Prepping for Holi is super important if you’re planning to get down and dirty with colours, permanent markers, eggs, beer, mud, or {gasp!}, grease. And we’re also taking this opportunity to tell you how to get the grime off of your skin and hair. Thank us next weekend.

Parachute Coconut Hair Oil

We’re definitely getting a bottle on the morning of Holi and slathering the oil on our legs, arms, hands, feet, neck and any visible skin. Don’t forget to oil in between your fingers, toes, ears, and other nooks and crannies, where the sneaky colours seem to set up shop.

Where: Available at your local drugstore or dadi‘s closet.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly

Vaseline

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One of the best ways to avoid pink nails the next day is to douse them in Vaseline. Make sure you get them nice and proper around your cuticles to avoid colours harming your skin and nails.

Where: Available at your local drugstore or mom’s dressing table.

Nail Polish

Nail Polish

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Another super way of ensuring that you aren’t brandishing blue-tinted nails, is to actually paint them! You can paint your nails with the polish of your choice and then remove the coat after you’re done playing Holi. Voila! Good as new.

Where: Shop at your local cosmetic store.

Johnsons’ Baby Lotion/ Ponds Cold Cream

Johnsons Baby Lotion

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This is our go-to trick for post-Holi cleansing – take a bit of the lotion or cream and rub it onto your skin. Take a wet cotton ball and wipe off the goop from your face. A lot of the colour will get removed easily, and for the bits that are left over, read on…

Where: Available at your local drugstore

Wikka’s Avocado and Honey Oil

Wikka

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One of the best skincare products we have used, the Wikka Honey Oil is the best way to get rid of all the unwanted stuff closing up your pores. As you rub the oil onto your skin, you’ll find bits of colour and grime stuck to your fingers and peeling off of your face.

We recommend this product wholeheartedly. Read more about Wikka products here. 

Where: Opposite metro pillar no. 127, 1st floor M.G. Road, Ghitorni

Nearest Metro Station: Ghitorni

Price: INR 800 – INR 2,000

Timings: 10am – 6pm

Contact: +91 9818289464

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

Ayur Amla and Shikakai Shampoo

Ayur

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An underrated shampoo for sure, the Ayur Amla and Shikakai cleans your hair perfectly without stripping off its natural oils. Giving you nature’s Midas touch, this shampoo has been our best friend since the time beer and eggs made their way into the Holi equation.

Don’t forget to condition after you’re done shampooing!

Where: Shop at your local cosmetic store.

Palmer’s Cocoa Body Butter

Palmer's

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Once you’re done with your hot shower and are ready to snuggle into bed for a good, long snooze, make sure you rub on some of Palmer’s Cocoa Body Butter to avoid dry skin and itchiness from all those harmful colours.

Where: Find a bottle here. 

Refresh Tears

Refresh Tears

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This happens way too often for us to be okay with it: Colour in the eyes. It’s painful, itchy and can make your Holi-day a bad one. We recommend carrying Refresh Tears eye drops, for when you get colour in your eyes. A trip to the drugstore will get you a bottle. Do also wash your eyes multiple times to remove any colour that is left behind.

Where: Shop at your local drugstore.

That’s all folks. But if you have any tips and tricks, do leave a comment below!

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