MEGHAN MARKLE, the Duchess of Sussex, is currently pregnant with her first child. This week, an expert spotted something about the royal’s appearance which could suggest when her due date for the arrival of the baby may be.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, 34, revealed they were expecting their first child together back in October this year.
The announcement, made by Kensington Palace, revealed that the latest royal was due to be born in the spring of 2019.
The season officially starts on March 20, and ends on June 21.
However, other than it being spring, the exact time of year that the 37-year-old is expected to have the youngster remains unconfirmed.
I tend to find that most women will experience some level of increased volume by around the six month mark
Jane Mayhead, hair expert
But, one expert in hair has spotted something which could hint at when the exciting time may actually be.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Jane Mayhead, Senior Trichology Consultant at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, shared her thoughts.
She divulged: “In a number of recent images of Meghan, her hair certainly appears much fuller than before pregnancy and it’s possible that this is due to changing hormone levels.
“The increased levels of hormones during pregnancy can cause the growth cycle of the hair to increase, meaning the hair is less frequently renewed and replaced at the site of the follicle and women will experience thicker and shiner hair.”
Jane went on to explain that many pregnant women find the volume of their hair increases around three thirds of the way into pregnancy.
She said: “I tend to find that most women will experience some level of increased volume by around the six month mark.”
Crunching the numbers, that would mean that it may be towards the March side of spring that the tot arrives.
However, there could be other reasons for Meghan’s especially luscious locks at this stage of her pregnancy.
According to Jane, this could be because she may have changed the type of products she is putting on her hair – in an effort to protect her unborn baby.
The hair expert explained: “Hair normally grows at a rate of around 1cm each month and marginally faster during pregnancy. However the most significant change that pregnant women will experience will be in volume due to the change in growth cycle and reduced hair fall.
“There are, of course, other possibilities to consider. It is highly likely that Meghan may also be avoiding putting harsh chemicals in her hair.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK