Meghan Markle Gives Us Princess Inspiration!
Meghan’s Princess EvolutionI am so elated to witness the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! Prince Harry has never played by the royal rules, and it is refreshing to see he followed his heart instead of the royal aristocracy. Meghan is an example to all young girls and women that you can redefine social standards by being yourself. Being biracial may concern some, but for most of us, she’s a mentor and woman we can look up to. Her ethnicity is a bonus because it shows there are no limits to what someone can achieve in life. Her hairstyle choices match her demeanor. She’s simple yet trendy and mixes classic touches into her fashion as well as her hair. Her easy and effortless style choices which makes it attainable for all other women to channel their inner princesses and wow the world. Let’s get started!
Going from Blonde to Dark BrownIf you want to get dark brown strands just like Meghan Markle, I’m here to help you. For best results, it’s best to fill the brown color back into your blonde hair before you color your hair dark brown. The following directions are for a diy coloring process:
- Mixing bowl
- Ion Brilliance intensive shine demi-permanent dark color 6N (2-3 tubes depending on hair length)
- Ion-sensitive scalp 10 volume developer
- Applicator brush
Step 1.Put on your gloves
Step 2.Squeeze both tubes of color into mixing bowl
Step 3.Add 2 ounces of developer in with color
Step 4.Mix the color and developer together well
Step 5.Apply the mixture to your roots first
Step 6.Allow it to process for about 15 minutes
Step 7.Apply the remaining mixture to the rest of your hair
Step 8.Rub the color in with your hands to make sure it gets on all of your hair
Step 9.Leave color on for about 20-30 minutes
Step 10.Rinse your hair to remove all color and style as desired You can use a darker color in your hair to have a richer and deeper tone.
Sleek StylePrincess Meghan Markle always hits the mark with her sleek hairstyle. It’s simple yet just right for a busy day. I am including two ways to recreate the look. If your hair is long enough or if you need to add just a few clip ins you won’t need to follow the sew in instructions. Here’s how you can replicate this trendy hairstyle easily:
- Organix shampoo and conditioner
- Butterfly clips
- Private Label Extensions
- Braid hair
- Heat Protectant
- Nylon sewing thread
- Sewing needle
- Edge control
- Hair scissors
- Hair Sheen
- Argan oil or Jamaican black castor oil
Step 1.Shampoo and condition your hair
Step 2.Add an oil to your scalp (argan or Jamaican castor oil)
Step 3.Section your hair off into four parts
Step 4.Clip each section up with a butterfly clip
Step 5.Take a section and remove your clip
Step 6.Spray heat protectant on the section
Step 7.Blow dry the section and repeat steps 5-7 on each section
Step 8.Once your hair is dry part your hair in the middle
Step 9.Section hair into four parts and clip up
Step 10.Remove one clip and spray hair with heat protectant
Step 11.Comb through the section
Step 12.Chase your comb with your flat iron to get your hair smooth
Step 13.Keep an eye on the temperature of your iron to protect your hair from damage
Step 14.Repeat steps 10-12 on each section
Step 15.Trim your ends as needed or have someone trim them for you
How to Trim your HairI have trimmed my hair often, and it's not as hard as you may think.
Step 1.Start with clean hair
Step 2.Trim hair that is not layered by combing the hair straight down and trimming the ends. Always use your fingers as a guide.
Step 3.Trim hair that is layered by combing hair out to the side and trim ends. Always use your fingers as a guide. Roller Set To get curls like Meghan Markle, I recommend an easy roller set (Check out this article: roller set natural hair). Once your hair is set your curls will be popping!
- Organix shampoo and conditioner
- Leave-in conditioner
- Plastic rollers
- Duckbill clips
- Bobby pins
- Hooded dryer
- Hicks edge control
Step 1.Shampoo and condition your hair
Step 2.Apply a leave-in conditioner
Step 3.Part hair as you will wear it
Step 4.Apply rollers to the top and crown rolling toward the back
Step 5.Secure with a clip or bobby pin
Step 6.Apply rollers to the temples rolling toward the back
Step 7.Secure with a clip or bobby pin
Step 8.Apply rollers to the sides and back by rolling the hair down
Step 9.Sit under a dryer for about an hour
Step 10.Once the hair is dry remove the rollers
Step 11.Brush out your curls to get the fullness you are looking for Note: To maintain this style, wrap the hair at night and use your scarf to protect your hair. The next morning remove the scarf, touch up your edges, and style as desired.
Low ChignonMeghan’s wedding look is simple. I like the fact that she did not feel the need to be over the top on her special day. Below are step by step instructions on how to recreate the style:
- Private Label Extensions/Clip in’s
- ⅝ or 1-inch curling iron
- Alligator clips
- Bobby pins
Step 1.Comb or brush to remove any tangles
Step 2.Using a ⅝ inch or 1-inch curling wand curl your hair in sections
Step 3.Secure your curls with a clip to help them set
Step 4.Once you complete curling the back of your hair, curl the midsection the same way
Step 5.Once you get to the crown of your head curl your hair going away from your face to help you blend your extensions better
Step 6.Allow your curls to set for about 10 minutes If you want to use a holding spray to keep your hair in place.
Step 7.Remove the pins and prepare to install your extensions
Step 8.To add a dramatic or different touch to Meghan’s hairstyle, try some complementary color extensions. I love playing with color so it’s definitely something I will try on my special day Clip-in extensions provide a quick style change without long-term commitment. I also like clip-ins because you can pre-style them and then install them. Noone will be able to tell you have them in if you style them correctly.
Step 9.Curl your extensions with the same curling iron you used on your own hair.
Step 10.Once you curl all your extensions, clip them in where you want to add length, volume, and/or color
Step 11.At this point, your hair is curled, your extensions are installed, and you are ready to create your Meghan Markle updo.
Step 12.Run your fingers through the curls to loosen them
Step 13.Hold the front side of your hair with your fingers to keep the loose wavy shape of the curls *The side you choose will be the side you want less hair on. So, if you want a fuller flowy look on the right side, twist up the left side.
Step 1.Gently twist the section of hair inward toward your scalp, bring the twisted section toward the back midsection of your head and secure with a bobby pin
Step 14.Take the section of hair that is right below the section you just pinned and gently twist it up to meet your first pinned section. Pin it in place right at the end of your first section. It will start to look like one continuous twist
Step 15.On the opposite side of your head take the front side and twist it back to meet your other two twists
Step 16.Pin it in place
Step 17.Divide your remaining hair into two separate sections because your pinned twist will create a ridge
Step 18.Take the unpinned hair hanging from above your twist and gently clip it up and out of the way
Step 19.Grab your pre-styled extensions and clip-in them in right above the twist
Step 20.Clip them in to add the length and volume if you desire. You can install your hair extensions side by side or one on top of the other. At this point, you will have the front and sides pinned in the back. One bottom section (left or right) is up with the other two twists. Your loose hanging hair is clipped up above the twists, your extensions clipped in, and you have your pinned twists going across the back midsection of your hair and the bottom portion below the twist hanging.
Step 22.Add more hairspray to the unpinned hair I recommend using hairspray because you want your curls to last the whole day.
Step 23.Pull the top section of hanging hair up and pin it right above your twists
Step 24.Pull the bottom section of your natural hair and extensions up and off to the side of the twists Note: Remember, this is the side you desire to have more volume on so don’t pin the hair up tight.
Step 25.Allow your eye to guide you and pin the hair up until you see it taking on the shape of the look you want. Note: The pinned sections should blend and not look like two separate sections on your head.
Step 26.Spray your hair with holding spray to tame it and keep all your stray strands in place Ok boo! You are done, and you look gorgeous I’m sure!
Showcase Your Own RoyaltyWe all are excited about the new princess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. It seems like a once in a lifetime occurrence that we are able to see such a historical union of two people. Meghan Markle breaks barriers by being the first African-American princess. So, of course, I’m celebrating her #blackgirlmagic! Remember you have your own magic as well. You don’t have to be Meghan Markle or even wish you were her to be amazing on your own. Take a self-care day, create one of the styles above and sprinkle your magic everywhere you go. We all are princesses at heart! Comment below with your questions and thoughts! PLE loves hearing from you!
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