Determine Your Head Size
Choosing the appropriate wig size is vital for ensuring a comfortable and satisfying wig-wearing experience. An incorrectly sized wig can lead to various issues, including discomfort, sliding around, matting, tangling, or damage to the wig itself. Thus, it's essential to ascertain your exact wig size before buying one.
Now let's measure for your wig –
Grab a (1) fabric measuring tape, (2) pen, (3) paper, and (4) a wig cap if your biological hair will be wrapped under the wig. It is important to take your measurements with your hair pulled up into the wig cap. The wig will not fit the same with the bulk of hair underneath.
Be sure to remeasure your head every 6 months to a year as the amount of biological hair you have may change and can increase and/or decrease the wig size you should purchase.
Need a fabric measuring tape? Purchase our Jon Renau measuring tape here.
2. Establish the Front Hairline:
3. Establish Nape Hairline:
To identify the nape line, place your finger, or a pencil on the back of your neck. Now look up to the ceiling. Where your neck creases when you look up is where the wig will lay.
If you have biological hair, it may grow below the crease. That’s okay. The wig will have the best fit and be the most comfortable when worn with the base stopping at the crease line. It allows the you to move freely without concern that the wig will shift.
4. Record Your Circumference
To measure the circumference start measuring from the center front hairline following the hairline over the top of the ear down the back and to the center of the nape. Keeping this point marked, shift your hands to continue measuring around the hairline — over the other ear and back to your starting point. Make sure the tape is snug but not too tight. Write this measurement down.
5. Record Your Ear to Ear Measurement
Begin at the front hairline and measure 7” backwards to determine the top of the head point. From this point, place your measuring tape horizontally and gauge the distance between each ear. The measuring tape should extend to just in front of your ears on both sides.
6. Record Your Front to Back Measurement
Next measure from the center front hairline back and down to the nape. Record this measurement
Use our product filtering to find the wigs in your head size!
|WIG SIZE||CIRCUMFERENCE||EAR TO EAR||FRONT TO BACK|
|PETITE / AVERAGE||21.25"||13.25"||13.75"|
|AVERAGE / LARGE||
If your 3 measurements are not exactly matched to any of the sizes above, choose the largest of the 3 measurements to indicate your cap size. And if you are in between two measurements, choose the larger size. Majority of our wigs come with adjustable straps for tightening.
If you're purchasing wigs from Ellen Wille, visit their sizing chart as their wigs generally run smaller –