How to Get the Best Fit with a Wig
If you’re nervous about wearing a wig, you might be surprised to learn that they aren’t as noticeable as you’d think. With proper styling, a wig can look and feel indistinguishable from real hair—while being much easier to style!
The right wig is easy to find by paying attention to the hairline, and this can be one of the most important parts. Some wigs cover more hair, and some cover less, so it’s important that you select one that best matches your natural hairline. Doing this can give you an idea of what it would look like on your head and should be done before picking out the wig, not after. A good wig should have baby hairs around the front perimeter, which will create a bit of a natural blend from your actual hairline into the wig area.
Find Your Wig Size
Finding the right size wig can be tricky. It can be very upsetting and disappointing to see that your wig doesn’t fit properly and isn’t comfortable to wear, making you feel more self-conscious than usual and may make it harder to adjust to wearing one regularly. There are many things you can do, however, to ensure that your wig fits you properly and comfortably so that it will not only look good but feel good as well. The most important aspect of finding a good wig is picking one that fits you the best. To do this, you need to know the size of your head. Here are some tips for measuring your head, deciding which size to order, and getting the perfect fit for your wig.
Step 1: Measure Your Head Circumference. To measure your head circumference, wrap a tape measure around the widest portion of your head at its largest point. Make sure that it is above your ears and eyebrows; it’s like measuring the diameter of your skull. Write down your measurement in inches.
Step 2: Determine the Size of Your Wig. Now that you know your head’s circumference, you can figure out what size hairpiece will work best for you. Use these general guidelines: Extra Small = 17 – 19, Small = 19 – 20, Medium = 20 – 22, Large = 22 – 24, Extra Large = 24.
You may find that these sizes feel too small or large when trying them on. Some caps may even come with an adjustment piece that will allow you to adjust the wig up to 1 inch. Even so, it might not be until after wearing one for a bit that you realize how comfortable a particular wig feels or how much room there is inside of it.
Suppose you’re worried about having wigs look too artificial or fake. In that case, another thing you can do to make your wig look as natural as possible is to try parting your wig in a way that you usually part your hair when it is naturally growing. Doing this will give you an authentic appearance and make you feel more natural. Regardless of which style and method you choose, remember: wearing wigs does not have to be intimidating! The great thing about wigs is that they allow for such versatility and flexibility – whatever works best for you is exactly what should be worn on any given day!
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