Your Guide to a Perfect Fitting Wig
You find the perfect wig, order it, then as you are trying it on- it does not fit!
I am sure some of you are familiar with that feeling. The way your wig fits your head is vital.
A good, comfortable fit is essential, especially if you wear your wig for an extended amount of time. If a wig cap is not fitting or is too tight for your head, you will have a feeling of regret that you did not take steps to find your size.
First-time wig wearer? You may want to buy two different sizes, keeping the one that fits your head.
Knowing your head measurements before you order or make a wig, is a key step. Having a wig that fits helps with the overall look and feel.
Once you know your correct size, picking out various styles of wigs is a breeze!
Prep Your Hair for Sizing
The first mistake that people make is measuring their head while their hair is not slicked back or molded down.
Taking the proper steps before measuring gives you an accurate size. If your hair is long, gather the hair into a low ponytail or create a braid pattern (straight back cornrows).
If you have short hair, mold your hair down with a product, and apply a wig cap to lay your hair further down. Once your hair is in the style that you wear your wigs, proceed to measure your head.
To determine the size that’s right for you, measure your head size by taking the following measurements.
If you do not have time to style your hair for head measurements, simply part your hair. Parting your hair moves excess hair out of the way.
For the forehead-to-nape measurements, create a middle part while dividing your hair into two halves.
Start the part at the front of your hairline and end at the nape. Guide the measuring tape along the part to measure. For ear-to-ear measurements, create a horizontal part atop of your head and divide the top and bottoms halves of your hair.
Guide the tape across your head to get the right head measurements.
Wig Cap Sizes:
- CHILD: (18.” – 19.5″ Circumference), (12.5″ Ear to Ear), (12″ Front to Back)
- AVERAGE: (21.5″ – 22.5″ Circumference), (13.5″ Ear to Ear), (14″ Front to Back)
- PETITE/SMALL: (20.” – 21.5″ Circumference), (13″ Ear to Ear), (13.25″ Front to Back)
- LARGE: (22.5″ – 23.5″ Circumference), (14″ Ear to Ear), (15.5″ Front to Back)
Remember, the sizing is a guideline. All companies and manufacturers have their sizing system. There are many simple techniques to make your wig feel more secure on your head.
Perfect Fit Feeling
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.
Majority of wigs come in the average/medium cap sizes but come with adjustable straps in the back. Adjustable straps allow you to adjust the overall size of your wig for the best and most relaxed fit.
Wig caps have a size label inside. If this is the case, remember your size so you can reference it the next time you order a wig. Once a person has decided to wear a wig, there is no reason not to enjoy the process. The first step to effectively pulling off new tresses is to be sized correctly.
No wig will look natural if it is not the right size, and hopefully, this post will help you find your size.