How to Measure Your Head for A Wig
By Stephan Serrano 2020-5-15

One of the greatest considerations when buying a wig is the size of the wig. Buy the wring size and you will not be able to wear the wig at all and considering how expensive wigs can be, this is simply not acceptable. Getting the correct wig measurements is essential if you are going to buy a wig that fits you perfectly and looks and feels great.

Therefore, if wigs are going to be an essential part of your life, measuring a wig to perfection is an essential skill to have. In this guide we are going to share with you how to measure your head for a wig as well as other essentials when it comes to finding the perfect fit.

Wig Size Measurements

Before we get to the step by step guided on how to properly measure your head for a wig, it is important for us to address the different kinds of wig sizes out there. Apart from the various kinds of textures of wigs out there, there are a variety of different sizes. And just like the various wigs textures, it can be confusing to choose the right size of wig.

Knowing how to measure your head for the right wig size is however only part of the solution. It is also important to understand how the industry categorizes the various wig sizes so you can know which size to buy. The following are some of the general wig sizes you may see when buying a wig and what they mean.

1. Average wig Cap Size

The first thing you need to decide is your budget. Keep in mind that lace front wigs vary greatly in pricing depending on the texture of the wig, the color of the wig and even the length of the wig. Therefore, determining your budget is about so much more than just stating that you want to spend $300.

2. Petite Wig Cap Size

As the name suggests, this is a wig size that is smaller than the average wig size. The petite wig cap size measures between 51 and 54 cm or 20 and 21.25 inches. This size of wig is normally not as available as the average wig. But if you have a smaller head than the average woman, the perfect fit for you may be the petite wig cap size.

3. Large Wig Cap Size

This category is reserved for the largest wigs in the market with dimensions that measure larger than 57cm or 22.5 to 24 inches. They are rare and you may only find a few in the market, but a large wig may be necessary for you if an average wig doesn’t feel like the right size.

How to Measure your Head for a Wig

It is absolutely crucial that you find the right wig size for your head. Although some wigs are adjustable to fit your head, they can only be adjusted up to a point, meaning you may not be able to comfortably adjust a large wig to fit a small head.

Fortunately, measuring your head for a wig is a simple process. The following simple steps will guide you to find the perfect wig size for your head;

Step 1: Begin by pulling all your hair up and away from your face to keep it from interfering with the process. You may also want to secure your hair with a clip or hair band to keep it from slipping when you're in the process of measuring your head. If you hair is too short to stay up, you can use a cloth head band to hold it back.

Step 2: A flexile tape is the best tool to use in this case. Lay the tape at the back of your head, making sure that it touches the base of your skull, where the wig will end and then pull it slightly forward just above your ears.

Make sure that the end point of the tape is positioned in the middle of your front hairline. The measurement you get is the circumference of your head. Note this measurement down.

Step 3: Now, place the end of the flexible measuring tape just above one ear and then pull it across the top of your head to stop at the other ear. Hold it firmly in this new position and the check the measurement. This measures the distance from one ear to another. Note down this measurement.

Step 4: Let your hair down and then place the tape at the center of your forehead. Pull the tape gently down the center of your head until you get to the nape of the neck. Hold the tape in this position as securely as you can and then check the measurement. This is the measurement of the distance between the front and back of your head. Note it down.

Step 5: With the all aspects of your head measured, use the measurements and the chart below to determine the right sized wig to purchase;

Aside from these measurements there are factors that you must keep in mind when choosing the size of the wig you want to purchase. The following are just some them;

  • If you have a petite body frame and a full head of hair, that is moderate in length, then you can choose the petite size. If on the other hand your natural hair is longer, a larger size will prove advantageous.
  • If on the other hand you have a more moderate build and full head of natural moderate length hair, then the "Average" size is probably ideal for you. You should however go a size higher if you have longer hair or your natural hair is sparse or thin.
  • If you have a large body frame and the circumference of your head measures more than 22.5 inches, then a “Large” size is probably ideal. You can go down a size if your natural hair is sparse or thin.

But like most of our customers you will find that you need an average size wig. If you are looking for a great average size body wave lace front wig, then try this one.

Donmily 13x4 Body Wave Lace Front Wig with Baby Hair 150% Density

This lace front wig is made of 100% human hair and comes with pre-plucked baby hair to make the wig look even more natural when you wear it. This wig is 18 inches in length and with a 150% density it is thick enough that you can style it any way you want. Although it also comes with in a lustrous natural black color, you can change the color of the wig whenever you want to.

13 4 body wave lace front wig baby hair

The elegant body wave texture of this wig is also not permanent. Keep in mind that this is a human hair wig, meaning that you can choose to curl the wig or straighten it is you choose to. But perhaps the most important feature of this wig is that it comes with 2 adjustable straps, making it the ideal wig for a variety of head sizes. The adjustable straps are also very easy to use.

It is very easy to be confused by all the information we have presented above. But we recommend using the steps above to measure your head as accurately as you can before purchasing a wig. If it is slightly smaller or larger than you wanted, most wigs can be adjusted. Don't forget to share your experiences with us in regards to finding the perfect wig for you. Let us know if you especially have any problems finding the wig you are looking for and we’ll do our best to help.