Being an actress on Game of Thrones is certainly excellent for your acting resume, but not for your hair! Just take Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) for example. The actress, who is naturally blonde, has needed to spend years colouring her hair a fiery red for the character, and even needed to go black one time when she was traveling with Littlefinger on the show.
After the years of frying her hair, Sophie confessed her hair was extremely damaged and was in desperate need of a break. She ended up collaborating with haircare brand Wella as its global ambassador in 2017, dyed her icy blonde, and began wearing wigs while filming on Game of Thrones instead.
But the most awful part wasn’t even the regular dyeing! It was the truth that she wasn’t really permitted to wash her hair while on set. InStyle caught up with Sophie recently to talk about her beauty regime and asked her about this gossip.
Well, for the first few seasons I was allowed to wash my hair because I was an aristocratic young girl,” Sophie began.
“Towards season 5 they started asking me to not wash my hair and it was really disgusting. Now I wear a wig so I can wash my hair whenever I want, which is nice. But yes, for a couple of years I was living with pretty greasy hair.”
How did it feel?
“Really itchy! Also, we would have the snow machines going so we would have little snow paper particles that would get stuck in the grease. It was disgusting.”
Thankfully, her wig use now protects her silky hair!