Wig Length Guide-How to Measure Wig Length

When buying a wig online or from a wig store, you need to know basic knowledge about wig first. Such as wig cap construction, hair grade, color, texture and length, any of them will affect wig price much.

To measure the length of a wig, you will need to prepare a soft measuring tape.

How to Measure Wig Length Correct?

  • Step1. Place the wig on a wig stand or plastic model head, with the back of the wig facing up.
  • Step2. Smooth out any tangles in straight wig,stretch wave or curl to straight texture, make sure the longest hair in straight condition.
  • Step3. Use the measuring tape to measure from the crown of the head to the tips of the hair strands. Make sure to measure along the curvature of the wig, following the natural curve of the hair.

Note: It’s important to measure the wave or curly wig while the hair in straight station, it is not correct measure the wave or curly wig in its natural station.

Different Length of Wigs on Women

If you  need a wig reach to the middle of waist,we find 20 inch straight wig is ok, 2 inch extra length should be added if you want a wavy wig,4 inch extra length should be added if you want a curl wig.

Know More about Wig Length:

  • Short length wig generally refers to 8 inch-10 inch
  • Medium length wig generally refers to 12 inch-16 inch
  • Long length wig generally refers to 18 inch – 24inch
  • Extra long wig generally refers to 26 inch -28 inch

FAQ About Wig Length

The most popular wig length can vary depending on current fashion trends and personal preferences. However, generally speaking, 18 inch wigs are considered to be the most popular length for wigs. 18 inch wigs are versatile and can be styled in a variety of ways, making it suitable for both casual and formal occasions. They also work well with most face shapes and hair types. 

A 12-inch wig refers to the length of the hair from the crown of the head down to the tips, which is approximately 30 centimeters. This length typically falls just above the shoulders.

The lifespan of a wig is dependent on various factors such as how often it is worn, how well it is cared for, and the quality of the wig itself. Generally speaking, shorter wigs tend to last longer than longer wigs because they require less maintenance and are less susceptible to tangling and matting. Short wigs are also less likely to experience heat damage or split ends since they have less hair that needs to be styled.

However, the durability of a wig also depends on the quality of the materials used to make it. A high-quality short wig made with premium materials can last longer than a poor quality long wig. Therefore, it’s important to invest in a well-made wig and follow proper wig care guidelines to ensure it lasts as long as possible, regardless of its length.

Yes, a 20-inch wig is considered long. The length of the hair from the crown of the head down to the tips in a 20-inch wig is approximately 50 centimeters, which falls well below the shoulders and can even reach the mid-back or lower back. This length is often popular for those who want a dramatic and glamorous look, but it’s important to keep in mind that longer wigs may require more maintenance and care to keep them looking their best.

It usually means when you measure the length of wave or curl wig, you should make the wave or curl to straight hair,then measure it.

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