From straightening irons to platinum blonde highlights, your hair really takes a beating on a day-to-day basis. Even if you leave your hair completely au naturel, it’s still left exposed to countless other environmental factors, which could potentially cause breakage, split ends or a lackluster look.
Thankfully, the gorgeous and healthy mermaid hair of your dreams is totally attainable—even without breaking the bank on extensions. Stop hiding those locks of yours with hats and ponytails, and get to the root of the problem instead. Try these 16 tips for healthier, stronger and faster-growing hair.