Trend alert: Glitter roots

Friday, 20 November 2015


It’s taken the Internet by storm. Pinterest boards and Instagram accounts are glittered out with this new trend. It’s a quick fix for people who colour their hair all shades of the rainbow and can’t keep up with touch ups as often as they’d wish.

But, we really like it and think it’s a pretty trend to try out. With the festive season coming up, we bring you some of our favourite pictures to ogle over. Celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Lucy Hale have also been seen rocking this look.

Use glitter from the party store along with a drop of your favourite hair oil – you can create this look in a matter of seconds. We love the look of a middle parting with the glitter sprinkled down the middle, covering the roots. But there are no rules, so go mad!

Only thing is – we want to know how one gets this out when done. Anyone tried it?

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Danielle Cateley

    I would love to try this but I can forsee DAYS of trying to get it all out, hahaha :)

    3 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’m far too OCD to try something like this.

    4 years ago •

  1. Cookie Nandlall

    A character or theme look may do. To outrageous

    4 years ago •

  1. Joey

    As cute as this looks it is bound to be a pain to get all that glitter out your hair, glitter has magical staying power lol

    4 years ago •

  1. Sarah-Jane Van Heerden

    To be honest no this is not for me, it looks a bit childish and messy if you ask me.i’ll stick to my natural clean brunette hair :)

    4 years ago •

  1. Sithembile Mathe

    No I wouldn’t, it’s too much for me.

    4 years ago •

  1. Salmaa Moosa

    I wouldn’t do this! Too loud for me!

    4 years ago •

  1. Ansu Bands

    this is an awesome idea I coloured my hair blue and the roots are just just starting to show so now I know what I can do :)

    4 years ago •

  1. Esme Van Jaarsveld

    I love this although wouldn’t be happy if some of that glitter landed up in my eyes :-/

    4 years ago •

  1. Sheethal Dajee

    I absolutely love bling but even this is a bit much for me. I guess if it suits the occassion then it’s ok.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ray-Jessie Hendricks

    I think it looks like candy that fell in the hair and it looks messy. The gold ones look glamorous though. I think this colour glitter is only okay if you are going to a festival.

    4 years ago •

  1. Tanusta

    I like the single line of gold glitter , the others just don’t look right , they belong in eyeshadows

    4 years ago •

  1. Gervase

    Personally I dont like them and I imagine the glitter will transfer to the face and clothing as well

    4 years ago •


    The gold one looks pretty cool. Not too fond of the other colours though.

    4 years ago •

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