Mastering Wig Wearing: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Mastering Wig Wearing: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Welcome, new wig wearers! If you're embarking on the exciting journey of wearing wigs, you likely have a multitude of questions about selecting the perfect piece. Fear not! We've crafted this comprehensive guide to assist beginners like you in navigating the process effortlessly. Below, our experts have compiled essential tips and information to guide you every step of the way.

Choosing Your Perfect Fit

Ensuring utmost comfort while wearing a wig begins with selecting the right size. 

Determine Your Size 

Discover your perfect wig size and pinpoint your placement on the Ellen Wille sizing chart with just three simple steps. Grab a fabric measuring tape, pen, paper, and if needed, a wig cap for securing your natural hair under the wig.

Step 1: Measure Your Head Circumference

Begin by using a fabric measuring tape to determine the circumference of your head. Start at your front hairline, wrap the tape around the back of your head, just above your neck's hairline. Ensure a snug fit without being too tight.

Step 2: Measure Your Ear-to-Ear

From the front hairline, measure 7" inches back to establish the top of your head point. Then, position the measuring tape horizontally from this point and measure the distance from ear to ear. The tape should extend just in front of your ears on both sides.

Step 3: Measure Front to Back

Starting at the front hairline, guide the measuring tape over the middle of your head and down to your nape. Refer to our "How to Measure for a Wig" video for tips on locating the front hairline and nape, especially if no hair is present.

Ellen Wille Wig Cap Sizing

Understanding the Ellen Wille Sizing Chart:

After recording your three measurements, consult the Ellen Wille sizing chart to determine your category for each measurement (Circumference, Ear-to-Ear, Front-to-Back). Note: If your measurements fall into different sizing categories, opt for the largest size among the three.

Ellen Wille Wig Cap Sizes:

While the standard wig size is petite/average, most of our wig cap designs offer enough stretch to accommodate up to an average/large size. Cap designs such as 100% Hand Tied, Open Wefted, and Enclosed Wefted allow for this flexibility.

Ellen Wille also provides Large and Petite styles, denoted by "Small" or "Large" in the style name. For instance, "Elite Small" or "Tempo Large".

Finding Your Perfect Style

Best Wigs for Beginners

Explore different wig options based on your preferences and lifestyle with a consultation from a wig expert.

Selecting the right style is crucial, and it can sometimes be the most challenging part of wig shopping. Consider these tips:

  • Synthetic wigs retain their style and are low maintenance, making them a popular choice for beginners.
  • Heat Friendly synthetic wigs require more maintenance, but allow for versatility with heat styling. 
  • Human hair wigs offer versatility but require more maintenance and styling.
  • Prime blend wigs encompass the best of both worlds, and have style memory. 
  • Consult a stylist experienced in wig customization for expert advice on styling and customizing your wigs.

Finding Your Perfect Color

Choosing a suitable color is fun and essential for complementing your skin tone and personality. Schedule a consultation with a retailer for expert color guidance, and visit our Ellen Wille Color Philosophy bog for more information.

Ellen Wille Wig Color Family Chart
How to Wear a Wig for Beginners

Properly wearing your wig is crucial for comfort and confidence.

Putting on a Wig for the First Time

Follow these steps for a seamless wig-wearing experience:

- Prep your hair accordingly, whether short or long, to ensure a smooth fit.
- Use a wig cap for added security and comfort.
- Put on your wig carefully, adjust as needed, and secure in place.
- If you have existing biological hair, see our guide: 

How to Flat Wrap Bio Hair under a Wig Cap
- Additional support options include non slip grip bands, tape clips, adjusting the velcro straps, and adjusting the metal stays in the ear tabs for a comfortable and secure fit. 

Care and Maintenance

Proper care is essential for preserving the quality of your wig:

- Follow specific cleaning instructions for synthetic and human hair wigs to maintain their condition and longevity. Visit our guide for more information. 

Wig Care Kit

Embarking on your wig-wearing journey can be an exciting adventure. With the right guidance and knowledge, you'll confidently step out in your fabulous new wig, exuding show-stopping confidence. 

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