The Duchess of Sussex is a natural beauty, from her picture-perfect makeup to her impossibly glossy hair. When it comes to her famous mane, she has mastered the bouncy blowdry, and has even made the messy bun cool again! Whenever she steps out, we are entranced with her glossy mane and despite the constant style change she still manages to keep her barnet in excellent condition. We wanted some professional advice on how to get our locks sleek like Prince Harry's wife and the stylists at wigs.com gave us simple 7 steps to achieve princess-hair at home...
1. Flatiron your hair
"Flat-ironing your hair does in fact help ruffled hair cuticles lie flat, which in turn creates more of a surface area to reflect light. As excessive heat can damage your hair, be sure to use a ceramic plate and only iron bone-dry hair in a smooth gliding motion for that extra glossy effect that Meghan sports."
ghd platinum+ styler, £175
2. Use a hair oil
"Avoid drenching your hair with shine products that contain mica, as this can work against your natural gleam. Instead, actively use gloss-boosting ingredients such as argan oil which is found in many hair products and is also beneficial to avoid a dry scalp and to fight dandruff. It is proven to make hair softer, silkier and shiner."
Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hair Oil, £42, Jo Malone London
3. Seal your hair cuticles
"The cuticle layer is one of the three major portions of the hair strand - it is responsible for allowing moisture to pass into the hair shaft and most importantly stay there. A cuticle layer that is closed keeps the moisture in the hair shaft for a longer period, so the hair is much more flexible, soft, manageable and less prone to breakage."
Cuticle Sealer, £22, Joico
4. Feed your scalp
"For your hair to be shiny, it needs to be nourished. For maximum results you can break open vitamin E capsules and rub the gel directly on the hairline. The antioxidant increases circulation which stimulates growth, or for a savvier version you can pick up a vitamin E based serum."
Grow Strong Scalp Tonic, £7.99, Charles Worthington
5. Double Shampoo
"Hair will become a lot stronger, shinier and healthier from this simple technique. The first shampoo wash will remove all the dirt and residue caught up in the hair, whilst the second wash will help your locks to benefit from the nourishing properties of the shampoo. It will also create a better surface for the products to work and be absorbed."
Thickening Shampoo, £34, Revitalash
6. Hair Extensions
"If your hair is not Meghan’s medium length cut, then this is the perfect excuse to purchase a set of clip-in hair extensions. The natural looking sets can be used in addition to your real hair to create a loose wave look, simply wrap both your real hair and extension around an open flat iron before pulling it through the hair and teasing the ends with a very fine-tooth comb."
Clip In Extensions, £28, LullaBellz
7. A Bouncy blow dry
"A smooth and bouncy blow dry is always key in the royal family. Investing in a good hairdryer is half of the battle, by opting for a more lightweight model you can embrace the natural hair without any element of frizz. Meghan always rocks great amounts of volume in her hair, by brushing and blow drying all over in every direction until 80% dry, the hair will gain atomic body." Here at HELLO!, we've tried the BaByliss Big Hair Care, which is an ingenious tool that gives you a bouncy blow dry in minutes. Simply wrap your almost-dry tresses around the rotating brush head and look forward to the most amazing head full of curls.
BaByliss Big Hair Care, £70, Babyliss