How to Measure Your Head for a Wig: Discover the Perfect Wig Size for YOU!

How to Measure Your Head for a Wig: Discover the Perfect Wig Size for YOU! - hairlaidy

Getting the right fit for your wig is essential for flaunting it with flair and confidence. If you've ever purchased a wig and discovered it wasn't the appropriate fit, or even slid off, this knowledge is a vital initial step in the wig-purchasing process.

In this article, you'll learn how to use a fabric tape measure to measure your head for a wig so you can choose the correct wig cap size for your head. What's the best part? It just takes a few minutes to measure your head–and those few minutes are well spent when you're investing in a high-quality wig.

Wig sizes vary depending on the manufacturer, but this wig-measuring chart will provide you with a good starting point, especially if the wig you pick has adjustable straps. The combination of the proper size and flexibility will undoubtedly provide you with the fit you want!



How to Take Wig Size Measurements

 

Understanding the fundamental measurements you'll need to determine the proper size wig for your head is the first step. Measure your head in six different ways for the optimum fit, making sure to pull back any loose hair first:

1) Circumference  (distance around head)

2) From the front of your hairline to the nape of your neck

3) Ear-to-ear across the hairline, where it meets forehead

4) Over the top of your head, ear-to-ear

5) Temple-to-temple behind your head

6) The nape of the neck near the back hairline

When looking at a wig-sizing guide, knowing each of these dimensions will make your selection a breeze. Each measurement, like buying a piece of clothing, symbolizes a distinct area of the wig. The more precise your measurements, the better your device will fit.



Measure the Circumference of Your Head

When it comes to how to measure your head for a wig, most people are pretty familiar with head circumference. Follow these steps to determine your head circumference:

1) Begin by pulling the tape measure back behind one ear until it reaches the nape of your neck, starting at the middle of your forehead.

2) Wrap it around the nape of the neck and over your other ear.

3) Bring the tape measure's ends together in the middle of your hairline at the brow.

4) Take measurements.

 


Front to back measurement

Follow these steps to measure the top of your head:

1) Start the tape measure at your hairline and move it to the centre of your forehead.

2) Pull it directly over the crown of your head, down the back of your head, and to the nape of your neck at the base of your hairline.

3) Take measurements.

 



Across-Forehead Measurement


Measuring across your hairline where it meets your forehead is a vital step in determining your wig size. To perform this measurement:

1) Position one end of the tape measure slightly above one ear.

2) Slide the tape up and over the hairline until it reaches the opposite ear.

3) Take measurements.

Over-the-Top Measurement


Follow these steps to measure over the top of your head:

1) Position one end of the tape measure slightly above one ear.

2) Pull the tape up and over your head until it reaches the opposite ear.

3) Take measurements.

 


Measure the circumference from the back of the head 



This is a crucial measurement that is easy to overlook when determining how to measure your head for a wig. To accomplish this, first:

1) Place one end of the tape measure at one of your temples, near to your brow.

2) Pull it straight back and around the back of your head until it reaches the other temple.

3) Double-check that the tape measure is level and not sagging up or down.

4) Take measurements.

 

 

Take a measurement around your neck at the nape

 

The last measurement is taken at the nape of your neck. This is where the wig's base will rest. Here's how to measure:

1) Place one end of the tape measure behind one of your ears, level with the bottom of your ear lobe.

2) Wrap the tape around your hairline or nape until it reaches below the other ear.

3) Take measurements.


Find Your Correct Wig Size

 

You've completed the difficult task of taking all of the measurements. It's now time to apply those dimensions to various wig sizes.

While wig manufacturers' sizing conventions may vary significantly, wig sizes normally fall into the following main categories:

High-quality ready-to-wear wigs, headband wigs, lace front wigs, and 360 lace wigs frequently have adjustable straps and built-in combs, which add to the security of the unit. Even if the dimensions don't quite fit the custom measurements you took, it's a safe bet that any one of these types of wigs can be easily altered to reach hair perfection.

 


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