Where should the adjusters go when you put on a wig?

From a client email:

I am having trouble with the nape of my wigs. Where should the adjusters sit behind the ear or below and under the occipital bone? Note: I have a very narrow head.

The nape should be below the occipital bone, unless the back of your head is flat. (Heather has that issue due to having a fuller neck, for instance.)

The adjusters should be ideally above this, somewhere comfortably in between the bottom of the back of your ears and the top of the nape on the wig. This will differ from woman to woman, though, since it all depends on your head size and how far you let those adjusters in or out.

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The Bang: Your Wig Salvation?

Why You Should Try A Wig With Bangs

By: CysterWigs Contributor

When it comes to choosing a wig, every wig lover knows that the option they choose often involves tons of scrutiny and second-guessing based on one very bothersome detail – the part.

Middle part or side part? The answer truly depends on your personal preference. Both are stylish and can suit your look the way you want it to. However, any experienced wig wearer knows that a crappy part can ruin the look of a wig. Over-tweezed parts make your wig look thin and patchy, while under-tweezed parts can cause a wig to look really fake. Luckily for you, there’s a way to skip the pressure of perfecting your part altogether, while still rocking a flawless wig that suits you.

What’s the answer to your wig woes? One word – bangs. Why?

They’re quick and easy

Wigs with bangs are true lifesavers when it comes to saving time. Getting ready surely takes enough time as it is, and the last thing that you want when you’re running late for work or to that business meeting is to have to attack your wig’s hairline with gel or glue to ensure that the baby hairs look their best, or apply foundation to your part to help it look as natural as it can.

With bangs, there’s no hairline or part to worry about every time you wear your wig. Simply pop the wig on, brush and go! It’s that quick, and looks just as stunning.

They’re a style sensation

Bangs will never go out of style, and that’s for sure. Nothing beats the bold look of blunt, thick bangs, or the casually cute look of wispy bangs. They can look as natural and effortless as you want, or they can be a major fashion statement for your look. It’s up to you!

Bangs work on every style of wig. Your options are quite endless. Bobs or long tresses, straight or curly, thick density or natural density – bangs are so versatile.

Thinking of bangs? Consider your Face Shape!

Finding a wig with the right bangs is essential. Your face shape plays a grand part in the style you choose, as some bangs can highlight your best features better than others.

Round face? A wig with thick, side swept bangs can slim your face while bringing out your eyes.

Square face? A wig with straight bangs that rest right at or below your eyebrows balance your face without dragging down your features.

Heart-shaped faces pair well with wigs with layered bangs swept across the forehead to bring attention to the center of your gorgeous face.

Oval faces pair well with pretty much any type of bangs! Lucky you! You’re free to browse many types of wigs, and even to wear several with different bang styles.

Bangs are no longer the style of the dorky girl on TV – that trope is long outdated. Bangs are now fashionable and just plain fun to wear.

Added to the time that you’ll save every day getting ready, there’s definitely no reason for you not to get your hands on a wig with bangs ASAP!

Why do certain styles look longer/shorter on different people?

Customer Question:

I have to ask why some wigs look shorter on different people. For some reason the wigs, I only have one, look longer on me.

That is a fantastic question! Now, I also have a question for you, have you measured your face? (from your hairline to your chin) This measurement will help greatly with figuring what the length of a style will be on you, especially when it comes those shorter, pixie cuts! I also have a very petite cap size and about a 7″ long face. So, I know when I see a certain style has a fringe measurement of 3.75″ (about 4″), I know it’s most likely going to fall around my cheekbone, maybe a bit higher, like with Ivy by Noriko. I use this same trick for the side measurement as well. I find it really helps me determine if I’ll like the length of a certain style.

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What is Traction Alopecia?

By CysterWigs Contributor

There are many different forms of hair loss and just as many reasons for each one. Alopecia is the catch all name for hair loss and includes a type caused by traction – or a pulling force. You may be under the assumption that traction alopecia only occurs after wearing a super-tight style that causes the hair to be pulled from the roots. You might also think that traction alopecia is a quick and painful process. However, it can be a very slow burner, gradually eroding the hairline due to years or months of wearing the same tight style.

Signs of Traction Alopecia

● Bumps at roots
● White hair follicles showing
● Redness
● Itchy scalp
● Sores and broken skin
● Thinning
● Hair loss from root especially around hairline and nape
● Widening parts


Avoid tight styles or heavy hair pieces. You’ll also want to refrain from wearing the same style consistently for extended periods of time. If you have fine hair, don’t use heavy gels or wax. You’ll also want to stay away from hair pieces that clip in because they could affect the scalp or pull your hair out. Use a soft brush or fingers to style delicate edge hair.


Treatment for traction alopecia depends on the extent of hair loss. If caught quickly and the offending styles are halted, then there is a great chance that the hair will return to its normal density and length.

As with most types of hair loss, if it’s not caught early, the follicles can be irreversibly damaged will no longer produce viable hair cells. In this case, there may be permanent bald areas and scarring of the skin depending on the severity.

Depending on the position, traction alopecia can be covered by:

● Surrounding hair
● Wigs
● Or using hair fibers to fill in the area

Traction alopecia is a common condition that doesn’t have to have permanent effects. If you noticed that your hairstyle is too tight or you have significant thinning in particular areas, always seek the help of a professional before it’s too late.

How do I measure my perimeter if I don’t have any hair or a natural front hairline?

The four finger rule applies here.

Take your hand (excluding your thumb) with your fingers together and press them up against where your eyebrows are / should be.

Wherever the top of your hand is, that is generally where you should guide the measuring tape.

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