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The $12 Drugstore Product Kate Middleton Uses to Keep Her Royal Strands Bouncy and Beautiful

We know Kate Middleton’s enviable hair looks like she wakes up each day and has cartoon birds magically style it, but she apparently relies on a classic drugstore hairspray to keep each strand in place.

Amanda Cook Tucker, Kate’s longtime private hairdresser, revealed the budget-friendly royal beauty secret back in 2018 with a now-deleted Instagram photo. The snap showed tons of products and styling tools she was bringing on a four-day trip with the duchess that year. Along with 13 brushes, several combs, and two hairdryers, fans were quick to spot a golden can of L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray (Buy at Walmart, $11.99).

Tucker’s not the only hair expert who loves this product — fellow stylists have described it as the “holy grail of hairsprays.” As Kate so often demonstrates with her lovely ‘do, the spray is renowned for being able to hold strands in place while still giving it a soft appearance, rather than stiff.

Of course, that wasn’t the only styling product Tucker brought along. The photo showed another surprisingly affordable item in her hair kit: Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom (Buy at Sephora, $18). It’s apparently great for adding texture to locks while keeping them silky, smooth, and hydrated.

Unfortunately for those of us hoping Tucker would spill even more beauty secrets, she has since gone off social media entirely. Maybe one day she’ll write a book about her experience working with the duchess and finally reveal every single trick the pair tried over the years.

Until then, we’ll definitely be picking up these royally-approved products the next time we hit the beauty aisles!

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