I would like to ask you a question about wigs, specifically correct sizing. I have owned several cheap wigs in the past and recently purchased a couple of good quality wigs. In purchasing them I think I have them sized correctly, they feel good and stay in place, my issue is if I wear a wig for any length of time, a couple of hours or more, they leave a mark on my forehead. Is this common? Have I once again listened to the website’s instructions and purchased a wig too small?
I look at size charts on websites as merely are as a suggestion. I can take my measurements and order a dress size that lines up with the chart and still get a dress that is not the right size. It can be frustrating, especially when you order something that can’t be returned, like lingerie, heels, or a wig. If you are ordering from a website that has reviews from people who have purchased the same item, read them and see if others comment on whether or not the item runs large or small.
You can wear something that fits perfectly but still leaves impressions on your skin. I had a bra fitting and I only purchase bras that are my correct size, but they still leave a mark. Same with stockings or tights or clip-on earrings.
When it comes to wigs, and almost everything we wear, it comes down to whether or not it stays in place. If your wig is too small, it will slowly creep up and not be secure on your head. If it is too big, it will move around. It sounds like your hair fits well, feels good, and stays in place. The impressions on your skin might just be something that comes with the territory. Sacrifice over comfort, if you will.
If you want to avoid impressions on your forehead, I would recommend buying a size larger than what you may need, and using other methods to secure it. You may want to consider wearing a wig cap which would prevent your wig from moving around. They are available in both a mesh and a nylon style. Other girls use special wig tape, bobby pins, or hair clips to keep their hair in place. Many wigs also are adjustable and you can modify the size of it to fit your head.
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There are also wig grips, much like headbands, that are made of different materials. Some are velvet, which may soften the line across the forehead. Others are made of silicone and gel.
While my natural hair is long, I sometimes wear a wig or a fall. For me it works best to remove the ear tab elastics or any other hold down feature and sew in several wig clips at different positions on the inside of the cap. Then when I place the wig on my head I just press down and let the wig clips grip my real hair. Perhaps this method will work for some of the other sisters.
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