Pregnant Women Holi TipsTips for Pregnant Women on Holi
Pregnant Women Holi Tips
Playing Holi during pregnancy can land you in a number of disastrous troubles. For your good health and your foetus’s well-being, it is advisable that you avoid playing Holi this year or follow the given advices on celebrating Holi without inviting trouble:
What kind of colours should you use?
- Natural is best! Make the colours at home, like they used to in the good old days. You can also buy organic/herbal colours to play safe this Holi.
Tips to protect your hair and skin from synthetic colours:
- Hair: After playing Holi, you might have noticed that your hair becomes very dry, frizzy and brittle. To avoid this,
- Massage your hair well from scalp to hair tips with coconut, olive or castor oil. This oil gives your hair a protective covering and shields it from harmful chemicals, dust and dirtThis will help the colours come off easily later.
- Try and cover your hair with a bandana or cap to decrease contact with colours. After the celebrations, rinse hair with plain water to rid it of dry colours and other particles. Apply a mild shampoo followed by a good conditioner.
You can also apply a hair pack made of fenugreek seeds, amla powder, boiled shikakai powder and water.
- Another homemade recipe that works is a mixture of henna powder, four teaspoons of lemon juice and curd. Apply on hair and wash after an hour.
- Wear clothes that cover a lot of your skin.
- Cover the skin on your face, arms, legs etc with copious amounts of olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil or mustard oil.
- Use a waterproof sunscreen (SPF 30 and above).
- Cover your lips with a thick coat of Vaseline or lip balm.
- Protect your nails from the colours by using transparent nail polish. If you have long nails, you can use it on the underside of the nails as well (remove this after the celebrations).
- Remember not to use harsh soaps to get rid of colours from your skin.
Other potential dangers of Holi:
- If you are a known asthmatic or suffer from severe dust allergy, it is advisable not to venture out to play Holi with colours, especially the dry variety.
- If you wear contact lenses, do remove them before going out to play Holi. If someone is spraying coloured water on your face, close your eyes.
- Bhang, the official drink for Holi, when consumed in large quantities can lead to effects like increased blood pressure and heart rate, psychosis. Never consume it on an empty stomach and do not mix it with alcohol.