This Hairstyle Looks FABULOUS With Your Gray Hair

4 Materials
7 Minutes

If you’re looking for a new hairstyle to upgrade your everyday look, try out this rope braid bun with me.

Plus, this hairstyle looks fabulous with gray hair! Just follow along with this step-by-step tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Comb with a pointed end
  • Hair tie
  • Clear hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
Sectioning hair

1. Section your hair

Divide your hair into 2 large sections with a comb. Tie off the back so it doesn’t get twisted in.

2. Twist 

Take a bit of hair from the top layer on 1 side and divide it into 2 pieces. Twist the top piece over the back piece. 

Twisting hair

With your thumb, add some hair into the bottom piece and twist the pieces again.

Twisting hair

Continuously add hair in with your thumb to the front piece.

Keep twisting like this until you reach the point behind your ear. Then just twist the 2 pieces tightly without adding more hair.

Twisting hair

Tie off the twisted braid at the end with a clear hair elastic. 

Twisting hair

3. Repeat 

Make a twisted braid on the other side in the same way.

Twisting hair

This is my day 4 or 5 hair, but that actually makes it easier to work with. Tie off the end of this 2nd twisted braid.

Twisting hair

4. Add volume

Pull at the pieces that you want fluffed on both braids to add texture.

Adding volume

5. Make a simple bun with all the hair

Take down the hair in the back. Then, grab all the ends, including the twisted braids. Twist all of those ends together and wrap them into a bun.

Making bun

Secure the bun with an elastic and a few bobby pins.

Making bun

Fluff it out where needed. Here’s the final look:

Making bun

Making bun

Fabulous rope braid hairstyle

That’s all it takes for this fabulous, rope braid hairstyle!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If so, leave a comment!

If you’re looking for more ideas, check out my knotted bun hair tutorial.

Find me on Instagram:  @chroniclesofgraytransformation

Suggested materials:
  • Comb with a pointed end
  • Hair tie
  • Clear hair elastics
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