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Wig Sizing Guide

Wig Sizing Guide | Hairlucinationswigs

Wig Sizing Guide from Hairlucinationswigs

Here, at Hairlucinationswigs, we suggest that just as you would consider and check the size for a new top or pair of shoes before you buy, it is essential to consider your correct wig measurements before you buy for the perfect fit.

If you are buying from our range of many gorgeous wigs, one of your first priorities should be to determine how to measure your head for a wig. This is a straightforward procedure that will ensure your wig measurements are right for you.

We can guide you through the wig measurement process and what sizes to look for in the estimated size guide below.

How to measure your head for a wig

Getting your wig measurements doesn’t have to be complicated – just follow these three easy steps! We have provided an image for reference to assist you.

  1. Take a soft tape measure and measure from the front of your hairline to just above your ears.
  2. Wrap the tape measure around to where your neck bends, under the occipital bone (which is also called the Bone of Knowledge).
  3. Bring it back round to the front hairline where you started.


If you are measuring on top of your natural hair, we would advise that you ensure it is as flat as possible to give you an accurate measurement.

Getting the right wig size is important and we hope you feel more confident with how to measure for your correct wig size as it will make a difference to how comfortable you feel. If you are worried about your wig being too big and slipping or being so tight that you get a headache, you are much less likely to wear it. Besides, we want to see you looking and feeling amazing. For more exact measurements please read the individual description on each wig.

When it comes to size, Medium/Petite is our most popular choice of size. Around 90% of customers opt for an Medium/Petite cap size which has a circumference of 21.5” (54.6 cm). Even if you don’t fall into this exact fit, all our wigs come with adjustable pull straps which give around 1” (2.5 cm) either way so your wig can be tightened or slackened to fit snugly on your scalp.

Sizing up wigs for beginners

Cap size Circumference
Petite 21” (53.3 cm)
Medium/Petite 21.5” (54.6cm)
Medium 22” (55.8cm)
Large 23” (58.4cm)


The best wigs for beginners and first-timers

If you are wearing a wig for the first time, you may want a subtle transition from your natural colour and style. Choosing a wig that is close to your natural colour and cut can initially help you feel more comfortable until you feel more confident experimenting with new and different styles.

Our most popular selling wig, Hairlucinationswigs lovely Lizzie, shares her own personal wig journey and how she loves to try out new looks as often as she can, encouraging other ladies to change their wig style with confidence. Learn more about the Lizzie wig HERE. Once you have purchased a wig, you can ask your hairdresser to cut the wig into a shape which complements your facial features and give you a look that makes you feel like ‘you’ again.

Lace Front Wigs

Hairlucinationswigs recommends that if you like to wear your hair away from your face, a lace front wig is a perfect choice. This delicate finish allows you to part your hair in whatever place suits you best and the superfine front section provides the all-important undetectable hairline.

A lace front wig is also great for ladies suffering from complete hair loss as many of our range are fitted with a non-slip poly strip, which is discreetly fitted into the front of each cap for reliable staying power day after day.

Experimental wig wearers

If you like to experiment with different styles, hand tied wigs are a great way to change up your style without compromising on the look and feel of your wig. Each individual hair is lovingly hand-tied onto a soft mesh cap to provide a super-comfortable and super-soft fit. There are no wefts and no mechanical stitching used to imitate all-over natural hair growth, even if you look really closely! So play around with the style of your new wig as if it were your own natural locks!