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Holi 2023: 5 Best Tips to Protect Your Skin And Hair From Damage Caused By Holi Colours

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Happy Holi 2023: Happy Holi 2020: This Holi, use natural colours, moisturise your skin, and oil your hair to avoid damage from synthetic Holi colours. Everything you need to know is right here.

The colour festival has arrived! Holi is a beautiful and bright festival that deserves to be enjoyed, but many of us choose to stay at home and avoid the festival due to the colours used in celebration and the potential harm they may cause. So, why not enjoy the festivities to the fullest by following these tips to avoid hair and skin damage?


As a symbol of love, Holi is celebrated by throwing Holi colours and water at each other. While it is one of the most enjoyable festivals in India, a minor side effect of participating in Holi is skin and hair damage caused by harmful chemicals in artificial colours. Dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia Sethi addresses this concern in one of her Instagram posts, offering a few tips to avoid unnecessary skin damage and traces of Holi colours left on your skin and hair for weeks.

After all of the fun, the most difficult part begins: removing the colours. Holi colours can penetrate the skin and remain there for a long time. Furthermore, the harsh chemicals in Holi colours, such as lead oxide (black), copper sulphate (green), and mercury sulphite (red), can cause skin allergies.


Holi 2020: 05 Skin and hair care tips you must follow

Apply Coconut or Almond Oil:

Applying coconut or almond oil to your face and other exposed areas of your body before playing with colours will keep your skin protected.

Before playing Holi, cut your nails short because the colours easily deposit inside the nails. Apply a thick coat of paint to your nails, both fingers and toes, to protect them from the Holi colours.

Lemon Juice To Prevent Infection:

To prevent infection caused by the colours, apply lemon juice to sensitive scalps.

Moisturize your skin as much as possible

Use cleansing oil, cleansing balm, or cleansing milk to moisturise your skin. To protect your skin from the chemicals in Holi colours, use heavier moisturising creams and plenty of sunscreen.

Keep your hair closed as this will allow more colours to settle in. Before going to play Holi, braid or tie your hair in a bun.

You can also protect your hair by wrapping it in a scarf or bandana.

If you intend to play Holi, avoid wearing contact lenses. The colour can cause eye irritation and infection.

How to Remove Holi Colors?

Oil before Bathing: Apply oil to your skin before taking a bath to help the colour come off easily.

Remove Colors While Wet: It is best to remove colours while they are wet. So, take a bath before the powders on your skin dry.

Wash with Warm Water: To remove the colours from your hair, use warm water.

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