Health & Wellness


Enjoy Holi without Creating Havoc for Skin & Hair

Holi is here with all its bright colors and joyous celebrations. Much as this absolutely amazing spring festival gives you the freedom to let down your hair (not literally, of course!) and have a rollicking good time with family and friends, it can also spell doom for your hair and skin. Most Holi colors are harsh synthetic chemicals that can cause rashes, allergies, patchy-dry skin, dry and discolored hair etc. However, if you prepare and safeguard your skin and hair in advance, you can enjoy getting soaked in colors while keeping your skin and hair protected.

In this post, we bring you some easy ideas to keep your skin and hair safe on Holi:


1. Ensure maximum skin coverage

Wear clothing that gives maximum coverage (full sleeves, high neck, tummy and leg coverage). The more your skin is shielded the less impact colors have on it.

2. Apply Sunscreen, Moisturizer & Body Lotion

At least 20 to 30 minutes before you step out to play with colors, apply a water resistant sunscreen with high SPF (40 or more) to ensure that wet colors do not wash it off too quickly to let the sun burn your skin. Also apply lots of moisturizer on face and plenty of body lotion all over exposed skin area. You can apply these on top of your sunscreen too. This shields your skin from sunlight and colors.

We recommend WOW Skin Science AM2PM SPF 50 that’s water resistant and comes infused with Argan Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Liquorice Extract and Vitamin E to nourish as well as protect your face and skin from onslaught of colors as well as UVA/UVB solar radiation.

If you live in areas with high pollution, we recommend WOW Skin Science Anti Pollution Sunscreen that not only has high SPF count of 40 to keep your skin safe from UVA & UVB sunrays, it also has Alteromonas Ferment Extract from French Polynesian Sea Waters that contains natural polysaccharides clinically proven to dispel pollutant particles coming in contact with your skin. Being water resistant, this sunscreen stays effective for longer even when you are playing with wet colors.

For healthy face moisturizing, we recommend WOW Skin Science 10 in 1 Active Miracle Face Cream that has Aloe Juice, Raw Honey, Cocoa & Shea Butters, Extra Virgin Olive & Coconut Oils, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Beetroot Extract, Moroccan Argan Oil, Vitamins B5, C & E to give your skin rich care and protection from colors.

For body care, we recommend liberal application of WOW Skin Science Skin Revive Nectar Moisturizer that gives your skin intensive protection of Shea & Cocoa Butters, Moroccan Argan Oil & Beetroot Extract. it helps boost hydration, fight inflammation and nullify damaging impact of toxins in colors.

3. Apply hair oil and hair revitalizer/serum on hair

Give your hair and scalp a good massage with a good quality hair oil on Holi morning. Just before you step out to play with colors, spray a hair revitalizer/ serum on hair, comb lightly. Unless you have really short hair, tie up your tresses in a braid/ plait or bun.  Wear a headband, bandana, cap or scarf on top. This minimizes hair’s exposure to toxins present in colors.

For pre-Holi oiling, we recommend WOW Skin Science 10 in 1 Miracle Hair Oil which is suitable for all hair types and made of all-natural ingredients such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Bhringraj Extract, Vitamin E plus Rosemary & Tea Tree Essential Oils. All the seed oils in this formulation are cold pressed for maximum nourishment. This oil is also totally free of pore-clogging mineral oils to ensure your hair are not just lubricated but nourished too.

For added pre-Holi hair protection, we recommend WOW Skin Science 10 in 1 Miracle Hair Revitalizer that comes enriched with Extracts of Safflower, Amla, Horse Chestnut, Rosemary, Tea Tree & Lemon, plus Vitamins A, B5, B7, E & F. Apart from protection from holi colors, it also delivers rich benefits like stronger roots, less split ends, improved lipid barrier of hair strands, visibly improved texture, dandruff elimination, hair breakage protection, hair fall control, higher luster plus intense hydration for total revival of hair.


1. Face & body cleansing

Rinse your face and body with plain water. Then cleanse your face with a gentle facial cleanser like a micellar facial cleanser that can lift off colors without removing skin’s own healthy oils. Bathe with a sulphate-free body wash to wash off the color.

We recommend the WOW Skin Science Micellar Water Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover that has micelles or tiny natural oil molecules to gently remove colors and pollutants without removing skin’s own moisture and natural protective oils. What makes this product even better is that it is completely free of harmful sulphates, parabens and mineral oils.

For body wash, we recommend WOW Skin Science range of body washes that’s available in several enchanting fragrances.

2. Hair cleansing

First wash your hair with plenty of plain water to rinse out as much color as possible. Then, shampoo with a sulphate and paraben free shampoo. Follow up with hair conditioning. Also remember to oil your hair before the next wash. Always apply hair revitalizer before combing.

We recommend WOW Skin Science range of shampoos that are enriched with natural bioactives and are guaranteed free of sulphates and parabens.


Go on; let your skin and hair rejoice as you enjoy Holi!


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