Holi 2024: How to prevent your hair from damage; hair care tips by experts

Here are 5 hair care tips from expert to protect your hair during Holi 2024

Published on Mar 20, 2024 07:00 AM IST 6 Photos

Holi is a festival of colours and joy but it can also be damaging to your hair as playing with coloured powders and water balloons can cause damage to your hair by making it dry and brittle. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Rinky Kapoor, Consultant Dermatologist, Cosmetic Dermatologist and Dermato-Surgeon at The Esthetic Clinics, recommended some hair care tips to protect your hair during Holi which will fall on March 25 this year: (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP)

1. Oil your hair before playing with colours: Oiling your hair with coconut oil before playing with colours can create a protective barrier between your hair and the harsh chemicals present in the colours. It will also make your hair easier to clean post-celebrations. (utpal sarkar/ANI Photo)

2. Tie up your hair: Tying your hair in a bun or a braid can also prevent hair damage. It will help to keep the hair strands together while playing Holi, preventing them from getting tangled and reducing the exposure of hair to colours. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)


3. Cover your head with a scarf or a hat: If you don't want to colour your hair, then covering your head with a scarf or hat can be an effective option. It will not only protect your hair from unwanted colour but also protects your scalp from harmful UV rays. (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

4. Rinse your hair thoroughly: After playing Holi, make sure that you rinse your hair thoroughly to remove all the colours. Avoid using hot water as it can further damage your hair. Instead, use cold water or lukewarm water to wash your hair and remove the colours gently.(utpal sarkar/ANI Photo)