Today, there are many ways and methods which can help to change our hair. To be specific, wigs, wefts, clips / neck, braids and extensions. Human hair history is interesting at times. However, do you know when did we have the first ‘official’ hair extension?
The first document or evidence of hair weaving is approximately 3,400 B.C. The Egyptians were not any fans of body hair, thus they minus their heads. They wore luxurious wigs, sewed wigs and braids.
The first hair weave was purchased or traded for human hair mixed with dyed wool. The Egyptians attached the extensions by using resin, braids and beeswax.
Usually, when talking about hair weaving and decorating wigs, you will firstly think of women. However, men’s hair weaved beyond the ladies in the Egyptian era.
Wigs and hair extensions in ancient Egypt were very popular because of the diversity. They wore bright blue, red and gold wigs, as well as traditional blacks. Hair lice were also popular. Many Egyptians used it to keep their hair trimmed and body shaved to prevent any insect infestation.
Cleopatra is the most famous historical figure dressed in knitting and wigs. Peacock blue is her favorite shade reported.