Being adventurous with your hair can sometimes lead to biting off more than you can chew. We’ve all had our moments when our crazy friends convinced us to chop off ten inches of hair or jumping on an impulse decision to dye our locks a vibrant neon hue.
But I don’t think there’s anything bolder than deciding to strip off your natural color and going for a cool, stark, silverish grey.
It’s not as insane as shaving your head, but it’s as daring as you can get while staying incredibly chic and fashionable.
The thing is, while grey hair is fabulous, it’s difficult to rock when you don’t know how to carry yourself in a way that will make you and your hair glow.
The scariest part is if you don’t do it right, you run the risk of looking older than you actually are.
Ever wondered how to wear grey hair without looking old?
Sporting Grey Hair Isn’t Just For Mature Women!
Silver or greying hair comes as an insecurity to many women who are reaching a more mature age, but it’s important to remember that it’s always going to be stylish.
So many daring and audacious young women in their twenties and thirties choose to dye their hair this unique achromatic color to look edgy and stylish.
After all, a light-reflecting tone of silver is incredibly flattering, no matter your age.
Whether your hair color is fading naturally or you try to maintain your salt-and-pepper look with monthly touch-ups at a high-end salon, grey hair is incredibly gorgeous.
You just have to change your mindset on it.
Grey or silver hair shouldn’t be seen as a mere symbol of age; it’s a powerful and unique hair color only the boldest and most vogue can pull off.
How To Wear Grey Hair Without Looking Old
Transitioning to grey hair is never easy, especially when you’re nervous it could age you up a few years.
Here are eleven ways you can add a youthful glow to your grey or silver hair:
Keep your hair healthy, shiny, and bouncy
Hair that’s full of life and body will never scream “old,” so it’s important that you keep your locks healthy, moisturized, and bouncy.
Remember that dyeing your hair will almost always make it dehydrated, and parched.
Straw-like hair can age make you look older than you actually are.
Make sure you use hair-loving products like creams and oils that keep your hair hydrated and frizz-free.
Shine is another factor that helps make your hair look healthier.
It’s important that you use the right serums and eat the right foods to make sure your hair glistens under the sun without looking greasy.
When styling, experiment with blow-drying your hair with a round brush so you can achieve glamorous, voluminous waves.
This can give you a hair-in-the-wind effect as you sashay down the street.
If you manage to nail that, trust me, no one will ever mistake you for an old lady!
Eliminate brassiness and yellow tones in your hair
When your greyed out hair is on the warmer end of the spectrum with some yellow tones and brassy locks, you may look a bit unkempt and old-fashioned.
When you’re trying to rock grey hair, it’s essential that you maintain its naturally cool undertone.
Sometimes, a slight change in the undertone of your grey hair is all takes for you to look decades younger.
Use a purple or blue shampoo and conditioner to get rid of those nasty warm tones in your hair so that you can go back to showing off those gorgeously sleek locks with a piercing silver color.
Always remember that cooler undertones will make your silver hair pop out and catch more attention from admiring eyes.
Wear fun hairstyles to make you look more youthful
One easy way to cut back on a few years in your appearance is twisting your hair up in fun, trendy hairstyles that embody youthfulness.
Wearing your hair down all the time can get quite boring, so it’s important to spice things up as often as you can.
A scrunchie or two is all it takes for your to tie your hair in Ariana Grande-style ponytails, fishtail mermaid braids, a sultry yet vogue half-up half-down look for evening dates, and more.
If you’re not a fan of tying your hair in all these crazy, experimental ways, you can also look a bit more playful by using cute hair accessories.
If you want to look a bit more charming and cute, hair clips are all the rage.
On the other hand, if you want a more chic look, you can use luxurious silk scarves as a drapey ponytail.
These accessories are sure to give you an enthusiastic glint in your eye to make you look and feel younger.
Avoid wearing outdated hairstyles
On the flip side, you should also be mindful of looking more mature when you try out hairstyles that are outdated and unflattering for someone your age.
There are a few golden rules you should never break when it comes to doing hairstyles when you have silver hair.
One of these is doing a low bun.
This is the kind of hairstyle a grandmother would wear to church on Sunday or gardening in the backyard.
To make yourself look a bit more trendy and young, do a high bun instead.
It keeps your hair away from your face but still gives you a bit of playfulness and charm.
It’s very “college girl chic,” if you will.
It also screams, “I may have silver hair, but I don’t take myself too seriously.”
Another thing you should avoid doing is flipping your ends outward, the way suburban housewives used to do in the 60s.
If you want to add texture to your hair, opt instead for loose beachy waves for a modern tousled look.
Get a bold haircut
If you get a chop that will bring out the glow in your grey hair, you won’t look dull and tawdry.
Instead, you’ll be excitable and hard not to look at!
Many hair experts say that grey hair looks its best when it’s cut above the shoulders.
Longer hair in white or grey color can accentuate fine lines on your face, which can make you look older.
So if you’re open to bouncy bobs and pixie cuts, you should definitely consider it.
A shorter haircut in light-reflecting silver color is a surefire way to look like an energetic boss babe too.
If you’re not really into shorter hair, you can always play around with bangs and layers.
Make sure that you avoid any blunt cuts, as these can harden the face and make you look older.
Skip this cut and go instead for something softer and with more volume and texture.
Take care of your scalp
When you don’t care for your scalp, you could end up suffering from hair thinning and even hair loss.
Bald spots and finer hair can make you look a bit dull and sickly, and you never want that if you’re trying to look young and fresh.
Stimulate your scalp with essential oils that encourage healthy hair growth, such as rosemary and tea tree oils.
These have antibacterial and soothing properties that can foster a healthy environment where your roots can grow your hair out faster and thicker.
You can also give yourself a weekly scalp massage with Jamaican black castor oil.
It’s known to moisturize your hair and increase blood flow to your scalp, which indirectly promotes faster hair growth since your follicles will be able to absorb more nutrients.
Thick hair is a trademark of a young and healthy woman, so make sure you don’t overlook scalp care, especially if you have grey hair that can make you look too mature.
Wear makeup that will complement your hair color
A natural look is gorgeous on anyone, but sometimes, bold makeup looks that give you a glow is best for your overall look – like when you’re sporting grey hair.
Wear makeup looks that complement your hair, like a sexy smokey eye, mixed shadows made of neutral and cool tones, and even a classic blue-toned red lipstick to make the silver in your hair pop out.
Makeup is fun and flattering.
Adding a flush of color to your lips and cheeks will ensure that the coolness of your grey hair won’t wash you out and make you look dull.
You can also play around with winged liner and lash-curling mascaras to see how you can make your eyes sparkle with youth.
Make your eyebrows a little bit thicker
Bushy eyebrows are all the rage on Instagram’s top beauty pages and the modern world of high fashion and modeling.
So what better way to keep up with today’s trends and make yourself look more in tune with the times than making your eyebrows look fuller?
Fuller, darker eyebrows frame your face more and make you look healthier and edgier, which elevates your grey hair and makes you look more vivacious.
There are many ways to make your brows bushier.
You can pencil them in to look thicker, draw more hair-like strokes with a fine tip brow pen, or use a browcara to make them fuller for a fashionable look.
It will go amazingly well with your silver hair, which looks very editorial as it is.
Experiment with different arch styles or the ever-trendy Korean straight brows to see what style will be most flattering for your hairstyle.
Just be careful not to overpluck your brows when you’re grooming them.
This is a sure way to add a few years of age to your overall look.
Don’t shy away from sultry, body-hugging clothing
If you’re self-conscious about the stigma of grey hair, give people something else to look at.
Ooze of youth and sultriness with clothes that show off your figure to tie your entire modern, chic look together from head to toe.
If you can, go for snug dresses that hug your hips or see how you feel in off-shoulder evening gowns.
Don’t shy away from heart necklines and stiletto heels.
Your goal isn’t to show a lot of skin.
It’s to show off your fit, active, healthy body for a younger glow.
Carrying a youthful sense of style while rocking silver locks isn’t just about caring for your face and hair – it’s the whole package too, including your fashion sense.
The right clothes won’t just make you look younger; they’ll make you feel sexy and look oh-so-irresistible too.
Wear clothes in colors that complement your hair color
Like makeup, the color of your clothes can make or break your grey hair look.
Wearing the right colors can make your cool-toned, silver hair sparkle and look more striking.
Avoid muted, subdued colors, especially earthy and industrial tones like beige and dull blues.
They can make you look wearisome and let you fade into the background of a crowded room.
Don’t allow these colors to wash you out and put your gorgeous hair color to waste.
Instead, stand out with jewel tones like a fiery red or deep, royal blue.
You can also fill your wardrobe with solid achromatic colors, like sleek black dresses and crisp white button-downs.
These are the best colors to make your grey hair pop and look extremely chic and trendy.
Always wear a confident smile on your face
Always have a smile on your face so that you have a sparkle and shimmer in your eye people will never forget, whatever the color of your hair is.
The best way to look and feel youthful is to be as spirited and energetic as you can be.
Get excited about life, share stories with others, and don’t be afraid to talk to people.
When people sense that you are happy, you bring a playfulness to the room that makes you look fresh and young.
Charisma and positive energy are trademark qualities of the youth.
Uplift others, be candid, and do crazy, unthinkable things and people will forget that grey hair is associated with grumpy old men.
Radiate with positivity, love, and confidence, and the rest will follow.
At the end of the day, none of these tips will work if you don’t flaunt your silver hair with confidence.
Whether you’re a proud middle-aged supermom or a boss lady in your late twenties, grey hair will work for you if you’re not afraid of trying out new things with your look.
You don’t have to follow all eleven of these tips at once; baby steps will work fine.
But don’t forget that hard work goes into making grey hair look great, and as long as you can commit to that lifestyle, you’ll keep looking fashionable and gracefully youthful for years.