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The ancient Egyptians were very particular about their beauty and hairstyles.Moreover, hairstyles determined the status of the individual in society. Wigs were popular among the middle and upper classes, probably the richest maintaining a larger selection of wigs. Wigs were made by barbers or specialists wig, one of the trades open to Egyptian women.

Gray hair was hidden by the application of henna since the mid-fourth millennium BC at least. Sometimes it was tinged with an ointment containing astringent juniper and two other, unidentified plants that provided the coloring agent. However, the wig has played an important role. Wigs were also deemed necessary for the afterlife, they were buried in mass graves, some of which are specialized in the chest wig.

Ancient Egyptian Hair
Ancient Egyptian Hair

Quite a number of wigs have survived, especially the New Kingdom. At the time of the New Kingdom, the styles have become more sophisticated. Both sexes wore their hair longer. The hair used in the construction of wigs and hair extensions was human, and was either own hair or an individual who had been negotiated for the hair itself is a valuable commodity ranked alongside gold and incense in account lists from the town of Kahun.

It is also quite obvious that women wigs were much less elaborate than those worn by men and consequently appear more natural. The best preserved example of the style long full so favored by New Kingdom women was found inside the wooden wig box of high Meryt in the Deir el-Medina tomb she shared with her husband Kha . In addition to complete wigs, individual braids were used to create larger dimensions and more.


There were times when the head was shaven, others when it was left to grow, cut short shoulder or worn long or even more by men and women. Priests are shown with shaved heads cleanly from the New Kingdom, but most people seem to have had some hair on his head and take good care of her, like many remedies against hair loss or gray hair show. Young girls often had pigtails while boys had shaved heads.


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. 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 clasps.



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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







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