How to Measure Your Head for a Wig

How to Measure Your Head for a Wig

How to Measure Your Head for a Wig

Determinning the right size wig for your head starts with understanding the basic measurements you will need. For the bestfit, you want to measure your head in six different ways, being sure to pull back any loose hair first:


2:Front hairline to nape of your neck

3:Ear-to-ear across hairline at forehead

4:Ear-to-ear over the top of your head

5:Temple-to-temple behind back of your head

6:Nape of neck at back hairline

Find Your Perfect Wig Size

While wig manufacturers may have slightly different sizing conventions, wig sizes typically fall into the following general categories:

Are wigs supposed to be tight?

Often, wig headaches are caused by wearing a wig that is too tight. Tight wigs add unnecessary pressure to the scalp and it's this unwanted pressure that can result in headaches. Before purchasing your wig, it's important that you measure your head properly and choose the right wig size for you

Should I get a small or medium wig cap?

Medium Cap sizes are the most popular size. Many companies sell this size in a full lace wig, however this size is too big for a small head. Medium caps circumference is 22.5. Most women heads are this size but if this size is too small you will need a large cap.

What size is a medium wig cap?

What size is a XL wig cap?

Your wig should fit comfortably with your natural hairline, which is a few inches above your eyebrows. The back of the wig is to come down to the nape on the back of your neck. Studies show that 95% of the population wears an average or medium wig cap size.



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