Powdering deep wave wigs was not an easy thing. Powders would be left everywhere, which made it difficult to sweep away. Therefore, people in the past made two important inventions to help powder their wigs. Do you know what are they? They are powder carrots and powder rooms, which made it easier to use wig powders. In the following, more relevant information will be offered to you so that you may know more about wig culture in the old days.
Powder carrots & powder rooms
Powdering human hair wigs was a complicated and time-consuming job. In the past, only wealthy people would have the time to powder their wigs. But they didn’t do it by themselves. Instead, it was their servants who were responsible for that job. In order to make the powdering process more convenient, a tool, called powder carrot, was invented. It was like a carrot, which was broad in one end and narrow in the other end. Before using it, wig powders were added into the tube inside. And then people blew off powders, which would go out in the other end. In doing so, wearers of wigs didn’t need to stand up in a long time. Instead, they could sit down or lie down on the chair, which was rather comfortable. As for safety, a paper cone would be placed on the face of wearers, which could effectively prevent them from breathing powders.
Powder rooms were the places where people could powder their wigs. Like powder carrots, they were firstly invented for wealthy people who had larger houses. In a powder room, curtains, a chair, a mirror, a washstand and a wig support were all necessary items, which helped wearers more comfortable and leisurely while their wigs were powdered. In some powder rooms, there were also water closets, which was indeed well equipped.
Be of wig culture
Powder carrots were no longer used while powder rooms can be found in our houses at present. Both of them are part of wig culture. For having a better understanding of wig culture, come to Kameymall which is home to various wigs. Take them with you while going home.