Tuesday, March 3, 2020

My Wig’s Not Too Small – My Head is Too Big!

In general, girls like us have bigger heads than civilian girls. So it behooves us ladies to adorn our heads with bigger wigs just like the girls above.

In my youth, I did not pay attention to wig sizes – I assumed that wigs trying to escape from my head was par for the course in WigLand. Then I bought a large-sized wig and happily discovered that it did not try to runaway from me like my average-sized wigs!

Here are some signs your wig is too small (according to wigs.com):

👧 If the wig slides back on your head and reveals your scalp or hairline, it’s too small.

👧 If the wig has a lace front, check it out. If it’s rolling under instead of lying flat, you need a bigger wig.

👧 Likewise, if your wig has a monofilament top, it should lay flat too. If the monofilament cap sticks up like a point on the top of your head, that’s a symptom of a wig that’s too small.

👧 Lastly, if it’s too tight, it’s obviously too small. If it squeezes your temples or pulls your biological hair, it’s too tight.

I learned my lesson and now I only buy large-sized wigs. They not only fit better, but they look better because they are properly proportioned for my large head.

The only problem (and it is a big problem) is that the selection of wigs in large sizes is limited. For example, I searched one online wig retailer and found 25 large-sized wigs, while that same retailer had over 650 average-sized wigs.

That is kind of discouraging, but I believe that the situation is improving. Wig manufacturers are expanding their line of large-sized wig models. For example, Gabor recently announced three new large-sized wig styles!

I don’t know if Gabor is reacting to a demand for larger wings from girls like us or not, but their new wigs are a welcome nonetheless.

Source: Madeleine
Wearing Madeleine

Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys
Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey and The Bowery Boys femulating in the 1952 film Hold That Line


  1. Slowly but surely the retail world is learning that we are a market that buys what they want to sell. This is the case for shoes, skirts, dresses and wigs. Let you green do the talking and things will continue to improve.

  2. Along this same line....

    Pat's right about the retail world catching up to us. I'm looking at the MAC "Beauty to the MAC" brochure about makeup services. It features several photos of "people like us". When I get a professional makeup application that's where I go! Oh, and if you don't already know, the "cost" is a merchandise cost. The makeover is free when you spend $60.