Why do humans wear wigs, and when did this particular fashion trend come to be? Come with Teagan and Bekah as they go on a journey through the history of wigs and learn all about these odd hair hats!
Men wearing Perukes
Some examples of Gache wigs
A wig from Ancient Egypt
Marie Antoinette's famous ship wig
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The Wig : A Hairbrained History by Luigi Amara , and Christina MacSweeney
The Bug Video: https://youtu.be/__5B3PGoBoI