Why did ancient Egyptians wear wigs?

Why did ancient Egyptians wear wigs?


In hot climates, it’s often… quite beneficial to cut the hair very
short or to… shave it off completely. One reason… is to discourage head lice, always a
problem in ancient Egypt, because the lice can only live if they
have access to the blood supply, and if there’s a wig on top of the head
then that’s not possible, but wigs were also a status symbol… for ancient Egyptians. If you could
have… a very elaborate wig with many, many
curls and braids… then that was a sign if your high rank. Also for women, elaborate wigs… had erotic significance and we know
that they were often regarded as a… a kind of sexual allure, which is actually mentioned in Egyptian
texts.

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