Since the news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement broke, the world has been obsessed with dissecting just how un-royal the latest royal-to-be is.
Meghan’s an actress, for starters. She’s from a mixed-race background, is an entrepreneur, an outspoken feminist, an activist and a divorcee.
If there’s one thing about the 36-year-old that does firmly fit the royal mold, it’s that hair. That Disney princess-esque, bouncy, so-shiny-you-can-see-your-refl
Her secret? She’s a huge fan of Oribe Dry Texturising Spray.
“When my hair is feeling a little weighted, Suanne, my hair artist on set, has me bend forward and she sprays a little Oribe Dry Texturising Spray or nothing at all, and then has me ‘flip back hard’ to give my hair a little extra bounce,” Meghan told Birchbox recently.
Curious to see what was so special about this Meghan-Markle-approved product, especially one that costs a pretty hefty $63, I put it to the test.
As someone whose bathroom cabinet reveals a wasteland of volumising products that didn’t live up to their hype, I wasn’t expecting anything much.
My hair is thin and tends to enjoy clinging closely to my scalp, perennially afraid of voluminous heights.
But after shaking the can, flipping sections of my hair over to one side (see Meghan, I’m listening), and spritzing this stuff around 15 centimetres from my scalp (giving the area I sprayed a little rub with my fingertips afterwards), my hair instantly had a little of that “voom” sound effect going on.