Gray strands are not only extremely modern at the moment. They are also a real blessing for hair over 50, when you notice more and more gray hair in your own mane. One often asks oneself, should the hair be colored all the time or not? There is actually no right or wrong answer to this question, because everyone can decide for themselves. However, you should feel really comfortable with it. With the so-called Silver Highlights, this will definitely succeed. These trendy, shiny gray strands not only spice up your whole look, but also ensure a harmonious transition at the gray roots. Below you will find the most important tips for this as well as a lot of great hairstyle examples.
Gray strands are all the rage right now
Gray strands work wonders
If you want to delve into the world of silver hair, gray strands are definitely the answer for you. They are the perfect solution for someone who doesn’t want to go through a drastic hair color change but is looking for a more subtle transition.
Silver highlights on dark hair are said to give one a more mysterious and intriguing look. Even for someone who’s starting to go gray naturally, highlights are a way to soften the mark of aging. By putting gray highlights in brown hair, the aging effect can be camouflaged with a fashion statement. You can slowly jump into this new hair trend without diving headlong into uncharted waters. There are numerous hair coloring methods for this such as babylights, balayage, foilyage, gray blending, etc.
Our favorite among them is definitely the balayage
Silver highlight balayage
Balayage or no balayage, that is the question here. This hair coloring technique looks more natural than the typical foil highlighting technique. Especially with brunette hair, silver highlights that are too strong look a bit too inharmonious and form a bold contrast to the background color. Often women are not satisfied with this result. This is where the balayage comes into play. The result of this coloring method is fabulous even on black hair. And blondes or women with very light brown hair don’t have to worry anyway. You can only win from practically any highlighting technique in grey.
Summarized: Go for a more flowy look, especially if you have darker hair. And for that, the balayage is definitely one of the best variants.
Gray highlights balayage on dark brown hair
Silver highlights balayage on black hair
Gray highlight balayage on blonde hair
A few more tips for beautiful gray highlights
- The necessary bleaching or pre-lightening of the highlights will not prevent minor damage, but using good hair care products will help your hair stay healthy in between.
- Don’t wash your hair too often. If your hair is greasy but not necessarily dirty, try a dry shampoo instead. This will help you keep your silver highlights shiny for longer.
- When washing your hair, use a tonic lilac or violet shampoo. Choose one that doesn’t turn into foam too quickly. If this is the case, the purple dye will be washed out and lightened, which isn’t as effective.
- Avoid heat styling. Not only will the heat cause additional damage to your hair, but it will also cause your Silver Highlights to fade over time. Towel drying is recommended. Also, avoid using a high-heat hair dryer. If your hair is frizzy or needs a little extra help, apply a little more hair serum.
Elegant balayage with gray nuances
It’s not for nothing that gray strands are becoming more and more popular, and not just for a subtle transition with gray roots. They are considered very trendy and you are seeing them more and more often in much younger women, already in their 20s. Check out the rest of the Silver Highlights hairstyles below and get inspired as well!
Sandy gray highlights on dark hair
Skilful transition with a gray approach
Airtouch gray strands
Subtle gray baby lights
More structure and multidimensionality through highlights and lowlights