Hair is the crowning glory of a person, it’s how we make an impression; how we exude charisma and personality. It’s not only what makes us look good, but how people react to our hair in general. Sometimes, it can be the most exciting thing about a person.

So here are five ways you can have beautiful hair while doing other things!

1) Just work on your diet!

A great way to eat well is to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables – green ones like broccoli and spinach as well as red varieties like strawberries or tomatoes. You’ll also benefit from eating whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa for their mineral content and fiber benefits.

2) You need to get enough sleep.

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for your hair because your body produces new skin cells and hair in greater numbers when you’re sleeping. The process is known as “rapid cell division” and it happens while you’re snoozing. Make sure you’re getting a good 7-8 hours of high quality sleep each night and be sure to turn off that screen time an hour before bedtime.

3) Start drinking more water!

In order for our body to function properly, it needs water but so do our hair! Water moisturizes dry hair, making it shiny, smooth, and easy to comb through. If you have curly hair, it’ll help prevent and lessen frizzies. To get the most out of your hair, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.

4) Use the proper shampoo and conditioner.

Shampoo and conditioner are not a one-size-fits-all thing. Some people swear by drugstore shampoos and conditioners, but others swear by salon products. If you’re unsure about what makes the most sense for your hair, use the name brand shampoo and conditioner your stylist uses or ask them for recommendations. If you want to save money on these products, consider looking for cheaper alternatives at locally owned drugstores (like Target) or a local pharmacy. Careful though; some of these may be diluted in diluted water, so still make sure you’re getting the real stuff!

5) Treat it right!

Rather than using harsh products on your hair, try using something a little gentler. Here are a few tips: avoid over-styling and over brushing your hair, don’t use hot tools on wet hair and don’t dye your hair too often. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner; keep your hair trimmed regularly and steer clear of any abrasive chemicals in shampoos or conditioners.