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Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Egyptian hairstyles varied from period to period. During the Old Kingdom, the hairstyles were generally short. Some shave their heads and wore a wig to go to social events or protection against the sun during the New Kingdom, the style was wearing her hair in Anient Egyptthe hair braided and sometimes more. Children's heads were shaved, except for a braid on the left side, until they reach puberty.

Ancient Egyptian hairstyles created the status of the individual in society. As a girl, Egyptian children, boys and girls) had their hair shaved, except a long lock of hair attached to the side of the head. With the onset of puberty, boys shave the rest of their hair, while the girls wore their hair in braids or a ponytail style, with only the tail hangs in the back center. Hair can be long and braided with loops at the end or with accessories that adorn the hair and keep it weighted hanging straight.

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles
Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles


Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles



Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles

Ancient Egyptian Hairstyles


As with modern women, ancient Egyptian women could maintain a hairstyle that was long or short, preferring their hair sleek and narrow chin length bobs with. For long hair, women of the New Kingdom had wigs, their hair adorned with flowers or ribbons. Using a stylized lotus flower as a head ornament, it has developed in the diadems of turquoise, gold and malachite beads. Even the poorest women would be able to add ornaments such as berries and petals, while the children's hair was decorated with amulets, rings and hair clips. Often, the Egyptian woman would wear a headband to keep hair in place, using ivory hairpins and beads where necessary for wigs and hair extensions.

style for women in particular, but there were many advantages. It helped keep the wearer cool in the hot Egyptian, he has health maintenance, prevention, things like head lice, and it was much easier for hair to be washed and changed, while that like clothes, as this could be done by officials, and the owner would be yet another change of hair. Interaction with Rome in Egypt, there was a mixture which saw some mummies Egyptian women wore headdresses decorated with the Roman woman. Roman hairstyles were even represented in the statues.


Wigs were created from sheep wool, vegetable fibers and human hair, with hair more natural, more in demand. They could do with curly or braids, with the nobility and royalty wear long wigs that have been separated into three parts. Wigs can be long or short, it makes little loops that were arranged in horizontal lines that overlap each other like tiles. Ears and back of the neck were completely covered with only the front partially visible.  


The long wig hanging from their shoulders, framing the face, with a sampling of the waves and spirals. Wigs should be maintained with vegetable oils and animal fats, to which they added perfumes and ornaments such as cinnamon and petals. Wigs were so special to the ancient Egyptians, they accompanied them in their graves for the journey to the next life.





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