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18 Gloriously Cringeworthy Things All '00s Girls Did To Their Hair

Being very liberal with the use of butterfly hair clips.

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1. Feeling indecisive about your hair, so curling, straightening and crimping it.

This was a wonderful era for all heated styling tools.
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This was a wonderful era for all heated styling tools.

2. Putting your hair into a bun and then skewering it with hair chopsticks.

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3. Getting some chunky highlights, the dip-dye of the '00s.

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4. Using a zig zag headband, so you could get those lovely marks in your hair.

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5. Or keeping your hair out of your face by tying the front into a little ponytail, like this.

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6. Using Bumpits to give the appearance that you have a giant skull, or big hair.

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7. Having a fringe so sweeping and emo that it obscured your vision for the entire time you had it.

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And constantly being worried that your fringe had a massive gap in it.

8. Backcombing your hair within an inch of its life during the scene kid days.

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And having to get your hair cut with short layers so it would work to its fullest effect.

9. Perhaps with addition of these placed randomly throughout your hair.

10. Slicking back your hair with gel to achieve the sleekest of high ponytails.

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11. Although occasionally pulling a few strands forward to feel less exposed.

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12. Or opting for the now-extinct low-slung side ponytail.

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13. Wearing a bandana, with bonus points if it was colourful and patterned.

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14. Taking time out of your day to make your parting look like a zig zag.

"Wow, the line exposing your scalp looks extra good today!" said nobody ever.
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"Wow, the line exposing your scalp looks extra good today!" said nobody ever.

15. Excessively straightening your hair until you forgot what it looked like in its natural state.

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16. And sometimes using your straighteners to dramatically flick out the ends of your hair.

So you could channel Rachael Leigh Cook in Josie and the Pussycats.
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So you could channel Rachael Leigh Cook in Josie and the Pussycats.

17. Braiding random bits of your hair with one of these just because you could.

And adding beads to make even more of a statement.
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And adding beads to make even more of a statement.

18. And making use of butterfly clips. Many, many butterfly clips.

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