From The Talko:

French Queen, Marie Antoinette may have worn a crown, but she was  known mostly for her big pouf hair. She had hired Leonard Autie to do  something extravagant with her weave one day. After hours of separating  her hair and adding accessories, like white ostrich plumes, he had  fastened her hair with a bow of pink ribbon, and that’s how her iconic  pouf was born. But these days, women don’t have that kind of help or the time to spend hours crafting such a royal hairdo.  We don’t know if Marie Antoinette used lard to keep her pouf from  falling apart., but it was a common precursor to hair gel in the 1700s  and a definite "no way" for today’s modern girl. (Read more.)