Looking into the Origin of Hair Extension Wigs
Hair extensions or wigs are commonly used as hair adornment. As hair fashion continues to evolve, stylists and hair aficionados continuously come up with a wide variety of colors and styles for hair extensions. Trendy, affordable, easy to use and practical, celebrities and other public figures find wigs very convenient. They even purchase bulk hair extensions that are suitable for all occasions.
Hair extensions are best used when you’re running out of time for a salon. You can choose from different styles such as Russian hair extensions and European hair weft.
It’s popularity has stirred the curiosity of many. Some would ask about the origin of wigs? The word “wigs” was derived from “periwigs”, the particular long, curly wigs that became popular after Charles II was returned to the throne in 1660. Some historian attributes popular fashion status of the periwig to Louis XIII. The periwig simulated real hair and was primarily used for adornment or to cover the loss of natural hair. Periwigs became extremely sought after it achieved status symbol. Having become a tradition of the English court, the periwig is still seen today in modern British courts.
Early examples of wigs were discovered in excavations of Egyptian tombs and these were made of animal hair or a vegetable fiber curled or braided, and attached to mesh caps for one to be able to wear it.
More than three thousand years ago, people of ancient Egypt embellished their looks with hair wigs worn in different styles. Hairstyles throughout the civilization have been a part of the costume and fashion of a given culture as clothing offers an insight to the curious aesthetic choices of different regions.
Consequently, wigs were made of human hair and often decorated with ribbons or flowers and further fancied with gold and precious stones. Not everyone wore wigs, although they were ubiquitous in nature, but similar hair styles were applied to both natural hairdos and wigs. Hair weaves became popular: hair would be woven in fine braids or curled or crimped with the aid of waxes and resins.
Some of the ancient civilizations that used to wear wigs were the Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, and Phoenicians. In the past, the Romans, made wigs out of the hair of slaves. During the Roman Empire, wealthy Roman women often wore elaborate hairpieces to greatly increase the volume and effect of their hairstyle.
Men, women, and children in ancient times would wear wigs for these defined one’s social status. Wigs were also useful for aging people for these covered their balding heads.
On the other hand, while the Roman people wore wigs for fashion purposes, the ancient civilizations in the Far East, including China and Japan, rarely wore wigs except actors performing in the traditional theaters of China and Japan (Noh or Kabuki), and certain types of female entertainers such as the Japanese geisha or the Korean Kisen.
As of present, wigs are still improving in quality. We now have different kinds of wigs to enjoy. Thanks to our ancestors for introducing these fashion pieces for it allows us to enjoy a variety of hairstyles in an instant!
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