There’s no reason not to grow your hair out as you get older. If you want a cute pixie cut, go ahead of course, but don’t feel obligated to follow the old beauty standards that your hair should be cut short to stay stylish after you’ve gone gray.
Gray hair tends to dry out with less sebum secretion, but styling is easy if it is healthy. If you want your hair to continue to wear long after you’ve gone gray, read on for tips from your hair stylist.
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If you want to keep your gray hair long, wearing braids (regular, French, fishtail, or any other trendy technique) is a great choice. You can practice on people. Watson AnthonyHairstyle Camp’s editor-in-chief said, “Braids look great on gray hair, especially if you have other colors running through your hair because they’re all intertwined.”
You can also use braids in other styles. Dauna JarvisFormer salon owner and Canyon Salon master stylist loves loosely pulled braids or even a sleek braided bun. Simply twist each one in the opposite direction to create a braided bun. best life“Secure each twisted section with a bobby pin and spray it all with hairspray for extra shine and hold.”
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It’s never too late to try out fun hair accessories like headbands, clips and cool accent pieces. Simple yet versatile, it can be used by people of all ages. “Claw clips are especially popular because they are not only less damaging to your hair, but they can be used in a variety of ways to keep your hair out of your face,” says Anthony.
They don’t even need to break the bank. Hair accessories are usually available at grocery stores and popular chain stores such as Target and Walmart.
Adding layers is a great way to keep gray hair looking youthful and lively. Layers help remove bulk and create the illusion of longer, finer, softer hair.
Christa Biancone, co-founder of Amari Salon & Spa and hair stylist at Hair by Krysta, explains that hair should be short around the face and long in the back layers. “When styling, use a light mousse or styling cream to add volume and body, then use a curling wand or flat iron to create movement through the length of your hair,” she says.
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Keeping your hair up all the time can be damaging, especially if you pull it too tight. Cody RenegherCelebrity hairstylists with clients like Carson Kressley suggest wearing half-up, half-down styles.
“It sweeps off the face and prevents unwanted breakage,” he explains.
No one takes better care of your hair than your stylist. “Whether you’re going for an edgy look or something more traditional, getting a professional blowout is key,” says Jarvis.
Salon blows also usually last longer, so you don’t have to worry about styling your hair for a few days.