History Of The Wigs

Wigs are not the latest part of the culture but these have been in use since the very past. In the past, these were more than famous and nearly everyone made use of the wig. In the Egypt, people who were bald not wore the wig for fashion but they wore the wig so that it could protect their head from the sun. In the past, there were many ways through which wigs could be manufactured. People made use of the hairs of animals to make up the wigs. These animals included the hair and buffalo and sometimes even birds feathers were also used. In the same era, in other parts of the world such as the Rome and Greek, people made it a fashion symbol. When in England the Louis XII introduced the usage of the wig as the fashion then these wigs were designed in such a way that these could resemble more with the human hair so that these could look natural. Then there came the time when these wigs started to be made from the human hair. These human hair was extracted from the various sources and these were certainly not the hair of the person who wants to have a wig.

History tells that in England, there comes the era when everyone wore the wig and these most famous wigs were the periwigs. These wigs were classified as the powdered wigs and these consisted of curls hair. Many people started to wore this and then after a certain time it became a mandatory element of the court dress. After the popularity of the wigs in the England these wigs then moved to the America and the countries focused on making the wigs from human hair. Due to this very reason the people who belong to the lower class and having good healthy hair started to sell their hair. These hairs then could be used to manufacture the wigs. Many book stories were written in this age which introduces this concept of selling the human hair. These stories gain immense popularity and people still read them and some of them are even part of the curriculum in many countries such as the Gift of Magi and then the Little women.

After the 19th century, new methods were introduced to manufacture the good custom wigs and the old methods were replaced soon by the modern methods. A tool which was similar to the very small hook known as the ventilating needle was used as the modern replacements and its function was to knot up the strands of the hair to some base.