By Annie Barrett
December 20, 2011 at 03:00 PM EST

Ugh, hair. Sometimes you have luscious, deep-conditioned, well-highlighted tresses like Sarah Braverman and the male and female stars of Twilight, and sometimes you look like Bradley Cooper at the beginning of Limitless. We all have our bad days, but sometimes actors must endure entire bad hair seasons. It’s hard out there for a star! Below, our scraggly shortlists for 2011’s Worst Movie and TV Hair.

Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

A.J. McLean: George DeSoto/Getty Images

Something’s alive in there. If only we could hack in and figure it out.

Cal Weaver’s (Steve Carell) pre-makeover “Supercuts haircut” in Crazy. Stupid. Love.

Over There Photograph by Jennifer Rocholl

We’re all trying not to look!

Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell) in Horrible Bosses

Does this hairstyle make me look fat? Fire me!

Rick (Owen Wilson) in Hall Pass

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Peter Mountain

Only Carson Kressley can barely pull this coif off.

Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) in The Help

Rize: David LaChappelle

The whole time I just imagined her cringing inside, Agggghh, my hair!

Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) in Green Lantern

Is it weird if I make this my wallpaper? It’s getting my vote.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor

He can’t help it; he comes from a place where magic and science are one and the same and neither contain scissors.

Obviously tell us whose filmy hair we neglected to mention in the comments.

NEXT PAGE: Worst TV hair!

Now onto TV.

Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) on Parks and Recreation

Get Rich or Die Tryin': Michael Gibson

December’s teased (and highlighted?) mullet is even worse than October’s unkempt hair helmet. If that’s even possible!

Bad Idea Bangs: Haddie (Sarah Ramos) on Parenthood 

AN UNFINISHED LIFE: Doane Gregory

Honey.

Bad Idea Bangs: Robin (Cobie Smulders) on How I Met Your Mother 

Rent: Phil Bray

She’s so cute, but this is by far her hair’s worst season to date.

Bad Idea Bangs: Carrie Ann Inaba on Dancing With the Stars

Sandra Bullock: Tammie Arroyo/AP

Will the judges please reveal their eyes?

Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) on Two and a Half Men

The shirtlessness helps, but still. Jesus!

Josh Krajcik on The X Factor

Patrick Swayze Photograph by Jennifer Rocholl;

You just really want to wash it.

Missy (Jennifer Hall) on Up All Night

America's Sweethearts: Andrew MacPherson

“Anything but a mullet or Rachel from Friends!” Instead, this.

Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) on Once Upon a Time

Perhaps the reason Mary Margaret always looks so sad in Storybrooke is because she has brief, inexplicable visions of her long and luscious Snow White hair in Fairytale.

Which terrible ‘dos did we neglect? Nominate your own 2011 hair-don’ts in the comments!

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