Eighteenth Century men’s wig: Men who could afford it bought wigs. Full-bottomed wigs were preferred up until where the French toupee or English foretop became popular afterwards. They were made by human hair and were powdered for formal dress.
«La science contre les monstres» Chants royaux sur la Conception, couronnés au puy de Rouen de 1519 à 1528, c. XVI century, Ms. Français 1537, f. 96r, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits. http://expositions.bnf.fr/lamer/grand/723.htm