We all dream to have a beautiful and lustrous hair. Women want to have shiny and bouncy hair: the kind of locks we usually see in hair commercials. This kind of hair is possible as long as we take proper care of our hair. These are just a few tips that you can do to maintain and have the beautiful hair you’ve been craving.

 The food you eat greatly contributes to the health of your hair. Without protein, hair can become brittle and dry, causing it to fall out. Try to eat foods that are rich in protein and other essential nutrients that will be beneficial for the hair, like salmon, meat, eggs and nuts. Also try taking biotin supplements to boost the health of your hair.

 Cut the heat. Minimize the use of hairstyling tools such as blow dryer, flat and/or curling irons. Applying heat to the hair can make your hair dry and frizzy. When you are going to use hairstyling tools, especially flat and curling iron, try putting on some hair moisturizer before using the tool to protect your hair from the direct heat. Also make sure that the hair equipment has heat settings or control, and stick only within low to medium points.

 Avoid excessive sun exposure. UV rays are detrimental to skin and hair. Avoid exposing your hair to direct sunlight as much as possible, wear a brimmed hat when going out in the sun or wear a scarf to protect the hair from being exposed to UV rays.

 Choose your hair products wisely, as some may contain harmful ingredients that damage hair. Look for hair products that have natural ingredients and are rich in essential oils like sunflower, soybean extract, argan, and almond oils, these are really helpful in locking in moisture to the hair, and keeps the hair healthy.

 Also use hair masks twice a week. You can make homemade hair masks which are easy, convenient, and safe because it’s chemical-free. If you don’t want to spend on expensive hair masks, try making hair masks at home.

 Keeping your hair healthy is easy and doesn’t have to be expensive. Add these tips to your routine and watch your hair become lustrous and beautiful.