How to measure your head for a perfect wig


HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE

The first measurement is for the circumference of the wig, so the measurement is taken along the natural hairline. To capture this measurement, place the end of the measuring tape at the center of the forehead - right at the hairline or a little below. If you know that you like to wear your wig slightly lower, measure from where you would like it to hit your forehead. Pull the measuring tape around behind the ears, down to the nape of the neck - near where your scalp ends at the base of the head - and then up around the other side, behind the ears, to meet at the center of your forehead.

Size small 20 –22-inch circumference

Size medium 22.5 -23inch circumference

Size Large 23.5 - 24+ inch circumference

FRONT TO NAPE

The second measurement is from the front of your hairline to the back, or front to nape. To capture this measurement, place the measuring tape at the same place on the forehead as you did for the circumference measurement. For this one, it’s extra important that the hair lies as flat as possible - either in cornrows or parted down the middle and pulled into two ponytails, so that the scalp is exposed in a straight line. Pull the measuring tape straight back down the center to the nape of the neck - where the scalp ends at the base of the head.

TEMPLE TO TEMPLE

The third measurement is from one temple to the other. For this measurement, place the measuring tape against the hairline at one temple, and stretch it around the back of your head to the hairline at the other temple.

Please note, the measuring tape should not go over the top of your head or around the bottom at the nape of the neck. This should go in a straight line back and around the largest part of the head.

LENGTH OF NAPE

The fourth measurement is the easiest - it’s the length of the hairline at the nape of the neck, which falls in a curved line at the base of the head. To measure, simply place the measuring tape at one side where the hairline juts upward toward the ears - and measure to the other side where it does the same thing. For reference, most people have a nape measurement that is around four inches long.

EAR TO EAR

The fifth measurement is particularly important for a frontal wig, so be sure to measure twice. It measures the hairline from one ear to another. To do this, place the end of the measuring tape where the top of one ear connects to the head, stretch it up the hairline, along the forehead, and down to the same point on the other ear.FRONT TO NAPE

The second measurement is from the front of your hairline to the back, or front to nape. To capture this measurement, place the measuring tape at the same place on the forehead as you did for the circumference measurement. For this one, it’s extra important that the hair lies as flat as possible - either in cornrows or parted down the middle and pulled into two ponytails, so that the scalp is exposed in a straight line. Pull the measuring tape straight back down the center to the nape of the neck - where the scalp ends at the base of the head.



Here’s a pro-tip:

If you’re going glueless, subtract one inch from this measurement to ensure a perfect fit. Ear top to ear top the sixth and last measurement is from one ear top to the other. This one is super important because everyone’s head is shaped differently. No judgment! Some of us have rounded skulls, while others are more or less flat across the top. This measurement ensures that the wig sits firmly over the top of the head - neither bubbling up in the middle or falling short near the ears.



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