Ultimate Guide to Holi Hair & Skin Care: Preparing and Protecting Tips 

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Pre-Holi Preparation: Apply oil on your face, exposed skin, and hair strands to create a protective barrier. Use coconut or almond oil a day before Holi to hydrate your skin and minimize color absorption.

Avoid Certain Activities: Refrain from therapies like facials, waxing, or laser treatment a week before Holi. Also, avoid exfoliating treatments and keeping your hair open while playing.

Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen with SPF 25 after oiling your body, and reapply if exposed to the sun for more than 4 hours. Avoid staying in wet clothes for too long.

Hair Care: Hydrate your hair with oil or a leave-in serum to prevent color absorption. Opt for a hair mask before shampooing to remove colors effectively without causing damage.

Skin Protection: Coat your hands and nails with petroleum jelly to prevent staining. Wear long-sleeved clothes and sunglasses to protect sensitive areas.

Sensitive Scalp Care: Apply lemon juice to your scalp if sensitive to prevent infections from toxic colors. Clean cuts and wounds immediately to avoid chemical absorption.

Using Natural Colors: Opt for natural colors like haldi and beetroot juice. Proper cleansing post-Holi is crucial, followed by adequate moisturization to prevent skin dryness.

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Post-Holi Care: Remove colors while wet, using a gentle face wash and body wash. Use a clarifying shampoo and color-protect conditioner for hair. Apply nourishing body lotion and face moisturizer post-shower.

Skin Irritation Management: Use Aloe Vera gel or Lacto-Calamine lotion for mild breakouts. Take anti-allergy medicine if necessary, and consult a dermatologist if the rash persists.

Post-Care Precautions: Wait at least a week before getting a facial to ensure skin recovery. Remember to prioritize water and flower petals over synthetic colors for a safer Holi celebration.

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