Tips for Holi!

Spring is finally here! That means awesome weather, outdoor events and Holi! I had the pleasure of live streaming Holi In the City this past weekend at Stage 48 in NYC and it was a blast! I had never been to an event like this so the concept of a brunch party with Holi colors was completely new to me. Overall the event was extremely fun so if you're in the tri-state area and missed out this past weekend there will be another edition of Holi In the City at Stage 48 this coming Saturday, March 26th! For more info check out HoliInTheCity.com!

The part of Holi I tend to worry about the most is washing all of the colors off my skin, clothes and out of my hair, but thankfully the tips that I'm about to share with you had me worry-free throughout the festivities!

1. COCONUT OIL! Most people say to soak your hair in coconut oil, but it's not really the most presentable hairstyle so I have a solution. The night before the event I washed my hair after a coconut oil treatment and re-applied some more oil to the lengths of my hair- not too much, but just enough to slightly coat it and tame frizz. I applied a VERY small amount to my roots and it seemed to do the trick! When I went to wash my hair after the event the color washed right out before I even used shampoo!

2. It's always a good idea to cover as much exposed skin as possible, but if you're not ready to don a turtleneck to your next Holi party, consider covering any exposed skin with an oil like coconut, almond or baby oil or even a thick cream. This will help to prevent the color from staining your skin or drying it out!

3. A lot of people will tell you not to wear makeup because let's be honest, what's the point if we're going to get covered in colors anyways right? But I beg to differ. Wearing makeup (with a face lotion and spf) to cover my face actually saved my skin! I was able to wash the colors off along with my makeup in one go.

4. A cheap pair of shades will be your best friend. Avoid getting colors in your eyes by rocking a pair of big sunglasses! As a person who wears contact lenses on a regular basis, my shades saved me several times throughout the day when colors were unexpectedly thrown my way!

5. It's always smart to wear clothes you plan on getting rid of, but in the event that you actually want to keep your clothes, try a mixture of a couple liters of water with half a cup of white vinegar and a spoon or 2 of laundry detergent after brushing as much dry color off of your clothes as possible. I've heard that a clear window cleaning solution or fresh lemon juice could work as well although I've never tried it!

I hope this helps anyone who plans on going crazy with the colors this season!