How to Measure Your Head For a Wig

When you choose a human hair wig, if you don’t know your head circumstance or measure your head circumstance in an improper method, you may buy the wrong or unwanted human hair wig and then get annoyed. Referring to this introduction, you can get the answer how to measure your head for a wig and how to purchase the right and perfect human hair wig.

First of all, you should acquire that wigs have different sizes. Just as the saying goes, there are no two leaves in the world in the same form. Everyone may differ in their head shape, head circumstance and size. Based on this difference, the wig manufacturers have made wigs in different sizes to satisfy their customers’ requirements. In the market, there are mainly S (small) size, M (medium) size and L (large) size in wig cap sizes. You can refer to the following chart to get the size of circumference, front to nape, ear to ear across the forehead, ear to ear over the top, temple to temple around back and nape of the neck.

 CircumferenceFront to napeEar to ear across foreheadEar to ear over topTemple to temple around backNape of neck
S size21-21.513.51112145
M size22-22.514.511.512.5155.5
L size23-23.515.51213.515.56
Wig Size Chart | Samll, Medium & Large

*Unit: inch

Then, prepare a measurement tape to measure your head. Before buying a human hair wig, you should measure your head through the following steps. 

1. Measure your head circumference. 

1) Fix the tip of a measurement tape on the forehead center and pull it until it goes around to your left ear area, where the proper place is half an inch above the highest place of your ear, namely the hairline above the highest place of your ear. 

2) Make the measurement tape strip go around to your occipital bone, where the correct place is the most prominent part of the backside of the head. 

3) Make the measurement tape go around to your right ear area as the same step. After that, continue to pull the measurement tape and make it goes around to your forehead center. The measurement step is finished. 

4) Take off the measurement tape and use your thumb and index finger to hold the measured number simultaneously. 

5) Reading the number, you can get your head circumference.

2. Measure your forehead to nape.

1) Fix the tip of a measurement tape on the forehead center and pull the measurement tape until it goes around the top of your head. 

2) Continue to pull the measurement tape until it is pulled to your nape. 

3) Take off the measurement tape and use your thumb and index finger to hold the measured number at the same time.

4) Reading the number, you can get your size from forehead to nape.

3. Measure the length across ear to ear. 

1) Fix the tip of a measurement tape on your left ear and pull it until it goes round to your right ear, where the proper place is half an inch above the highest place of your ear, namely the hairline above the highest place of your ear. 

2) Please remember that the most prominent area of your forehead needs to be included during measurement. 

3) Take off the measurement tape and use your thumb and index finger to hold the measured number simultaneously. 

4) Reading the number, you can get your size across ear to ear.

4. Measure the length over-ear to ear. 

1) Fix the tip of a measurement tape on your left ear where the proper place is half an inch above the highest place of your left ear, namely the hairline above the highest place of your left ear. 

2) Make the measurement tape across the top of your head until it is pulled to your right ear, where the proper place is half an inch above the highest place of your ear, namely the hairline above the highest place of your left ear. 

3) Take off the measurement tape and use your thumb and index finger to hold the measured number at the same time.

4) Reading the number, you can get your size over-ear to ear. 

5. Measure your temple to temple across the back. 

1) Fix the tip of a measurement tape on your left ear and pull it until it goes around to the right ear. Please remember that the most prominent part of the backside of your head should be included when you measure this part. 

2) Take off the measurement tape and use your thumb and index finger to hold the measured number simultaneously. 

3) Reading the number, you can get your size temple to temple across the back.

6. Measure your nape of the neck.

1) Fix the tip of a measurement tape on the nape of the neck. 

2) Wind the measurement tape to the starting point of your nape of neck. 

3) Take off the measurement tape and use your thumb and index finger to hold the measured number at the same time. 

4) Reading the number, you can get your size nape of the neck.

6 Steps Measure Your Head For a Wig
6 Steps Measure Your Head For a Wig

Considering the most common and popular size is M size in the market, our company has mainly made human hair wigs with M sizes. You can get the M size from the above chart. However, to meet your needs, for example, if you need to customize a human hair wig with your size, you can contact us and we will make a custom-made wig for you.

You certainly need to know your size before buying a human hair wig. If you don’t know how to get the accurate number of your head, you can follow the steps mentioned above and record your relevant head size. With those steps, it is believed that you can get an excellent human hair wig with the measured head size.

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