How do I know if a wig will fit?

When it comes to your wig, you want to make sure you have one that fits your head perfectly. Not “well,” not “great,” but perfectly. 

Indeed, achieving the perfect fit is crucial for a natural and comfortable look. Below is a comprehensive guide on how to find what is the right fit for your wig. 

Measuring Your Head Circumference: The Foundation of a Perfect Fit

The key to wig success lies in understanding measure from around to the lower back of your head (by your neck).

For a petite size head, the measurement typically ranges from 19.5 to 21 inches. Most individuals fall into the average-sized category, which spans from 21.25 to 22 inches. If you find yourself on the larger end, a measurement of 23 inches designates a large-sized head.

Scale to Keep in Mind for Your Wig 

In terms of circumference, these are the generally accepted measurements: 

  • Ultra-Petite: 18.5" - 19.5" around the head
  • Petite: 19.5" - 21" around the head
  • Petite/Average: 20.75" - 21.25" around the head
  • Average: 21.25" - 22" around the head
  • Average/Large: 22" - 22.5" around the head
  • Large: 23" around the head
  • Extra Large: 23.25" - 24" around the head

For a more secure fit, every wig has adjustable Velcro or Hook straps which can adjust up to 1" larger or smaller.

The size of the wigs may be slightly different depending on the manufacturer of the wig.

Everyone’s head is different. But, by following these numbers, you should be able to have a clear idea of how your wig can fit. 

Signs Your Wig is Too Small: 

Even if you believe you have an average-sized head, the wig's behavior will reveal the truth. If it slides back, exposing your natural hairline, your wig is too small. In this case, opting for a larger size is the solution. 

Tightness around the temples is another red flag. Ensure you haven't mistakenly chosen a petite size for your average-sized head. Watch out for the crown sticking up, as it indicates that the wig is too small for your head.

Recognizing When a Wig is Too Big:

On the flip side, if your wig moves around excessively with every head movement, it's too big. You might have picked an average-sized wig for your petite head, underscoring the importance of accurate head measurements. 

Seeing your natural hair peeking through the gaps is a clear sign of a too-large wig. 

Adjustability: Fine-Tuning for the Perfect Fit

Before despairing over what seems like the wrong-sized wig, consider adjustability. Minor fit problems can often be resolved easily. If it's slightly loose, tighten the straps for a snug fit. 

However, if adjustments don't suffice, ordering a different size is the next step. Based on your head measurement, you can choose a larger or smaller size to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.

At the end of the day, the quest for the perfect wig fit begins with accurate head measurements. Don't be swayed by assumptions about your head size; let the wig's behavior guide your decision. 

Recognizing signs of a too-small or too-large wig is crucial, and when faced with fit issues, explore adjustability options before opting for a new size. By following these steps, you'll be well on your way to finding a wig that not only fits flawlessly but also boosts your confidence and style.

If you encounter these issues, our support team can assist you in measuring your head correctly before purchasing the Best Wig Outlet. We have a wide range of wigs available for your size right here.