Egyptian Mummies Got Hair Weave


Image: Hierankonpolis Expedition

Remember the stylish Iron Age bog man who wore hair gel? Well, ancient Egyptian mummies weren't going to be left behind in the hair fashion of yore: they've got weaves!

That’s the age of the weave (pictured, above) found in an ancient tomb by archaeologist Renee Friedman, director of the Hierakonpolis Expedition. The hair extensions were woven to the mummy’s real hair were … also her real hair. She must have grown it, cut it off, then had it woven back on for a little hairdo height. (Big hair was really popular in 3600 B.C.) The weave woman also dyed her hair with henna for color that really lasted – we’re taking millennia!

Link | Hierankonpolis Expedition website - Thanks Marilyn Terrell!


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