MEASUREMENTS

MEASUREMENTS
While average size wigs tend to fit about 95% of customers, you will find that quite a few wigs also come in petite and large sizes. Consider that many also have adjustable straps that give up to 1/2” so that you can achieve a comfortable and secure fit. To determine the right size wig for you, measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, behind your ear, to the nape of your neck, to your other ear and then back to the front hairline. Jot down your measurement then consult the table below. Please note that sizes may vary slightly by brand and that not all wigs are available in all cap sizes.
HERE ARE STEP ON HOW TO MEASURE CIRCUMFERENCE FOR YOUR CUSTOM FASHION LACE FRONT UNITS.

 YOU WILL NEED A SOFT MEASURE TAPE FOR THIS TASK. BEFORE YOU START WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU STYLE YOUR HAIR AS IT WILL BE WHEN YOU WEAR THE WIG. TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS YOU SHOULD:

 

STYLE YOUR HAIR IN A FLAT –       BRAID IT STRAIGHT BACK IN FLAT –       WRAP IT FLAT ALL THE WAY BACK

 

TRY TO ELIMINATE ANY BULGES BY GETTING YOUR HAIR AS FLAT AND TIGHT AS POSSIBLE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOUR HEAD MEASUREMENTS ARE ACCURATE. YOUR WIG MAY NOT FIT IF YOU DO NOT MEASURE PROPERLY. BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS SEVERAL TIMES TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. MEASUREMENTS ARE RECORDED IN WHOLE AND HALF INCHES. MAKE SURE YOU ROUND YOUR HAIR MEASUREMENTS UP.

 

ALWAYS ROUND THE MEASUREMENTS UP AND NOT DOWN. ONCE AGAIN, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE THE MEASUREMENTS SEVERAL TIMES TO INSURE ACCURACY.

 AVAILABLE IN ALL CAP SIZES.

      CAP SIZE
(INCH)

      CAP SIZE
(INCH)

      FRONT
TO BACK
(INCH)

      SIDE TO
SIDE ACROSS FOREHEAD
(INCH)

      SIDE TO
SIDE OVER TOP
(INCH)

      TEMPLE TO
TEMPLE ACROSS BACK
(INCH)

      NAPE
OF NECK
(INCH)

      ULTRA PETITE
(UP)

20-20.5″
12-12.5″
10-10.5″
10.5-11″
12.5-13″
4-4.5″

      PETITE (P)

21-21.5″
13-13.5″
11″
11.5-11.75″
13-13.5″
4.5-5″

      AVERAGE (A)

22-22.5″
14-14.5″
12-12.5″
12.5-13″
14.5-15″
5-5.5″

      LARGE(L)

23-23.5″
15-15.5″
12.5-13″
13-13.5″
15-15.5″
5.5-6″
      MEASURE

CIRCUMFERENCE

BEGIN FRONT AT CENTER OF HAIRLINE AND MEASURE ABOVE EAR TOWARDS BACK OF HEAD WHILE KEEPING MEASURING TAPE AT NAPE OF NECK TO OPPOSITE SIDE.

FRONT TO NAH FRONT HAIRLINE, PLACE MEASURING TAPE ACROSS TOP MIDDLE OF HEAD TO NAPE. NAPE OF NECK IS FOUND BY TILTING HEAD BACK WHILE LOOKING UP. AREA WHERE SKIN FOLDS IS THE NAPE. BACK OF WIG SHOULD BE POSITIONED DIRECTLY ABOVE THIS AREA SO WIG STAYS IN PLACE.

EAR TO EAR ACROSS FOREHEAD

PLACE MEASURING TAPE AT TEMPLE AND BRING TAPE TO TOP OF HEAD. GO 1.5 INCHES BEHIND FRONT HAIRLINE AND DOWN TO OPPOSITE TEMPLE.
EAR TO EAR OVER TOP OF HEAD

MEASURE WITH TAPE AGAINST HEAD AT THE TOP EDGE OF EAR. CONTINUE ACROSS TOP HEAD TO OPPOSITE EAR.

TEMPLE TO TEMPLE

WHILE MEASURING TAPE AGAINST SIDEBURNS AROUND HEAD. CONTINUE ABOVE OCCIPITAL BONE TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE.

      NAPE OF NECK

NAPE: THE MEASURES THE WIDTH OF THE HAIR AT THE NAPE OF YOUR NECK. PLACE TAPE AT THE END OF YOUR HAIRLINE AT THE NAPE AND MEASURE ACROSS THE WIDTH OF THE HAIR. IF YOU WANT MORE ROOM AT THE NAPE, YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER ADDING A HALF INCH TO YOUR NAPE MEASUREMENT.

THE BEST THING ABOUT APPLYING A FULL LACE WIG IS THAT YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF. IT IS ALSO QUITE EASY ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THE TECHNIQUE AND PRACTICE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES.

ONE OF THE MAJOR ISSUES THAT MANY PEOPLE FACE IS THAT A FRONT LACE WIG FRAYS AT THE FOREHEAD AREA. TO AVOID IT HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO FOLLOW WHEN ATTACHING A FRONT LACE WIG.

YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO TYPES OF ATTACHMENTS: DOUBLE SIDED TAPES AND LIQUID ADHESIVES. THIS IS ATTACHED TO YOUR SCALP OR BALDING AREA. ENSURE THAT THE PRODUCT YOU USE IS OF A HIGH QUALITY AND SUITABLE FOR HUMAN USE. THERE ARE SPECIAL ATTACHMENTS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE PURPOSE.

USING ADHESIVE: THE FRONT LACE IS PUT BACK AT LEAST TO A WIDTH OF ONE INCH. THE ADHESIVE IS THEN APPLIED WHICH DISAPPEARS INTO THE LACE FRONT. THE WIG IS THEN PLACED OVER THIS. THE PROPER USE OF THIS METHOD CREATES AN ILLUSION OF HAIR GROWING OUT OF THE SCALP.

USING TAPE: CUT THE TAPE INTO STRIPS OF 3 INCHES IN LENGTH AND APPROXIMATELY 3.8 INCHES IN WIDTH. TAKE ONE STRIP AND LAY IT ON TO THE POLYURETHANE TAPE PATCH AREA WHERE THE LACE FRONT CONNECTS TO IT. NOW YOU CAN LAY THE STRIP ON THE FRONT HAIRLINE TO THE EDGE OF THE LACE. PRESS AND HOLD IT DOWN. PROCEED WITH LAYING THE STRIPS UNTIL YOU HAVE TAPED THE ENTIRE FRONT FROM EDGE TO EDGE. REMEMBER TO APPLY PRESSURE ON THE STRIPS AS YOU GO ALONG. YOU MAY NEED TO CUT AND OVERLAP THE STRIPS AS AND WHEN NECESSARY TO FIT THE SHAPE OF THE HEAD BUT THIS IS OK. END BY ATTACHING THE LAST STRIP TO THE POLYURETHANE AREA NEXT TO THE LACE FRONT ON THE OTHER SIDE. ENSURE THAT THERE ARE NO GAPS IN THE TAPE STRIP LINE.

THIS ADHESIVE / TAPE WILL HELP FIRMLY HOLD THE WIG IN PLACE THE MAIN REASON FOR PUTTING THE ADHESIVE OR TAPE ON IS TO ENSURE THAT THE WIG DOES NOT LOOK UNNATURAL. IT ALSO HELPS IN STYLING AS WELL.