The first thing you might want to do is find a good hair dresser. This person does not have to be from a fancy high priced salon, but simply someone who loves hair and knows what they are talking about. Your hairdresser should be able to tell you how to make your hair as healthy as possible, and if they tell you that bleaching it is okay then you need to find someone else! You want someone who will tell you the truth and not just what will make an expensive sell.
A professional hair stylist will give you some advice about what kind of hair cut, how often you should have it cut and what coloring is best for healthier hair. For example, dying your hair blond and then back to dark a few times a year will do damage that will make your hair look unhealthy. A lot of people dye their hair light in the summer and dark in the winter, but if your hair needs some therapy then it might not be the best route.
Once you figure out what is happening with your hair as far as goals are concerned it is easier to create healthy pretty hair. Your hair stylist might also have suggested some better styling products such as using a blow dryer but not the flattening iron or curlers that can dry out hair. A new hair cut and one every six weeks might shape your hair better and have it grow faster due to the healthy way it is now getting cut. Realizing that you are now doing things to improve your hair will make you feel better about yourself and your hair goals.
There are products you can buy to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Hair masks are great products for creating more moisture in the hair. These packages can be purchased and applied to the hair usually when it is damp. The product stays on for a certain amount of time and is then washed out.
Some people use home remedies on their hair to make masks, such as the popular homemade mask with cinnamon and honey. Some ingredients such as raw egg, mayonnaise, beer, and honey come to mind. However it seems like a big mess, so unless you live really far from a drugstore, you might want to just try something easier and that smells nice.
Using great conditioners will also create pretty hair. Most hairdressers will recommend professional styling products that do not contain the harsh chemicals that are found in some hair shampoo and conditioner bottles. They feel that the more expensive bottles and products are better for your hair. So if you can afford to spend the amount necessary for salon type conditioner in might be worth it, you can even just use it until your hair is super shinny and healthy again.