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Finding the Right Fit (For Hair Systems, Wigs, & Hair Pieces)

Choosing the right size for a human hair wig, hair system, or other hair piece is essential to ensure that it fits comfortably and looks natural. There are several factors to consider when selecting the right size, including head circumference, ear-to-ear length, and front-to-back length.


Head Circumference

Measuring your head circumference is the first step in determining the right size for your hair piece. To do this, use a flexible tape measure and wrap it around the widest part of your head, just above your eyebrows and ears. Make sure the tape measure is snug but not too tight, and note the measurement in inches or centimeters.

Ear-to-Ear Length

The next step is to measure the distance between your ears across the top of your head. This measurement is known as the ear-to-ear length and is essential to ensure that the hair piece sits comfortably and securely on your head.

Front-to-Back Length

The final measurement is the front-to-back length, which measures the distance from your hairline to the nape of your neck. This measurement is crucial to ensure that the hair piece fits properly and sits comfortably on your head.

Mold or Tape Templates

A proper plaster mold or tape template must be taken tightly off the individuals head. It is then sent to the factory where a foam block is made so that there is a hard foam form for base manufacture in terms of size, shape and contour. Occasionally the base of the wig or hair system isn’t made snug to the foam block and the system is “sloppy” and loose.  An experienced technician can size the unit and take tucks in so that the system fits more snugly. Sometimes the system when it is well worn will stretch out and also needs those same tucks.  An analogy would be how socks age after 100 washes! They droop at your ankles as the elastic is worn out and the material is all stretched out.

If the system or wig is too loose when new, sometimes it needs to be remade. Of course, this is assuming that the mold was made properly and didn’t stretch out itself.  If the technician is using an old mold, it can deform over time due to exposure to heat and cold. That is why it is necessary to take a new mold from time to time so that the fit is exact when a new order at the factory goes into the foam making stage.

Contact Eldorado

There are other explanations why a system or wig doesn’t fit but the above examples are the primary reasons. Questions? Fill out our quick contact form or call (410) 931-3399. We can help you choose the best Baltimore hair systems or other hair replacement methods for your needs. Stop by our Baltimore hair restoration center today.