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5 Must Use Hair Care Products On This Holi!

Updated on March 23, 2016

Tip #1

Make a Bun or a Pony tail – keeping our hair open while playing with colors, makes your hair more vulnerable to breakage and roots getting damaged by the chemicals present in the colors and sunrays.

After Effects of Playing Holi

You have beautiful looking hair and you love to play with colors on Holi. Apparently, you are in fear to end up with dull and damaged hair after the celebration and it’s stopping you getting indulged. Let’s quickly figure out then what you can do to protect your beautiful mane this Holi and play Holi without any fear of damaging your hair.

Does your hair appear dull and damaged even after a proper hair wash after the celebration of Holi?

We have a very simple reason for this condition of your hair after playing holi. It happens because we forget to follow the before & after hair care routine taking proper care of our hair that tends to get damaged due to following reasons :

  • chemicals present in the colors
  • use of lots of water
  • harmful sun rays

So ladies, without being lazy and being forgetful, take appropriate precautions for one of your precious possession - your beautiful mane and keep them safe, healthy and beautiful even after playing with lots of colors.

Tip #2

Avoid combing your hair after applying oil on your scalp, to get a non oily looking hair even after oiling.

5 Must Use Hair Care Products for Holi

Here we share how you can take care of your hair (Especially on Holi) by using 5 hair care products :

  1. Hair oil

  2. Shampoo

  3. Conditioner

  4. Hair serum

  5. Hair mask

It is important to use each of the above mentioned hair products carefully and in appropriate manner to get the best results. In this article, we share tried and tested hair care products which you can use this Holi to keep your hair damage free.

1. Hair oil

Start preparing for Holi on the Holi eve itself. A good hair oil chumpi (massage) is a must with a nourishing hair oil that suits your hair type.

Why is Hair Oiling Required?

  • Oiling your hair protects your hair from suffering great damage.

  • Oiling can help your hair to recover quickly after the holi celebration.

  • Hair oil also helps in removing colors from your scalp and hair strands easily.

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Soulflower Olive OilSoulflower Rosemary OilSoulflower Castor OilParachute Coconut Oil
Soulflower Olive Oil
Soulflower Olive Oil
Soulflower Rosemary Oil
Soulflower Rosemary Oil
Soulflower Castor Oil
Soulflower Castor Oil
Parachute Coconut Oil
Parachute Coconut Oil

Tip #3

At night while preparing for bed, make a loose side braid so that oil in your scalp doesn’t spread over your hair strands. Sleeping with braided hair help in preventing split ends.

Which “Hair Oil” to use?

You can make use of the following oils to apply on your hair :

  • Coconut oil

  • Olive oil

  • Castor oil

Coconut oil is the best option for you (especially on Holi) as it nourishes your hair and covers up the scalp well.

You can try following hair oils :

  • Soulflower olive oil

  • Soulflower castor oil

  • Soulflower rosemary oil

  • Dove Elixir Dryness Care Hair Oil – Lavender & Olive Oil

  • Parachute Advansed Hot Oil

“Before Holi preparation” :

Are you tensed about going out with the hair looking too oily?

No worries! Try out the following steps:

  • Use a little amount of Olive oil on hair strands.

  • Next, Mix a little amount of coconut oil with few drops of castor oil and massage it into your scalp.

Above quick tip will help you in avoiding that oily hair look while you can still be able to cover both scalp and hair strands with a layer of oil.

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“After Holi preparation” :

Along with oiling before the celebration, it’s equally important to oil your mane after the celebration too.

Why is it required to do Hair Oiling After Holi Celebrations?

  • It is important to do hair oiling even after Holi celebrations so as to regain the lost moisture after the rigorous hair wash done to clean off the colors.

For after Holi hair care, you should use coconut and rosemary essential oil for your hair roots.

How to use “Hair Oil”?

Follow these steps to apply oil properly on your hair and scalp :

  1. Comb your hair well.
  2. Take a little amount of olive oil on your palm.
  3. Apply olive oil on your hair strands starting from the tip and moving slowly towards the roots of your hair. (Tip : Once your hair is covered with a base coat of olive oil, you can comb your hair once again to detangle)
  4. Mix a few drops of castor oil in a little amount of coconut oil.
  5. Now, apply the mixture thoroughly all over your scalp using your fingers gently. (Tip : Make sure you cover entire scalp area with a coat of oil.)

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2. Shampoo

After the celebration of holi, your hair needs to be washed thoroughly with a good Shampoo to get rid of chemicals particularly, the colors and dirt.

Which “Shampoo” to use?

One should use clarifying mild shampoo with ‘scalp pH balancing properties’.

Try using any of the following shampoo that best suits your hair type:

  • Sebamed Everyday Shampoo

  • Matrix Opticare Shampoo

Tip #4

Keep your head downwards while washing your hair to remove all colors and dirt easily.

Tip #5

Make sure you wash your hair as soon as possible once your done playing with colors. Because the more you delay washing your hair, they will become brittle and rough.

How to use “Shampoo”?

  1. Wash your hair using warm water starting from the roots.

  2. Use your fingers to wash off the colors.

  3. Use shampoo now and apply on every part of your scalp very gently.

  4. Make sure your shampoo lather up well.

  5. Do not use a lot of shampoo on your hair strands as it can turn your hair frizzy. (Tip: Focus on cleaning your scalp and use the lather to clean hair strands.)

  6. It’s time to wash off the shampoo from your hair using normal tap water.

3. Conditioner

Conditioning your hair strands after a good hair wash is very important, in order to strengthen them and supply moisture from outside.

Which “Hair Conditioner” to use?

You can use any of the following conditioners :

  • Sebamed Conditioner

  • Matrix biolage Conditioner

  • Dove Intense Repair Conditioner

  • TIGI Bed Head Color Goddess Leave-In Conditioner.

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Tip #6

Use Aloe Vera Gel on your hair roots and hair strands after every hair wash to enhance hair growth and keep your scalp healthy.

How to use “Hair Conditioner”?

Try the following steps to condition your hair strands properly:

  1. Take a dollop of Conditioner on your palm.

  2. Apply Conditioner only to your hair strands starting from the end of your hair strand.

  3. After a minutes or two, wash your hair with normal tap water to lock in the moisture.

4. Hair Serum

Your hair lacks shine and becomes frizzy sometimes after a hair wash session. It’s a very common problem faced by many of us.

What’s the solution to frizzy hair? Hair serum is the solution. You can gain a frizz free hair by using a hair serum that keeps your hair shiny and healthy looking even after the wild play on Holi.

Do You Know?

Argan Oil is extremely nourishing for your hair strands and scalp.

  • It contains high quantities of Vitamin-E.
  • It promotes hair growth and helps in taming frizz.

Tip #7

Never use any hair conditioner on your hair roots and scalp.

Which “Hair Serum” to use?

You can try any of the following "Hair Serum" :

  • Matrix Biolage Deep Smoothing Serum
  • Global Keratin Anti Frizz Serum with Argan Oil.

How to use “Hair Serum”?


  • It's advisable to use hair serum after you wash your hair.

  • You can use hair serum while your hair is in semi-dry state or completely dried.

  • Apply hair serum all over your hair strands starting from the end of hair strands

  • Apply hair serum especially where your hair is dry and frizzy.


  • Just like conditioner, do not apply hair serum on the roots of your hair.

5. Hair mask

During the holi celebration when color firing goes on, our hair suffers a lot. Thus, it's important to regain the lost moisture of hair and to nourish them well. You can go to a hair spa or use a hair mask at home to make your hair regain its health again.

Which “Hair Mask” to use?

  • “Matrix Biolage Ultra Hydra Source Aloe Hydrating Masque” is a very good hair mask product available in the market today.

  • You can also make one yourself at home using papaya, reetha, amla and vinegar.

Tip #8

After shampoo, you can wash your hair using onion juice or vinegar to make your hair look shiny and frizz free.

How to use “Hair Mask”?

  • After hair wash and conditioning, apply the hair mask all over your hair strands.

  • If you are using a homemade hair mask with natural ingredients then you can even apply it on your roots and scalp too.

  • Keep the hair mask for about 10-15 minutes.

  • Wash well using your fingers gently under normal tap water.

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Play Safe Holi :)

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