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Parachute Advanced hair oil’s Checklist for Holi this year!

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Gear up with a few things to enjoy your Holi to the fullest

Holi, the festival of Colours, is here again. There is no festival more vibrant, colourful and exhilarating than Holi. Everyone enjoys getting painted in clouds of colours and soaking in showers of coloured water.

Though the festival is much awaited by people, there are many who suffer from skin problems, allergies, breakouts and irritations later on. Staying prepared and keeping a few things handy this Holi will enable you to enjoy a fun filled and colourful Holi.

A few must haves for Holi this year

  • A white set of clothes – keeping them white works wonders for all the Holi enthusiasts to paint on you
  • Organic colours – use organic colours and stay away from chemical colours that could damage hair, skin & eyes
  • Coconut based hair oil – A good massage for your hair with coconut based hair oil before you go out to play Holi is an absolute must. Oiling your hair prior to playing Holi will save it from harsh chemicals and make it easier to manage post-wash
  • Hair band – Keep one handy in case you have long hair, or tie it neatly in a bun
  • Moisturizers – Moisturize and nourish your skin after you wash off all the colours
  • Vaseline – use it under nails and soles, elbows and other dry areas of the body
  • Colour removers – a few natural remedies like using a paste of soybean flour or gram flour (besan) with milk etc could be sued. To clean use warm water and moisturizing soap to scrub off the colours. Using a cream cleanser or baby oil, gently massage off the left over colour
  • Pichkari – and last but not the least you have to have the age old Pichkari to splash colours on your near and dear ones!!

Holi is the most colourful festival of the Hindus that falls on the full moon day in the month of March. It heralds the arrival of Spring – the season of hope and new beginnings and marks the rekindling of the spirit of life and the end of chilly winter days and the beginning of summer. The mythological origins of this festival vary in different parts of the country. Playing with colours on Holi is fun but can turn out to be harmful if care is not taken.
Now that you are equipped with all the requisites for Holi, get going and have a Fun Filled HOLI!!!

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10 March, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Parachute Advansed hair oil’s Ten ‘Must Haves’ before you are game to play Holi!

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  1. Apply Coconut based Hair Oil well so that residue from the dyes does not get stuck to your hair and scalp
  2. Apply a thick layer of moisturizer, petroleum jelly on your face and other exposed body parts to prevent dyes and colours from coming into direct contact with your skin
  3. Apply thick coating of paint
    on your nails – both in fingers and toes so that they remain protected
  4. White Salwar Kameez/ Kurtas preferably full sleeves clothes and full length bottoms to protect your skin
  5. Play with Organic Colours
  6. Pichkari
  7. A bucket full of Water Balloons
  8. Water resistant foot wear to avoid slipping and foot skin pealing
  9. Bollywood Songs on Holi
  10. Appetizers & Thandai

authored by Parachute Advansed

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9 March, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Pre & Post Hair Care for ‘Holi’

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Please note that this article is authored by Parachute Advansed hair oil. If you have read the previous post on hair care during holi, here is a recap.

The joyous, riotous, festival of colours, Holi, is around the corner and you walk the streets in constant apprehension about youngsters pelting you with water balloons from rooftops.

However, you needn’t feel terrorized by colours as knowledge about the damage they can do and how to prevent or tackle minor problems that may arise as a consequence, can put your fears to rest.

The damages

  • Colors in dry or liquid state can cause a condition called ‘acute irritant contact dermatitis’ i.e. rashes and redness, with intense burning and itching in the exposed areas resulting is flaring up existing allergies.
  • Hair having dandruff hair clubbed with colour can worsen the scalp and lead to chronic itching.
  • Hair exposed to colours can become dull, dry and brittle. Accidental ingestion of colours can cause toxicity, as they’re usually prepared from metal oxides like lead.

Prevention is better than a Cure!

  • Use organic colours as a substitute for Holi colours.
  • Apply Coconut based Hair Oil on your scalp which will act as a barrier and prevent colours from directly coming in contact with hair and will lessen the damage.
  • Wear a hair-band/ scarf or a bandana around your head to protect your hair from entangling or damaging due to artificial colours.

Handling the aftermath

  • Remove colours as soon as you’ve finished playing Holi. If colours don’t come off in the first wash, rub warm coconut based hair oil and lemon juice generously over hair, leave for an hour and wash again.
  • Before washing your hair with shampoo a quick massage with coconut based hair oil on scalp and hair length will protect hair from excessive dryness caused by colors.

Get gorgeous hair this winter with ‘Parachute Advansed Revitalising Hot Oil’

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Winter weather can damage your hair. Thanks to the harsh conditions like cold and wind, many people have dry, dull, brittle hair. Here is one way you can ensure the health and beauty of your crowning glory.


FMCG major, Marico Ltd., recently launched a new innovative product ‘Parachute Advansed Revitalising Hot Oil‘. The oil has been specially designed keeping in mind the needs of its users, during the winters. Massaging the hair with hot oil is the best way to nourish the scalp and hair. A hot oil massage penetrates deep; which in turn helps in making the hair shaft and roots stronger.

Vital ingredients

Specially crafted for the extra care that your hair needs in the winter with:

  • Coconut oil. Moisturizes the scalp, hair and gives healthy, nourished and beautiful hair.
  • Warming oil/ Rosemary/ Thyme/ Patchouli. Makes the oil hot from within and gives hair extra care.

How to apply for best results

Step 1: Pour it on your palm and rub the palm to feel the warmth come through

Step 2: Apply it on your scalp let it soak and then massage it with hands to feel the experience of warmth

Step 3: Wash it off for gorgeous hair in winter

Parachute Advansed Revitalising Hot oil is available across the country in an attractive 170 ml pack, priced at Rs. 65/-(Inclusive of all taxes)

For information about the company and tips on hair care visit:;



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16 January, 2009 at 8:40 am

“Decoding the Hair” exhibition going on in Mumbai

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A fun-meet-science exhibition “Decoding the Hair” is going on in Mumbai at the Nehru Science Centre. The exhibition is till 28th February, 2009. The Paris Science and Industry Museum called “Cité des sciences et de l’industrie” (CSI) along with L’Oréal, the global leader in cosmetics are the organisers.

“Decoding the Hair” is a surprising, fun and instructive exhibition on a theme that is attractive by its familiarity, its universality and its predominant place in our daily lives. It spans social sciences, live sciences, materials sciences, industry, technology and research. The exhibition will be customised for the Indian audience and hence the text along with the films will be presented in four languages – Hindi, Marathi, English and English Braille.

The exhibition primarily looks into four sections and guides the visitors through the following:

  • Of life and matter: Here, the visitors will get to know about hair – its structure and properties using a model of hair root.
  • The science behind the products: With emphasis on research in the industry related to hair care-shampoos, hair care products, hair colours, etc from the research stage through to product manufacture.
  • The metamorphosis room: The transformation zone is a fun zone where visitors can try over 40 different hairstyles in a multimedia simulation game and get several creative ideas for a new look by changing their hairstyle.
  • Hair of the world: This section enables visitors to explore different cultures of the world in the context of hair, hair paintings, popular idioms related to hair, songs from all over the world that are focused on hair including our very own Bollywood tracks like Ude Jab jab zulfe teri.

Details about the venue and timings:

  • Nehru Science Centre – the exhibition venue is conveniently located between Mahalaxmi station and Worli Naka.
  • The exhibition timing is 10 am to 6 pm and ticket counter timing is 10 am to 5 30 pm.
  • The exhibition is open to one and all.
  • The admission fee for general visitors is Rs 20 with discounts for groups and students.
  • The Science Centre is open to public every day including Sundays and public holidays.

For detailed information on the exhibition refer to the following links and

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28 December, 2008 at 1:35 am

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