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Long Grey Hair: What To Know About This Naturally Beautiful Look

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Whether you’ve grown tired of having to do touch-ups on your grey hair every month or are just looking to try out a natural look, wearing long grey hair instead of the usual dark brown hair or ash blonde is trendier than ever—bohemian, effortless, and totally chic.

Best of all? Grey hair requires minimal maintenance, so you can spend less time at the salon and more time embracing your natural beauty. We have the scoop on the hair look that’s taking over and how to maintain it.

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Long Grey Hair: Embracing Your Natural Beauty


Covering up is a thing of the past. From natural makeup to forgoing your trips to the salon to cover up your greys, embracing your natural beauty is more empowering than ever. Long grey hair is more than just a hair trend: It symbolizes confidence, female empowerment, and self-love.

We love this trend because it’s helping women feel inspired to feel comfortable in their own skin, just as they are.

Who Should Try The Look


Long grey hair traditionally makes us think of free-spirited bohemians, world travelers, and women with a penchant for the arts, but anyone can try this look. Whether you have a few grey hairs speckled throughout your head or have been battling a full mane of salt and pepper for years now, stylists are encouraging women to embrace aging.

Whatever your style, there are truly 50 (or more!) shades of grey with so many ways to adapt this look to suit your personal tastes. Aside from wearing your hair down and playing to your natural texture, our favorite long grey hairstyles include messy buns, French braids, and low ponytails.

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Maintaining Long Grey Hair


Like blonde hair, grey hair requires a specific care routine to keep it looking cool-toned and vibrant. We recommend using the L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Magnesium Silver Shampoo to help keep brassy hues at bay while helping your grey hair stay beautiful. A favorite among experts, it’s specially designed as a neutralizing formula for white and grey hair colors.

Dial Up The Shine


The key to making long grey hair work for you lies in dialing up the shine. Grey hair is especially prone to taking on a dull, lackluster hue, so it’s essential to use products that provide hydration and give your strands a smoothing effect.

Our suggestion? The L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Liss Control Plus serum. Grey hair is also increasingly susceptible to looking dry and brittle, so it’s a good idea to use a nourishing hair mask once a week. We love the L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Rich Masque, formulated with argan oil and myrrh extract.

Whether you’re feeling bold or just like yourself for the first time in years, embracing your long grey hair is the new normal. Remember: If you decide to unleash your grey hairs, be sure to do so without inhibition. Trust us, your confidence will be contagious!

Interested in embracing your greys? Use our salon locator to book a consultation with a stylist near you.

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