9 Glitter Hair Products for Your Sparkling Halloween Costume

Up close of a young woman with glittery hair and eye makeup


When it comes to Halloween, we don't think it's possible to go too far. In fact, the bigger the better. We love costumes that incorporate loud patterns, bright colors, crazy makeup, and (yes, you guessed it) lots and lots of glitter. It's the one night each year—aside from maybe New Year's Eve—where we can go crazy with color and texture and shine, so why not take advantage of it with our beauty choices?

While glitter makeup is pretty self-explanatory and glitter nail polish is a no-brainer, glitter hair products are a little harder to figure out. After all, glitter is notoriously messy, so if you go about it by pouring loose specks throughout your locks, you'll find yourself spotting rogue pieces well into November. Save yourself some time and hassle by turning to glitter products specifically formulated for hair. They're easy to apply, relatively easy to remove, and require no downtime. Keep scrolling to see the best glitter hairsprays and gels to fulfill all your Halloween costume needs. 

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Jerome Russell Gold/Silver Glitter Spray

jerome russell Glitter Spray, Gold
Jerome Russell Gold/Silver Glitter Spray $15.00

Jerome Russell's gold and silver glitter hairspray is an ideal combo of both colors. That's why you're likely to have seen it in the hands and hair of people attending various outdoor music festivals and concerts. It works equally well for Halloween purposes—just be sure to shake the bottle before spritzing, as the glitter has a habit of collecting towards the bottom of the can. 

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Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel

Unicorn Snot glitter gel
Unicorn Snot Glitter Gel $14.00

Yes, there's a beauty product actually named Unicorn Snot, and here it is in all its glory. Super reflective pieces of chunky glitter are suspended in a gel formula that you can smooth onto your skin or hair for a standout look.

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Ruth Paul Skin Unicorn Sparkles Glitter Gel

Ruth Paul Glitter
Ruth Paul Skin Unicorn Sparkles Glitter Gel $15.00

This little tub of holographic blue glitter can be used as a decorative gel on hair or skin. It's infused with moisturizing aloe vera and peppermint essential oil for a refreshing scent. 

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Eva NYC Kween Glitter Spray

Eva NYC Glitter Spray
Eva NYC Kween Glitter Spray $13.00

Who says you have to sacrifice hair health in the name of a stellar costume? According to the brand, Eva NYC's Kween Glitter Spray is infused with anti-breakage ingredients Keravis and argan oil. And thanks to the fine, subtle nature of the glitter, you can use it after Halloween to add some sparkle to your holiday party looks, too.

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IGK House Party Cosmic Glitter Hair & Body Glitter Stick

IGK House Party Cosmic Violet
IGK House Party Cosmic Glitter Hair & Body Glitter Stick $18.00

This formula features chunky glitter and buildable coverage—making it ideal for everything from a sweep of shimmer in your strands for your disco diva costume to concentrated, glittery braids for a festival style.

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Verb Ghost Dry Oil Disco Edition

Verb Ghost Dry Oil Disco
Verb Ghost Dry Oil Disco Edition $7.00

The moringa oil blend in this spray conditions hair and adds some shine—in terms of both hair health and literal shimmer. Another subtle option, this sparkly silver dry oil mist is the perfect finishing touch to any Studio 54-inspired costume.

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ColourPop Glitter Gel

Colourpop Glitter Gel
ColourPop Glitter Gel in Avenue of the Stars $9.00

Going for something extraterrestrial? Dab a bit of ColourPop's Glitter Gel in Avenue of the Stars onto your hairline to frame your makeup look.

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Cai Beauty NYC All That Glitters

Cai Beauty
Cai Beauty NYC All That Glitters $10.00

Fans of this chunky glitter gel sing its praises for festivals, dance parties, and of course, costumes. You get 3 oz. of products with this one, making it perfect for glitter-all-over get-ups.

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Projekt Glitter Fine Glitter

Projekt Glitter Biodegradable
Projekt Glitter Fine Turquoise Glitter $7.00

If you're feeling crafty, you can always make your own glitter hair gel. Just sprinkle loose glitter (we're big fans of Projekt Glitter's biodegradable offerings) into a mixing bowl with a few dollops of your favorite hair gel, and get to styling.

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