For the wig wearers, the proper hair wigs are as important as the clothes for us. Generally, there will be many problems before they get the right one. The wig cap size, hair color, length, etc. To purchase a great and comfortable fitting wig that best fits your head, knowing how to measure your head for a wig is a must.

If you are a new wig wearer or willing to try a wig, just follow the steps below to know how to measure head for a wig. Before measuring, you need to do some preparation works.

Hair Preparation Before Measure Your Head

Some people often not combing down their hair, so they can not get the accurate size. To get the accurate dimensions, you need to make a low ponytail or braid them to straight back cornrows if your natural hair is long. But if your hair is short, mold it down with hair product, and use a wig cap to make your hair further down. Briefly, set your hair in the way that you wear a wig then start to measure your head size.

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Steps Of Measuring Your Head For A Wig

To measure your head for a wig, you can know what size wig is fit for you. For example, if your head is big, you can choose large capped wigs for big heads. Follow the steps below:

  • 1) Circumference
  • 2) Front hairline to the nape of your neck
  • 3) Ear-to-ear across hairline at the forehead
  • 4) Ear-to-ear over the top of your head
  • 5) Temple-to-temple behind the back of your head
  • 6) Nape of the neck at the back hairline

Each of these measurements will come in handy when looking at a wig-sizing guide. Similar to purchasing an item of clothing, each measurement represents a different part of the wig. The more accurate those measurements, the better the fit of your unit.

Step1: Measure Head Circumference

Head circumference is probably the measurement most people are familiar with when it comes to how to measure your head for a wig. To get the measurement for head circumference, follow these steps:
1) Starting at the center of your forehead, pull the tape measure back behind one ear until it reaches the nape of  your neck.
2) Pull it around the nape of your neck over your other ear.
3) Bring the ends of the tape measure to meet in the center of your hairline at forehead.
4) Record the measurement.

Step2: Measure Front to Back

To measure the top of your head, follow these steps:
1) Place the end of a tape measure at your hairline in the middle of your forehead.
2) Pull it directly over the crown of your head, down the back of your head until you reach the nape of your neck at the base of your hairline.
3) Record the measurement.

Step3: Measure Across Forehead

Measuring across your hairline at your forehead is an important step in how to measure your head for wig size. To take this measurement:
1) Place the end of the tape measure just above one ear.
2) Pull the tape up and across the hairline until it reaches the other ear.
3) Record the measurement.

Step4: Measure Over the Top

To measure over the top of your head, follow these steps:
1) Place the end of the tape measure just above one ear.
2) Pull the tape up and over the top of your head until it reaches the other ear.
3) Record the measurement.

Step5: Measure Around the Back

This is an important measurement that is easy to miss when you're trying to figure out how to measure your head for a wig. To do this:
1) Place the end of the tape measure at one temple, next to your eyebrow.
2) Pull it straight back and wrap it around the backside of your head until it reaches the other temple.
3) Make sure that the tape measure is level and not slipping up or down.
4) Record the measurement.

Step6: Measure the Nape of Your Neck

The final measurement takes is for the nape of your neck. This is where the base of the wig will land. To measure:
1) Place the end of the tape measure behind one ear, level with the bottom of your ear lobe.
2) Pull the tape around the base of your hairline, or the nape, until it reaches below the opposite ear.
3) Record the measurement.

Wig Size Chart

About the wig size selection, it is important to consider your body frame and the volume of your natural hair to ensure accuracy and proper size.

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If you have a petite body frame and a full head of hair with moderate length, you are probably 'Petite'. 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 'Average'. 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.

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Conclusion

All of these are how to measure head for wig for you, dear. As a proper wig is so important for you, you need to get the accurate size before you place the order. If you have any questions, just feel free to contact us to ask for help. We are waiting here to give good service to our customers.

Besides, Nadula company also has custom made wigs service. If you pay an extra 5 dollars when you place orders of bundles with frontal, you will get a wig directly. That means you do not need to sew in closures after you sewed in the hair bundles. You will save more time and it is more convenient than installing bundles and frontals step by step. Check this page to check whether you are interested in it.