How to measure wig cap size.

How to measure wig cap size.

Choosing the right wig cap size is crucial to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Here's a detailed guide on how to measure your head to know what cap size you need when choosing a wig.

Step 1: To measure your head, you'll need a few things:

A soft measuring tape (if you don't have one, you can use a string and a ruler)

A mirror

A wig cap (optional)

Step 2: Prepare Your Hair

Before measuring your head, make sure your hair is flattened down as much as possible. If you have long hair, you may want to tie it in a low ponytail or braid it to keep it out of the way. Here is a simple detailed video on how to easily flatten your hair under the wig.

Step 3: Measure Your Head

To get an accurate measurement, follow these steps, and write down the numbers.



Step 4: Determine Your Cap Size Once you have your head measurement, you can use it to determine your wig cap size.

Wig cap sizes are typically categorized as follows:

Small: 21-21.5 inches (54-55 cm)

Medium: 22-22.5 inches (56-57 cm)

Large: 23-23.5 inches (58-59 cm)

If your head measurement falls between two sizes, it's best to go with the larger size. This will allow for a more comfortable fit, and you can always adjust the wig cap using the adjustable straps or combs.

Step 5: Try On Wigs

Once you know your cap size, you can start trying on wigs. It's always best to try on wigs in person, so you can get a feel for the fit and style. If you're unable to try on wigs in person, make sure to check the measurements and size charts before making a purchase.


If you're unsure about the cap size, you can always opt for a wig with an adjustable cap. These wigs have straps at the nape of the neck that can be tightened or loosened to fit your head. In conclusion, measuring your head is an important step in choosing the right wig cap size. By following these steps, you'll be able to find a comfortable and secure fit, so you can confidently wear your wig all day long.

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