This video covers some easy tips on maintaining shiny, beautiful, and healthy hair!
Hi my beautiful friends. How are you doing? It's Mimi here today. And today I decided to do a video on some of the healthy tips for growing out your hair or for having your hair shiny and healthy and beautiful. I've been getting a lot of requests from our subscribers to share what kind of things I do to my hair, what kind of things I don't do to my hair, or avoid doing, so [00:00:30] I thought I could just do a video sharing everything and if it can help anyone, that's great. I don't think my hair is super super healthy, but compared to what it looked like about two years ago, it's a lot healthier. And I sincerely think it's due to the certain things that I've been doing differently, certain things that I've been following, or a change in the diet. So I'll just share some of these tips and I hope they're going to help you as well.
So one of the first main things that I've changed, or that I've started doing in the last couple of years is I started getting regular trims. So every two, three months, I'll go to my hair stylist and I tell her to cut about half an inch to an inch of my hair. Now a lot of you girls are probably thinking, "Well, how am I ever going to grow my hair if I'm going to get it cut every two, three months." But you know on average hair grows about half an inch a month so if you cut it every three months, just about half an inch, you still have a whole inch or about that length.
Some people grow hair even faster, so it's roughly about half an inch a month. So getting it trimmed about every two, three months is going to make sure that you get rid of all of the damaged hair, all the dry hair at the end. So your hair won't tangle as much, it will be shinier, it will be healthier, it will be so much fresher. So I definitely recommend that because I've been doing that for about two years now and I see significant, significant change. Just less split ends. It looks healthier, it looks more shiny, and just better.
So tip number two is, don't over brush your hair. I use this kind of paddle brush to brush my hair. So after I was it and it's dry, I'll brush through it before I style it and that's pretty much the only time I ever brush my hair. So do your research and see if it makes sense to you, but most people, most hairstylists say that over brushing your hair is not good because it creates more damage and more split ends. As you brush your hair you'll just create more split ends. So unless you need to brush your hair, there's really no need to brush it. Tip number three is try to not color your hair or bleach your hair as often. I used to be a blonde in the past. I used to bleach my hair every month or two months and it was so dry and so damaged. Then I colored my hair dark and it took me a few years now to be able to start to growing it out. So I don't know if you guys can see but my roots are darker because the roots, I think it's up to here, my roots are my natural hair color.
And then everything from here is just what I colored it before. So I am trying to grow my hair and I think if you want your hair to be the healthiest, that would be the path to go. But, if you just color your hair every few months, it's fine too. But just not to color it too often. Just let your roots grow out a little bit and as much as you can and then color your hair. Because I know coloring your hair also makes the hair look fresh and more shiny, so if you want to do that, that's great, but if you can afford to let your hair grow, then that would be the most ultimate, the best thing to do for your hair because you're not putting any chemicals in it and it's just healthier that way. Tip number four is taking vitamins. Taking daily vitamins. A lot of times our hair will get damaged or dull looking because we're lacking certain vitamins so I take a whole bunch of vitamins like Vitamin E.
I take different oils and like I take iron and a whole bunch of other vitamins that I'm not going to get into because that's a whole different topic, but talk to your doctor or nutritionist and start taking vitamins or vitamin supplements, or start eating more vegetables and start eating healthier to infuse your body with all the good vitamins and you'll see the change in the way your hair will look. I definitely guarantee that. Tip number five is drinking water and getting enough protein. Because our hair is pretty much water and protein so if you want your hair to be shiny, you have to drink enough water. How much is enough water? Usually they say it's about eight glasses of water. It varies for different person depending on how tall, short, and just depending on how your body works. But usually roughly it's about eight glasses of water a day that you need to get in your system so you that you're completely hydrated.
Another thing is protein. Eating, a lot of us don't get enough, especially women, we don't get enough protein so if your diet is lacking protein your hair will lose protein and it will start getting damaged, it will start getting split ends. So what I recommend and what I personally started doing is drinking protein shakes or trying to incorporate more protein into your diet so you can eat more legumes, you can eat more beans. If you eat dairy or eggs that's good too. So just try to do research on that and see what kind of foods you like and that you can incorporate more into your diet so you get enough protein, and don't forget the water. So important, please drink enough water. So tip number six is try to decrease the amount of heat you use on your hair. So if you straighten your hair, curl your hair every day, try not to do it every day. Do it every other day or sometimes leave your hair natural so if it's straight, just let it be straight for a couple of days. If it's curly, just put some mousse and let it be curly.
My hair is kind of wavy curly, so I don't straighten or blow dry my hair every day. I actually stopped pretty much flat ironing my hair. Like I'll do it maybe once a month, the most, so if you have a good blow dryer you can just pretty much blow dry your hair straight and then style it accordingly. So if you want to just leave it straight, that's great, if you want to curl it, you can curl it. But give your hair a break if you can. I usually style my hair every three days, if I can go longer without it. So I'll style my hair then the second day you'll just do a ponytail or do a braid, so that you don't have to use heat on your hair everyday. And if you do use heat, make sure to use a heat protectant. We personally, me and Layla will have TRESemme heat protectant. But whatever you like, use that heat protectant. Make sure to spray it evenly all over your hair before you use it, every time you use any heat. The less heat you use on your hair the healthier it's going to be. And if you use a heat protectant then at least you're going to decrease the amount of damage you're cause to your hair by using the heat. So make sure to definitely follow this tip because you're going to see significant, significant change in the way your hair looks, definitely.
And the last tip that I want to leave you with is definitely research and get a good shampoo that is sodium or sulfate free. Lately I've been using this Rusk keratin hair shampoo. I don't know if you guys can see it. But I'll put the name at the bottom. So what you're looking for is it has to say that it's sodium chloride free, or sulfate free. And what sulfate is a chemical that creates, you know when you wash your hair you have a lot of foam, so it's a chemical that creates a lot of foam. So usually when a shampoo when it foams a lot we think it's a good shampoo, but it's actually the opposite. It doesn't really say anything about the quality of the shampoo, so actually sulfate and sodium is a chemical that's really harsh and damaging to the hair, so what you want to do is avoid that chemical and completely eliminate it from the shampoo or conditioner you're using. [00:08:30] So from now on when you're shopping for your shampoo or conditioner, make sure to read the label and make sure that it says sodium free or sulfate free. Try to choose the most organic, the most natural kind of shampoo because it's the best for your hair and your hair will definitely thank you for that.
That's pretty much it. Those are all the tips, that's not a lot of tips and most of them are basic and I'm not saying that I invented these types of tips. I read a lot of magazines and I do a lot of research on how I can better my body, my hair, so these are just some of the things that I found or heard from my friends. If you guys do have some other tips, definitely share in the comment box below. I will definitely appreciate it. I'm sure other people that will watch this video will also appreciate your tips. So if you have something definitely share. And I hope you enjoy watching my video and I love you guys and I'll see you soon. Bye.