There are those times when size matters… When choosing a wig, we first think of the color of the hair or its length, but rarely of its size. But choosing the right size for your wig is important. It is a guarantee of comfort and serenity.
A wig that is too small can cause inconvenience: headaches, itching… A wig that is too big sometimes creates apprehension with the fear that it will slip off your head and that you will have to systematically replace it. This is the kind of unpleasant situation that can be avoided. As long as you have the right size!
Taking your measurements with a tape wrap will definitely settle the question of choosing your wig size.
MEASURE YOUR HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE
To find your wig size, start by measuring the circumference of your head. Help yourself with a tape measure or a string that you will pass around the skull at the level of the line of implantation of your hair at the top of the forehead passing through the occiput, the bump at the back of the skull,
Take care to flatten your hair if you have any. Go around the head to prevent their thickness from distorting the measurement. Otherwise, take this into account when calculating your head circumference.
THE DIFFERENT SIZES OF WIGS
Your head measurement will determine your size category.
For women, the standard average size corresponds to a head circumference of 54 to 57 centimeters. These wig models are suitable for more than 95% of people (21.25 to 22.44 inches).
- Small size: 52 to 54 centimeters (20.5 to 21.25 inches).
- Tall: over 57 centimeters (over 22.44 inches).
- For men, the standard size is 57-61 centimeters. (22.44 to 24.01 inches).
- Children’s models have a height of 48 to 54 centimeters (18.89 to 20.5 inches).
When choosing your wig, also consider the thickness or thinness of the frame. In addition, be aware that hats made of braids are stretchy and adapt more easily to the head circumference. Unlike monofilament or tulle hats, which are more rigid and tolerate fewer size deviations.
COMPENSATE FOR A SLIGHTLY TOO LARGE SIZE WIG
To adjust and secure a wig that is slightly too big, you can use the adjustable elastic bands on the back of the cap. To ensure greater support and if you have hair left, it is possible to sew small combs (or clips) on the cap.
Use a velvet headband to properly hold your wig if you find it a bit too big and are afraid of losing it. An elastic band, sewn at the temples of your wig and passing through the back of the head, under the occiput can also be used to hold the wig more securely.
Wearing an under cap under your wig will go some way to compensating for a slightly oversized wig by adding some thickness and volume.
If you have hair, their volume can also allow you to adjust the wig if it is a little too wide.
We hope that choosing your wig size is no longer a topical issue for you.
If your questions relate to the color of your wig or its choice in general, do not hesitate to take a look at our articles! Good reading 🙂