What Kinds of Hairstyles Work if I Want to Cut My Hair & Let the Gray Grow Out?

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What Kinds of Hairstyles Work if I Want to Cut My Hair & Let the Gray Grow Out?
The right haircut makes it easier to grow out grey hair. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

People go grey at different ages. For some it happens in their twenties and others in their forties. There comes a moment when you may want to stop colouring over grey hair or just grow out the grey hair. When considering what kinds of hairstyles will work if you want to cut your hair and let the grey grow out, consider what is flattering to your face. Keep in mind that the shorter that you cut your hair, the faster the grey hair will grow out.

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Mid-Neck

Consider cropping the hair to just the middle or bottom of the neck. This is an in-between hairstyle that keeps the hair long enough to simply style and pull up into a ponytail but will lessen the contrast in colours. Long layers and side-swept fringe will add movement to this medium length hairdo. Use a curling iron or flat iron to style.

Long Pixie

A pixie do is perfect for letting the grey grow out. As you are cutting off most of the non-grey hair, it will transition in a snap. In a pixie style, the hair is short on the sides and back, about two inches in length. For mature women with grey hair, keep the top of the hair two to three inches longer. It softens the look around the face. Wear the hair on top wavy and let it lay to the side.

Choppy Bob

A choppy bob is both youthful and age appropriate. The length should go just about to the chin and angle slightly to the back. The choppy bob is a perfect hairstyle for cutting your hair and growing it out. Layers throughout the hair, as well as choppy fringe in the front, make it easy to style and takes the focus off of the different colour tones in the hair.

Shoulder Length

Shoulder-length hairstyles work if you want to cut your hair and let the grey grow out. It is a perfect look if you are gun shy about going too short. Because it is a bit longer, growing the grey out will take more time than if it was in a pixie cut. However, shoulder-length, layered hair is extremely versatile. You can wear it in an updo or ponytail.

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