Our favorite femme fatales featured in HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones all win in the game of hair. From cosplay hero Daenerys Targaryen to smirky Margaery Tyrell, the girls have regal manes fit for queens throughout treacherous adventures.
Take a look at what NuMe thinks are the top 5 looks—just in time for Comic-Con and before ‘winter comes.’
Probably the most copied GOT’s heroine is Daenerys Targaryen, also known as Khaleesi, Dany, Daenerys Stormborn, and Mother of Dragons played by Emilia Clarke. The queen of cosplay rules with breathtaking braids that are as together as she is.
Gwendoline Christie’s beautiful badass portrayal of Brienne of Tarth is loved not only for her discipline and strength but also for her messy blonde pixie. We’re still hoping for a romance to come alive between her and Tormund in season seven. Until then, we’ll stay enamored with her gorgeous head.
The spoiled, rich little Sansa Stark that Sophie Turner has developed has come a looooong way. Along with her maturing character came her evolving style. She grew up to be a stunner and went from annoying to inspiring.
No one is really sure if mermaids actually exist or not. What we do know is beautiful, siren-of-the-sea locks do. And no one does it better than Cersei Lannister played by Lena Headey. She certainly likes to do things that feel good—and looks amazing doing them.
Good nutrition, healthy locks, and avoiding harsh elements like hard water, silicones and preservatives will help you grow long hair. But is there any truth to brushing your hair for beautiful, long locks? You bet! Here’s why.
Your scalp produces sebum, or what is sometimes referred to as grease. The sebum is there to coat the hair shaft and make it smooth and shiny, protecting it from damaging elements. It gets your hair ultra healthy and shiny by naturally conditioning it, but sometimes needs a little help along the way. Brushing will do this.
Brushing your hair everyday eventually eliminates the need for silicones and preservatives because your sebum will be doing all the work. Brushing can actually act as a form of dry shampooing because it eliminates impurities that build up and become encrusted on the scalp. Brushing regularly combats dandruff and itchy scalp, too.
Properly brushing will also help blood circulation. Your hair follicles receive nutrients from a tight network of capillaries, which cover your entire scalp. Massaging and brushing your scalp can help to increase blood flow through these tiny blood vessels, and therefore encourage the supply of vital nutrients, which helps hair grow.
Here’s how to properly brush your gorgeous locks:
Use a professional-grade brush. Boar bristles are sometimes recommended, however any good brush will work. Boar bristles are sometimes too jarring on thin or fine hair, or for anyone with bald patches.
Flip head and hair over to get the blood flowing to your head. Start brushing slowly from the nape of your neck for three to five minutes. Make sure to brush the sides and crown of your head as well.
Stand up slowly, and repeat the process standing.
Make sure to remember brushing is different than detangling. Only brush detangled hair so that you don’t pull or cause breakage.