When you put on a well-made toupee, you may never think that the history of the wig can even be traced back to the ancient Egyptian era.
In ancient Egypt, both men and women wore wigs. These wigs were made of human hair, wool or plant fibers. What kind of wigs were worn was related to their social status. The ancient Egyptians shaved their heads, which has many advantages. First of all, Egypt has a hot climate, making it more comfortable without hair. Secondly, lice was a big problem at the time, and bald heads helped to avoid the danger of lice infestation. However, the ancient Egyptians seemed to prefer to keep "hair", so wigs that looked very similar to hair came into being. New things like wigs can also protect the bald heads of ancient Egyptians from the scorching sun. Wigs became part of the daily wear of ancient Egyptians, indicating a person's identity and social or political status. Women's wigs are often equipped with braids and gold ornaments, and hair ropes and ivory ornaments are also used, so they are more beautiful than men's wigs. In the end, the more sophisticated the wig is, the higher the social status of the wearer.
In other ancient civilizations, there are Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and Phoenicians who wear wigs. Especially the Romans, their wigs were mostly made of slave hair. During the Roman Empire, noble ladies in Rome often wore gorgeous wigs to make their hair thicker and more stylish.