Back from the outdoors? We are sure you had a good time getting drenched, splashed and sprinkled with the colours of rainbow and beyond. But now that the festivities are over, the ordeal to remove the colours and clean yourself up begins.
So just in case you need a few handy tips, here are a few.
1. Rinsing your hair
Don’t apply shampoo directly. First rinse off as much colour as you can directly with water. Chemicals in the colours can react with the shampoo and cause damage, so first remove as much as you can.
2. A quick hair mask
Make a simple hair mask with curd, ripe banana, egg yolk and few fenugreek seeds. Keep your hair masked for 30 minutes. Honey, olive oil can also be used for deep conditioning to rejuvenate hair after the colour onslaught.
3. Removing colours
First stand under cold water for a few minutes, follow it by softly rubbing with olive oil dipped in cotton. If the colours are stubborn, do not rub or scrub. It can cause breaks in the epidermal cells, and cause long term dryness. Use curd to soften the skin. Here is an effective exfoliating mix to bring the colours off.
1 tbsp of gram flour, bran, sandalwood powder, fresh cream, olive oil, orange juice, and a little turmeric powder. This power packed mixture exfoliates, moisturises and cleanses your skin, and will not just bring off all the colours but leave your face and body with a soft glow.
4. Caring for skin in the days to come
Apply Multani mitti pack every alternate day to keep your skin radiant and supple.
5. Simple is good
Don’t go for skin treatments like waxing, facials or apply heavy make-up for two to three days after Holi. Your skin is sensitive and these treatments can cause an irritation. Stick to your standard moisturizer and avoid anything much! Of course, next weekend don’t forget to book your appointment for a thorough pampering session at Tangerine the Boutique Salon
P.S – In case you are facing any itch, redness or irritation while taking the colours off, rush to the doctor immediately.
We hope you had a good Holi!