How Tos and Post Holi Tips For Skin & Hair Care

Holi known for messy play of colors is one of the festival everyone loves. Being smeared in colors brings lots of fun but removing holi color from face and body brings a bit lot of challenge to all Holi lovers. Traditionally the festival is about natural play of colors made with flowers and splashes of water. Today there many cheap variants of colors in market which are loaded with chemicals and artificial dyes. We have learnt about then in the piece of Eco-friendly Vs. Traditional Holi article.

how to holi tips for skin and hair

However, it is completely difficult for you to stay away from synthetic colors today. So here are few post holi skin care and hair care remedies to help you prevent skin and hair damages.


“Shahnaz Husain shares a few simple Holi tips to protect yourself from artificial Holi colors this Holi.”

How to remove Holi Color from Hairs

    1. Allow yourself to stand in running water for 5 – 10 minutes so that the plain water wash away the dry colors and mica particles easily.
    2. Apply a mild Ayurvedic/Herbal/Baby Shampoo by dissolving in little amount of water so that it can easily applied into hairs and massage into hairs with fingers. Massage gently and rinse of the shampoo thoroughly with water again, make sure to remove shampoo completely.
    3. After a few days’ post holi give a warm oil massage to your hairs to give a nourishing treatment to hairs. Oil massage will be followed by a hot towel wrap around the head like a turban and kept on for about 10 minutes and can be repeated for 2 or 3 times. This way hairs and scalps absorbs oil better.

How to remove Holi Color from Skin

      1. Apply soap, it is advised to use a soap free soaps in daily use as well, but for removing stubborn traces of holi colors and keeping care of your skin too do try to use soap free soap today. You can also make a homemade version of soap with
        1. Turmeric, besan (gram flour) and milk.
        2. A mix solution of fresh lemon juice, curd and a pinch of sandalwood powder

        Apply any of the concoction to body and let it rest for 5 – 10 minutes and scrub it off with the help of luffa.

      1. Shahnaz Husain advices, after half an hour of your bath, apply aloe vera gel on your face and wash off with plain water, which will soothe your skin and moisturizes as well.
      2. Next day Holi tip by Shahnaz Husain is to apply a mask by mixing 2 tablespoon honey, half cup of curd and a pinch of turmeric on face, neck and arms and wash of after 20 minutes of applying it with normal water. This will help in removing tan from body and nourishes too.

How to reduce Holi itching

    1. Beauty specialist Shahnaz Husain recommends to add two tablespoons of vinegar to a mug of water to be used as last rinse after bath to reduce itching. If the itching and redness or rashes on scalp is still there might be a sign of allergy and without delaying any further consult a Doctor.

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