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Top Holi Hair Care Tips

Holi festival is just around the corner! It's that time of year again where we bathe ourselves in layer upon layer of vibrant colour without a care in the world!While the celebration brings happiness, love and light into your life, the festivities can be harsh on your hair.

Traditionally, the colours used were organic, made from herbs, spices and flower petals. The natural colours were full of nutrients and therapeutic value, leaving your hair luscious and your skin smooth. These days, we use synthetic colours instead, which are full of chemicals and can be harsh on your skin and hair.

A few quick precautions will go a long way to protect your hair from any damage this year. With these simple steps from celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo, you can enjoy an amazing Holi without punishing your hair!

Pre Holi Hair Care Tips

Avoid using shampoo on your locks the day before Holi, as this can cause you to lose the essential oils present on your hair, leaving it exposed to damage.

Before adding any colours, ensure that you have oiled your hair well. A head massage with warm coconut oil will provide your hair with a layer of protection for the festival. The oil will also help the colours to wash off easily the next day.

If you don't have coconut oil handy, olive or castor oil will also work a treat. If you suffer from dandruff or a sensitive scalp, add a few drops of lemon juice to the oil to protect your scalp from irritation.

The night before Holi, soak a towel in hot water and wrap it round your head. Leave this for around 30 minutes to an hour. The steam will cause your pores to open up, allowing for better absorption of the oils.

Post Holi Hair Care Tips

Immediately after the celebrations end, take a comb and gently brush out your hair to remove the dry colour. The longer you leave this, the more the colours will set and harden, making them difficult to remove.

Rinse your hair with cold or lukewarm water to remove the paint. Then, use herbal or mild shampoo to wash out your hair, avoiding harsh chemicals. If it doesn't come out straight away, leave it a day or two before washing again. A double wash in one day will dry out your hair.

Post washing out the paint, apply lemon juice to your scalp and hair, this will restore your natural acid-alkaline balance.

Avoid blow-drying your hair for the next week, as this will cause further breakage. Air-dry your hair and apply oil every other day to restore your hair to its pre-Holi glory!

If the colour leaves your scalp feeling itchy and irritated, mix a mug of water with two tablespoons of vinegar, before rubbing this mix into damp hair. This simple home remedy will sooth an inflamed scalp immediately! The Best Holi Hairstyles
The biggest mistake you could make is to wear your hair down, leaving it exposed to the damaging colour and bright sunlight. Trying out a quirky new up-do is the perfect way to stay safe and look stylish at the same time!

Try a French braid or regular plait to best protect your hair. Keep the braid tight to prevent strands from becoming loose and absorbing the colour.

Pull your hair up into a high ponytail or top knot to keep your hair out of your face and protected from any colour bombs coming your way! This style will work perfectly alongside the hair oil, as the oil allows you to slick back your hair neatly without any strays.

If you want to avoid damage all together, wearing a cap or bandana will leave your hair and scalp completely unharmed!

Author: Asgar Saboo

A renowned figure among celebrities and a regular on red carpets, the name Asgar Saboo is synonymous with headline grabbing, style-worthy hair. He is trusted by supermodels Cindy Crawford and Twiggy, Hollywood actress Eva Longoria, as well as A-list stars including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone and legend Rekha. His name is tantamount with cutting-edge and sophisticated hairstyles and his hair creations have been showcased at glittering premieres, showbiz events and multiple awards ceremonies.

Asgar is famed for the headline grabbing hairstyle he created for Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which has been the inspiration for Hrithik Roshanís wax work figure at Londonís prestigious Madame Tussauds. The UK based hair maestro has worked his magic on scores of celebrities and dignitaries the world over, making the front covers of several leading fashion magazines and item publications. He is pivotal in the styling of business moguls, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and royalty, such as members of the Sultan of Bruneiís household and is sought after by the top names in the film, Royal and fashion fraternities.

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