Myth: Most men in the colonial era wore wigs
Reality: Wigs and powdered hair were in fashion at the time, but only about 5% of the population wore them. Wigs were expensive and were mainly worn by lawyers, statesmen, and women of the gentry class. Wigs were ill-suited for blue collar jobs. And most people couldn’t afford a wig even if they wanted one.
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