How To Measure Your Head For a Wig
STEP 1: Start by pulling your hair up and away from your face or cornrowing your hair securing it with a hair band or clip. If your hair is short, try using a headband to hold your hair back.
STEP 2: Using a flexible tape measure, lay the tape around the
- 1. Circumference of your head
- 2. Front to nape
- 3. Ear to ear (across forehead)
- 4. Ear to ear (over the top of your head)
- 5. Temple to temple (around the back of your head)
- 6. Nape of your neck
STEP 3: Record your measurement. Once you have your head measurement, reference the number in the size chart to find the wig cap size that's right for you.
It is important that you consider your body frame and volume of your natural hair to ensure accuracy in size selection.
- If you have a petite body frame and a full head of hair with moderate length, you are probably 'Small'. If you have thick, long hair, go up a size.
- If you have a medium body frame and a full head of hair with moderate length, you are probably 'Medium'. If you have thick, long hair, go up a size. If you have sparse, thin, or no hair, go down a size.
- If you have a larger body frame, your head circumference exceeds 22½", and you have a full head of hair with moderate length, you are probably 'Large'. If you have sparse, thin, or no hair, go down a size.
Each full-cap wig comes with adjustment features (An elastic band) inside the wig cap, that can will secure the wig ensuring maximum comfort. For more information about fitting your wig, read our definitive post, How to Put on a Wig.
The way your wig fits your head is very important. A good, comfortable fit is necessary, especially when wearing a wig for an extended amount of time. If you are a first-time wig wearer, you may want to order two different sizes to try and keep the one that fits best. Once you discover your favorite size, be sure to write it down so you can reference it the next time you order a wig.