There’s no denying that the majority of us share a love and hate relationship with Holi.
While frolicking around splashing colours is a complete ball, more often than not, it comes with a price.
And the price is that of spending hours in the bath trying to scrub off stubborn colours from our hair and skin while taking a silent oath of saying “NO” to playing Holi, next year.
It’s painful, we get it.
But fear not, holi enthusiasts.
For your convenience, we have put together a list of 5 simple tricks that can make sure you have a fabulous and safe Holi.
Prepare in advance
They say that prevention is better than cure, and they say it right. Before you step outside to play with colours, make sure you oil your hair and body with olive oil or castor oil. This oil will form a protective shield between the colours and your skin, making it easy for you to get rid of the colours later. If you do not have castor or olive oil, no problem. Baby oil will do the trick too.
Also, remember to switch those shorts for a pair of pants and a shirt/top with long sleeves to ensure you do not get colour all over your body. Little precautions go a long way.
If while playing someone happens to smear your face with harsh colours, wash it off with cold water immediately. This will prevent the colours from staining your face in colourful patches that stay on for an annoyingly long time.
I mean, going out looking like a silver-fish is not acceptable.
For your hair
When you step into the shower, wash your hair for a good 10 minutes with cool water before you reach out for the shampoo bottle. This method helps to remove all traces of colour and leaves your hair in a better state to be lathered up.
If the colours are too stubborn, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to a bowl of curd and apply the mixture on to your mane and allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing off.
For your face
While you are removing those colours from your face, you can mix lacto-calamine lotion with honey and rosewater. This would prevent any irritation and rashes from the low-quality colours that someone could accidentally spill on you. For people with oily skin, a pack of Multani Mitti can do the trick.
For your body
Honey when mixed with mashed papaya or tomato, acts as the perfect scrub when applied with Multani Mitti. An alternative route is to use curd, gram flour (besan, turmeric (haldi) with olive oil and lemon to make a paste and then apply the mix on coloured parts of your body.
Sure, all of this will take some work, but the results will leave your skin looking replenished without a sign of the colours.
Wait, is this you?
Not to worry.
If all the holi preparation and playing leaves you exhausted and you require a certain tact and technique to remove the colours, just message your Personal Assistant on Haptik to find the best spa/salon around you here.