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Human Hair Wigs In The 17th Century

Human hair wigs were used in ancient times. But after the demise of the Western Roman Empire, wigs were no longer used in the next 1000 years in the Europe. It was in the 17th century that human hair wigs were put into use again. Why? Why did wigs revive in the 17th century? What was the style of wigs at that time? Did they look like deep wave wigs at present? In the following part, more details will be offered to you so that you are able to know the wigs’ story at that time. Don’t stop here and keep reading.


A 100-year history of wigs

In the 17th century, there was a big problem: head lice, which haunted people at that time. In order to solve this problem, people had to shave their hair off, so they needed to find another covering to replace their natural hair. Thus, human hair wigs were able to revive.


In addition, royal promotion was also important for wigs’ rejuvenation.
In 1624, King Louis XIII of France started to wear a wig, which was a milestone in the history of wigs. And his son King Louis XIIII promoted this trend further, which boosted the development of wigs in European countries.


In 1660, Charles II restored his throne. Later, male Peruke-styled wigs, which were similiar to deep wave wigs nowadays, were getting popular. In 1665, a guild formed by wig makers was established in France, which was introduced to other places later.


Try medieval flavour
After reading the wig’s story in the 17th century, do you want to try medieval-styled human hair wigs? In fact, they look like today’s deep wave wigs. By wearing them, you may get an experience of being a lady or gentleman at that time. Come to Kameymall and choose a quality one. Then start your medieval journey.

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