Long, lustrous hair is every girl’s dream. Healthy and beautiful hair comes with a lot of hair care and a healthy diet. Here are few of the tips that you need to follow to have long and lustrous hair.

  • Healthy Diet : The two most important things that you need to include in your diet are protein and iron. You should try to include iron-rich foods like leafy vegetables, fish, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpea, soybeans and cereals in your diet. You should try to include proteins which are rich in amino acids like cheese, peas, yogurt, milk etc. 

  • Avoid Heat : Heat styling tools can give you those flawless locks, but excessive usage of styling tools is harmful to the hair. Heat is responsible for a lot of damage caused to our hair, thus leading to dead lengths and split ends. If you still cannot avoid styling tools, then you must consider using a nourishing serum before using heat. Serum  acts as a barrier between the heat and length causing less damage.  There are a lot of other hacks through which you can curl or straighten without using heat on them. 

  • Regular Trimming : Trimming is the most essential part of your hair growth journey; you need to cut the damage off to get beautiful and healthy hair. It is essential to refresh your haircut in order to get rid of the split ends. You should try getting it done every 6 to 8 weeks to promote healthy hair and hair growth. Cut about 1/4th inch to get rid of the brown and rough split ends. 

  • Conditioning : You should never skip conditioner after shampooing your hair. It helps in giving beautiful and shiny locks by providing the right amount of moisture. You should try using the shampoo and conditioner from the same brand. You should consider deep conditioning your hair every once in a while, it helps in moisturizing them. 

  • Hair Mask : You should apply natural hair mask to your scalp frequently to provide them with the right amount of nourishment and moisture. Here is a home- remedy, mix freshly extracted coconut milk with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add 4-5 drops of lavender essential oils. Apply the mixture onto your hair. Leave it on for 4-5 hours and then rinse it off.

  • Don’t Wash Every Day : Washing your hair helps in removing excess dirt and pollutants, but excess washing can lead to dry and flaky scalp. It can also lead to damaged and rough hair. You should consider washing your hair according to your hair type. If you have oily scalp or you exercise a lot then you might consider washing them frequently and if you have dry hair you should not wash them frequently. 

  • Cold Wash : When washing your hair, use warm and cold water to protect hair from any damage. Hot and warm water opens up the hair cuticles and the pores on the epidermis. It can damage the hair.

  • Hair Oiling: Oiling your hair once a week promotes hair growth. Massaging your scalp invigorates the blood circulation, giving hair an increased supply of nutrition and oxygen for healthy growth.