It has been over a year since I shaved my head. I am not sure what I was thinking when I thought it would only be a year-long journey. I am not only speaking about my hair growing back, after keeping it shaved for 6 months, but also the lessons that I was going to learn through the whole experience. I was so wrong, this is still just the beginning for the truth beneath the wig.
If you follow Jon Renau on any social media outlet you will notice that there is a lot of talk about measuring and why it is so important. The reason for this is that very recently Jon Renau came out with new sizes in some of their top selling styles. What I did not expect from this launch of new sizes was how much I was going to learn from wearing a cap size that fits my measurements.
Before I shaved my head, my head measured at about average wig size with my biological hair wrapped. I have always worn an average size cap because as I have mentioned a few times, Carrie is my all-time favorite style and she was only available in average. My second favorite style is Blake, also only available in average. After I shaved my head last January, I measured at about a child/petite size; petite circumference with a child ear-to-ear and front-to-back measurement.
Here are the two things that I learned from wearing Carrie and Blake in a petite cap:
If I wear a wig that is too large for my head size (my Carrie or Blake in an average), one thing I noticed was that the wig moves around unless I wear adhesive. If I don’t wear adhesive I find myself readjusting the wig throughout the day. I have no problem wearing adhesive and I always preferred it. However, when I put on petite Carrie or Blake it is very secure and I do not need to wear any type of adhesive. I wore a Petite Blake for an entire week (even on New Year’s Eve) and never needed to use my lace front adhesive (I still love adhesive, it is my alternative hair security blanket, but I don’t need it), it was and is the same when I wear a Petite Carrie.
The second thing I learned is that when I wear a petite cap I do not experience the same amount of tangling in the nape area as I do when I wear an average sized cap. My front-to-back and ear-to-ear measurements are that of a child’s size. When I wear an average sized cap, there is a lot of extra base material. This extra material bunches up in the nape area which causes the tangling.
So here we are over a year into this journey and learning something new constantly, and I would not have it any other way.
For more information on how to measure watch this video all about how to measure. It is also very important to measure every six months to make sure that you are purchasing a wig that not only fits well, but will also last.