Even if you play Holi with organic colours, even if you stay away from mixing ink, grease or eggs in it, there will be someone out there who will be breaking all the rules. So you’ve got to be prepared unless you’re fine with reporting to work the next full week looking like Green Goblin! Here’s how to take care of your hair and skin during Holi.
And since being fashionable is also paramount, after all you’re a PS girl, we also give you a few tips on how to dress up for one of the most colourful festivals in India. From how to wear the quintessential white to adding some hot and spicy colours to your attire, let this Holi bring out the vibrant side of you.
1. Even if it leaves you looking like a frump, DO NOT forget to oil your hair with coconut oil or almond oil. It will prevent the colour from penetrating into the hair shaft.
2. It’s advisable not to leave your hair open. Tie your hair up in a bun or a plait.
3. Cover your hair with funky bandana or a dupatta.
1. Apply a thin film of baby oil or coconut oil on your entire body, including your face. Synthetic colours, even Gulal, can have detrimental effects on your skin.
2. Apply a thick coat of Vaseline petroleum jelly on your lips and area behind your ears.
3. It’s advisable (not necessary) to wear long sleeves or clothes that offer maximum protection against harsh colours and sun.
While it’s alright to wear old, comfortable clothes, you also need to ensure that you wear a trendy outfit unless you don’t mind looking like a drab in the Facebook pictures.
1. Hot pants: No fashion-conscious girl would be caught dead in ready-to-discard pajamas, and definitely not in a public place! So, girls, oil your long legs and get into some really colourful shorts.
2. Bright-coloured top: Bring out the reds and the purples from your closet ‘coz that’s going to make you stand out in the crowd. This eye-catching red blouse is perfect to set the mood. Team it up with a contrasting sports-bra so you can stay sexy even when you’re getting drenched!
3. Colour blocking with white: Yes, white t-shirts are an all-time favourite; but why not make white more interesting by pairing it with cute printed leggings. Pick floral, leopard-print or checks, the choice is yours.
Happy Holi! Play safe.