What Products Should You Use To Keep Your Grey Hair Shiny?

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Everyone should know by now that I’ve had grey hair most of my life! Practically all of my life. I’ve written about it a few times (if you’re new to my blog welcome! Please catch up and read about my hair journey).

But I realized that I never really share how I specifically maintain my greys. I mean, grey hair care should be a main topic on my blog right, #KanyeShrugs! Anyone who has grey knows that them buggers are pesky, have loads of personality and often don’t listen to anything we tell them.

I get a lot of emails proclaiming that my hair is fabulous (thanks) and asking how I keep them shiny and silver.

reader question for gorgeous in grey

I’ve managed to create a routine that works for me and my greys. Take what you want out of this and make it your own. It’s not the grey hair bible so if your hair falls out because of something I recommended…don’t sue me, seek medical attention immediately!

Here’s a quick “get shiny greys” DIY solution that I use in my hair every two weeks:

  1. Mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide, water and your favorite conditioner in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray clean, damp, non-conditioned hair with the mixture.
  3. Comb through the hair with a wide-toothed comb or pick. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing.
  4. Repeat once a week to prevent buildup.

So my secret is out! That’s how I keep my hair shiny. Also, even though I get blow outs often, I avoid heat as much as possible. It will turn your hair a brassy brown gross eww kinda color. I’ll put that secret in a separate post!

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25 Comments

  1. Melinda G.Francis
    June 25, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Hi Ty,
    Your grey is beautiful!! I am 52 years old,and don’t know what to with my hair. First of all I keep dying it,when I don’t want to,really! Then on top of that I have Lupus,and it’s not something I have come to grips with,but trying one step at a time. Then it’s falling out so badly until I only wear a ponytail! Any advice?

  2. CORDELIA JOHNSON
    July 8, 2014 / 9:52 am

    I have had grey hair since i was 8 yrs old, will can not really call it grey its more white than grey, have you met people who seemed to be bothered or concerned that you are not trying to change your hair color. your hair is beautiful have you tried Chamomile tea or
    neetle tea on your hair they both work wonders on grey hair also.

  3. Linda
    February 19, 2016 / 3:37 am

    I have very dark brown (almost black) and white silvery hair. It is cut in a long pixie. No matter how often I trim the ends, in no time the ends are yellow again. I use purple shampoo, low heat to dry…still yellow. It is so frustrating. I do live in area with very hard water. Could that be the problem?

    • February 19, 2016 / 11:33 am

      The hard water is not helping. Try the recipe I included in this post. I’ve also heard Apple Cider Vinegar will strip it as well.

      • April 13, 2017 / 6:15 am

        I never wash my hair with tap water. It turns my hair yellow if I do. I buy distilled water and use it to wash my hair. I’ve also used hydrogen peroxide mixed with baking soda to make a runny paste. Apply to clean damp hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse and wash hair with shampoo and distilled water.

  4. Katie craig
    February 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    grey hair is very porous.. cigarette smoke will invade it….and to my surprise once had new spectacle frames, and hair sides by ears went greenish colour…problem was there was copper in the frames and when hooked over my ears this problem appeared. Took me a month or so to work this out.
    Of course went back to the optometrist and after some debate had the frames replaced with non metallic surface. Strangely, the optometrists had never heard of this problem before.

  5. July 24, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Hi!
    I read your remedy used every two weeks, does this work on grey hair which was permed ?

  6. Alicia Munro
    August 6, 2016 / 12:27 am

    You are GORGEOUS AND AMAZING!!

  7. August 12, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Quick question? I just made a small amount of this and couldn’t use it today. Have you ever found that the Hydrogen peroxide is no longer potent if you make this and it sits around a day or 2?

    • August 16, 2016 / 10:19 am

      I’ve never made this and saved for later. I can imagine once air gets involved it will lose some power.

  8. Lee Vanderlin
    September 8, 2016 / 1:28 am

    Well, Darlin! This sounds very promising! Didn’t get grey until age 70 but I liked it until I startedturning orange! I thought it was some kind of karma re-payment for leaving the TV on while Trumpety-Trump was doing his crazy thang! Wow! Cannot WAIT to get rid of the yellow-orange! Thank you SOOOOOOO much!!

  9. Lynn
    September 30, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I’ve often wondered about Dove hair products. As your hair is fabulous…..? I will try it. Thanks Ty!!!! ?

  10. October 30, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Can you leave out the conditioner? My hair is very fine and conditioner weighs it down, thanks

    • October 31, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      I’m not sure what anything else would do to the recipe.

      • sarah
        May 3, 2017 / 1:07 pm

        Try raw coconut oil.

  11. Julie
    November 11, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I’ve been going grey since I was eighteen. I am forty six. Part Indian. So I am darker than most and I spend tons of time in the sun with my flowers and garden. My grandfather had beautiful white hair. My grandmother however had more of a wirey aphro texture. I think I may have gotten her genes. Is there something other than the cider to use for the frizz? I feel like I’ve tried most of products on the store shelves. Except for anything that may be in the section for aphros because I never knew what to look for.

  12. Tabitha
    December 17, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Is this peroxide from the pharmacy or hair peroxide?

  13. curvigurvi
    April 1, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    A comment of appreciation, thank you 🙂

  14. maria phillips
    April 6, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Many thanks for your postings! My former natural hair color was jet black, so the grey is a fabulous contrast. The yellowing problem was getting frustrating and I didn’t want to turn into a purple girl. I was concerned about peroxide, but the recipe you provide looks promising–not so worried about hair breakage.
    I am on my way to the pharmacy now!!!

  15. April 10, 2017 / 8:23 am

    I have tried numerous home remedies to get yellow out of white hair and none of them work, neither does purple shampoos, is there anything else I can do?

  16. Brenda
    April 26, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I also have tried numerous home remedies and just about every purple shampoo on the market and nothing works.

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