STUNNING GRAY HAIRSTYLES FOR THAT WOW FACTOR

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Long gone are the days when a gray hair meant grabbing the hair dye and banishing it for good. Nowadays, many women sport their gray hair with pride, and why not? Soft waves, sleek chignons, and short haircuts look particularly appealing with gray hair. With so many gorgeous gray hairstyles to choose from, showing off your silver locks has never been easier.

A SELECTION OF HAIRSTYLES FOR GRAY HAIR

Whether you have short, medium, or long hair, there is a gray hairstyle for every length. Do any of these salt and pepper hairstyle ideas intrigue you?

Gray pixie

Who said pixie cuts are for the younger generation? You’re never too old for this low-maintenance style. There are so many ways to wear it! It’s important to get the right height with this style, so you’ll have to give the top a good teasing to add more volume. Consider pairing this gray haircut with side bangs for a gorgeous face-framing effect.

Gray bob

A bob is perfect if your hair is straight and thinning. This haircut for gray hair is an easy-to-achieve, low-maintenance style that’s ideal for women who are always on the go. Another take on the gray bob is to let it grow a bit longer into a lob (long bob) and then flick the ends out. Alternatively, you could opt for a layered bob with short bangs and lots of textured angles. Your stylist should be able to tailor your gray haircut, so it suits you to a tee.

Gray curls

Sometimes when hair turns gray, it ends up with a whole new texture. This is because the strands become courser as they lose pigment, and your body stops producing melanin. If you find that your ‘new hair’ is curly or wavy or it’s naturally this way, then show off this playful characteristic. göt2b Be Twisted Air Dry Curl Foam works wonders at keeping those curls in place and also keeping frizz at bay! If you don’t have naturally curly hair, why not get a perm, now known as chemically retexturizing your hair? They aren’t just for the eighties, you know.

Gray shag

A shag cut is a great way to show off the different dimensions of your gray strands due to the bounce and volume this style brings. This is probably one of the easier gray hairstyles to manage. If you want to opt for a spiky shag that wouldn’t look out of place on a rock star, then pomade such as göt2b Defiant Shine Pomade will help you achieve the look. You can also try Volumaniac Bodifying Spray Powder, which gives your roots volume and lift and adds texture.

Gray medium length and layered

Many women opt for shorter hairstyles as they mature, buy why rule out medium-length hair? More space for you to proudly show off your grays! Add long, flowy layers to give this gray hairstyle that little extra je ne sais quoi. Why not go one step further with a blowout to look fresh and flirty. Grab some göt2b Volumaniac Bodifying Mousse to add dramatic volume and then flick up the ends for some extra bounce. Keep them in place with göt2b Flex Insta Hold Hairspray.

Gray long length and layered

Proud of your long locks? Then keep them that way! A long salt and pepper hairstyle is ideal for showcasing your color. Make sure you get regular trims to get rid of split ends and keep your long hair in the best shape possible.

Gray with gloss

Are you content with your shade of gray, but wouldn’t mind a sleeker look? You can glam up your gray hairstyle with Schwarzkopf Glossify Clear Shine Gloss. This amazing product enhances and illuminates your natural color and leaves you with gorgeous shine. When used together with the included Glossify conditioner packet, your locks benefit from twice as much conditioning power.

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TIPS FOR MAINTAINING GRAY HAIRSTYLES

Styling products make it easy to create curls or keep hair straight or sleek. Curling mousse makes curls springier and straightening spray keeps hair straight for several days. göt2b® Volumaniac Bodifying Spray Powder adds fullness with light control. While hairspray or wax intensifies the luster of hair. Styling paste such as göt2b Flexing Molding Paste provides texture for definition and leaves your hair with a more matt finish, rather than shiny. When it comes to washing gray hair, it’s always a good idea to opt for a shampoo specifically for gray hair. As we age, our hair becomes drier and frizzier due to a decrease in oil production as well as melanocytes (the substance that gives our hair color) so it’s a good idea to replenish the lost moisture to help make your hair look healthy.

If you are in the habit of coloring your gray hair, you may want to give the color treatments a rest for a while and let your locks have a breather. After all, “change is the essence of life”.

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