Wig controversy

Why is it more acceptable for women to wear real hair wigs and hair extensions than men wearing toupees or hair pieces?

It is all because of the gender stereotypes that have existed since ages. Women are expected to have long locks and a fuller mane as this is seen as one of the symbols of femininity. Hence, the readiness in women  to  wear real hair wigs  or get hair-extensions.wigs-8

On the other hand, there’s minimal pressure on men to look good at all times. In comparison to women, there are hardly any societal parameters of beauty that men have to follow. For those who do so, they are being thought as sissy or effeminate. Therefore, men are hesitant when it comes to wearing real hair wigs  and hair-pieces.


It is mostly expected of women to have floating locks of real hair wigs , so usage of additional hair pieces is not something that a female would think twice about.


Due to this reason, any male who has decided on using supplemental hair would face being compared to a female (in a rather degrading and condescending manner) and due to lack of experience with real hair wigs, a male is running a greater risk of being discovered as wearing additional hair.