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Game of Thrones fans have a lot to thank the show for. It has exotic locations, bloodthirsty villains (and heroes), fights aplenty, and dragons besides. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out on a cultural phenomenon. There’s fire, epic battles, and more deaths than you can shake a stick at. There’s also a heap of amazing costumes and hairstyles on show.
Seriously; the wardrobe department is surely the unsung hero of GOT and its unbelievable success. Just look at how many people are now copying the signature Khaleesi hairstyle. The waterfall braid is hugely popular at the moment and surprisingly easy to recreate as well, even if you don’t have really long hair as our hair extensions will give you that extra length. The waterfall braid looks very fancy and intricate, but the steps are simpler than you might think.
This guide to creating the perfect waterfall braid will help you put together your own Khaleesi inspired ‘do.
Step One: Divide and Section
First things first; divide the front section of your hair into two halves, with a horizontal parting in the middle. Starting at one side, separate a section and split it into two. This is where you will start your waterfall braid.
Step Two: Start Crossing
Take the section nearest to your face and cross it diagonally over the other, in the same way that you would most types of braid. Now, it gets a little fiddly, so keep up. Separate a third section (furthest away from your face) and cross it over the section closest to your face. You should already see a braid formation beginning to appear at this point.
Step Three: Add some Twists
It’s important that this third section of hair crosses one piece but not the other. It needs to fall between the first two pieces. This is how you create the waterfall effect that looks so elegant and beautiful. Next, pick up the bottom section and pull it across the waterfall twist.
Step Four: Keep Braiding
Essentially, you should be looking for a simple braid configuration, with strands of hair intersecting along its horizontal length. It is tricky and a little hard to get used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be ‘waterfalling’ better than Queen D herself.
Step Five: Finish It Off
It’s up to you how you finish off the braid or how many braids you wear. You could, for example, waterfall braid from each side of your head and meet in the middle to form a halo crown of sorts. Or, you can keep things simple and braid the one side until you reach the back of your head. Then, finish it off with a short section of regular three strand braiding and secure with grips or clips.
Step Six: Wearing Hair Extensions
If you’re planning to wear clip in hair extensions with your waterfall braid, you should find that they blend wonderfully well. As you’re braiding from the sides, you won’t expose the seams and you’ll benefit from all of that healthy, shiny length and volume. For a seamless aesthetic, pin the end of the waterfall braid beneath a layer of loose hair, so that it looks neat and tidy.