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.
Every time the weather changes, even the slightest bit, my scalp starts misbehaving and gets extremely troublesome; Itchy, flaky and extremely uncomfortable. I have tried a number of treatments, but nothing has provided a permanent solution. Over the years, I have come to accept my moody scalp for what it is, and try anticipating it’s needs and addressing them to keep it calm and pacified. Regular oil treatments, gentle shampoos and always a bottle of medicated anti-dandruff shampoo handy in the shower.