Kate Middleton's hair looked extra thick and bouncy at she made her first public appearance since announcing she a Prince William are expecting their third baby [Getty]

Kate Middleton recently made her first public appearance since news broke that she and Prince William are expecting their third baby together. 

Prince George and Princess Charlotte's mum looked stunning donning a lacy (telling?) blue Temperley London dress at the  Buckingham Palace reception to celebrate those working in the mental health sector on World Mental Health Day (October 10, 2017).

As well as her gorgeous gown, the Duchess of Cambridge's hair and makeup looked perfect, too. 

Of course Kate's hair always looks salon-perfect, but there's another reason why the mum-to-be's hair looked extra voluptuous at the event. 

Pregnant Kate Middleton blue lacy Temperley London maternity dressPregnant Kate Middleton debuted shorter locks not long before announcing her pregnancy [Getty]

Johanne Herald, Senior Master Stylist at Charles Worthington Salons explained just what happens to your locks once you're expecting. 

The stylist said: "During pregnancy hair loss (shredding) will slow down making hair look and feel thicker, this is due to the baby taking nutrients and vitamins like calcium and keratin from the hair components."

So depending on your natural hair type, this can be a curse or a blessing. 

Just to demonstrate the difference, Johanne defined: "On average women lose around 50-250 hairs a day, regardless if their hair is thick or fine."

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a reception on World Mental Health Day at Buckingham Palace, London, to celebrate the contribution of those wKate Middleton stepped out in a stunning blue dress for the occasion [PA]

She continued: "As well as the daily ‘shred’ every few years women will go through a cycle lasting about three months where they will find hair ‘everywhere’, these cycles occur about 25 times in a lifetime."

So how can fine haired ladies recreate Kate's enviably volume if they're not expecting?

Johanne said: "Kate Middleton's hair is always blow dried to perfection with shine and volume, most likely because she knows she will be photographed! Kate’s hair has always looked extremely thick, most likely due to the products she uses."

She added: "If you suffer from fine hair, try using the Kerastase Densifique range. This helps to boost hair fibres and encourage new growth stimulation, and is different from volumising products which just sit on the cuticle and swells hair for one wash."

Salon experts recommend the Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Bodifying Shampoo to help add volume to your hair for that Kate Middleton look Salon experts recommend the Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Bodifying Shampoo to help add volume to your hair for that Kate Middleton look [Feel Unique ]

From shampoos to intensive masques and conditioning serum, the luxury range has products for every step of your hair care routine if you want to up the amp on your hairstyle. But if you go for one, try the Kérastase Densifique Bain Densité Bodifying Shampoo (£18.50, FeelUnique.com) to gently strip hair of weighty products and add extra va va voom. 

Another one to add to our shopping list from Kate's beauty bag for royal beauty fanatics. 

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