Holi's Got Your Skin & Hair Worried? Spruce Up Your Routine With These Products

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In a city like ours, where the mane and skin need constant attention, it is only natural to look for brands that help you nourish it. While we wouldn't recommend skipping the fun, but we do highly recommend prepping up for Holi by going on a healthy skin and hair care diet. For all those who’re on the lookout for great products, allow us to point you to some of our favourites! 


Start with some pre-Holi pampering and invest on these face masks, so that your skin locks the moisture before you enter the battlefield that Holi is! 

Green Tea Refreshing Face Mask: Shae

Green Tea Refreshing Facial Mask


With an aim to craft products that nurture your skin naturally, Shae offers a range of skincare products that are handcrafted using the best ingredients nature has to offer. Go for their green tea face masks, which come with the goodness of honey and clay, and leaves your face soft and supple. Make a paste of the product and apply liberally on your face for a spa-like experience at home. 

Golden Glow Face Mask: BodyCafe

Golden Glow Face Mask - 100gm


You'll need this mask when your skin looks all dull and devoid of moisture after the colours (a.k.a chemicals) have left their mark on your face. This organic face mask from BodyCafe has the goodness of almond oil and helps to de-tan your skin, while maintaining its elasticity. Apply a thin layer an keep it on for about 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water. 


Sunscreens are your skin's guardian angels during Holi, while you're loitering in the sun and smearing colors on each other. Keep the following products handy, and apply some on all the exposed areas before kickstarting the mad party! 

Oil-Free Sunscreen- Peau Care

L'Eau Shield - Oil Free Sunscreen - SPF 50 (50ml)


Peau Care is a leading paraben-free, SLS-free and cruelty-free skincare brand made locally. And we love how affordable and effective this oil-free sunscreen is. It also has some aloe-vera in it, and is completely sweat-proof. Nourish your skin with this sunscreen and see how it does wonders to you! 

Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen: Dr. Sheth's

Basic Brightening Daily Sunscreen (50ml)


This is a luxury skincare brand that caters to the Indian skin. They have a whole range of face masks, eye creams, mists, skin brightening creams and more. But it is their daily use sunscreen that we are huge fans of. You can get your hands on their basic brightening sunscreen that is made of sunflower, lecithin and liquorice extracts that help your skin stay hydrated, bright, blemish-free and of course, protected from the harmful rays of the sun (since its almost always sunny in Mumbai). 


The most pertinent part of Holi's beauty regime has to be oiling the hair before and after the festival. Besides forming a protective layer of good fat on your skin and scalp, oil is essential for replenishing the hair and helps it recover from the after-effects of the chemicals that the festival of colours leaves behind. Bookmark these two products, which are also our personal favs! 

Luscious Treatment Hair Oil: RAS Luxury Oils

Luscious Treatment Hair Oil- 10 ml


This beauty brand sells products made from plant-based ingredients and is cruelty-free and free of synthetic fragrances and parabens. Their essential oils are an important part of our night skincare routine. They’re priced at the higher side, but totally worth it. Go for the luscious treatment hair oil, which is blessed with the goodness of almond oil, argon oil, basil, bhringraj, brahmi, moringa and more such nutritious things for your hair. 

Onion Hair Oil: Kalon

Onion Hair Oil - Blend Of 14 Natural Oils (200ml)


It is natural for you to be shedding hair post-Holi. But why fear when onion is here? We're loving this onion hair oil from Kalon that comes with a blend of 14 essential oils. Onion juice has proteins, especially keratin, which is known to provide sulphur to the hair for its seamless growth. This oil prevents hair loss and promotes healthy growth. Add it to cart already, will you? 


Use a good moisturizing face wash on your face after playing Holi. The colours can be very drying and using soap or harsh facewash can irritate the skin further. So we've shortlisted our favorites for you below. 

Vitamin C Brightening Face Wash: Natural Vibes

Ayurvedic Vitamin C Brightening Face Wash (120ml)


You'll need oranges to help you cleanse and brighten your face and to get rid of the Holi colors. So allow this Ayurvedic Vit C brightening face wash to help you out in your struggle. This vegan and cruelty-free face wash from Natural Vibes enables deep pore cleansing, and gives your face a glow post the festivities.

Walnut & Pumpkin Seeds Face Wash: Foy Naturals

Walnut & Pumpkin Seed Exfoliating Face Wash - 75gm


Loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties, walnuts boost your skin's vitamin B-levels, which is responsible for improving your skin health. And pumpkin seeds help retain the necessary moisture. In short, this face wash from Foy Naturals is just what you need during the festive season. Thank us later! 


You've got to shampoo it right to wash off all the colours. You might as well use the best ones. Here are two of our fav brands! 

Apple Cider Vinegar & Argan Hair Shampoo: St.Botanica

Apple Cider Vinegar & Argan Hair Shampoo, 300ml


St. Botanica's shampoos are truly effective in fighting frizz and stopping hair loss. The apple cider vinegar repairs damage by removing dandruff and dryness. And that's exactly what you'll need to fight for, post Holi. For dry and frizz, opt for the biotin & collagen combo or if thinning is your problem, the volumizing combo is for you. 

Herbal & Vedic Detox Shampoo: Hair Sanjeevani

Mild Detox Shampoo With Ancient Vedic & Modern Herbs (200ml)


The perfect balance of the ancient and modern herbs in Hair Sanjeevani products work together to provide nourishment and protect against external causes of hair fall. This vegan detox shampoo has the richness of aloe vera and argan, and it helps in cleansing the scalp, strengthens your hair, as well as prevents hairfall. 


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