Hair Care Guide for the Festive Holi Season

Ultimate Hair Care Guide for the Festive Holi Season

Written by: prerna khemka


Holi, the festival of colors, brings joy and festivity across communities, celebrating the victory of good over evil. However, amidst the laughter and color throwing, our hair often bears the brunt of chemical colors, sun exposure, and neglect. This guide is designed to protect and pamper your hair during Holi, ensuring it stays healthy, vibrant, and beautiful.

Pre-Holi Hair Care Guide for Festive Holi

1. Oil Your Hair

Before stepping out to celebrate, generously apply PROTECT OIL to your hair. This not only forms a protective shield against harmful colors but also nourishes your scalp and strands. The natural ingredients in the oil provide an extra layer of moisture, preventing the colors from causing dryness or damage. We recommend the HairSmart Ayurvedic Therapy hair oil since it’s also infused with powerful hair growth ayurvedic herbs for that extra benefit.

2. Use a Protective Hair Serum

Applying a few drops of HairSmart Grow Serum can significantly shield your hair from the drying effects of Holi colors. This serum, tailored to strengthen and protect your hair, ensures that your celebration does not come at the cost of hair health.

3. Tie Your Hair Up

Keep your hair tightly tied up or braided to minimize exposure to colors. This simple step can significantly reduce the amount of color that comes into contact with your hair, making the post-Holi cleanup much easier.

4. Cover your Hair

If you can do it fashionably, the best thing would be to completely protect your hair by covering it with a cute hat, scarf, bandana or turban. We know, This look is not for everyone and you probably want to show off your gorgeous hair but just know that covering your hair is a great way to ensure least damage during these festivities.

Choosing the Right Products

Selecting natural, organic colors for Holi can significantly reduce the risk of chemical damage. Post-celebration, treating your hair with the right products is crucial. The HairSmart Root Scalp Hair Therapy Shampoo and HairSmart Restorative Conditioner are specially formulated to cleanse gently and nourish your hair, helping to repair and restore its natural moisture, strength and shine after exposure to harsh colors. They also help cool down the irritated and dry scalp and to restore and maintain the PH balance. The HairSmart Shampoo is gentle enough to use repeatedly to get the colors out of your hair without overly drying or stripping it.

During Holi - Protecting Your Hair

Covering your head with a cap or scarf can offer an additional layer of protection. If your hair does get wet, try to rinse it with plain water as soon as possible, preventing colors from setting and minimizing damage.

1. Post-Holi Hair Care Routine

Gently remove Holi colors using HairSmart Root Scalp Hair Therapy Shampoo. Follow up with HairSmart Restorative Conditioner to deeply moisturize and repair any damage. The aftercare is crucial, as it helps in restoring the natural pH balance of the scalp and strengthens the hair follicles.

  • Stay Hydrated and Eat Right: A well-hydrated body supports healthy hair. Incorporate the HairSmart Hair Supplement into your daily routine to provide your hair with essential nutrients from the inside out, promoting healthier, stronger hair growth.
  • Hair Spa: A week after Holi, consider giving your hair a spa treatment. Refer to our blog "DIY Spa at Home" for step-by-step instructions on how to pamper your hair, using household ingredients to create nourishing masks that rejuvenate your hair and scalp.

2. DIY Hair Masks for Post-Holi Care

Homemade hair masks can be a great way to soothe and nourish your hair. A simple mask made of aloe vera, yogurt, and honey can help to hydrate and repair your hair. Alternatively, you can use the HairSmart ayurvedic hair oil for a deep conditioning turban therapy to restore moisture as well. For details on how, click here. Apply the mask evenly through your hair, leave it on for about 30 minutes, then wash off with a mild shampoo for soft, nourished hair.


The joy of Holi shouldn't come with the cost of hair damage. With the right preparation, protection, and care, your hair can emerge from the Holi festivities as vibrant and healthy as ever. Remember, the key to beautiful hair is not just in external care but also in nourishing from within.

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This blog post encompasses all aspects of hair care during the Holi festival, integrating your HairSmart product line to offer a holistic approach to maintaining hair health amidst the festivities.

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1. Why is hair care important during the Holi season?

Holi colors can be harsh on the hair, causing dryness, damage, and breakage. Proper hair care ensures your hair remains healthy and vibrant despite the exposure to colors and chemicals.

2. Can I color my hair before Holi?

It’s advisable to avoid coloring your hair right before Holi, as the colors can react with the chemicals in hair dye, leading to potential damage and unexpected results.

3. Can Holi colors cause long-term damage to my hair?

If not cared for properly, Holi colors can cause dryness, breakage, and split ends. Consistent and thorough hair care routines before and after Holi can prevent long-term damage.

4. Is it safe to use heat styling tools after Holi?

It’s best to avoid heat styling tools for a few days after Holi to give your hair a break and allow it to recover from any potential damage caused by the colors.

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Prerna Khemka

Our founder, Prerna Khemka, confronted hair loss in her twenties. Fueled by a profound passion for Ayurveda and equipped with insights from Western technology, she embarked on a transformative odyssey. Determined to find a solution that resonated with her cultural roots, Prerna delved into extensive research and innovation. The result? A line of clean, effective products that not only revived her own hair but also empowered countless others facing similar challenges.