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Will My Wig Fall Off?

Posted on November 15 2019

When you first start wearing wigs, you may question if your wig will fall off in public: The answer is no - as long as your wig fits properly!

With modern advances in wig construction, if you wear a wig properly, it is highly unlikely to fall off. However, your chances of losing your wig increase if you’re wearing the incorrect size.

How To Measure For A Wig

Before you ever purchase a wig, you need to know your wig size. It’s easy to find out. You only need a soft measuring tape. To find your size, measure the circumference from the nape of your neck to your hairline. See the video below for how to measure your head for wigs.

Wigs come in three sizes: petite, average, and large. The sizes correspond to circumference measurements in inches. If your head measures 20 to 21.5 inches, you need a petite wig. 21.5 to 22.6 inches fit an average size. Large size wigs are intended for 22.5 to 23 inches. If you wear the wrong sized wig, you can’t have a secure fit. Consider if someone put on a large size wig when they need a petite. The wig could slip right off!

How To Keep A Wig From Slipping Off

You may still feel anxious even with a properly sized wig. If you are still concerned and feel the included adjustable straps in your wig are not enough, you have options. Using a bobby pin, you can secure the wig to your biological hair.

Wig glue and tape are always a choice as well. If you’re a Jon Renau fan, you’ll be happy to know the brand sells an adhesive for wigs. A tiny dab is all you need. It washes off with water at the end of the day.

Bobby pins and combs won’t work as well if you have little or no hair. If this is you and you want a more secure fit, try out a liner or band. We love Amy Gibson's WigSECURE. One side is high-end velvety fabric, while the other side is a non-slip silicone strip. Either side can be used for securing your wig – it’s reversible!

The Sure Grip by BeautiMark is also available and it slips on your head like a hairband. The hypoallergenic comfort liner cushions your head to relieve pressure points on the head. It also keeps your wig secure throughout the day. It can be adjusted with its Velcro strap. 

Modern wigs have definite staying power. Advances in wig construction have given us features like adjustable straps and ear tabs. If you’re wearing your correct size, your wig is not likely to fall off. Of course, for extra protection, you can always take additional precautions, including bobby pins or wig bands. If your wig feels secure, you do too! See the video below for visual assistance in wig sizes:

12 comments

  • The Wig Experts: March 19, 2020

    Hi Carolyn,

    You can read more about our awesome return policy here: https://www.wigs.com/apps/help-center#!hc-return-policy-1

    - The Wig Experts

  • Carolyn: March 19, 2020

    What is your return policy?

  • The Wig Experts: February 07, 2020

    Hi Joann,

    Many of the wigs we carry only come in an average size, which is why we have separate products and collections specifically for the large and petite size wigs. This way it’s easier to find! You can browse these collections here:

    Petite Wigs: https://www.wigs.com/collections/petite-wigs

    Large Wigs: https://www.wigs.com/collections/large-wigs

    - The Wig Experts

  • Joann M SCHAETZ: February 07, 2020

    I’m curious, why is it that when one selects a style, it only asks for the “color”, why does it not ask for the size???, since your website stresses that the size is the first most important issue to consider when wearing a wig?, you would think that it would be the first choice, mmhh🤔

  • The Wig Experts: February 04, 2020

    Hi Elaine,

    For you measurements, we highly recommend wigs from the brand Ellen Wille as they are all petite/average sized caps!

    You can shop Ellen Wille wigs here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/ellen-wille

    - The Wig Experts

  • Elaine : February 04, 2020

    I am on the border of a petite and regular. Which should I get?

  • The Wig Experts: February 03, 2020

    Hi Cynthia,

    We do carry petite size wigs, and you can shop our selection here: https://www.wigs.com/collections/petite-wigs

    - The Wig Experts

  • cynthia liggins: February 03, 2020

    Hello

    do you carry petite wig caps? Thank you

  • The Wig Experts: January 23, 2020

    Hi Lois!

    You can shop our selection of large cap wigs here on our site: https://www.wigs.com/collections/large-wigs

    - The Wig Experts

  • Lois: January 23, 2020

    I need a large wig. Where can I find these on your site?

  • The Wig Experts: December 02, 2019

    Hi Sheree,

    We received your previous message about this issue, and we unsubscribed your email (the one you used to submit your blog comment) on November 21, 2019.

    In terms of the text messages, please email your phone number to hello@wigs.com, and we will happily remove you from our list.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    - The Wig Experts

  • Sheree Wells: December 02, 2019

    I have asked several times to be removed from your mailing list and I am still receiving txt messages from this company I am not interested in purchasing any wigs from your company they are two over priced I don’t want this company sending me txt at 6:am in the morning or 11:pm at night when I am trying to rest please remove immediately

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