Wigs for men were used among the ancient Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Assyrians and the ancient Egyptians. They shaved their heads bald in order to wear wigs. Wigs were used in the ancient Japanese and Chinese cultures but they were mainly theatrical wigs for women. Wigs didn’t regain revival until the 1500s when they were used to cover balding individuals. Wigs sometimes carried lice and the plague but nevertheless were used by men through the 18th century. Wigs were made by human hair, goat hair or horse hair. Wigs were usually powdered with ground starch that is colored with some kind of tint and scented with rose water, orange water or lavender water. Wigs went out of favor for men around 1800 except for the wigs used in court by barristers and judges.
In today’s time, wigs for men are found on the internet and at specialty wig stores. You can get them in a variety of styles and colors, including blond wigs, grey wigs, black wigs and Afro wigs. The hair is made longer than your regular style so it can be cut to your specifications. The main reason men use these wigs are because they have balding areas or are completely bald. Men rarely use wigs because they want to make a fashion statement so that wigs for men are mostly therapeutic. Wigs for Cancer patients are especially in demand.