Gray hair is usually associated with old age, but lately there has been an interesting shift. Young people are now switching gears, away from rainbow hued hair, and trying out gray hair! That’s right—dyed gray hair is now a thing!
Dubbed “granny hair” by some, dyed gray hair is a hot new trend worn by funky beatniks to celebrities and everyone in between. Well, everyone that’s brave enough to sport silver locks before their time, that is.
Dying hair gray isn’t for the faint of heart, though. Even if you’re prepared to deal with the possible curious looks from strangers and ready for the rigorous upkeep, there’s still the issue of actually dying the hair gray. Hair must first be bleached, sometimes multiple times. A purple toner may also be used to cancel out any yellow or brassy undertones in the hair. Finally, a gray hair dye is applied, leaving you with gorgeous gray locks!
Ready to rock some gray locks of your own? Take a look at these dyed gray hair ideas kfor some inspiration!
1. Wavy Gray Dye Hair
Lush wavy locks look absolutely amazing and downright regal on any lady, no matter how young or old!
2. Messy Gray Bob
For a slightly more edgy look, dyed gray hair cut into a messy bob creates a fun punk feel!
3. Gray Streaks in Short Hair
If you’re not sure about dyed gray hair all over just yet, test the waters with soe foxy silver streaks.
4. Dyed Gray Hair Tips
Dying just the ends of the hair gray is another great way to test out this edgy new trend without going overboard.
5. Lush Gray Ponytail
Thick dyed gray hair tossed into a high ponytail makes a gorgeous and fun causal ‘do!
6. Gray Hair With Bangs
Face framing bangs in gray hair can be gorgeous too!
7. Ombre black and Gray Hair
A black and gray ombre hairstyle gives of less of a granny hair vibe and more of a wicked cool punk rocker vibe!
8. Stick Straight Gray Hair
Dyed gray hair looks pretty spectacular when styled into a super straight style!
9. Tossled Grayish Blue Hair
For an even more modern and trendy feel, some bluish undertones in your dyed gray hair can be just the thing.
10. Lilac Gray Hair
Subtle lilac undertones in dyed gray hair are ultra feminine and super sexy!
11. Purplish Gray Hair
Here’s another fantastic example of hair dyed gray with some purple undertones…
12. Gray Hair With Purple Streaks
If subtlety isn’t really your thing, you can always add some bright, bold and in your face purple streaks to your new gray hair!
13. Dyed White Hair
Going as light as you can with your dyed gray hair can be a bit tricky, but when done correctly, completely white hair is breathtaking!
14. Embellished Gray Hair
Finally, you can always jazz up your gray hair—dyed or natural—with a fun embellished hair accessory!
Upkeep for dyed gray hair can be a little more time consuming than upkeep for hair dyed a “normal” color. Using sulfate-free hair products is recommended, as sulfates can strip color from the hair. Since the intense bleaching and dying process can dry out and damage the hair, using a deep conditioner periodically is recommended. Some people find that they also need to use a blue shampoo or gray color depositing shampoo to keep the hair from looking dull. Frequent touchups to get rid of roots are also necessary.