When did Wigs become popular?

Did you know that the ancient Egyptians wore wigs! Ornate wigs were worn in religious ceremonies, and kept in place with beeswax. Ancient Greeks and Romans were known to wear wigs as everyday fashion. After the fall of the Roman Empire, wigs fell out of fashion, and they did not enjoy a revival until the 17th and 18th centuries, when they were at the height of their popularity. Kings and queens of Europe and Britain really promoted the trend. Wigs at this time had a practical purpose as well as a stylish one – people preferred to keep their heads shaved to keep lice at bay. Today, famous singers like Lady Gaga and Cher wear colorful wigs when they perform on stage. Wigs are as popular as ever!

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