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Holi(day) Special: The Only Hair Care Tips You Need To Protect Your Mane From Damage

There’s something about Holi that just brings people together. Whether its the tasty food or the fact that you can get away with any kind of harmless prank with “bura na maano Holi hai”, celebrating Holi is indeed too much fun!

And as amazing as throwing water balloons and smearing everyone’s face with colour sounds, it does take a toll on our hair and skin. But with a few tips in mind, you can make sure that your hair stays healthy, even if it is drenched with every possible colour of the rainbow! 

So without further ado, let’s learn about some amazing hair care tips for Holi!

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Best Pre Holi Hair Care Tips

Taking care of your mane before celebrating Holi is as important as taking care of it afterwards. So if you want your hair to remain healthy and gorgeous, even after celebrating Holi like crazy, then you gotta keep these pre-Holi hair care tips in mind.

Apply a hair mask few day before celebrating Holi

The game of strengthening your hair’s barrier begins with a hair mask. Instead of just oiling your mane a few hours before you play Holi, apply a hair mask a few days earlier. The hair mask will not only make your hair shiny and bouncy but also make sure that minimum hair damage is done. You can either buy one at the supermarket or make one at home.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 Eggs (only the albumin)
  • Dahi
  • Honey
  • Aloe Vera
  • Argan Oil

Step 1: In a bowl, add 1 tbsp dahi and honey, 3-4 drops of argan oil, fresh aloe vera gel (1 tbsp) and egg whites.


Step 2: Mix everything properly till the mixture if free of lumps and a little runny.

Step 3: Apply it directly on the scalp, all the way down to your hair strands.

Step 4: Leave it for about an hour and wash your hair with lukewarm water.

Apply this DIY hair mask a week before playing Holi at least two times!


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Oil your hair

You have to oil your hair a night before playing Holi and there’s no exception to this rule! Since water and oil cannot be mixed, the watery colours do not ‘sit’ on your hair and scalp that much and also helps to protect it from penetrating deeper into the scalp. It also makes the hair follicles stronger, making sure you do not suffer from hair fall. The best way to ensure that the hair oil benefits you in more ways than one is via doing a hot oil massage.

In a bowl, add multiple drops of argan, tea tree, coconut and olive oil. Heat it for about 15 seconds in a microwave and apply it to your mane and leave it on.

Cover Your Hair

Another way to ensure that your hair doesn’t get too damaged while playing Holi is by covering your mane. This will ensure that barely any colour reside is on your scalp. Also, if you have colour treated hair, then it is advisable to protect your mane as much as possible. Why? Because your hair has already gone through so many chemicals, and getting mixed with Holi colours can damage it further. 


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Best Hairstyles for Holi

If covering your hair seems boring, then tieing them is a fantastic idea.

Here are all the best hairstyles for Holi that’ll ensure that your hair suffers minimum damage.

  1. Ponytail: Comb all your hair back and tie them in a ponytail. This will somewhat protect the colour from penetrating to your scalp.
  2. Pig Tails: If you have long hair, then you should tie your hair in pigtails as it’ll ensure that your hair doesn’t become tangled when playing the festival of colours.
  3. Bun: If you have short hair, then make sure you either tie your mane in a ponytail or in a bun.

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Best Post Holi Hair Care Tips

Taking care of your hair post-Holi is very important. Usually, what most of us do is that we end up washing our mane and that’s basically it. *hits buzzer* absolutely wrong!

So if you are wondering what’s the correct way to take care of your hair, then you gotta read these post-Holi hair care tips.

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Washing your hair with warm water

A common hair washing tip that all hair colourists give is to wash your hair with cold water as it closes hair follicles, making the hair colour last for a longer time. But that doesn’t mean that you should not use hot water on the scalp. The best way is to wash it with lukewarm water and if possible, use an anti-dandruff shampoo as it’ll help the colour come off faster.


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Apply a DIY hair pack

After you’ve washed your hair, it’s time for a little DIY hair pack that’ll help strip off that stubborn Holi colour in no time.

You’ll Need:

  • Dahi
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vitamin E Tablets
  • 1 Egg (only the albumin)

Step 1: In a bowl, add lemon juice (one lemon), 2-3 tbsps dahi, 2 vitamin e tablets and egg white.


Step 2: Mix everything well and apply the mixture directly into your scalp.

Step 3: Keep it on your hair for about 30 mins and then wash off.

The citrus acid present in lemon shall help remove the colour in no time. The other ingredients will help keep the scalp hydrated while strengthing the hair.

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To condition or not to condition?

If washing your hair twice has successfully led to a cleaner scalp, then you should definitely condition your hair as it has gone through so much already. If you have super dry hair, then make sure you use a generous amount of conditioner on the lower stands. 

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We bet you might have a few hair-related questions in your mind still. Well, let’s answer them right away!

Is oiling my hair before playing Holi enough?

Absolutely not! While applying oil on your hair before playing Holi is a wonderful idea but only oiling is not going to help against hair damage. As mentioned above, there are other precautionary measures too that you should undertake.

How to properly remove colour without damaging hair?

First and foremost, take all the necessary pre-Holi haircare steps mentioned above. Wash it properly with lukewarm water using a clarifying shampoo and apply a hair mask.

Should I cover my hair if I have colour-treated hair?

Yes, please! Since so many chemicals are used on our hair when they are dyed, its better to cover your hair when playing Holi.

What do to if I develop some kind of hair allergy?

Just stop whatever you’re doing and dip your hair in cold water. As soon as you start feeling better, please go see a certified dermat.

How many times should I wash my hair after celebrating Holi?

Washing it twice should be enough to remove most of the colour from your scalp.

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PS: Do follow our pre and post holi hair care tips to play Holi without a care in the world!

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06 Mar 2023

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