“It constantly causes me wonderment that people get so interested in my hair,” says Harington. It shouldn’t. The dude’s mop achieves the impossible: it makes long curls on a man actually look badass (rather than Kenny G-esque). So what’s the secret to achieving the finest flow in the Seven Kingdoms (besides, you know, being born with naturally flowing, curly locks)? “The longer it’s left without doing much washing, the better. That is the secret. Honestly, if you want medieval hair, that’s how you do it,” Harington confesses.
There’s definitely a case to be made for washing your hair less frequently — for curly hair, shampooing no more than twice a week keeps you from getting into afro territory. Still, a bit more care goes into Harington’s coif than he lets on. Kevin Alexander, Got’s hair designer, says he usually mixes together wax and putty and, starting from the nape of the neck, scrunches it into Snow’s hair in sections. (“I do this thing that my friends call juzzing — pushing the curls up,” says Harington.) To keep those tresses healthy, he also trims the ends every six to eight weeks, but no more than that or the hair loses its shape — and Harington loses his job. “The studio won’t let me cut it past a certain length,” the actor reveals. “I’m waiting for that next part to come along where I can cut the damn stuff off. It’ll be a weird but brilliant feeling.”