A wig is a head of hair normally made from either human hair or synthetic materials. The word wig is short for Periwig and first appeared HUMAN HAIR WIGS in the English language around 1675. Historically wigs were classed as a status symbol hence the term “big wig”.
Wigs can be used for many purposes: as a cosmetic accessory for a fun change of style, sometimes in the context of religious practice of cutting or shaving one’s natural hair. Actors of course often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters in film or theatre, but most commonly people use wigs to disguise hair thinning or hair loss. In recent years the demand for Human or Real hair wigs has surpassed the demand for synthetic wigs but it comes down to personal choice and there are pros and cons for both.