Everyone wants healthier, thicker, and stronger hair. From slapping on every hair mask known to Sephora to popping hair supplements, most of us are willing to do (or buy!) anything that will help us achieve Sofia Vergara-worthy hair. We spoke with a trichologist and celebrity hairstylists to break down everything you need to know about growing thick and long hair once and for all.

EAT SMARTER

We have great hair news for the avocado fanatics among us. According to Michelle Blaisure, product and technical specialist and certified trichologist for Bosley Professional Strength, a diet full of healthy fats is the most important thing to consider if you want thick and healthy hair. “While genetics determines hair texture and curl, our diet plays a role in how genes can get expressed,” Blaisure says. “Be sure to get plenty of good quality protein and good fats like olive oil and Omega 3.” She recommends foods such as salmon, avocados, nuts, vegetables, and fruit to get all the key nutrients needed for growing stronger hair.

USE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

It’s obvious, but different hair types require specific products that cater to their exacting needs. Cutler salon senior stylist Jenny Balding says those with fine hair should look for volume-building shampoo and conditioners, such as the Redken High Rise Volume, to fake thickness and boost shine. For those with coarse hair, Balding suggests products that tame frizz and moisturize, like Ouai’s Smooth Conditioner.