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How To Measure Your Head To Have A Suitable Wig?

As fast-paced life becomes increasingly common, more and more people are valuing their hair seriously. Consumers do not have to worry about hair loss due to medical or natural hair loss because they can buy human hair wigsto hide their hair loss. 

Even though you have many choices, choosing the best wig for your appearance is still important. If you choose a wig that does not fit your head, people will easily notice that you are wearing a wig.


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1 Why should I measure my head circumference?

2 How do I measure my head circumference?

3 Recommendations

4 Summary

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1 Why should I measure my head circumference?


  • The way your wig fits your head is very important. For you to enjoy the perfect wig, a comfortable fit is necessary.

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  • If you are buying a wig for the first time and buying a wig size by feel, there is a good chance that you will buy a wig size that does not fit and either repurchase it or return the purchased wig but pay the postage. So know in advance the size of the wig you want to buy.


  • Some people who do not want others to know that they are wearing a wig must buy the wig size that best suits them. This way, other people may not be able to see that you are wearing a wig.

2 How do I measure my head circumference?

Forehead to the nape of your neck

  • You will need to place the tape at the front center of your hairline to the hairline at the back of your neck. If you have no hair or little hair, then you need to place your index, ring, and third fingers flat on your forehead, just above your brow bone. You must measure the length or inches from band to band.


  • You will need to place the band in the center of the front of the hairline, then bring the band around the back of the ear, past the neck hairline, and then bring the band to the center of the front of the hairline. This type of measurement will result in something like a circle.

Ear to Ear

  • You will need to place the tape on your head from your ear to your ear. It would be best not to place the tape on your ear or touch it. Instead, placing the tape on the top of your ear would be best.

Temple to temple

  • Place the tape measure at your temples and wrap it around the back of your head, touching the other temple.

When choosing your wig size, it is also important to consider your body shape and natural hair volume.

  1. You may choose a smaller size if you are petite and have thick, medium-length hair. While you have thick, long hair, you are better off going up a size.
  2. If you have a medium build with thick, medium-length hair, you can go for a medium size. And if you have thick, long hair, add a size up. If you have thinning hair or no hair, choose a smaller size.
  3. You can pick a large size if you have a large body frame, medium-length hair, and your head circumference is over 22.5 inches. If you have thinning or no hair, go down one size.

3 Recommendations

  1. Before measuring your head circumference for your wig, you should ideally remove any hairstyles that may affect the measurement. When you measure your head circumference, some hairstyles can add volume and thus affect the measurement, such as braids, buns, ponytails, etc.
  2. If you can, you'd better take off some accessories that can affect the measurement result, for example, pins, clips, hair clips, etc.
  3. To get accurate measurements, it is best to use an elastic, non-stretchable band that allows you to measure your head.
  4. Each full cap wig has an adjustment feature inside the wig cap (Velcro or soft snap size tab) that expands or contracts 1 inch in circumference to ensure maximum comfort. 
  5. For more information on wig wearing, read our related article: How to put on a lace front wig.
  6. Lace front and 360-lace-front-wig usually have adjustable straps and built-in combs to help hold the unit. Even if your size doesn't fall into these categories, you can easily adjust it to achieve the perfect look for your hair.

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4 Summary

The fit of the wig to your head is very important. A good, comfortable size is necessary, especially if you are wearing a wig for an extended time. If you are wearing a wig for the first time, you may want to order two different sizes to try and keep the size that fits best. Once you find a size you like (located on the size label inside most wig caps), be sure to write it down so you can refer to it the next time you want to order a colorful wig.

In short, we hope you find the wig size that works best for you. You can comment below or contact us if you still have questions about measuring your head shape.

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