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This Sunday, April 14th, the TV juggernaut, Game of Thrones, makes it much-anticipated return in its 8th and final season. Whether you’re heading to cosplay events with your fellow Thronies or journeying to the neighborhood pub for a Mountain-sized GoT watch party, this simple DIY how-to for Khalessi Inspired Rope Braids will have everyone bending the knee to your hair’s throne-worthy look styled by CHI products and the CHI LAVA Spin N Curl!

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Before

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

** Prep hair with CHI Silk Infusion from mid-lengths to ends.

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

STEP 1

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids
CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Create an off-center part with a comb and then divide hair for easier curling. Section in half horizontally at the occipital bone so hair is half up and half down. Secure the top section with a large clip.

STEP 2

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Starting at the back of your neck, take 1-inch sub-sections and begin curling with the CHI LAVA Pro Spin and Curl. This automatic curler creates perfect spirals at the push of a button – no curling iron skills needed! Spray sections with CHI Enviro 54 Hair Spray Firm Hold for added control while styling.  

STEP 3

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids
CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Continue curling entire head, alternating the curl direction to create added volume and dimension. Follow this technique until all hair is curled, including the clipped, top section. 

STEP 4

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

To create the Rope Braid (a 2-strand braid), start in the front, right fringe area. Take a 2-inch section, split into 2 pieces and cross the front section over the back piece and TWIST. Continue to pick up hair from the front, cross over TOP to the back and TWIST again and continue this process, working down the hair. Make sure to twist sections clockwise and then twist over each other counter clockwise. When you reach the ends, secure completed rope braid with a small rubber band. Mist hairspray while braiding as needed to minimize fly-aways. 

STEP 5

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Repeat Step 4 on the left side of the fringe area so you now have rope braids on both sides. For fine hair, use bobby pins to secure the braid if needed to add extra volume.

STEP 6

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids
CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids
CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Gently pull each loop of the braid to loosen and add volume to final look. 

**Artist Tip: For fine hair use bobby pins to secure braid if needed to add volume.

STEP 7

CHI products, Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Finish the look with additional CHI Enviro 54 Hairspray Firm Hold. Hold can 10-12 inches away from hair and spray evenly to set the style. For even more shine, mist with CHI Shine Infusion Hair Shine Spray for an instant, weightless sheen.

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