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The weird reason why Meghan Markle can’t cut her own hair

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Being a royal means you have to follow some fairly strict rules and one of them is not having drastic haircuts as ‘to distract from royal work’.

But as Meghan stepped out to various royal duties over the past week, eagle eyed fans have noticed the Duchess of Sussex may have had a secret haircut.

The changes are incredibly subtle and can be described as what Jack Merrick-Thirlway, senior stylist at Neville Hair & Beauty calls ‘dusting’.

“Meghan Markle looks as if she gets ‘dusting’ as her hair always looks shiny and healthy but without changing length,” he tells Yahoo!


“The concept of a ‘dusting’ haircut is little and often. By trimming your hair regularly ie once every 4 weeks, you have to take off minimal amounts of hair each time, unlike if you have a haircut every six months and need to cut a few inches to seal the ends and eliminate damage.

“Also, clients that are trying to grow their hair long often make the mistake of not cutting their hair for months assuming this is the way forward, whereas if they had  ‘dusting’ on a regular basis the hair would grow quicker and healthier with no need to cut inches off each time.”

It’s the same thing Princess Diana used to have done according to her stylist Richard Dalton.

“Whatever I did to her hair became front page news,” he told Town & Country.

“We had to be very careful. We had to do it one-fourth of an inch at a time over several weeks.”

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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