How gorgeous does Sophie Turner look here? Her makeup is pretty minimal but what obviously stands out is her phenomenal hair. She makes me wish I was a still a redhead. Or a wolf princess. But I digress. What we really want to know is how to get such long and healthy hair, right? Here are some key tips for growing and maintaining beautiful tresses.
1. Damage control
This goes without saying, but keep chemical processing and heat styling to a minimum. Heat and harsh chemicals are two of the worst healthy hair saboteurs and I learned this the hard way! They don’t even have blow dryers or curling irons in King’s Landing so stop frying your hair and your locks will thank you. If you weren’t blessed by the Seven with Sansa’s Tully red you can use a semi-permanent or plant-based hair dye (such as henna) to achieve a similar shade but without the damage of a permanent dye.
Go for an SLS-free shampoo & conditioner if you want to avoid harsh cleansing agents (I’ve had great results with L’Oréal EverPure), and make sure your hair is moisturized by using a conditioner every time you wash your hair. Throw in a hair treatment once a week for some extra TLC, like this recipe from The Beauty Department: DIY avocado & olive oil hair mask. If your hair is very brittle, don’t forget to add protein treatments every week or two. And for the really ladylike among us; sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent breakage.
Would we ever see Sansa with frayed ends? I think not. It may sound counterproductive, but getting a trim every 3 months (or longer if your hair is in good condition) will get rid of split ends and prevent them from traveling up the hair shaft. We can’t all have a Lorathian handmaiden to tend to our coiffs but one can dream 😉
Your hair isn’t going to reach its full, glossy potential if you’re stuffing your face with lemon cakes all day. I know they’re delicious, but really. Hair is primarily composed of protein, and eating a well-balanced diet rich in protein and complex carbohydrates promotes hair growth. So try the Breakfast in King’s Landing and a Sansa Salad from the Inn at the Crossroads and reap the benefits! You can also take supplements to aid your quest for perfect tresses. I take a women’s multi-vitamin and Viviscal daily, and I definitely notice the difference.
Since Sansa moved to King’s Landing, her braids have gotten more fashionable and elaborate. Check out how to recreate her signature style below.