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.
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…
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.
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.