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Choosing a Wig

If you are looking for a wig to wear occasionally when you want a quick style change, there are many good synthetic, pre-styled wigs that offer good, natural looking styles. If you have lost hair due to medical or genetic reasons, it is best to spend a bit more money and find one that is as close to your own hair color, thickness, and style as you can. Remember, don′t be too drastic in change unless you are using your wig for a dramatic change.

Expanding a Wig Cap

Is the wig size too small for your head? Measure around your head following your hairline and going up over your ears. Then measure front to front, and then ear to ear. A medium size wig would fit a person with a 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inch measurement around the head, 14 1/4 to 14 3/4 inches front to back, and 13 1/2 to 13 3/4 inches ear to ear. I think the Showgirl wig only comes in one size, but if that's the problem, you'll know what to look for next time.

Some wigs, by the way, are adjustable up to one inch. Look inside for two Velcro tabs on each side behind the ear and try adjusting that way. If your hair is very dark and you have "peach fuzz" that shows beyond the hairline of the wig, like in front of the ears, you could use your preferred method of hair removal (ouch!), but I'd be scared to do it on the forehead area -- although in the 1940's women used to wax their foreheads to get a "widow's peak" like a certain famous dark haired movie star. This is a very dangerous last resort. Not recommended... but listed as information.

You can stretch a wig a bit by carefully (VERY carefully) poking holes in the elastic around the head with small manicure scissors. You just want to slightly weaken the elastic by breaking a few strands. Too much and the wig will be ruined. Keep the scissors closed and poke into the elastic. Feel the stretch, and continue evenly spacing around the head. Go slowly and try the wig on after each adjustment to feel your way on this. (Do this only after everything else has failed and you've given up on the wig.)

Widening Out a Wig Cap

If the circumference around the head is the problem, not the size of the wig cap.. and the wig doesn't have tabs you can loosen at the base of the neck... You can take the step of splitting the back of the wig about 1 inch up AND sewing a strip of elastic in there. Problem... you will probably have to cut across a weft, so you'd need to finish the edges and make sure the weft that is not cut. Is thick enough to hide that seam... you may find yourself moving a bit of hair... or just using some hair spray.

How to Measure for a Wig?


Wig Style - Tiffany

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