How To Make Grey Hair Soft & Shiny

Grey hair really doesn’t have to make you look older! As we age, pigment cells become fewer – causing hair follicles to become more transparent. The difference between grey and white hair is dark and light pigments. Grey hairs contain a few dark melanin granules whilst white hairs don’t contain any at all.

The trick is to keep your hair silky and smooth. To do this you need to maintain healthy hair. Make sure you:

  • Shampoo and condition with appropriate products
  • Lower the temperature on styling tools
  • Protect your hair in the sun
  • Eat a balanced diet

Here are some hints and tips for how to make grey hair soft and shiny here.

Natural Home Remedies

How to make your hair shiny is simple – just follow an oiling hair care routine. See a few ideas that nourish and moisturise to improve hair health:

Fish Oil

Rich in omega-3 fish oil is vital for healthy hair growth. You can mix two capsules of fish oil with two tablespoons of olive oil for added conditioning. Apply from roots to tips, pop on a shower cap and leave for half an hour. Wash off with shampoo and condition. Suitable for fine and oily hair too.

Lavender Oil

lavender oil

Lavender oil has antibacterial properties that help with scalp health and can reduce dandruff. You’ll only need 3-4 drops in two tablespoons of olive oil. Warm the mixture before massaging into your scalp. Leave for about 45 minutes before shampooing and conditioning. Your hair will look and smell lovely!

Tea Tree Oil

With antifungal properties, this is another oil that soothes your scalp and moisturises your hair. You just need to mix 3-4 drops of tea tree oil with two tablespoons of olive oil before warming and massaging into your scalp for about 10 minutes. Use the remaining mix to coat the hair and leave for 30-45 minutes before shampooing and conditioning.

Cupboard remedies

Using products that you always have in your home is a cheap and effective way to get soft and shiny hair. Take a look:


An all-round source of protein, eggs help repair damaged hair and add moisture. Try mixing one egg white and a tablespoon of olive oil and honey to a paste. Apply to damp hair and sit with a shower cap on for half an hour. Wash with cool water and shampoo.


Instead of drinking it use beer as a hair tonic! Shampoo your hair and apply from the roots to the ends – massaging into the scalp. Leave for five minutes and rinse off.


Perfect for dry and damaged hair, avocado can be mashed and mixed with olive oil and applied to damp hair. Wear a shower cap for half an hour, before rinsing and shampooing.

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