I’m Jess, your wig wearing, champagne drinking, Bravo TV obsessed, side part and skinny jean wearing (they have never gone out of style in my opinion), telogen effluvium and androgenetic alopecia hair loss BFF.
Why is it important to know how to measure your head for a wig? Wig sizing is a lot like clothing. I know my jean size varies one to two sizes depending on the brand, material and style. Same with wigs. You might be a medium in one brand and a large in another. There is no standardized sizing. That’s why comparing your measurements to the measurements provided in the wig description is imperative and can save you from ordering the wrong size.
The 3 measurements you’re going to want to take are:
Circumference: This is the most common measurement you will find in wig descriptions.
Ear to Ear: You want to be sure to leave a little space between the top of you ear and your wig (I’ll show you what I mean in the video below.)
Front to Nape: This measurement is important because there’s nothing worse than having your wig ride up the back of your head!
You’ll just need a flexible measuring tape and a pen and paper if you want to write them down. Keep in mind that most wig caps can be altered to achieve a perfect fit and it’s typically easier to make a wig smaller than it is to make it larger.
If you’ve taken your measurements, compared them to the measurements provided by the brand and you’re still not quite sure which size to order, contact the brand to give them your measurements and ask for their advice on sizing. Check out the video below to see exactly how to measure your head for a wig and for a few tips along the way!
Looking for more wig buying advice? Check out my Youtube channel here for more helpful videos!