5 Minutes With Bridgerton Star Phoebe Dynevor
The actor reveals the hair care products she has on hand at all times and how she keeps her beauty routine eco-friendly.
We’re going to take a stab in the dark and say that, if you are an avid Gritty Pretty reader, you’re probably also an avid Bridgerton watcher. The Regency-era drama premiered in 2020 and quickly became many viewers’s lockdown must-see. Not only that, but the program skyrocketed the careers of a number of relatively unknown actors–one of which was Phoebe Dynevor.
Now a silver screen regular, the 27-year-old is a household name with many exciting projects coming up in the next year. But what are we most excited about? Her recent alignment with weDo/ Professional hair care. Famous for her incredible auburn locks, we couldn’t wait to grill Dynevor about her hair care routine and how she keeps her commitment to environmentalism.
Gritty Pretty: Phoebe! Thank you for speaking with us today. You are now the face of weDo/Professional, which is an eco-friendly brand. Do you personally live an eco-friendly lifestyle?
Phoebe Dynevor: I think, like most people, I’m trying to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible in my day-to-day life. I try to be more conscious of recycling and reusing or repurposing items. I try to eat a more plant based diet. Being introduced to weDo/ and all its qualities and beliefs has only encouraged me to explore more. I love the brand ethos and I’m so excited to be working with a brand that has such positive values.
GP: What eco-friendly and zero-waste habits do you have in your daily routine?
PD: I try to apply as many habits as I can. I am always carrying around my reusable water bottle. I have a mainly plant based diet. I try to recycle and reuse. I share a lot of clothes and products with my sister–we repurpose a lot.
GP: What are your favourite weDo/Professional products and why? What do you think about the brand’s philosophy?
PD: It’s so hard to pick! I think I will have to choose the brand’s Moisture & Shine No Plastic Shampoo and Conditioner and the Moisturising Day Cream. If I could have a third, I also love the Protect Balm for the ends of my hair and I use it as a lip balm too sometimes.
I love weDo/’s philosophy. In the world we are living in today, there is pressure to look good and do good and we are all searching for ways we can help the planet by simply just changing our daily routines, products or habits. I want to do my bit for the environment, the same as everyone else, and that’s what brought me to weDo/.
GP: What are the main lessons you’ve learnt from your acting career and working with so many hair stylists?
PD: I’m so lucky to have worked with a range of different hair stylists and now a brilliant hair care brand too, so it’s interesting to get lots of tips and tricks from all around me. I think the best care for hair is hydration and protection where possible. On film sets, for example, they can often use a lot of heat on your hair. So, when I’m not working, I will leave my hair to dry naturally to avoid any excess heat damage.
GP: Bridgerton had a huge impact on us and brought up many beauty trends–why do you think that Regency period beauty standards are suitable for the 2020s?
PD: I loved seeing how Bridgerton has had its influences, especially on TikTok. People certainly got creative. In terms of Regency beauty standards today, we are living in such a different time but in comparison to the outfits and corsets, when it comes to beauty, they keep it simple and I certainly think we still see that simple fresh look today. We are just blessed to have more choices now.
GP: Can you imagine how Daphne took care of herself to look so fresh and beautiful? Do you think you have anything in common with her in terms of self care habits?
PD: When you work on a character for so long, you certainly take things away with you and you certainly add a little of you to them too. I think we have a few things in common. I love getting dressed up for an event, especially post-lockdown, it’s lovely to do that again. In terms of self care, we both love to spend time with our family and I’m lucky to be very close with my family, as Daphne is with hers. For me, being with family and friends is the best form of self-care.
GP: Thank you for speaking to us, Phoebe!