European men were adamant on wearing wigs whenever they would go out. The wig at that time was commonly known as the peruke wig or the periwig. These wigs had a huge history behind them and they were not only worn as a fashionable statement.
Wigs were not only a fashion statement but they were also a representation of a higher social rank and even royal blood. The wealthy Europeans hid many secrets under their wigs. These secrets were very gruesome and included bloody open sores and gruesome patches of hair loss due to syphilis.
These wigs were also used as a means to prevent head lice until the wigs got infested. Medieval wigs truly have a lot of history under their elaborate structures.History of Yesterday: https://historyofyesterday.com/the-real-reason-people-from-history-wore-powdered-wigs-481c401d23fb