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Skin and Hair-care Tips for Holi

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Holi the festival of colour and happiness is around the corner and I hope you guys are excited in the same way like I am. This  post  is on few skin and hair care tips for Holi and DIY’s which you can use this Holi, and enjoy to the core even without thinking twice.

Tips: before moving out
  1. Apply coconut oil to the hair to prevent damage from the colors. Try various style to cover your hair. You can tie a bun or you can cover your hair with the old scarf.
  2. Apply moisturizer all over the body that will prevent you from the harsh chemical based colours.
  3. Apply the thick coat of Vaseline around your ears so that you don’t look like a pink monster after Holi.
  4. Apply a generous amount of sunscreen as you will be in the sun for the full day (so it will help you from tanning).
  5. Not to forget your lips as they might become dry on that sunny day with the harsh color over it so try to keep them moisturized as well.
  6. Keep drinking water which will keep your body hydrated.
  7. If you have any open wound or cuts, cover them properly before handing for Holi.
  8. Apply dark color nail paint which will prevent the colors from settling in.
  9. Try to wear fully covered clothes so that your skin is covered properly.
  10. Try not to wear your contact lens instead go with glasses.
Tips: While playing Holi
  1. Stick to organic colors rather than going for chemical ones. Nowadays we have various types of organic colors in the local markets too.
  2. If you feel any sensation or itchiness then wash off the color immediately as it might result in rash or allergy.
  3. Alcohol dehydrates the body so keep drinking water also and try to consume less alcoholic drinks.
Tips: After Holi
  1. Brush off excess color from the hair and body before heading for shower.
  2. Try to use mild soap or shampoo.
  3. You can use cleansing milk to remove color from the body and face.
  4. Remove your nail color.
  5. After shower apply a good amount of moisturizer that will heal your body.
  6. If you see any rash or allergy than consult your doctor first.
DIY’s packs for skin and hair:besan pack
  1. DIY for skin – body scrub:
  • 2 tablespoon Besan
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon Full cream milk or curd
  • Half lemon

Mix them and make a paste. Now apply all over your body gentle scrub for 2 to 5mins. Let it dry on its own and wash off from the body.

 

2. DIY for Hair – hair mask:
  • 2 Eggs (take as per your hair length)
  • 1 Banana

Blend them in a blender and apply this mask on your hair for 30 to 40 mins then wash with the normal shampoo and conditioner.

I hope this hacks and DIY’s will help you this Holi. Do let me know what hacks you use to save your hair and skin during Holi.

Happy Holi!

 

My 5 Winter Hair Care Tips for Healthy Hair & Scalp

Now that winter is here and you already know how Delhi winters are. Winter months can put your hair and scalp under a lot of stress. My hair starts becoming weak and becomes more susceptible to damage and breakage, I am sure this must be the case with all of us. It becomes very important for us to take care of our skin as well as hair. Here are five hair care tips which I follow and will also help you to maintain healthy and beautiful hair this season.

1. Keep your hair and scalp hydrated:wash your hair regularly

Go for deep conditioning once a week. Use coconut oil or any hair oil which suits you to massage your scalp and leave it on for  2-3 hours or overnight as time permits. There are also ready-made hair masques available in the market, you can try that too. If you’re dehydrated on the inside, it will show on the outside too so make sure you

Go for good shampoo and conditioner which doesn’t dry out your scalp. You can try using  anti-hair fall shampoos like Hair for Sure , Pantene etc. to prevent hair fall in winters. Drink plenty of water to help keep your hair and scalp hydrated.

2. Protect your hair from the elements:beanie for winter

Cold, wet winter weather can take its toll on your hair.  Cover your head with a scarf or wear a beanie to protect. To protect from static, which is caused by rubbing plastic or wool against your hair, it is advisable to cover your hair in a silk scarf before putting on your cozy beanie or cap.

3. Avoid over-styling your hair :

Limit the use of hair styling tools like straighteners , curling iron and hair dryers.  Heat can dry out your hair and scalp, increasing the risk of damage. Apply heat protectants before you style your hair and invest in good hair mask which can repair your damaged hair due to heat.

4. Wash your hair in warm or cool water :

You might be tempted to use hot water looking at the chill, but try to avoid washing your hair in very hot water.  It damages your scalp and hair, and leads to dandruff. Hot water destroys the moisture and texture of your hair, it takes away the natural oil.  It is recommended to use  warm or cool water to avoid damage and also  you can keep washing your hair to a minimum, say two times a week, this will prevent your hair from drying out too much.

5. Trim your hair regularly:winter hair trim

Just because it’s winter that doesn’t mean that you do not get your hair trimmed. Trims are a great way to keep your hair in good health during the winter months as well – every six to eight weeks, just get a light dusting of the ends to help reduce the chance of dry, splitting ends.

These are the five hair care tips for winters based on personal experience. To protect your skin always keep a bottle of vaseline handy, you can use it in 10 different ways. Hope you find this useful too!