It’s that time of the year when you don’t care about your clothes getting dirty. The focus is just on playing with colours and water. If you’re done taking out gulaal and buckets of water, now is the time when you want to get rid of Holi colours from your body. Time and again, you have heard people emphasising on Holi colours damaging hair. Also, your experience with gulaal must have taught you that after exposing your hair to Holi colours, your tresses become dry and brittle. In such cases, clearly just a few pumps of shampoo won’t do the work. So, try adding natural ingredients to wash out Holi colours from your hair.
HealthShots connected with Dr Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar group of companies to find out how to wash Holi colours out of hair to prevent any damage.
Holi colours are bad for hair
They come in multiple bright colours, making them attractive. However, covering your hair with Holi colours can be quite damaging. Dr Kochhar says that they have various harmful chemicals like lead, zinc, copper sulphate, aluminum bromide, mercury and asbestos. They are used to manufacture coloured powders that can make your hair dry and brittle.
Ways to remove Holi colours from hair
If you love your hair, you must heavily oil your tresses before the colour splash happens. So, it’s not just Holi colour, but also oil on your hair that needs to br washed away. The expert suggests to shampoo your hair at least two times so that to all the dirt and oil get washed out of your hair. But you also need to keep the moisture in your hair, so use natural ingredients that will to fight dryness.
Here’s what to add to your shampoo and use before using the cleanser!
1. Hair mask with vinegar and milk
Take 1 teaspoon of Glycerine, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, a bit of milk, shampoo and conditioner in a container and mix well to make a pack. Apply it on your hair and leave it on for about 20 minutes then rinse it off.
2. Hair mask with egg and curd
Benefits of using curd on hair are many. So, to nourish your hair, form a paste by mixing two tablespoons of curd and one egg. Apply this paste from the roots to the tips of your hair and keep it for about 30 minutes. After that, you can wash your hair with shampoo.
3. Aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is good for hair growth, but also to do away with dryness. You just need some aloe vera gel that you can apply on your scalp and roots. Let it sit there for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
4. Hair mask with lemon
Lemon, which has acidic properties, is perfect for your hair mask, says Dr Kochhar. Lemon juice can help to get rid of dandruff and also works as the perfect ingredient to remove Holi colours. Take a bowl and add curd along with just a few drops of lemon juice. Mix the two and apply the mixture gently over your scalp. You can massage gently with light hands, as this will help to balance out the acid-alkaline balance in your hair. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with your shampoo followed by a conditioner.
Tips to follow after washing hair
You can do more than using a hair mask after playing with Holi colours.
• If you still feel your hair getting rough, use an oil like coconut oil and apply it over your hair.
• You can also apply serum on your hair strands.
• Use a nourishing hair mask at least twice a week to ensure your hair stays in good health, says Dr Kochhar.
• Go to a salon and get a good hair spa done.