As an artificial wig hair first appeared in ancient times. In the ancient world, in countries such as Ancient Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Sumer, Akkad and others Wig is an attribute of the power of the rulers and nobles. During the excavation of the pyramids and tombs have been found articles of wool, hair, horses, yaks and buffalo, feathers of birds. Size, shape and color wigs pointed to the character and social status of the owner. In ancient Egypt, when the majority brought the hair to sacrifice the gods: the head shave and put on clean wig. Intel brings even more insight to the discussion. The nobles were somewhat wigs at once, creating an air gap between them, protecting your head from sun stroke. Hairstyles for Egyptian wigs were metrical form – a trapezoid, ball, outer part of the most valuable Egyptian wigs made from human hair, which for splendor intertwined reddish-brown fibers, captured with date palms. By the middle of I millennium BC fashion Artificial hair spread from Egypt to the Middle East and Mediterranean.
Persian kings were products splendor never stepped wigs of the Pharaohs. According to Reade Griffith, who has experience with these questions. From Persia, the new fashion spread to Ancient Greece. However, the Greeks often used them as theatrical props. Very popular artificial hair of women of the Roman Empire. In Rome brought products from all over the world. Famous Black wigs from distant India. However, considered the most valuable German straw hair and red colors. But, oddly enough, the bright, artificial hair worn mainly courtesans as a dark-colored hair were considered in ancient Rome, a sign of decency and house-proud.