If you are Jewish and would like to purchase a wig, it is important that you ensure that you purchase your wigs from a supplier of kosher wigs. You should know that there are some wigs in the market that are in violation of the halachic rulings. It is therefore important to be vigilant when purchasing your wigs to ensure that you do not go against your beliefs.

Most wigs today are made of human hair. This gives them a natural looking quality. Human hair wigs are the most attractive wigs in the market. Hair used to make these wigs comes from a wide number of sources. Most hair for human hair wigs is obtained in Europe and India.

The issue of whether or not wigs are kosher arises when considering the source of the wigs. Most of the hair that is obtained in India is obtained from temples. Women cut off their hair in India as part of various ceremonies in Hindu temples. The hair is collected from the temple and sold to wig manufacturers around the world. These manufacturers clean the hair and process it for wig making.

The halachic rulings do not permit Jews to take part in any activity that is related to the worship of idols. They are not allowed to benefit in any way from the worship of these idols. The hair from these temples is considered a result of the worship of idols. Kosher wigs should therefore not contain a strand of hair obtained in this way. Rabbis who found out about the practice 10 – 15 years ago have ruled against the wearing of wigs made using hair from temples, as it would be the same as supporting idol worship.

If you want to purchase kosher wigs, you should find out about the source of the hair in the wig. It is best to purchase a wig that is made of European hair. You will be sure that the wig is kosher. However, some manufacturers mix Indian hair in the wig. You may therefore purchase a European wig and later find out that it contains some Indian hair in it.

To avoid these situations, you should look for wigs that have kosher certification. The manufacturers of these kosher wigs will have had a rabbi come in to check on their whole manufacturing process. He/she will have gone to check on the source of the hair and will be sure that the wigs meet the requirements set by the halachic rulings.