The best haircut to show off your grey hair
Your first grey hair is a rite of passage, a reminder that you're getting older, wiser, and that you are blessed to be a vibrant human being.
Like laugh lines, grey hairs are a totem of a life well lived. But of course, most of us can’t help but wonder: Why do we go grey hair, and what, if anything, do we do about it?
Making the decision to throw the hair dye away and transition to grey hair can often be a difficult one, particularly for women who have regularly dyed their hair for many years.
Grey hair is often more fragile, has a much drier texture and is often wrongly associated with old age, but over recent years there has been a ‘silver sisters’ movement in which women of all ages have embraced their natural locks, being proud of their natural shade and rocking some incredible grey hair styles.
But now, grey is trendy, especially when cut well. Many celebrities across the globe spoke about how they are embracing their greying locks and even their ageing skin. It is all about feeling comfortable in your own skin and even with your beautiful locks. We surely have come a long way in terms of body shaming, age shaming among other pressures that people have been coping over the years.
Let’s face it, the texture looks gorgeous and there are so many ways in which you can style your grey hair. Whether it is short and sassy, a mid-length bob, long layers with lots of texture, natural curls or braids, there are lots of flattering hair styles that suit grey hair perfectly and we wanted to share just some of our favourites.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with those long tresses in so many ways. Try giving it steps and create volume and drama. Undercut styles, heavy layering is your perfect bet. Grey hair can still look youthful, thanks to today’s haircuts that incorporate long layers for slightly curled tips.
Mature women look best with grey hair that is no longer than just below the shoulders, this is a great feminine alternative to shorter hair. If your hair is stick straight and thinning, go for a classic cut. For grey hair, a long cut can show off the beautiful colour dimension that comes with naturally grown whites or added platinum highlights. It is also a no-nonsense, low-maintenance style that’s ideal for busy women.
Medium length grey hair with a blowout looks fresh and flirty, so let it grow a little longer and leave it loose and carefree. A grey balayage with bright white accents keeps the hair healthy and pampered. Part it on the side and be sure to leave the ends curled upwards and feathered for some extra bounce.
Short hair has always been one of the most sought-after hairstyles over decades. The modern crop, bouncy bobs, pixie cut, voluminous bob with bangs, more-on-the-top are one of the sharpest hair-dos to wear right now. Go ahead and give your grey hair some textured spin with a spiked pixie cut offers just the right amount of playfulness, while still keeping things low maintenance. Pair the edgy cut with sweet side bangs for a better face-framing effect.
A little bit of extra length for your short white hair can turn it into a bob! It’s a perfect choice if you are in the “in-between” stage of growing your shorter pixie cut into a longer lob. The combination of bangs and a layered bottom gives a sense of roundness and volume on top.
If you have natural curls then nothing like it. For those who are bored of their straight hair, give those grey tresses a curly spin and see how much fun you will have while doing it. It is spunky and will give your hair an enormous volume. Beachy waves, perm, tightly coiled and ginger curls are a few among many others. Try mixing these styles up and surprise yourself. Flaunt those curls with an adorable salt and pepper hair color mix that will show off your fun and youthful personality.
To get a spiky look, use pomade or gel to style upwards. You will get the mega volumized effect! It’s great that you can choose how spiky you want to go – depending on your mood.
For women over 60, it’s still possible to incorporate some of the edge and funk from your youth into your current hairstyle. Pairing a subtle undercut with curly, flipped bangs dresses up the classic pixie cut and perfectly shows off your grey hair. The style is classy, yet modern, and can work for any woman who is rocking grey locks.
And remember, just like length doesn’t have an age requirement, neither do bold streaks of colour. Try a vibrant, royal purple on for size, or go with a blue, pink, green or magenta. If a permanent bright colour freaks you out, go with a clip in extension or a temporary dye.