Like your favorite pair of jeans, your wig is something that should be one of the most comfortable things in your wardrobe. If you’re worried about how your wig should fit or how to find your wig size, don’t worry! Here’s your go-to guide for wig measurements, and why it’s so important to find your perfect wig fit.
How Do I know My Wig Size?
Hair loss and thinning hair are unpredictable by nature. Especially alopecia, which can appear in many different sized patches around the scalp. Finding your perfect wig fit is going to be key in getting the right amount of coverage for your hair loss. A proper fit for a full wig should cover the entire circumference of the head starting with the nape of your neck to the hair line, and from one ear to another. It's also important to note that you may not actually need a full wig. Many of our clients opt for a topper or hairpiece that will cover just the areas needed. This is great because it allows for the natural hair to still show.
Following this quick guide to wig measurement is the best way to ensure that your wig isn’t revealing, and that it can precisely cover any area of the scalp that hair loss can affect.
Wig Measuring Chart
Just as important as wig coverage is wig sizing. Contrary to popular belief, designer wigs don’t come in a one-size-fits all. Although most of our customers fall into the average size, there are differences as close as a quarter inch or half inch that could affect your size on the standard wig measuring chart. If you’re wondering how to find your most precise wig measurements, pull out your tape measure and check out our tutorial and wig measurement chart for how you can measure your head. Remember to avoid rounding up your measurements during this process, you’re going to want the most accurate numbers possible.
Some brands even offer half sizes to give you the most custom fit! If you need any help finding the perfect wig brand or need assistance with measuring, contact our customer service reps!
Your hair density also plays a role in wig sizing. If you feel like your hair is on the thicker side, it’s best to go up a wig size to give your hair that extra room. For visibly thinner hair, order down a size for a more secure fit. Before purchasing your new wig, it’s important to note that sizing does vary for different wig brands, and knowing your exact measurement number is the best way to find your perfect fit on the wig measurement chart.
How Tight Should My Wig Be
We all want our wigs to have that nice snug and secure feeling, but it does bring up an important question, "How tight is too tight to wear your wig?" If your wig is fitting a little too tightly it might cause hair breakage and additional hair loss. Not to mention, you might get headaches as a side effect. You’ll notice almost immediately if you’re wig is too tight because it will ride up on your head shortly after putting it on. (Conversely, wigs that are too loose will fall down on your hairline).
To find your perfect wig fit, play around with the wig’s adjustable features. Most wigs come with adjustable bands or Velcro pieces that let you achieve an even more personalized fit. Ideally, you’ll adjust your wig to create a comfortable grip around the nape of the neck without causing too much strain on your temple.