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With aging, changes take place in the body, skin and hair. One such change experienced by both men and women is that hair starts to turn gray. This is a normal part of aging. The age at which the hair starts to gray depends on the person. When hair turns gray, the hair texture changes. Hair that has turned gray is more coarse, wiry and dry than other hair. This leads to a lack of shine and a drab appearance. However, it is possible to make your gray hair shiny and lustrous.

Mix together one-quarter cup of plain, unflavored vodka with one-quarter cup of shampoo. The type of shampoo does not matter. After you mix them together, apply to the hair just as you would with any other shampoo. Rinse it out using warm water, with a final rinse of cold water to seal the cuticle, and your gray hair will shine.

Apply a deep conditioner to the hair once per week. Use a commercial deep conditioner to do so. Apply it to the hair after using shampoo and a regular conditioner on the hair. Leave the deep conditioner in the gray hair for 5 to 15 minutes. Rinse it out thoroughly.

Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water per day. The health and luster of the hair is influenced by diet and water intake. If you are dehydrated, your hair will not be as shiny.

After styling the hair, add a gloss finishing serum to the hair. Each product has different instructions. Generally, you will add just a pea-sized amount to the hair, while avoiding the roots as it may make them greasy. Use your fingers to run it through the hair.


If you have a hard time drinking regular water, try adding lemon or lime slices to it.

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Yvonne Van Damme

Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.