That has got to be a wig.
No, that would be the style of the day.
Maybe she just had her hair "creosoted"?
They did that with a "permanent wave machine".
Yes the style of the day.
Here is a link:
What women did for beauty....still do....
My mother had her hair like that. She used to work for a "beauty" shop. They actually had a machine which they would clip onto the hair and get it so hot it would melt the round hair shaft and make it curl.
Here's a picture of my mother in 1926