The History Of Hair Extensions

Ever wondered about the history of hair extensions? Since the days of early Egyptians, there are evidences that the system of hair extensions have existed. It is a popular belief that hair extensions were basically used for thinning hair. But in actuality, the hair extension systems were used basically as cosmetic adornment that were used not only by female but by both genders. Aside from cosmetic adornment and vanity, the wigs and hair extensions served other purposes as well. One primary use of the extension is to avoid the infection caused by head lice. Egyptian men specifically shaved their heads but wear wigs in order to protect their heads from various elements.

Throughout time, those in the east have learned to manufacture and process hair extensions and have become the leading producer of extensions around the globe. Just like the practice today, most of the wigs and hair extensions that were manufactured way back then consisted also of human hair. The huge difference lies in the way that these were applied or attached to the wearer’s head.

Today, there are now different techniques applied when attaching hair extensions like the clip on hair extension, fusion techniques and the strand bond weaving. Way back then, the hair extensions were simply fastened using a thread to the natural hair of the person. The hair extension and wigs are coated with plant resin and beeswax so that they will be secured to the natural hair or wearer’s scalp.

As the years progressed, a lot of changes took place. However, there are also some things that remain the same. Today, hundreds or even thousands of hair extension materials are available in the cosmetic shops. As long as most of the people in society will judge people with their looks, hair extensions and wigs and even other cosmetic products will continue to have an important role. Everyone of course longs for a nice and stylish hair. You may have different reasons for wearing hair extensions. Whatever your reason maybe, may it inspire you to become more confident and give you a sense of fulfillment of an inner longing.