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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Natalie on

Oh my, my, my, this is a HOT mess! My guess is she was sleeping in the car (with her head back) and did not do a check before exiting the car. Still, her extensions should not look like this. I am blessed to have a thick head of hair that grows pretty quickly so I have never had extensions, but I have plenty of friends that wear weaves on a regular basis, and no mam, there is NO WAY that this is how a weave looks “underneath”, sorry Ken Paves. Brit’s hair looks matted and her scalp appears to have bald spots– she needs to see a medical doctor or a dermatologist ASAP, before she has to resort to a wig!

Amanda on

For all we know her friend did tell her or she saw it and just didn’t care! Brit has never really cared what people think anyway (good for her).

Donna on

Grow your hair out. Get rid of extensions. Get some reality in your life Britney!

Echaz on

Ken Paves should stop choking Brittney’s chicken and fess up. No one in their right mind has hair looking that f’d up without neglecting your scalp, natural hair and weave. This poor girl always looks unkempt, sloppy and sometimes like she is in need of a nice long shower. She NEVER looks pulled together. Look at her bra. It’s not meant to be worn with a t shirt. All that money and no fashion sense! What a waste. At least she’s not acting a fool anymore.

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[...] shopping in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday looking like she was either going bald or in bad need of a new weave — or maybe just simply a hair [...]

arla on

Britney always…always looks a mess!!!!

khandi on

She knew,this is something that keep her name out there.When she going through a rough spot she was all over the media ,now she got her act together no one talks about her.

Linda on

she just always looks like she needs a shower..yuk

sb on

wondering why she didn’t brush her hair before she left the house. If she had done that, she would have noticed and fixed it right away. I think she’s losing it again…

anonymous on

her real hair probably hasn’t grown out yet b/c it CAN’T. she’s probably damaged the life out of what little real hair she has. i’m not saying it can’t grow, but it’s probably severely damaged. what a mess. and by the way, one would be able to feel the mess on top of their head. she’s just too far gone.

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