Guide to Choose Wig Length

Are you buying a wig for the first time? Selecting your new wig is a fun and exciting experience. But it can seem a little daunting as there are so many styles, textures, colors and cuts to choose from. How do you make up your mind? If you're unclear about how to narrow down styles and pick ones that will work best for you. Start choosing wigs by length. It is a good way to narrow down the overwhelming options. And even if this isn’t your first wig, you may learn some new tips that will assist you in choosing your next wig.

 

 

Classification of wig length

It’s not hard to understand the concept of wig length. Usually people will refer to wig length as short wigs, medium wigs, long wigs and extra long wigs respectively (as shown in the following Table). But there is no agreed criterion for the specific inches of each category of wig length. The table below is showing you a rough classification of wig length. It’s normal that some people may call a 14-inches long wig as a short wig, because it is basically based on personal judgment. All you need to do is to focus on the length that suits you. The specific inches just offer you as reference when you are shopping for wigs.

 

 

Wig length chart

Now that you have known the classification of wig length, you are probably wondering how to precisely measure length of your hair wigs? The right way to measure the length of wigs for both straight and curly hair is to measure the hair from the head top to the hair ends when the hair is stretched. So for the same length, curly wigs will looks shorter (depends on how deep the curl is) than straight wigs.

Wig length is a crucial part of the choosing process as the way the wig falls will determine how well it suits you. Here is a wig length chart in detail to tell you what straight wigs, wavy wigs and wavy wigs will look like on you in different hair length. Do keep in mind that the chart is not absolute correct because everybody is different. You have to take body structure and height into consideration.

 

 

Selection of wig length

Wigs come in many different lengths, from very short to extra-long. The length you’re going to choose depends on your taste and preferences. Some girls are into short pixie cuts while others enjoy long, lustrous locks. Here are the several factors that you may want to consider when choosing the length of wigs.

Face shape

When it comes to deciding on the length of your wigs, let your face be your guide. Choose a length that will accentuate your facial features, such as your eyes, cheeks, jaw line and smile. The length of your hair should balance out your features and the shape of your face. If you have a long face, you probably need to avoid extremely short or long wigs as either one will further elongate your face. Medium length wigs will balance the shape of your face. If you have round or square face, longer wigs will be better for you. If you have a heart-shaped face, hair length past your chin is the perfect fit for you. If you have an oval-shaped face, consider yourself lucky, because any length will work for you.

Lifestyle

When thinking about your new wig length, think about your lifestyle first. If you’re always on the go, working out, swimming or playing with your kids, the long hair may get in the way or constantly be pulled back. If this sounds like you, consider a short wig. If your lifestyle demands a easier-to-maintain hairstyle, think about short wigs. Short bob-style wigs have even been labeled “shake-and-go” when speaking to low maintenance and ready-to-wear ease. on the contrary, if you have enough to maintain and style your wigs, long wigs will be your option. Long wigs do come with versatile colors and curls and you can braid them into new hairstyles.

Convenience

We all know that sweating is big issue for wig wearers especially in summer. That’s why summer is slack season for wig companies. Compared with long wigs, short wigs are more popular in summer due to the hot weather. In addition, short wigs are easier to wear than long wigs, especially in the summer when it’s really warm outside. Long wigs are fun, especially if you’ve never been able to have long hair before, but can easily tangle and consistently need to be brushed out. Also long wigs can hold more curls and looks more voluminous. Short and wigs presents different look and also their own pros and cons. Just figure out what you want before ordering.

 

 

Price

Before you go and pick the longest wig available, bear in mind that the longer the length, the more expensive the wig will be. Besides, not every hair is in the same length on a wig. The so-called length of wigs is the length of the longest hair of the whole wig. Other short hairs are used to create layers and natural look. Therefore, when you get a wig and you want to measure its length, remember to measure the longest in its stretched condition. So if you are on a budget, shorter wigs may be cheaper than longer wigs. But it’s not absolute as the price will be influenced by many other factors such as color, lace area, hair texture and quality, etc. If this is your first wig, we recommend a normal 16 to 20-inch length that’s not over the top. You first want to get used to the feel of the wig.

When you’re buying a wig, make sure to choose the right length for your lifestyle. Think about how long you’re prepared to spend styling your hair. Whatever you decide, it’s best to buy a wig that’s longer than you would like, as you can always get it styled to suit you and get it trimmed to the correct length. If you want to have a more precise idea of where the hair will fall, you can go to a physical wig store to feel the length and buy it online. Hope this article can help you narrow down your search to the wig length that is right for you.

 

 

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