If you can sport a badass ponytail, then there’s NO such thing as a woman being too old to wear a ponytail!

Check out the big fluffy ponytail below. The woman’s face told me she was in her early 60s, possibly mid 60s.

The wrinkles on her face in NO way take away from the fact that this ponytail steals the show.

One of the objections to older women wearing ponytails is that the pulling back of the hair reveals every little wrinkle.

Well, if a woman’s face has wrinkles, you’ll know this even if she has bangs and hair framing her face. You can’t hide an aged face with hair unless it’s literally swallowing up the face.

I see women all the time with hair loose and down and framing their face – yet this does not diminish the appearance of wrinkles or sagging.

So if you think a ponytail will make you look older just because you have wrinkles across your forehead or sagging cheekbones, you’re mistaken.

However, from behind, a big gorgeous ponytail will take years off a woman.  The golden ponytail above is being rocked by a woman who appeared to be 85, possibly 90.

As she slowly moved with her walker while using portable oxygen, her youthful billowing ponytail was an attention-grabber.

Now here’s another woman (below) who is far from being young … yet her cascading grey ponytail can’t be ignored! white, grey ponytail

And another long cascading grey ponytail on a mature woman.



I’m in my 50’s and always wear my hair in a ponytail. I’ve been doing so for many years and never once ever considered that I was too old. Below is my big fat ponytail. I just love it.


Remember, there are other features that will make a woman look “old.”

• Sun damaged skin
• Untoned muscles, flab
• Bad posture
• Shuffling or lazy gait
• Poor diet, not enough water

Don’t think for a second that wearing a ponytail will make a woman look older!


However, if you’re still concerned about the pulling back revealing aging skin, why not wear bangs with the ponytail?

You can also grow some hair lower down on your hairline to frame your face a little.

A woman asked in a forum if 33 was too old to wear a ponytail. I don’t know what kind of hair she has, but come on, if 33 is too old for a ponytail, then what’s the cut-off? 29? 31? 27? 27 and a half?

Granted, some hair textures just don’t make good ponytails. But even young women, teens and grade school kids can have thin wispy hair.

• Thin limp ponytail on a 19-year-old woman
• Big poofy ponytail on a 50-year-old woman
• Which will look better?


More Ponytails of Older Women Below


Senior Age Man with a Full Ponytail

A grey or white voluminous ponytail is quite striking, especially when it’s long.

But regardless of color, there is no age limit to wearing a ponytail.

If you’re an older woman who’s been reluctant to put your glorious hair in a ponytail — either because it’s grey, white or someone said you were “too old,” just DO it anyways!

Hair Loss

Hair loss can result from removing a fastener from a ponytail. Here’s how to take out a thick ponytail without pulling out your hair.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer for Bally Total Fitness.