How To Measure Your Head For A Custom Lace Wig 2017-02-02T22:36:29+00:00

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 either:

  • Style your hair in a flat beehive

  • Braid it straight back in flat cornrows

  • Wrap it flat 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 so please round your measurements up. For Example: 21 3/4 should be rounded up to 22 and 11 1/4 should be rounded up to 11 1/2.  Always round the measurements up and not down. Once again, it is very important that you take the measurements several times to insure accuracy.

1.

Head Circumference

Measure all around the head. Position tape measure so its edge follows the hair line around the head and nape of the neck.

Head Circumference = ____ in.

(Average measurement is 22 inches)

2.

Front to Nape

(From Forehead to Nape)

Front to Nape

(From Forehead 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.

Front to Nape = ____ inches.
(Average measurement is 13.5 inches)

3.

Front Hairline

( From Ear to Ear)

Front Hairline

( From Ear to Ear)

At front of ear, measure from hairline at base of sideburn, up across the hair line along forehead to same point in front of other ear.

Front Hairline = _____ inches.

(Average measurement is 11.5 inches)

4.

 Over Top of Head

(From Ear to Ear)

Over Top of Head

(From Ear to Ear)

Ear to Ear Across Top of Head: This measures your head for the top of the wig base. Place tape against your head at the top edge of your ear and go directly across the top of your head to the top edge of the opposite ear.

Over Top of  Head = _____ inches.

(Average measurement is 11.5 inches)

5.

Point to Point

(From Temple to Temple)

Point to Point

(From Temple to Temple)

From temple to temple across the back of head.  Note: Place the tape measure at your temple to temple point on each side of your head as shown in the picture.

Point to Point = _____ inches.
(Average measurement is 14 inches)

6.

Nape of Neck

Nape of Neck

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.

Nape of  Neck = _____ inches.
(Average measurement is 5.5 inches)

 

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