Lace Wig & Lace Frontal Guide
Before you start: Pin hair as flat and as tight as possible before taking the measurements. This will eliminate bulges that distort head contours. You may wrap hair in a hair cap, or braid hair back, or tie it back in a tight ponytail.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that you measure ACCURATELY. If you do not measure properly, your wig may not fit. Measure at least 2-3 times to be sure. Use a soft measuring tape to measure. We take measurements in whole and half inches. So please round your measurements up not down. Example: 12 3/4 should be rounded up to 13 and 12 1/4 should be rounded up to 12 1/2.
Special Note: If you are bald or do not have a hair line - you do not need to add the inch - simply put the tape measure where you would like your hairline to begin with the wig. The standard measurements above are just examples. Not everyone will meet these measurements - some may be under or over and that is perfectly fine.
Measure all around the head. Position tape measure so its edge follows the hair line around the head and nape of the neck. (Average measurement is about 22 inches).
2. Forehead to Nape
Measure from hairline at center of forehead straight back over crown to center of hairline at nape of neck. (Average measurement is about 15 inches).
3. Ear to Ear Across Front Hairline
At front of ear, measure from hairline at base of sideburn, up across the hair line along forehead to same point in front of other ear. (Average measurement is about 11 1/2 inches).
4. Ear to Ear Over Top
Measure from hairline directly above the ear across top of head to the hairline directly above the other ear. (Average measurement is 13 inches).
5. Temple to Temple Around Back
From temple to temple across the back of head. (Average measurement is about 14 inches).
6. Nape of Neck
Measure the width of hairline across the nape of the neck. (Average measurement is about 5 inches).
Density refers to how much hair is used on your cap to create fullness. It is important to note that the perception of density is affected by the type of hair used and how it is styled (e.g., rollers and hair spray create the illusion of fullness). Curly, wavy and poofy textured hair expands when combed out. When the hair is separated and combed, it looks fuller. Therefore, two wigs with the same exact hair density can look different based on the way it is styled and its hair texture. For a natural look, pick a density that is close to your own. Medium density is the average choice. It is generally better to have more hair than less because you can always thin it out. You will also have more hair to accommodate for normal shedding from daily grooming. Lighter density units need repairs more quickly for this reason- this is why we do not recommend densities less than 80%.
Light - 80% Light to Medium - 90% Medium - 100% Medium to Heavy - 130% Heavy - 150% Extra Heavy - 200%
3. Ear to Ear Across Front Hairline:
4. Ear to Ear Over Top:
5. Temple to Temple Around Back:
6. Nape of Neck:
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When choosing your lace color, choose based on your skin tone/scalp color.
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Swiss Lace (Most Popular): Almost all of the wigs we sell are Swiss lace wigs. This is the most popular and recommended choice due to its great undetectability and durability for normal use and wear.
French Lace: French lace is not as fine/thin as the Swiss lace. The material is thicker and not as undetectable as Swiss lace. You would be trading out undetectability for a little more durability with this choice.
Stretch Lace: Stretch lace is more durable than swiss or french lace, and stretch lace allows for adjustment and proper fit.
Knots simply refer to how the hairs are tied onto the base of the cap. The hairs are hand tied in individual sections to mimic natural hair growth. This is one of the main reasons lace units look so natural and move the way naturally growing hair does.
Single knots mean that the individual hairs are tied and knotted once. Single knots on the entire cap are useful for those who have complete hair loss and want to make sure that they can part anywhere and have camouflaged knots. Double knots are suitable for heavier densities and are recommended for durability. For heavier densities, we need to tie more hairs into a knot to create the fullness required.
Aside from having single knots at the hairline, knots can also be bleached to help further the illusion that the hair is growing out of one's scalp.
Full Lace with
Stretch Lace in Middle
Full Lace with Stretch from Ear to Ear
Full Lace with
No Stretch Lace
Silk Top Lace Wig
with Hidden Knots
Lace Wig Cap Construction Designs
Standard Wig Measurements
How to Take Measurements for a Lace Wig
How to Measure for Wig Hair Length
Length is measured from the crown of your head to where the hair falls on your back. To pick out the right length, it's best to measure exactly where you want the hair to fall on your back.
For wigs, the hair falls at different lengths on the sides, so it is usually naturally layered. If you would like the hair to fall all at the same length, you will have to order at least 4 inches longer than the length you are going for and have it bluntly cut at the same length.
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