How to Measure Your Head for a Wig

Wigs come in a variety of sizes. From petite wigs to average and large wigs. While average size wigs tend to fit about 95% of customers, you will find that quite a few wigs also come in petite and large sizes. Consider that many also have adjustable straps that give up to 1inch so that you can achieve a comfortable and secure fit. The Wig Company offers cap sizes to fit every head. But, how do you know which one is the right fit for you? Easy. Follow our simple step by step guide below and learn how to measure your head for your new wig.

STEP 1: Start by pulling your hair up and away from your face and securing it with a hair band or clip. If your hair is short, try using a cloth head band to hold your hair back.

STEP 2: Using a flexible tape measure, lay the tape around the back of your head touching the base of your skull at a point where the wig will end and pull it forward just above your ears. Position the end of the tape at the mid-point of your front hairline. This will measure your head’s circumference. Write your measurement down.

STEP 3: Using a flexible tape measure, position the end of the tape just above one ear. Pull it across the top of your head, stopping at the top of your other ear. Hold the tape measure firmly in the spot above your ear and check the measurement. This will measure your ear to ear distance. Write your measurement down.

STEP 4: If your hair is up then let your hair down. Using a flexible tape measure, position the end of the tape in the center of your forehead. Pull the tape measure gently down the center of your head until you reach the nape of your neck. Hold the tape measure firmly in the spot where it meets your nape and check the measurement. This will measure your front to back distance. Write your measurement down.

STEP 5: Once you have your head measurements, reference the numbers in the size chart to find the wig cap size that's right for you. 95% of the woman are Midum (Average) size Ear to Ear 13.5-13 Front to Back 14.25-15.25