Why did Europeans like to wear white wigs in the Middle Ages

Louis XIII in France began to rise, with the small white curly wig is a status and status symbol. Only a few professions, such as lawyers, were brought after the revolution. 

According to historians and folklore, the popular tradition of wearing wigs in Britain began around the 12th century, when it was not just the patent of judges and lawyers. People in the upper class regarded wearing wigs as a fashion. A formal dress for a formal occasion or salon. 
Experts point out that wigs used by the judiciary are different from ordinary wigs. In England, where there are three curls on each side of a judicial wig and only two on the royal family, it is unclear whether this represents a subtle metaphorical meaning. But Scots are always at odds with the English, because in Scotland, the situation is just the other way around, with the royal family using three curly wigs and the judiciary with only two curls. 
Wigs are expensive to make manually rather than materials, because horse bristles are not difficult to obtain, and wigs are meticulous and cannot be mass produced by machines or production lines. 
It takes a skilled craftsman about 44 working hours to produce a wig, including knitting and winding. The finished product generally comes in four colors: White, golden, light gray and gray. White is very popular in some old British colonies, such as West Africa and the Caribbean, while golden and gray are the most popular in the UK. 
The average judge's wig is more than 1500 pounds (about 18000 yuan, wow, not cheap), and the most common wig is no less than 1500 pounds. 
The average person would rather put up with lice than change wigs as often as women change hats, not because they are reluctant to buy more wigs. It is based on a saying that the longer a wig is worn, the older and dirtier it is, and the darker the color, the longer you eat legal meals, and in the judiciary, seniority and age are treasures, just as old doctors in hospitals are the most popular. In a sense, older wigs have become a century-old brand for soliciting business for lawyers, while judges' antique wigs are a sign of trial experience. 
After a law school student is admitted as a lawyer, the best gift given to him by his family or friends is a wig made by a famous person. Many of the wigs were made by their fathers and even their families, and their history of making wigs is longer than that of some British aristocrats. 
Customizing wigs is also a patient process, because the appointment period for many famous craftsmen is already a few years later, and even if it can be customized immediately, your skull needs to be measured at least 12 times by a ruler in the process of making it. This is not a deliberate effort by the craftsmen. 
You, but the requirements of exquisite craftsmanship. Of course you can buy a ready-made one, but after all, it's not as good as kissing your smart head as gently as tailor-made clothes, not to mention that casually bought wigs are as rude to many legal people as wearing jeans to a solemn party. The British are famous for their conservative spirit, especially in the judiciary, which requires precision or even stereotype, emphasizes stability and balance, and is less compatible with personalized things. Many wig makers have records of every wig sold, requiring buyers to sign and file, and over the centuries, the autographs of many celebrities can be found in these records. Because many famous politicians worked as lawyers before they became famous. 
The custody of wigs is also a meticulous job, and each set of wigs is usually equipped with a ventilated iron or wooden box, some of which are even separate works of art, worth far more than the wig itself. At first, in the days when the British often had lice on their heads, wigs were sprinkled with powder to prevent lice. 
The last problem related to China is that for a long time, most of the raw materials used for wigs, horse bristles, came from China, which was also an important trade item in addition to tea in the Sino-British trade before the Opium War. Because the mane of European horses is not easy to spin and break easily, and the mane needs constant bleaching and cleaning in the production process, only the mane produced by Chinese horses can go through all kinds of tests. When it comes to British judges or lawyers, the gray, slightly curly wig comes to mind. For people outside the legal tradition of the Commonwealth, although wigs have become a symbol of the legal personality of the Commonwealth, such a dress does not give rise to a solemn majesty, on the contrary, it is often a strange feeling. Let the viewer hold a sweat for them from time to time, worried about whether he will slip off with the gracious bow of the barrister and make a fool of himself in court. Thomas, the third president of the United States? Jefferson once said, "[a British judge] is like a mouse peeping out under the catkins." The appearance also scared a child who appeared in court to cry, causing Britain's special court to deal with cases involving teenagers to completely cancel wigs. The history of wigs has a long history, and the documents of ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire have been recorded. However, the popularity of the upper classes in Europe is generally believed to have been around 1620, when Louis XIII wore wigs to cover up his baldness, causing aristocrats who frequently went to and from the court to emulate, and then became popular in Europe. So much so that even women wear all kinds of wigs to social occasions. By the 1760s, the fashion had spread from King Charles II to the British Isles. Samuel, an Englishman of the seventeenth century. Pepys's diary is a true record of the popularity of wigs in Britain. On November 2, 1663, Pepys learned that both the king and the duke would wear wigs, and the next day he impatiently shaved his hair and ordered it to be a wig. Pepys wrote: "Farewell. 
My hair is still a little sad, but when it's over, I'm going to wear a wig. Thus it can be seen that wigs are popular in Britain and role models have played a great role.
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