A gorgeous, healthy mane without the help of a professional stylist can sometimes seem as elusive as the Holy Grail.
So what if a bad hair day strikes when you're short of time - or cash- and can't make a quick trip to the salon?
Fear not, because some of Britain's top hair experts have revealed their unusual but clever home remedies for lack-lustre locks.
Whether it's a flat barnet, dull colour or even pesky greys, try these nifty fixes with ingredients that can be found in your kitchen, make-up bag or even home office!
For a voluminous mane, hairstylist Luke Hersheson says the answer can be found in your fridge.
"Mist roots with a dark ale, beer or even champagne. The yeast adds volume while the alcohol sets it in place," he told the July issue of Elle UK.
If you fancy a new hue or want to try this season's trend for pastel shades, why not try a natural wash-out version before you make the change permanent?
"Add a couple of drops of food colouring to your conditioner and apply wherever you want it - it can be an all over tint or just on the ends. The less you use, the more pastel the colour. Lemon juice removes it," revealed hair stylist Duffy.
To cover up greys, Wella Professionals' creative director for colour, Josh Wood, recommended an unusal yet effective solution.
"Blend grey hairs into dark hair by using a fat-nibbed felt tip in a matching shade," he said.
And if you ever run out of hairwash, you can knock up a DIY dry shampoo with the contents of your bathroom cabinet.
"Crush up an eyeshadow that matches your hair, mix it with talcum powder and dust through [your hair] to banish grease and add oomph," Shu Uemura Art of Hair UK ambassador Stephen Low advised.