Glitter Hair – Don’t Care

If you are anything like me, you often wonder about the strange DIY crazes that seem to suddenly appear on Pinterest and start sweeping through your Facebook feed. Glitter has been happening in a big way recently, glitter beards anyone? Let’s not get into glitter eyebrows just yet – I’m not sure we are really ready for that level of glitter commitment.

However, one glitter trend I can totally get on board with is Glitter Roots. Before you panic and say – oh no, I could never, not me, I want to tell you yes – you can totally rock this! I promise that it is as easy as pie (in fact I’m going to show you two easy ways to get this look!) and it washes out with your next shampoo, so you are really running out of excuses not to give it a go!

DIY Glitter Roots GLitter rootsThe first thing you need to do is pick your poison! (Metaphorically of course! This is a non-edible DIY unfortunately!) I went for some greens and blues to blend with my current hair color, but as a general guideline I would say silver and lighter colors show up best in dark hair and dark colors – purple and blue – show up better on lighter hair. The most important thing is whether your not you enjoy it, this is a fun look so have fun with the colors, maybe try a few colors together? Whatever suits you is just perfect!

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I’ve gone for a more toned down version – but if you want something a bit more intense stay tuned! For this version all you need is hairspray, your glitter of choice, and a bowl if you are planning on mixing your colors.

DIY glitter roots This is the extra easy part! Just spray small sections of hair with the hairspray of your choice and then brush on the glitter. This creates a more scattered effect which I think is a lot more manageable for your first run at a glittery mane. However you can build it up as much as you like, just spray and dust until you are happy with your results! Glitter Roots If you want a bit more of a substantial glitter look you’ll probably want to opt for method two. For this method you’ll need hair gel instead of hairspray. You will also need a bowl to mix and a brush to apply your glitter. I use tint brushes but any brush will work as long as it isn’t unreasonably large or small. Squeeze some of your gel into your bowl and then add the glitter of your choice. Gel and glitterMix it together gently – you don’t want it to get clumpy or crush the glitter particles. Then use your brush to gently spread it on your hair. I like to start at the part and then let the glitter fade into the hair a little bit for a more smooth look, but if you want to create some definition with a distinct line then the world is your oyster! GLitter Roots Then you are all set! Go out and stun the world with your sparkling hair and personality! I found that this was extra fun to try out with a friend, so if you have another adventurous guy or gal around then ask them to join in on the fun! The more the merrier! Happy glittering!GLitter Hair



  1. January 27, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    This looks so awesome, and may be something I’ll have to attempt once my hair is a little longer!

    • Abby
      January 27, 2016 / 5:22 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Charlotte
    January 27, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I’m loving this although I have no idea where I would wear it! I think I prefer the lesser glitter one which I thought I’d never say (who has ever needed less glitter?!) but I think it looks a bit more wearable!

    • Abby
      January 27, 2016 / 5:26 pm

      I think it’s great for a night out! I also thought I would definitely want a more glittery look but the more subtle look grew on me! It’s a bit easier to wear, especially for your first outing with it!

  3. January 27, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try this out for ages, I have glitter and gel and just haven’t got around to it yet! Both look great 🙂 xx

    Kimberley //

    • February 6, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      I had delayed doing it for ages and I don’t know why! Let me know what you think when you try it out!

  4. Meg
    February 1, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I actually might try that… Though I’m not sure how surprising that is, considering how much I like glitter. Wonderfully fun and well-written post, my friend ❤️

    • February 6, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you Megs! Definitely let me know how it goes!

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