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How To Remove Holi Colours From Skin And Hair

How To Remove Holi Colours From Skin And Hair

Holi is one festival that gives me that happy feeling. I feel joyful when I see a rain dance and people having a blast, I love the celebratory vibe but I’m not a fan of the mess it creates on the road afterwards. I love vibrant colours but I skip playing Holi because I don’t like that some artificial colours refuse to budge from the skin. Those colours are harsh on the skin, especially, sensitive or acne-prone skin. And if you are on the same page as me, I’ve got some easy haircare and skincare tips for holi.


There are a few measures you can take to avoid this post-Holi situation both before and after playing Holi. We already told how to not let your Holi fun affect the health of your hair, now here’s how to protect skin and hair from holi colours.

Pre Holi Skin Care Tips

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Before you step out, make sure to follow some skin care tips for holi that will help you get rid of all that colour much easier and stress-free. SO, here’s a list of pre Holi skin care tips that you must follow

1. Switch To Your Old Clothes

Ditch those shorts for an old pair of pants and a top with long sleeves, basically, try and cover your body as much as possible to protect your body from stains.

2. Apply Oil On Your Hair

Apply a generous amount of cold-pressed mustard oil, castor oil, olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil to your hair, braid and tie it up and you are all set to play Holi.

3. Some Baby Oil Will Work

Take some baby oil and slather it all over your body. We know it may feel a little sticky, but it is worth it to protect your skin from harsh colours.

4. Don’t Forget The Sunscreen Before The Oil!

Before you start playing with colours, you must use a thick sunscreen of SPF 30 or more on your skin.

5. Sunglasses To Protect Your Eyes

Carry a cheap pair of sunglasses with you to protect your eyes from Holi colours as well as from the Sun.

6. It’s Time To Protect Your Lips

Our lips are more sensitive than our body skin, so you need to take proper care of it. Apply a nice bright lipstick to protect your lips or you can simply on some Vaseline.

7. Take Good Care On Your Nails

We all do hate when the Holi colours get stuck in our nails and we just can’t remove them. Well, you better take precautions beforehand. Apply nail polish on your nails and you won’t have to worry while playing Holi.

8. Use Only Herbal Colours

Try and play with dry and herbal colours as much as possible, because once dry colours are mixed with water it sticks to the body.

9. Wash Off Harsh Colours Immediately

If you are smeared with harsh colours, wash it off with water as soon as you can, to prevent staining.

Also Read: Best Places To Celebrate Holi In India

Post Holi Skin Care And Hair Care Tips

We know how difficult it gets it to remove Holi colours from skin, hair and clothes. And understanding your need for all such ideas, we have got you a list of post holi skin care and hair care tips that you gotta try!

How To Remove Holi Colour From Skin?


It doesn’t matter how much we try to avoid it but once we are done playing Holi, there’ll always be some colour or a patch that will stay on the skin. To get rid of those without harming your skin, you can try the following skin care tips for holi:

  • Stand under the shower for all the colour to wash off with the oil you applied earlier. Make sure not to use hot water as it can cause irritation, cold or lukewarm water is always a safer bet.
  • Apply more oil with cotton over the areas with stubborn colour, leave it on for a few minutes and wash.
  • Make a paste by mixing curd and gram flour (besan) and scrub your skin with it.
  • Rub a slice of lemon over the stained areas on your skin, leave it on for 15 minutes and wash.
  • Honey mixed with rose water or papaya is also great for rubbing away any stains and will also leave your skin with a brighter glow. Add some Multani Mitti to the mix if you have oily skin.
  • Make sure to use a mild soap and cleanser and make it a point to moisturise your skin thoroughly once you step out of the shower. If you have sensitive skin, it’s a good idea to use Lacto Calamine lotion to prevent irritations and breakouts.
  • Do not start scrubbing your skin with a loofah roughly. Be gentle.
  • Use soaked amchur powder to wash your face. However, don’t overdo it as it might lead to dry skin.

How To Remove Holi Colour From Hair?

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For a basic hair care routine for Holi, you can simply rinse your hair out for a good 10 minutes with cool water before you grab that shampoo bottle. But before you do lather up your locks, try one of these hair care tips for Holi to help remove all traces of colour and leave your hair moisturized.

  • Apply egg yolk to your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing off. (Playing Holi with eggs may sound pretty disgusting, but it will be a blessing for keeping your locks healthy through the festival)
  • Mix methi powder (fenugreek) with a few tablespoons of curd and apply as a hair pack for 30 minutes.
  • Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to a bowl of curd and apply on your mane for a few minutes before rinsing it off.
  • Use a mild, herbal shampoo. Also, your locks can feel pretty rough and dry after Holi so make sure to take extra care by oiling your hair regularly afterwards and using a deep conditioning mask.
  • Also, do not skip the conditioner as they too need nourishment. After that, either go for a hair spa or apply a hydrating serum to restore the damage.

How To Remove Holi Colour From Clothes?

Removing Holi colours from clothes is a daunting task. While we love splashing colours and water on each other, it is our clothes that celebrate its last day. Well, not anymore, because we have got a list of ideas that will help you remove Holi colours from clothes.

  • Wash your clothes as early as possible after playing Holi. Mix a half cup of vinegar and a teaspoon of detergent and soak your clothes for 30 minutes in that mixture using cold water. This will pull the colour out from the clothes.
  • Pour liquid detergent on the stains and wash it after some time. Voila! Your neat and clean clothes are all there.
  • For your white clothes, use non-chlorine bleach as the bleach with chlorine will give negligible effect on whites. Make sure to wash and dry all the clothes separately to avoid leaching on to other clothes.
  • Rub some alcohol onto the stains and rinse it under running cold water. After that, you can wash it as usual.
  • You can simply rub the toothpaste on the cloth with a soft bristle toothbrush and your clean white cloth will be right there.

So, these were some of the most amazing hair care and skin care tips for holi. Go ahead, have fun and play Holi!

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