Going gray and wondering how to style your multi-faceted hair? These easy braid styles for gray hair will give you some major hair envy, and tips for styling your gray hair—whether you’re growing out gray or you’re already a fully silver fox.
By: Lisa Fennessy
Growing out my gray hair was one of the scariest and most rewarding things I’ve done. But what helped the most? Seeing other women who were harnessing their courage and embracing their gray strands. And having more than one style to do up my gray hair was also a turning point.
As you grow out gray, you’ll notice that your hair has natural definition and dimensional color—it’s like natural highlights! Braid styles for gray hair are a great way to embrace your natural strands and showcase all your colors. So we reached out to women in The Gray Book (and beyond!) and asked them to share some inspo for braided hairstyles. Which is your favorite?
Oh, and we created an incredible Going Gray Lookbook that I’m so eager to share. We’ve been compiling the going gray transformations of more than 50 women worldwide to bring you this inspiring guide. Enjoy!
RELATED: Read my 101 Ways to Respond to Rude Comments About Gray Hair.
IN THIS POST:
- French braid inspo
- Braid “headband” inspo
- Double duty braid inspo
- Extra braid inspo
- Download the Going Gray Lookbook
Easy Braid Styles for Gray Hair
Classic Single French Braid
I mean, WHAT is classier than a simple French braid? And it’s easier than it looks (try this video how-to) and is one of the best hairstyles for growing out gray hair. I also love how the full braid shows off all 50 shades of gray (wink, wink).
A simple braid in the front of your ‘do is perfect for that I-haven’t-showered-in-three-days day. And it highlights your silver strands.
Double Duty Braids
Pigtails are totally back and this double French braid is a go-to.
RELATED: Makeup tips for gray hair.
“Extra” Braided Styles
When I say “extra,” I mean EXTRA—like gray braided hairstyles that are working harder than your typical braid because they are so.much.more. than just a braid. These gray-haired mavens are rocking unique styles that I’m bookmarking for myself.
Thanks to all these beauties who shared their gray braided hairstyles! What’s your go-to style for growing out gray?