Instructions On How to Measure You Head For Wig Alterations
Most wig caps are adjustable. By adjusting the elastic straps, you can make the cap tighter or looser. But if you would like your wig to be made to fit your head, please follow these easy instructions.
To measure the circumference of your head for a wig, take the tape measure and place it at the middle of your forehead at the hairline. Then run the tape around the head, behind one ear, around the nape of the neck, behind the other ear, then back to the front at the hairline. *(More detailed instructions below).
If your size falls between Ultra Petite and Petite you should order Petite, otherwise the wig may slide off. You can almost always alter to a smaller size.
*To measure the circumference of your head for a wig, take the tape measure and place it at the middle of your forehead at the hairline. Then run the tape around the head, behind one ear, around the nape of the neck, behind the other ear, then back to the front at the hairline.
There are 3 primary measurements:
Front to Nape: This measures the length of your head from the front to the nape of your neck. To determine where the nape of your neck is, tilt your head back and look up. Where your neck bends and may even develop a skin fold, is where your nape is. You want the bottom of the wig to sit right above this area so that when you do tilt your head back that far, your wig will not shift on your head. This area is often right at the occipital bone, but be sure to take the measurement with your neck bent down so that you are looking at your shoes. Starting at the front hairline, measure directly across the middle top of your head to the area that you have determined is your nape.
Head Circumference: This measures the distance around your head. Starting at the center of the front hairline, place the tape flat against your head, going just above the ear towards the back of the head, keeping the tape at the nape of your neck and go around to the opposite side of your head, just above the opposite ear and returning to the center of the front hairline. This is the head circumference measurement. If you only make one measurement, this is the one you need.
Ear to Ear: Measure your head from the top of one ear, over the crown to the top of the other ear.
Your wig should settle into your natural hairline. The back of the wig should come down to the natural hairline (nape) in the back. Most wigs have an adjustable tabs or Velcro strips in the back. These tabs allow you to adjust the circumference of your wig for the best and most comfortable fit.