Wigs And Human Hair

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Wig is a hairpiece made with human hair, animal hair, or synthetic fiber. There are different type of wigs, bangs and fringes, pony tails, hair buns, hair wraps, headbands, falls and half wigs etc.
There are different aims to wear wigs, for beauty, for fashion, for status symbol, for art.

As for the facial hair, it is kind of hair which grown on face, usually on the chin, cheeks, and upper lip region.
Men and women both have it but usually it grown denser and thicker on men.
 The wigs were first appeared in Ancient Egypt(c. 3050-641 AD). On that time, wigs were made of wools and real human hair. On the Middle kingdom of Egypt, men and women both need to shave their hair and beard. Using wigs and fake beard instead of real grown hair.
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Instead of it, their wigs may use human hair mix with vegetable fibers (e.g. cotton, hemp, jute(黃麻), flax(亞麻), rami(苧麻), sisal(劍麻), bagasse(甘蔗渣))or using sheep’s wool.

For the cheapest wigs were made of 100% vegetable fibers.
Old Kingdom wigs: short ,straight or with rows of short overlapping curls
Middle Kingdom Wigs: a short wig with bangs made of small curls that overlapped one another like shingles/a long, huge wig with bangs that framed the face, while the longer back section was formed into waves or spirals that were draped over each shoulder
New Kingdom Wigs: with groupings of long, tassel-ended tails. Women’s wigs were larger and bulkier, and decorations became hugely popular, including beads and ribbons, and fancy caps
Amarna Period Wigs: short and simple
Beard wigs: false beards made of human hair or wool that were worn using hooks that fastened behind each ear. It were aims to show pharaonic power, symbol of they were living gods on earth. Egypt King and queen both wore it , Egypt’s queens, such as Pharaoh Hatshepsut, wore beard wigs during certain ceremonies for this purpose. Baldness in men was viewed as an ugly defect. And also, baldness were treat to be a curse. Baldness people would be exclude from other
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To get rid from Japanese make laugh of their braids, they would cut it and wore fake braids after they came back to China.
In Japan, the upper classes wearing wigs started from before Nara period.
Wigs were called “鬘” in Japanese.
Japan, rarely wore wigs except by actors performing in the traditional theaters of China and Japan (Noh or Kabuki) and by certain types of female entertainers such as the Japanese geisha or the Korean Kisaeng.
In Korea, gache (加髢)were popular among women during Goryeo dynasty until it was banned in the late 18th century.
First wigs were popular in the upper class. Until some women broke their necks and died because of wore too heavy wigs. The King Joseon Yeongjo banned the wigs on 18th century.
The start of the 20th century saw the use of more hairpieces being used to enhance hairstyles. However, wigs have never regained the immense popularity that they once enjoyed.
People had their own right to choose wear wigs or not. It is no more to show power by wear uncomfortable

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