How to give your hair a right royal makeover
Kate Middleton seems like she has it all, doesn’t she? While she’s not exactly like every other mum on the planet, she still struggles to keep up with a clever, escape artist of a toddler (George, we’re looking at you!).
Sure, she has a team of stylists and nannies to help her look her best and deal with temper tantrums, but she’s a beauty icon because she knows what works. And what’s the key to her polished, fresh look? A gorgeously glossy mane. Always.
The best part is, with the right products in your kit, you can also get lustrous locks fit for a royal.
Fact: A bouncy, shiny head of hair will always make you feel good, even if you’re covered in pureed pumpkin or whatever else your cute-as-pie bub has dished up.
ESSENTIAL SHINE-ENHANCING PRODUCT #1 A super glossy hair colour
The trick is finding a hair colour that ticks all the right boxes: adds shine, covers greys, and lifts the complexion. This will give you a more youthful appearance overall, and make your hair a fuss-free asset. I love Garnier Olia as it’s powered by oil (not ammonia); John Frieda Precision Foam Colour as its non-drop formula covers 100 per cent of greys; and NaturStyle Permanent Hair Colourant as it’s made with active vegetable-based ingredients such as oats, wheat, soy and corn.
ESSENTIAL SHINE-ENHANCING PRODUCT #2 A nourishing treatment
Even with the glossiest hair colour, unhealthy strands will never look as good as a healthy mane. The important thing to do is make sure you have a few nourishing treatments on hand to replenish any lost moisture, stat. I love ELEVEN Australia Miracle Hair Treatment for delivering 11 benefits to locks; Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask as it penetrates deeply to repair hair; and Carelli Gloss Treatment that’s part of their three-step system hair care pack formulated to increase shine and reconstruct the hair. If you’re short on time, try Pantene 3 Minute Miracle, which treats damaged hair in three minutes flat – great for the girl on the go.
ESSENTIAL SHINE-ENHANCING PRODUCT #3 A shine-enhancing serum
If I could add my own commandment to the existing 10, it would be ‘thou shalt never leave thy damp hair free from serum’. To me, it’s a major sin, as serum does so much to improve the health and manageability of your hair, not to mention its shininess! I love TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Glamour Serum Drops for preventing frizz and flyaways; Wella Professionals Oil Reflections for deep conditioning and protecting colour; and Schwarzkopf Extra Care Ultimate Oil Elixir serum, as it provides shine like no other!
Are you a fan of Kate Middleton’s hair? Have you tried any of these products?