The countdown has begun for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s midday wedding this Saturday at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. And there are so many questions buzzing around in our heads. Will the wedding dress trump Kate Middleton’s? Which celebrities are going to be there? Plus, how is she going to do her make-up and hair? Is the American actress going to follow in Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana and Middleton’s footsteps by wearing her hair down or will she ever so courteously stray from royal tradition as she has done before?
While many speculations are whirling around, one thing’s pretty certain, the hair treatment the former “Suits” star chooses as part of her beauty preparation. Theonie Kakoulli, who works in Mayfair’s Nicky Clarke salon has revealed Markle has been a big fan of keratin treatments. “Meghan came to see me at least twice for keratin treatments,” she told “People” magazine. “It’s great for people with naturally curly hair like Meghan, it takes the frizz out and makes it more manageable — she said it made a real difference.” Although Kakoulli worked with Markle during the summer of 2016, the brunette’s hair seems just as smooth and velvety as ever, suggesting she still has the treatment done.
Keratin treatment, which takes between two to four hours, depending on how long your hair is, involves a hair stylist applying keratin, a protein that occurs naturally in your hair, and then using heat to seal it in. The cure is particularly popular with those who prefer their hair to be straight and sleek rather than curly. While it’s a bit on the pricey side, the results last for months, perfect for any bride planning to attend numerous celebratory events and then head off into the sunset on her honeymoon.
As well as intensive treatments, Markle, who is tipped to become the first Duchess of Sussex, is constantly looking after her hair. And the 36-year-old California-raised beauty’s gorgeous, shining locks are the result of all that tender loving care. Whether she styles her long strands in loose, softly curled waves, her go-to appearance, her signature tousled low-slung messy bun, or in side-swept retro chic waves, it always looks healthy and full. And there’s no doubt she’ll be living out all our hair fantasies during that fairytale-like carriage procession.
3 Reasons to Try a Keratin Treatment
- The chemicals used in the treatments break down the bonds in the hair and fasten strands into a straight position, so they remain silky and frizz-free even after shampooing.
- Keratin cuts down on your blow-drying time.
- Rather than flatten out your curl pattern, keratin treatments coat and seal the cuticle of the hair down to diminish frizz and make hair look straighter, without completely straightening it out.