Wigs are arrangements of false hair which are put over the scalp (in the case of bald persons) or even on normal hair, in many cases to make it look long and luxuriant.
Normally people use wigs to cover up their bald patches but in other cases, a wig is used as an imposition of power, such as judges and magistrates in the UK who still don this rather retrograde type of head dress. In fact, wigs were worn quite frequently in earlier times especially in the 16th to the 18th century when almost everyone of some account, be it a man or a woman donned the wig, usually in long white curly locks.
However by the 19th century, the wig had fallen into decline and today it is used more as a curious instrument than a daily form of attire.
Wigs are usually made from human hair or even horse hair in some cases and there are varying degrees of accuracy so some wigs may appear rather stupid on the person if they arent properly made. In fact the procedure to construct a wig is a fairly complex one and includes several steps which must be properly followed if success is to be achieved with the final product. With several hair treatments around, the use of a wig may seem to be slightly passe’ but there’s no denying the fact that a properly worn wig will probably pass muster as natural hair except for the most eagled eyed of observers.
In malta, wearing a wig does have its negataive connotations – in fact a former Prime Minister was endlessly cajoled for wearing one with a vast number of epithets being used against him. However today’s society has become much more tolerant of this form of cover up for baldness.
Hair Wigs Tips:
- Some shades of whitness in a black or brown coloured wig may make it look more natural;
- Human hair is the best substitute, so wigs should ideally be made from that.