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How to Measure Your Head For a Wig

If you are looking to purchase a wig, you must first measure your head. You can do this by using a flexible seamstress tape or a cloth tape. This will ensure that you get a good fit. A high quality wig will have an adjustable strap that can be tightened or loosened to accommodate the user’s head size.

The first measurement is the circumference of the head. Measuring the circumference will provide you with the distance from the bottom of your skull to the top of your ear. If you have a small neck, you will need to measure the circumference from the back of your head to the front. There are three basic sizes for women’s wigs: petite, average, and large. Wigs vary in their sizing depending on the manufacturer. However, the majority of women will be in the average or petite category.

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Another measurement is the ear to ear length. This measurement is also called the ‘forehead to nape’ measurement. Measurements are typically based on the largest measurement, so you will need to make sure that your hair is long enough to give you the desired measurement.

In order to measure your forehead, you will need to part your hair in half. This allows you to measure the width of the area from the brow to the nape. Once you have finished measuring, you should record the measurements. To make it easier to see your measurements, you can also fold a piece of paper in half and place it at the bottom of your forehead.

Then, you can take a flexible tape measure and place it just above your ear. Make sure that the end of the tape is level with the lobe of your ear. Use the tape to measure the circumference of your head. Depending on your hairstyle, you may want to braid your hair to add volume to the measurement.

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Once you have completed the measurements, it is time to buy your new wig. Wigs generally come with four combs. They should be positioned at the front of your head to help with the wig fit. Pins or masking tape can also be used to fasten the wig in place.

Using a wig for a long period of time requires a comfortable fit. Purchasing a wig that is sized according to your head size will ensure that you will be able to wear your wig for an extended amount of time. After you have purchased your wig, you can start to style it to make it fit your head shape.

Before you purchase a wig, you should be familiar with the size chart. Often, a wig’s size corresponds to the largest measurement on the size chart. For example, if you are a woman who is 5’10”, you will need to choose a wig that is in the medium to large range. On the other hand, if you are a woman who stands at 5’6″ to 5’8″, you can go up to a larger wig.