everyone, isn’t it?)
Holi colours have gone from simple ‘Gulal’ to many varieties that are full of harmful chemicals. Rampant use of harmful colours can lead to serious hair damage. Excessive use of chemical-laden harsh colours can strip the hair of its natural protective oils, leading to that dry and fizzy feeling and even breakage. Most of us have been there, witnessing damaged hair post a hearty colorful celebration. So to keep your locks loved before and after you’ll need to take a few precautionary measures that will keep your hair protected while playing Holi.
So, how do you protect Hair from Holi colours?
1. Massage your hair with oil
Playing Holi with harmful colours can cause hair problems such as frizz, split ends, breakage and even leave your hair dry and brittle. The best way to protect your hair is to indulge in a good oil massage for your hair. Oiling your hair will prevent the color from entering into your hair strands, thereby protecting it against harmful effects of colors.
You could go for castor oil, coconut oil or amla oil and gently massage it. Tru Hair features a range of organic hair oils that you can include in your pre and post Holi hair care regime. You can try out Tru Hair’s Enriching Castor Hair Oil that has some excellent nourishing properties. Tru Hair Castor Hair Oil contains japa pushpa, coconut oil, cottonseed oil, amla, castor oil and rosemary oil and is perfectly suited for those looking to give their lustrous locks extra nourishment.
2. Gently wash your hair with a good shampoo and conditioner
Once you are done playing holi, don’t just wash your hair with a regular shampoo. Rinse off colours from your hair with a gentle shampoo followed with a smoothing conditioner.
Organic shampoos made from natural ingredients are gentle on the hair. Aloe-vera and tea-tree oil are good natural shampoo ingredients to choose from. You can use Tru Hair’s Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner. Ideal for use on color damaged hair, Tru Hair’s Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner thoroughly yet gently clean and purify hair without stripping its natural shine, thanks to a nourishing blend of tea tree and aloe vera. Natural and ayurvedic, this nourishing blend has the ability to fight and prevent fungal infections when coming into contact with the chemical-laden colours of Holi.
3. Use a hair mask to restore the natural balance of hair
Give your hair the intensive care it needs after exposing it to the harmful, chemical laden colours with an effective hair mask. Try Tru Hair Over Night Hair Mask that has been crafted to help heal and protect from damage. Made with onion, mehendi, bhringaraj, chandan, kumari and other important ingredients, this creamy mask intensely hydrates while improving hair’s elasticity and texture.
This overnight mask is great to infuse nutrients into roots and every single hair strand, to create thicker, fuller, healthier and longer hair.
While it’s always good to play with organic colours that are safe for your skin and hair, it is completely cool if some of you really love playing dirty and don’t want to compromise on the fun. Just keep in mind our pro-tips and follow the colour-safe hair care to help keep your locks feeling fresh and healthy.
At Tru Hair, we truly understand your concerns and hair woes, and feel this may just be the right time to discuss how to prep your hair before playing with colours.
Dr. Tambe (Ayurvedic Practioner)
Dr. Tambe is an Ayurvedic Consultant, practicing in Satara City, Maharashtra for the last 45 years.He comes from a long line of Ayurvedic doctors. His grandfather and father were both Vaidyas, therefore he wanted to continue the family legacy.This year, his family will celebrate 100 years of Ayurvedic service.