...researchers studied hair from 18 mummies (15 mummified in a desert cemetery called the Dakhleh Oasis and three from museum samples of unknown origin) who lived around 300 B.C. in ancient Egypt. By taking a close look at the hairs under a microscope, the researchers noticed that nine of these mummies had an unknown substance coating their hair.
The researchers believe that this fat-based hair gel was used by the Egyptians to mold and hold the hair in position to enhance appearance, since some of the deceased that had been mummified naturally in the desert also had fats in their hair. When mummified using embalming chemicals, the undertakers seem to have taken special care to retain the deceased's hairdos, as they used different chemicals on different parts of the body.
I GUESS WE SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED THAT THE VAIN FOLKS WHO WANTED THEIR BODIES TO MUMMIFIED WERE ALSO VAIN ENOUGH TO USE "PRODUCT."
MAKES THEM A LOT LIKE US TODAY...