New to Wigs? If you’re unclear about how to narrow down styles and pick ones that will work best for you, our Wig Buyer’s Guide is here to help! Like selecting a diamond, choosing a wig requires some understanding and appreciation for details. This guide will walk you through the ins and outs of the 4 Cs of Wigs: Cut, Cap Size, Composition and Color.

1. Start with Style

Step 1: Hair Cut


Our site lets you easily narrow your search by length, texture and hairstyle. At the beginning, you may want to stick close to a style you’re familiar with. A more drastic change can always be made later as you get used to wearing a wig. That’s when the fun begins. Just think: endless style flexibility! Many of our clients ultimately have a lot of fun experimenting with a variety of looks. Certain face shapes are flattered by certain styles. Consult our guide for some tips!

2. Find Your Capsize

Step 2: Cap Size

While average size wigs tend to fit about 95% of customers, you will find that quite a few wigs also come in petite and large sizes. Consider that many also have adjustable straps that give up to 1/2″ so that you can achieve a comfortable and secure fit.

To determine the right size wig for you, measure the circumference of your head from the front hairline, behind your ear, to the nape of your neck, to your other ear and then back to the front hairline. Jot down your measurement, then consult the table below. Please note that sizes may vary slightly by brand and that not all wigs are available in all cap sizes.

Cap Size Chart

3. What Type of Hair is Right for You?

When considering composition, or how a wig is structured, think about the hair type as well as the cap construction.

While you may have preconceived notions about human hair and synthetic hair, the truth is that they both have advantages and limitations, which make them the right choice in different situations.

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