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With Holi just a couple of days away, excitement id brimming. Though this year we have decided to be celebrate a #ResponsibleHoli, with hardly any water wastage, the colours are definitely flying. Oh unless we decide to a floral holi like they do in Vrindavan. How gorgeous does this look!

But since we are definitely not going to be playing this floral holi, I need to up the ante of my hair care routine, and the post care to make sure I am not left bald by the end of the month.

Pre Holi hair care:

1. Grandma was right, oil your hair. Keep the regular oil massage on, even if it makes you feel like you are back in school. Regular oiling, reduces the porosity of hair. In basic English, this means that your hair won’t absorb too much colour, and hence won’t get too dry.

2. Drink water. It’s always beneficial. Internal hydration counts a lot!

3. Use a deep moisturizing mask to seal in the moisture a day before Holi.

On the day:

1. Oil your hair with warm oil.

2. Braid or make a high bun, so that there’s minimal colour in your hair and scalp.

3. If you want to look stylish and like it, you could wear a bandana or a scarf.

Post Holi:

1. Use lukewarm water to remove most of the colour from your hair and scalp.

2. Use a mild shampoo to wash off colour. Try and be gentle with the knots in the hair.

3. Use a conditioner, and also a hair mask.

4. Once your hair is dry, follow it up with a good homemade mask to really pamper your hair. Given below are a few masks that are meant to restore the moisture lost from your hair.

Hair Masks

1. Olive Oil and Egg Mask:

Warm a cup of olive oil. Beat an egg well, Mix the two ingredients together. If you can’t stand the smell of egg, add some essential oil to it. Add honey and mix well. Apply on your hair and wash off after 30 minutes.

2. Honey and Curd Mask:

Beat some curd (yogurt) and make it smooth. Add a spoonful of honey. Apply this mixture to the ends of your hair. Wear a shower cap and sit for 20 minutes. Wash off to reveal super glossy hair.

3. Banana and Yogurt Mask:

You know those over ripe bananas you can’t eat? Use them for your hair. Smash up an overripe banana (or two bananas if your hair is long) and add honey to it. Apply all over your hair and scalp. Wash off with lukewarm water.

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