What Makes a Wig Kosher?

Kosher wigs are the obvious choice for Jewish women who need a wig, no matter the reason. But what exactly makes a wig kosher, and how important is it for you to choose a kosher wig? There are very few requirements, it turns out, but they are critically important. Naturally, the first requirement is that a rabbi has overseen the construction of the wigs and all is done within the halachic requirements. But before the hair can be turned into a wig, it must come from somewhere.

Only wigs made from real human hair are going to look great. If you are buying a kosher wig, you probably don’t want people to know that you’re wearing a wig. So it’s important that the wig is beautifully constructed as well as kosher. But supplies of real human hair are not always easy to come by. In the past, there have been concerns about how the hair of some kosher wigs was coming from non-kosher sources. Today, the sourcing of hair for kosher wigs is much more closely monitored because of past problems and concerns.

There is another way to get a kosher wig, however, without any concerns about sourcing of hair. Today’s synthetic kosher wigs are actually quite impressive. Because the textures have been improved and great care has gone into the design of truly kosher synthetic wigs, you can get just about any look that you want and it will appear natural. Most people would never be able to tell the difference between a synthetic wig and real human hair.

Kosher wigs are sourced and produced according to the traditions and rules that Jewish people have relied on for centuries. Fortunately, today you can get not only kosher wigs, but kosher wigs that look incredible.