Sophie Turner shared how Sansa Stark’s hair actually reflects what she’s going through in “Game of Thrones”

We know that Game of Thrones pays A LOT of attention to detail with their elaborate sets and costumes, but we didn’t realize it went this far. Sophie Turner has shared how Sansa’s hair in the show actually has a secret meaning behind it, and our minds are blown.

The actor recently told Refinery29 that nothing about the way that Sansa’s hair looks in Game of Thrones is accidental. Rather, she revealed, her character’s hair reflects what she’s going through at the time.

“There’s always a pattern,” Turner said, discussing how her character’s hair has changed over the show’s six seasons. “It’s never random.”

While Turner might not have a say about how her character’s hair looks, she did say that she totally gets where the producers are coming from with the symbolic styles.

"Sansa’s hair is constantly reflecting the people she’s learning from, or mimicking, or inspired by at the time, she said. "When she’s Cersei’s prisoner, and she’s kind of absorbing all her manipulative techniques, it’s reflected in her hairstyle, and when she’s finding the spirit of Margaery in herself, she wears her hair like Margaery.

Turner also revealed which of the styles that Sansa has worn over six seasons of Game of Thrones she likes best: when Sansa’s hair was dyed black and pulled back into french braids.

“It was her own look, and something that she’d created,” the actor said.

Given that Sophie Turner is a natural blonde, making sure that she maintains Sansa’s usual red hair must take a toll. But the star says that she relies on intensive hair treatments, like Wella’s Oil Reflections Luminous Reboost Mask, to keep her hair healthy.

Meanwhile, the new trailer for Game of Thrones’ seventh season just dropped, and it’s left us gagging to return to Westeros (and to see what other intricate hairstyles Sansa might sport).

Thankfully, we don’t have that long to wait, since the show returns to HBO on July 17th.

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