Even if you’ve never watched a single episode of ‘Game of Thrones‘, you know that Daenerys, which was played by Emilia Clarke, has epic hair. There’s just so much to love: It’s long, silver, and always features insanely complex and detailed braids. But there’s more to those braids than Dany’s desire for a strong notice. As MACSARA news noticed, the Mother of Dragons is likely spending hours in her Targaryen glam room perfecting her hair because it is a symbol of her badass reputation. Let read on to find out the hidden meaning behind Daenerys’ braid through 8 seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’ and to know how Daenerys’ hair with braids hairstyle suit you.
Meaning of Mother of Dragon’s braids
Back in season one, well before she turned into the Mad Queen, she let her brother, Viserys know why she had braids and he didn’t. Braids are symbolic of victory and that because he hadn’t enjoyed any, he wasn’t permitted to wear one. As time and seasons pass, we see the number of braids in Daenerys’ hair significantly increasing presumably representing her victories. It’s a beautiful way for her to honor the Dothraki culture, which has obviously meant a lot to her over the years.
Hair length is also an indicator of successes on the battlefield: In the Dothraki way, the length of their hair is also telling of how good they are at battle. When they lose, they cut off their braids and hair to wallow in the shame of their defeat. Before Khal Drogo died – Daenerys’ late husband – he had never once lost a battle. I imagine for a Dothraki that this is the sexiest of the sexy, and that is why his hair was so long – he was dangerous and not to be messed with.
Daenerys is introduced to the show for the first time without any braids.
Daenerys and her late husband in the first season ‘Game of Thrones’
Easy way to do Daenerys’ hair with braids
Would you want to have the alluring look like ‘Mother of Dragon’? Here I will show you 7 steps to get Khaleesi’s hairstyle. Even though Daenerys changes her hair from episode to episode, all the styles are in the same basic vein, as simple as you want. In addition, you can create these looks on either your own hair or a wig, so all your options are still on the table. No matter what you decide to go with, the basic, recognizable look is a half-back style with braids and curls, so I have faith that this is a look you can pull off; it’s very adjustable according to skill level.
You’re going to want to begin with dirty-ish hair, so it’s not super slippery and wanting to fall out of the braid. If you have the ability to go one or two days without washing your hair before trying this look, do that, but, if you don’t, spray some dry shampoo to filthy up your strands a little bit so they’ll hold together more easily. Then, secure the bottom half of your hair in two pigtails down below, and get ready to go to work on the top half.
The first braid
You’re going to be making two braids from the crown of your head at the front, moving around to the back, so start with whichever side you feel most comfortable with. Get three strands very close to your forehead, and begin a normal braid, bringing the outer strands under the middle one.
Begin adding hair
Take a one-inch section of hair and do a simple, three-strand braid. Continue braiding in this style until you get to the back of your head, then return to braiding normally, securing the braid at the end with a hair tie.
Repeat for the other side
Repeat that process on the other side of your head. To make the braids look a bit bigger and looser, simply massage and gently tug at the plaits to expand them. Secure the two braids in the center back with the elastic. You will be coming back to these pieces later, but for now, we want to keep them out of the way.
Add another row of braids
Leaving a chunk of hair free on either side of your head at your temple for curling, later on, begin the second braid on either your right or left side — once again, we’re doing both, so it’s up to you. This time around, it will be a traditional Dutch braid, so you’ll be adding hair to the top or bottom segments every time the strands cross. Once again, when you get to the back of your head, switch to braiding normally, without adding new hair.
Secure the two braids in the center back
Secure the two braids you just made to the tail of the original two braids behind your head, right around the base of your skull.
Go curl crazy
Daenerys has super textured hair, so the more curls the better. Use a medium-barreled curling iron to curl strands away from your face, or, if you have thick hair and natural waves, intensify those with some salt spray for a style that corresponds more with a “lost in the desert” look. And you’ve done it!
Overall, season 8 ‘Game of Thrones’ has just come to the end and the echo of this final season still appears. There are two opinions about this ending – some were angry that she had finally be depicted as the Mad Queen, while others pointed out that it was always heading in this direction. Whatever you think of it, Emilia Clarke has done well throughout the course of the show and I was really impressed by her role. Keep following our MACSARA news to update the earliest news about celebrities, their hairstyles, their lives, and our preeminent hair products as well as find the best one that suits you.