by Eleanor J. Bader

Ever Seen a Grey-Haired Wig?

Estie, 18, of Boro Park, Brooklyn is thinking about marriage. She is also thinking about her sheitl, the wig that will denote her status as a married woman. Although Estie’s hair is naturally thick and curly, her sheitl will be straight. “It’s easier,” she says. “Curly hair has to be washed and styled very often. Straight hair can just be brushed.”

What’s more, Estie adds, “I like straight hair better.”

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