Uh-Oh! The Lowdown on Britney Spears's Bad Hair Day

07/22/2010 at 05:37 PM ET

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Talk about a bad hair day! Britney Spears was snapped shopping in Sherman Oaks, California, Wednesday with a messy, extension baring look that set the internet abuzz with fans speculating about exactly what was happening to her scalp. Was she going bald? Were her extensions done incorrectly? We checked in with hairstylist-to-the stars Ken Paves–who has his own line of extensions that he uses on clients like Eva Longoria Parker and Jessica Simpson–to learn the truth. “It’s not that big of a deal actually, we have all seen this before. A case of bed head, who hasn’t had it?,” Paves tells PEOPLE. “The truth is that this is exactly how these extensions are applied, however we are not supposed to see them, that’s all. There are thousands and thousands of women walking around whose hair looks just like that ‘underneath’. The remedy is simply to cover it up. It’s not a case of bad extensions, just a bad hair day!” His recommendation? “I am more concerned with the friend walking behind her who didn’t tell her right away! Ladies, support your sisters and stay on weave patrol, your day may come too! Help a sister out!” Tell us: Would you tell a friend if her extensions were showing? Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester

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Julie on

I think Britney did it on purpose. She has that look like I dare you to take a pic or comment.

Ashley on

She just had a bad hair day, happens to us all. Unfortunately for her paparazzi catch her every move. We can’t be perfect all the time, give her a break.

Kitty on

If he feels this isn’t a big deal and happens to everyone, he may want to find another profession. I have never seen a rat’s nest for hair like I have on Britney.

KL on

What about the nipples? Wear a bra or a garment that doesn’t expose like that.

This girl is much too pretty to let herself go like that.

KL on

Me again. Looks like she IS wearing a bra. Why do the nipples show through??

Susan Z on

It looks to me like she has a nipple ring. You can kind of see it showing through the shirt. She looks like a mess. I wish all these girls would take all these ridiculously fake looking extensions out. They all have the worst self-esteem. Ugh.

Annie on

Wow! Ken Paves is a class act to have answered the question in such a diplomatic manner. He could have gone the catty route, but he took the high road. Kudos to Ken!

mindys on

How could she be with people and no one told her she looked that way? I think she is known for not being big on hygiene – never really matured past the level of a middle schooler! I, too, want to know why no one can grow their own hair anymore and have to depend on these extensions

Atlantis CATS! on

You should see MY hair! So what~ she is just shopping FGS get a life everyone. But, I do agree her “friend” isn’t much of a pal for not telling her (but maybe she did, how do we know). Britney has the sweetest little face, so cute. And she is in FANTASTIC shape and after 2 babies!

denise on

HAIR EXTENSIONS COULD LOOK LIKE THIS?!?!?!?! NO THANKS~~~~

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