How to Measure the Length of a Wig Accurately?

Release time:2023-09-06 14:44

Accurately measuring a wig’s length is an art, unlocking the door to a perfect fit and natural appearance. This guide will accompany you on a journey of precision, understanding each strand’s story from the crown to the tip, helping you discover the ideal measurement and ultimate confidence in your wig selection.

1, Preparation

Place the wig on a wig stand or head form. To accurately measure hair length on an existing wig, pull the wig cap over the wig stand or shape. Adjust the wig so that the hairline follows the forehead and behind the ears.

Place the wig on a wig stand or head form

If you don’t have a wig stand or head form, lay the wig flat on a table or other flat surface.

2, Positioning

Place the end of the flexible tape measure on the top of the wig. The crown is the highest point on the back of the skull. Position the area on the head shape and place the end of the flexible tape measure there.

If you are measuring wigs on the table, do not place a tape measure on the hairline in front of you! Be sure to start measuring from the top of the wig cap. If you don’t have a flexible strap, a ruler can work.

3, Measurement

Pull the tape measure from the base to the back end. Find the tip of the longest layer on the back of the wig. Measure the length of hair from the root (starting from the tip of the hat or scalp) to the longest tip.

The length of a wig is usually measured in inches, but as a precaution, it can be written in inches and centimeters.

This measure is’ completed length ‘. This is the only length measurement listed on the wig website and packaging. Most wigs have a shorter layer at the top, so measuring the side does not provide accurate length measurements.

4, For Wavy or Curly Hair

Stretch wavy or curly hair, measuring from root to tip. Gently pull the wig to straighten it. Then measure the hair from the root to the longest point on the back of the wig.

This is the true length of the hair, as unstretched curls and waves appear shorter than they really are.

how to measure the length of wavy or curly hair wig

Measure from the crown to the end of the side to check the length of the layers. Wig layers are not listed on wig websites or packaging, but the measurements page can give you a better idea of where those layers fall. Measure from root to tip, starting at the crown, just like before. You only need to measure one side as the other side should be the same length.