Wig Length Guide--Choose the perfect length
How a Wig is Measured
When you’re shopping for wigs, you’ll like d in various lengths. But have you ever wondered what that means exactly?
The measurement listed on the wig is an approximation of where the hair on the unit will fall after it’s installed. For example, if It’s 12 inches, the hair will land about 12 inches from the crown of your head.
Wigs are measured from the root of the hair around the crown to the ends. Curly and wavy styles are measured the same way, but when taking the measurement, the hair is pulled straight to get an accurate measurement.
As a general rule, curly hair will fall ito 2 inches shorter on your back than straight hair but can fall even shorter depending on how tight the curl pattern is.
Of course, there may be slight fluctuations in the length depending on the texture of hair, how it’s installed, and your height. To help you better understand wig measurements, or to measure a unit yourself, follow the steps below.
Wig Length Guide: 3 Steps to Measure a Wig
1. Place the unit on a wig head or lay flat on a table. If the unit is wavy or curly, gently stretch the hair and straighten as much as possible before taking measurements.
2. Locate the longest part of the hair and place a measuring tape at the crown, pulling it down until It reaches the ends. If the unit Is on a table, make sure you’re measuring from the roots near the crown and not from the front of the unit.
3. Record the measurement. If the unit has layers or is asymmetrical (Aline cut), you may want to measure the sides as well so you have a good understanding of where the hair will fall when it’s installed.