Want hair that looks like you stepped out of a shampoo commercial? Rhetorical question. We have the best tips and tricks to getting and maintaining long, healthy, shiny hair.

The number one secret to full, voluminous, bouncy hair? Don’t do much. Heat is the enemy of healthy hair. As often as possible, allow hair to either towel or air dry. Put away that blowdryer and don’t even think about using that flatiron – it is short-term satisfaction. Every ironed lock is slowly burning and thinning your hair. Leave hair untouched as much as possible. Running errands? Pull your hair pack into a messy pony or cute ballerina bun.

Brush, brush, brush. When you brush the top of your head, near your scalp, blood flows, which stimulates hair growth. It is best to use a brush that uses natural bristles, rather than synthetic ones which can cause breakage and split ends. Mason Pearson is pricey, but if you want the best, that’s the top choice.

Vitamins are also crucial. Biotin is fantastic for keeping both hair and nails healthy. Some people have said that it also stimulates body hair growth, but this is not the case for most. Try it out for a few weeks and see if it’s right for you. Also, like any other body part, gorgeous hair can be attributed to a healthy diet. Lots of greens and lean proteins are key to achieving bouncy, beautiful locks.

The next tip is something you probably hear from your hairdresser regularly and disregard with an eye roll, but it’s true. Don’t shampoo daily. In fact, wash your hair as little as possible. Natural oils are essential for maintaining healthy hair and act as a conditioner. Obviously don’t allow hair to get oily and unattractive, but limit washing sessions to 2-3 times a week.

Shine is of utmost importance to having that glossy, covetable look. At the end of your shower, run your hair under super cold water. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but it really works! If you have a major event or party and want some extra va-va-voom, run Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream through your hair.

In order for your hair to grow as long as possible, it is essential that you trim it every three to four months. If you don’t snip off damaged split ends, your hair will end up feeling like straw. Better to be an inch shorter with glossy, silky strands!

Follow these suggestions and look forward to bouncy, beautiful hair that you’ll love running your fingers through!