HAPPY HOLI to all my friends in India and abroad. Holi is one of my favourite Indian festivals for the simple reason: the fun, the energy and the joy it brings to people. The beautiful colours, the music, the food, the dances, the bhaang; everything about this festival makes me happy!
So here is a quick post on how to make this Holi more than just a colour riot!
1) Dress Code
Wear white and let it be your canvas. Yes, this is the first and foremost thing to do.
And Holi doesn’t mean you cannot accessorise, infact this is the time to wear your old accessories, headbands, hats, scarves, etc.
2) Organic Colours
Holi is incomplete without colours so make sure you play with good quality skin-friendly organic colours only that do not harm your skin.
3) Music & Dance
Yes, there isn’t any fun unless you dance on some Bollywood Holi numbers. So, if you’re celebrating Holi at home, don’t forget to play some music and dance to it.
Holi isn’t just about colouring each other… it’s about adding colour to your home too. So, decorate your house with some festive Rangoli or colourful flowers. You can also change the interiors by putting up colourful wall hangings, bright coloured cushions or candles in different colours.
5) Hair & skin care
Oil is your only saviour when it comes to protecting your hair and skin from the harmful chemicals. So, make sure you oil your hair, face and body well before playing the colour game. For nails, apply a thick coating of nail paint to protect them. Trust me, you cannot skip this step.
6) Eyes and Teeth
Use sunglasses to protect your eyes and dental caps to save your teeth from unwarranted stains.
7) Post Holi Tip
Use a good quality face and body scrub to wash off the colours and make sure you moisturise your skin well post that. For hair too, don’t forget to use a good hair mask after shampooing it.
And lastly, don’t miss gorging onto the delicious festive sweets!
All of you out there, have a great Holi. Play Safe!