The last time, I posted things about Ethiopia's nature makeup. Ethiopia's nature makeup is the makeup that harmonized with the nature and the beauty. Ethiopia's tribes don't compromise with the civilization and stick to their old customs. In contrast, Zambia people compromise with the civilization very well. They use the wig made in Korea to glamorize their appearance. In their life, the wig is daily necessity. This fact is very interesting to me! Both Ethiopia and Zambia are located in Africa, but their viewpoints about beauty are very different. Isn't it interesting? Then, let's go to explore wig used in Zambia~

About Zambia

  Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in southern Africa. The neighboring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest.

  Originally inhabited by Khoisan peoples, the region which comprises modern Zambia was colonised during the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After visits by European explorers in the eighteenth century, Zambia became the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. For most of the colonial period, the country was governed by an administration appointed from London with the advice of the British South Africa Company.

  The climate of Zambia is tropical modified by elevation. In the Köppen climate classification, most of the country is classified as humid subtropical or tropical wet and dry, with small stretches of semi-arid steppe climate in the south-west and along the Zambezi valley. There are two main seasons, the rainy season (November to April) corresponding to summer, and the dry season (May/June to October/November), corresponding to winter. The dry season is subdivided into the cool dry season (May/June to August), and the hot dry season (September to October/November). The modifying influence of altitude gives the country pleasant subtropical weather rather than tropical conditions during the cool season of May to August. However, average monthly temperatures remain above 20 °C (68 °F) over most of the country for eight or more months of the year.
The Wig is Zambian's Daily Necessity!

"Do you know why do the Zambians use a wig?" 
  All the people in Zambia have curly hair. If they leave their hair as it is, hair is curled round and round. Even in severe case, it digs into the scalp and makes them pain. Since the hair is thin, if they try to stretch their hair, their hair may be cut off. So they always cut their hair short and knit the wig there. The wig acts to bring out the hair ingrowing the scalp. The wig has a meaning more than just a sense of decoration.

"Do you know why do the Zambians buy so many wigs? Is it ture to them to put on wigs changing every day?" 
  Wig can be divided into two types, Weaving attached to the hair and One-piece Wig put on and taken off like hat. Percentage of the One-piece Wig is not even about 1%. Typically, businesswomen quite will change the Weaving about every two weeks. When you wear a Weaving wig once, you can't wash your head. Weaving wig will come untangled when they wash their head because they attach knit one by one of the wig to their original hair. But it smells bad to use a Weaving wig long. Therefore, the wig must be changed. Wig is a key commodity for the people here.


The video clip is about Zambian's beauty. If you want to know more about 'Zambian's daily necessity, the wig' and the their culture, play the video.