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Suppose a married woman is able to create a Sheitel that is entirely made up of her own hair (detached, of course). Does that satisfy the requirement for covering her hair?

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Not sure, but I know these exist. –  Shmuel May 19 at 5:16
    
I believe that it's a machlokes. Ask your rabbi. My em bayis in (a BY) seminary had sheitels made from her own hair. -Rebbetzin HaQoton –  Reb Chaim HaQoton May 19 at 7:09
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This is a matter of disagreement among the poskim. Those who say this is an acceptable type of hair covering include Shiltei Giborim (Shabbos 29a in dapei haRif) and P'ri M'gadim (Eshel Avraham OC 75:5).

Those who say it is unacceptable, and differentiate between a regular wig and a wig made out of a woman's own hair, include Ateres Z'keinim (OC 75:3), Be'er Heiteiv (OC 75:8, quoting Ateres Z'keinim), and Magein Giborim (75:8).

CYLOR for a practical ruling.

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The debate is whether that's called "pe'ah nochrit" -- foreign hair. For those who say it has to be foreign to you, I heard a legend about two identical twins who traded hair for their sheitels! (Personally? Eww....) –  Shalom May 19 at 9:15
    
@shalom, I know twins who did it. –  Yishai May 19 at 17:05
    
@Shalom Correct, this is based on the mishna in Shabbos (64b, יוצאה אשה... ובפאה נכרית). Interesting about the twins. –  Fred May 19 at 18:45
    
@Yishai they're likely the ones I heard about via a friend of a friend –  Shalom May 19 at 20:09
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I heard that it is okay. Because once it is no longer attached to your head it is no longer considered your hair.

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Mishna Berura (סימן עה, ס' ג, ס'ק טו):

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The relevant part to this question translates as: "… The Peri Megadim writes… even one's own hair that has been cut and afterwards attached to their head [as a wig], we are lenient. But the 'Magen Giborim' is stringent [in this matter]".

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