How do I know my wig size?

How to Find Your Wig Size Simply:

First, start at your front hairline. 

Then, measure from there around to the lower back of your head (by your neck). 

Next, measure back around the other side to where you started.

If possible, measure a couple of times. You want to be sure you’ve got it right. 

Lastly, when you’ve done all of the above, write your measurements down. That’s your measurement.

How to Find Your Size in Greater Detail: 

The most common wig sizes are “Petite”, “Average”, and “Large”.

Step 1: Measure Around Your Head

Before taking measurements, flatten your hair, and use a cloth tape measure for accuracy.

If you have biological hair, wrap it up. If you plan to wear accessories under your wig, such as a liner or wig grip band, put them on before measuring.

Start at the front of your head. Then, follow your hairline above your ear and around the back to the bend in your neck. Next, go to the other ear, and back up to the front.

  • Petite: 21"
  • Average: 21 1/2"
  • Large: 23"

Expert Advice:

Front Hairline: If you lack a front hairline, establish it by placing your palm on your crown, and pointing your fingers forward to your forehead. Where your fingertips meet your natural hairline.

Nape Hairline: Tilt your head back; place the tape where the neck creases near the back hairline.

Step 2: Measure Front to Back

Start from your natural front hairline, and then move over the crown. That’s where the back of your hair meets the top of your neck.

  • Petite: 13 1/4"
  • Average: 14 1/4"
  • Large: 15 1/4"

Step 3: Measure Ear to Ear

Start in front of one ear where your hairline ends. Then, measure up and over the crown to the front of the other ear.

  • Petite: 13"
  • Average: 13 1/2"
  • Large: 14"

That’s it! Now it’s time to pick your style. Here at Best Wig Outlet, we have many different styles. We invite you to look at our catalog.

Should you have any questions, we can help you find the right one for your needs. 

What to Do If You Have Some Fit Issues 

You may have done all of the above, you’ve picked a wig that doesn’t quite fit. Maybe you tried the straps but they haven’t quite given you the fit that you would like. Below are some of the most common fit issues: 

If your wig size is right but there are minor fit issues, adjust the straps first (most wigs have adjustable straps).

Straps can tighten or loosen the wig, providing 1" - 1.5" more or less space in the cap.

If problems persist, consider moving up or down in wig size, as cap construction varies between brands.

Signs Your Wig is Too Small:

Slides back, revealing your scalp/hairline.

The lace front is rolling under and not laying flat.

The monofilament top or cap isn't lying flat.

It feels too tight, tugs on your hair, or squeezes your temple.

Signs Your Wig is Too Big:

Slides when you move your head.

Gaps under the ear tabs, revealing scalp or biological hair.

Wrinkling or buckling from the hairline or lace front.

Measuring your head accurately ensures a comfortable and natural-looking fit for your wig, enhancing your overall confidence and style.

If you have any questions during this process, feel free to reach out for guidance.