Hair, like other body parts, needs constant care. The trick to great hair is to have regularity and dedication towards your hair care routine. 

Here are 5 simple DIY tricks that you can try for great hair:

1) Eat Healthy

Nutrition has major bearings on your hair health. Your hair needs nutrition like any other body part. A good diet consisting of proteins, vitamins and minerals will ensure lustrous and strong hair. 

You can easily get them from vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and meat. In case your diet is unable to supplement these essential minerals, consult your doctor to get a prescription for vitamin and mineral supplements.

2) Have a Good Night’s Sleep

Another important step for good hair care is having adequate sleep. Your body works according to a highly specialized biological clock. This helps your body to heal and work without causing any harm.

Irregular sleep patterns lead to hormonal imbalances in your body. This leads to increased steroid levels in your blood. Due to hormonal imbalance, it may fast forward the male pattern baldness in men. 

In women, inadequate sleep, or prolonged lack of restful sleep may result in hair loss and hair thinning.

3) Reduce Your Stress

It is a well-known fact that stress leads to hair loss. Stress can make your hair roots dormant or inactive, leading to hair that is dry and breaks easily. 

It can also lead to hormonal changes which can trigger male-pattern baldness. 

Practice calming techniques like yoga, meditation etc., to reduce your stress. This will not only benefit your hair but your overall health too.

4) Soft Water For Hair Wash

Soft water has minimum or no calcium and magnesium salts in it and as the name suggests, it is soft and mild on your hair. 

Therefore, it is important that we use soft water for hair wash whenever possible. Rainwater and distilled water are soft, as they contain fewer salts. 

This can improve your hair quality in a big way. Hard water leads to dry, lustreless hair and tends to damage your scalp and hair roots.

5) Consistency With Hair Products

Most cosmetic stores are filled with hair care products that tempt you to try a lot of them in a very short span of time. It is imperative that you choose good quality hair products (shampoos, gels, creams, etc.) and use them consistently. 

Frequent changes in your hair products can cause damage to your hair. Use good quality hair products as they help in maintaining your hair health by keeping them shiny and thick. 

Treatments such as hair colouring, straightening, and heat setting from average salons can be harmful to your hair. Always get your hair and keratin treatments done from good salons.

Following these tips regularly can give you shiny and thick hair. Though these methods can effectively make your hair healthier, you can always visit your doctor for an expert opinion.

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