Meghan Markle's royal husband and epic wedding day aren't the only things we envy about her. She has something else we are totally jealous of: perfect hair. Whether she's rocking her signature messy bun or a sleek blowout, the brunette beauty seems to never have a bad hair day—and we finally know why.
According to People, Meghan Markle's secret hair weapon is a popular salon treatment any bride-to-be can get: a keratin treatment. “Meghan came to see me at least twice for keratin treatments,” Theonie Kakoulli at Nicky Clarke Salon in London tells the 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.”
We spoke with Michael David, a stylist at Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger Salon in NYC, who specializes in the Global Keratin treatment about how this salon treatment works and why it's perfect for any bride-to-be—not just royal ones!
"A keratin treatment will smooth down the hair to control frizz and cut down on your blow-drying time," he explains to Brides. "The chemicals used in the treatments break down the bonds in the hair and then lock strands into a straight position, so they remain smooth and frizz-free even after shampooing." Now, that sounds like a busy bride-to-be's dream come true.
If your hair is on the curly side, fear not—David notes that the treatment will not flatten out your curl pattern, but rather smooth out any unruly frizz. "Unlike a Japanese or Brazilian blowout, which break protein bonds to permanently straighten hair, keratin treatments coat and seal the cuticle of the hair down to reduce frizz and give a straighter appearance without completely straightening out hair," he adds.
It's no wonder why Meghan Markle opts for this hair-enhancing treatment—although it can be a bit of a splurge. A keratin treatment can range from $200 to $600 and take up to three hours, depending on how much hair you have. However, it lasts for about three months, which is just about all a bride needs to carry her through the bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding, and honeymoon.