We love our royals! And we love how beautiful our royal ladies look from head to toe. And the one thing that has all of smitten about is their hair. HOW ARE THEY SO PERFECT!? Whether it is the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s effortlessly natural-looking, flowing tresses or the erstwhile Duchess of Sussex and actor Meghan Markle’s shiny and perfectly tied buns, we all have wondered what does it take them to achieve it, and how much effort goes into it.
Well, we’d say not as much as you think, since you too can achieve these looks, albeit with a little help from your stylist for the perfection. Read on to find out about the styling hacks and products you can use to achieve the perfect royal hair like Meghan and Kate.
Kate Middleton’s hair has been under the spotlight ever since she announced her engagement to Prince William. While we did see slight changes in her style over the years during her official public appearances, what remained constant were the beautiful chestnut brown colour and the natural bounce on her hair.
The secret is a regular shampooing and conditioning (Haven’t we been telling you this for a long time). Kate loves the Kerastase brand of products, something which is easily available in the markets. We’d suggest you try the combo of Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1 Shampoo and Lait Vital Irisome Conditioner which keeps your hair satin-smooth and prevents tangling of the tresses.
When it comes to the enviable colour, Kate’s long-time stylist Richard Ward may have revealed to the to The Daily Mail on how to copy her colour. He suggested that we go for 3 different shades of lowlights, one that’s lighter that’s than the natural base colour, then one about the same colour and one which is slightly darker. It helps create a multi-tonal effect within the same hues by dying just a few strands of hair in each shade instead of large sections of it and it gives the hair a more natural look.Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
The Duchess of Sussex has been in the news even before she announced her engagement to Prince Harry, thanks to her role as Rachel Zane from the hit American legal drama Suits. Her beauty and hair care has been well documented by major beauty and lifestyle magazines through interviews.
Her simple and sleek hairstyles complemented by her natural glow has won her a lot of admirers in the UK too. And we’ve found out that she swears by using nutritive oils on her tresses regularly. It not only keeps her hair strong but gives a beautiful shine to it too. You can get similar flowing and glowing locks with the L’Oréal Mythic Oil.
The royals seem to have a love affair with the brand Kerastase since Meghan too prefers using the brand’s deep cleansing shampoo, followed by conditioning. She is also known to use hair masks regularly to keep her hair healthy. Our pick for you would be Kerastase Nutritive Hair Mask, Kerastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm Cleansing Soothing Shampoo and Kerastase Styling Mousse Bouffante for styling and finishing.
- Kerastase Nutritive Hair Mask
- Kerastase Specifique Bain Vital Dermo-Calm Cleansing Soothing Shampoo
- Kerastase Styling Mousse Bouffante
For colour, let’s first accept the fact that Meghan’s blessed with beautiful dark hair. But you too can achieve a similar super dark brunette shade on your tresses. Ask your stylist to use a medium brown shade on your hair first, followed by dark chestnut brown which improves the intensity of the colour and brings with it a natural glow too.
So, now that you see that the effortless looks of our favourite royals’ hair are actually achievable if you pick the right products and styling hacks. Now no more envying of the Duchesses; flaunt your newly acquired “royal hairdo” following the simple tips and products suggested above.