Here are a few tips and suggestion to make
your holi safe and joyous.
Play safe. Don't get to boisterous and do not let others to
be rude on you.
- The best option would be to play with natural home made
colours. Your skin and hair will feel tampered with the use of
skin friendly natural products.
- If natural colours are not possible, then ensure a better
quality of colours. Buy colours from a reputed shop or vendor.
- Use more of red or pink colours which looks good and can easily
taken off. Gaudy purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful
chemicals in them and should be avoided.
- Make sure that your face is well creamed before and after
- Apply thick coating of paint on your nails- both in
fingers and toes so that they remain protected.
- Oil your hair well, so that colour doesn't stick on your
hair and can be washed off easily later.
- Cover your hair. Make use of hat or caps to protect your
hair from being coloured with hard-to-rinse dyes.
- Make sure that powder or any other product does not get inside
your eyes. Eyes are extremely vulnerable on Holi because of their
strategic place in body and also because of the use of harmful
chemicals in colors these days. Please ensure that your eyes remain
protected at all times. Use a sunglass to protect your eyes
from a misfire of colour filled darts or water jets.
- Use dental caps to save your teeth from any unwanted
- Put on your worst clothes so that you won't have to take on the
hassles of an immediate washing.
- Rags like tattered denims and bright shades like black, blue,
green, purple are highly recommended.
- Try to save yourself off from all possible attacks on the face.
In case your such attempts fail, keep your eyes and lips tightly
shut if you are attacked on your face.
- If possible avoid going outside your home, atleast for the peak
hours of celebration. The premises of your home ensure that you are
safe from pouncing hooligans, even friends who can be a little rough
on the day.
- When traveling keep the car windows thoroughly shut, even
if you don't have an AC car. Do not bump into the frenzied group of
mob if you take to streets. Better you cross the road to the
sidewalk across. Or, simply stay at a safe distance.
- Do not use permanent dyes. If someone has applied it on you, do
not rub the face with soap immediately in order to get rid off it,
especially when it is wet. Instead, use good quality cleansing
milk for removal. It's better than using soap, which will dry up
- Rotten eggs when thrown on your head, flying missiles from
are still not too bad, will be smelly yet is
a good conditioner for your hair. But tar, shit, Mobil, stones and
all the rubbish that you can be hit with is not. Avoid being a prey
- Remember you also have police on your side and if any
untoward revelers misbehave, you can make your complaint. Mark out
the locality, building and if possible the person.
- Take a bath much later after the entire Holi celebration is over.
Taking frequent baths, washing the face again and again, will ruin
your skin. You will also lose hair, for too much soap/shampoo has a
- If you are prone to skin allergies, avoid playing with gulal
altogether. Going to a dermatologist (skin specialist) serves no
purpose, after the damage is done.
- Avoid running on jumping on wet floors, so that you don't slip
and injure yourself. Bones are specially vulnerable on this day.
- Avoid over indulgence in bhang, drinks or food... so that you
don't repent later.
- Do not drive if you are high on alcohol or bhang.
- Keep handy pain killers, anti-oxidants, anti-allergic tablets if
all the above tips have been disregarded.