Modern Living: Hirsute Hats for the '70s

Wigmakers have long argued that two heads are better than one, but women took some convincing. Human-hair wigs looked like a million, but cost in the hundreds and got dirty, limp and frazzled like the real thing. No sooner was a girl washed, cut and set for the week than it was time to book another appointment—for her wig. Cheaper, synthetic versions did not require such constant upkeep, but then, neither does straw or barbed wire—which they closely resembled. Finally came a new blend of modacrylic fibers—that looked like hair, felt like hair, but...

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