It’s that time of year! Colour, water, music, bhaang, dance; all in all the perfect way to spend the day. Holi would be my favourite festival, if not for the trauma of getting all the stubborn colour off myself at the end of the day. Over the years though, I’ve formed a pre and post-Holi routine which helps me look like myself again, the next day, rather than a clown with multicoloured skin, hair and nails.
The concept of dry shampoo is a saviour for someone like me. Why? You ask?
- I live in a tropical country and for 8 months every year the weather in my city ranges from pleasantly warm to scorchingly hot.
- I have an oily scalp. The maximum time between hair washes is 36 hours. 24 if I have an event or somewhere special to go.
- I am lazy.
- I am lazy. (Yes, I am aware I listed this twice.)
So I have wavy hair, and I’ve been told many many times ‘Oh! you’re so lucky, you have the best of both worlds!’. No. To all those people out there who think wavy hair is the shit: No, it isn’t. It’s the kind of hair that resembles a crow’s nest unless it is heat styled. For a person who has the patience with a blow dryer or a curling iron, wavy hair is a dream as it tends to hold a blow dry and curls equally well. However, for a lazy person like yours truly, it’s a nightmare. Every hair-wash day meant a battle with my blowdryer or curling iron to try and tame my hair into submission.
I’d heard about sea salt sprays and their magical effect on wavy hair, but they proved extremely difficult to find in India. I found the Toni & Guy Casual Texturising Sea Salt spray while trolling the internet a couple of months ago and jumped on it.