Pop princess BRITNEY SPEARS shocked onlookers on a recent day out, because her hair extensions and damaged scalp could easily be seen.

The I'M A SLAVE 4 U singer momentarily abandoned her usual grooming when she headed out into Beverly Hills, California with the glue holding the extensions clearly visible.

Passers-by were also treated to the sight of the 22-year-old's dark roots.

One says, "Britney looked a real mess. She had obviously had a heavy night out. Whoever she has been paying to do her hair should be shot."

The singer's follicular disgrace follows reports that fellow pop babe Christina Aguilera is losing her hair after over-using extensions.

  05/01/2004 17:38