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Glitter-painted hair roots have become a hot new trend, but, while sparkly, you may also mistake it for shimmery dandruff. Which, we’ll argue, is not a good look. We’re not making this up. People all over Instagram have opted to sport the #glitterroots trend, which was first inspired by none other than Miley Cyrus.

People began to take note at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, when Miley decided to add a thick, crusty slab of red glitter to her braids. In the photo below, you will see what appears to be a piece of hair that has been dipped in craft glue and then rolled on a paper plate filled with glitter.

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Miley also added a bit of silver-blue glitter to her hair at the Met Gala, which already looked pasted down with product. And to be honest, her hair required no further enhancing. And yet…

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But people the world over are taking this “trend” to extremes, usually wearing their hair in two buns and then lining the part with chunky, star-shaped glitter. It’s not exactly the best look for your company holiday party, or, say, a parent-teacher interview.

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(Left: moonbars; Right: Lemonhead.la)

The way people are “getting the look” is by mixing glitter (pick your poison) with hair gel. It’ll hide your roots that are growing out after a dye job, but let’s be honest, it’s a messy way to hide your greys. And it’s probably best left to five year olds, silly pop stars and those with rainbow-hued hair.