This Holi make sure that before you step out to play with water and colors, you do everything it takes to protect  your luscious locks from any kind of damage. The harmful toxins present in the dry and wet colors used to play Holi can make your hair dry and frizzy. So you need to take care of your hair so that this colorful festival does not take away the natural oil from your hair and damage the hair shaft. We share with you some tips to protect your hair before the color game begins. (ALSO READ Holi skincare and haircare tips: How to protect your skin, hair and lips this Holi). Also Read - Man Under Influence of Alcohol Climbs Water Tank & Does a Hilarious Drunk Dance | Watch Video

1. Get rid of your split ends

Get rid of your split endsAlso Read - Farah Khan Calls Malaika Arora ‘Kameeniii’ For Being so Sexy on Holi- Check Out The Post

Before you start with the oil massage, make sure you get rid of the split ends. Snip off all the split ends, because the synthetic colors will make your hair even more dry, causing more split ends. These colors make your hair dry, causing more split ends. (ALSO READ Summer Skincare tips: Skincare tips and homemade packs to get rid of sun tan and other skin problems). Also Read - Elderly Woman Beaten to Death by Drunk Holi Revelers in Uttar Pradesh: Police

2.  Massage your scalp

Massage your scalp

Massaging your scalp works wonders on your hair. So before you step out to play Holi, it is very important to use any coconut based hair oil or jojoba and castor oil mixed together and use it to massage your scalp thoroughly. The oil will also act as a  protective covering layer to your hair. It will help to clean your hair easily when you wash off the colors. Also, post the Holi party ends apply a root mask to your hair to  regain the texture and shine. The nourishing mask will get rid of the hair and scalp dryness. (ALSO READ How to choose the right sunscreen for your skin this summer).

3. Add few drops of lemon to the oil

Add few drops of lemon to the oil

Before applying the hair oil, add few drops of lemon to the oil and then apply it. The lemon will help in keeping the toxins from the colors from damaging your hair. Those who have sensitive scalp or those who have dandruff should definitely use lemon and oil mix on their hair. (ALSO READ Priyanka Chopra’s beauty secrets revealed! The Quantico star shares 3 DIY beauty packs for looking flawless).

4. Avoid using too many hair products

Avoid using too many hair products

Do not use multiple hair products before going out to play Holi. Also, now that you have applied the hair oil do not shampoo your hair a day before or on the same day of Holi. Using shampoo will

5. Cover your hair or braid them

Cover your hair or braid them

Those who have long hair should braid it or tie it up so that not all the hair is exposed to the color stains. You an also use a cap or tie a bandanna to keep your hair protected from all the colors loaded with chemicals.

(With inputs from IANS)

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