Large noggin? We've got you covered with the best face masks for big heads

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We've got just the mask for you and your big head. (Photo: MOVEFORWARDFIRST/Etsy)
We've got just the mask for you and your big head. (Photo: Move Forward First/Etsy)

There are tons of options nowadays when it comes to face masks, from disposables to KN95s to fun cloth numbers. However, many masks are one-size-fits all — and if you have a large noggin, that's not going to cut it.

If you've been blessed with a big head (bonus points if you also have a bushy beard!), the last thing you want is a mask that slides off your nose, hurts your ears or feels too tight around the chin and mouth. Have no fear — companies far and wide have heard the pleas for larger masks and are now thinking big, with a slew of XL and XXL options.

We found Amazon's No. 1 bestselling extra-large face mask with a whopping 92,000 reviews and this tailor-made XXL face mask that measures 11 inches wide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended wearing a face mask in public settings, events and gatherings for quite some time now. While face mask mandates in certain scenarios are starting to relax due to vaccinations and new learnings, chances are you still want to wear a mask in large gatherings and mixed company — so finding one that fits well is key.

We've rounded up some of the best face masks for big heads below.

More than 137,000 of these masks have been sold!

A handsome, made-in-the-USA mask. (Photo: Etsy)
A handsome, made-in-the-USA mask. (Photo: Etsy)

Made in the good ole USA (Los Angeles, to be exact), this two-layer cotton mask has soft ear loops and comes in 21 colors and prints, ranging from basic gray to cool camo. Available in XL and XXL sizes; the XL measures 8.25”W x 6”H and the XXL measures 8.75”W x 6.75”H.

"I’m a 6ft 180 lb guy. I got the XL. I finally got a mask that fits me well. I don’t have to adjust it as much when I talk. I got the navy blue and black. It looks great when I’m wearing it with my suit at work," one reviewer said.

An XL face mask with an impressive 92,000 reviews

Meet Amazon's No. 1 best-selling cloth face mask. (Photo: Amazon)
Meet Amazon's No. 1 bestselling cloth face mask. (Photo: Amazon)

Amazon's No. 1 bestselling EnerPlex cloth mask has a whopping 92,000 reviews! It's made with a 3-layer design that's water resistant and breathable and features stretch ear loops for a snug fit. Find the XL mask in three colors; black, blue and white. A pack of three is on sale for $22 right now! 

"I have been having trouble finding a good quality comfortable mask for my big face/head. After numerous orders on Amazon, I finally found one that fits comfortably, especially around my ears," one reviewer said. "It also does not pull my ears and doesn't fog up my glasses too much...I have been wearing it for over an hour now while working at home and at times forgot I was wearing it when trying to sip my coffee!"

An XL face mask made by a professional tailor — 50 percent off!

Tailor-made, and made to last. (Photo: Etsy)
Tailor-made, and made to last. (Photo: Etsy)

Talk about durable: This mask — handmade by a tailor! — has three layers of cotton poly fabric and double stitching on the nose bridge. It also includes elastic ear loops and a head strap attachment. The design is 20 to 60 percent larger than the average mask. It comes in nine colors and prints including black, blue, gray, pink, red, nautical, hats and bikes. Available in XL and XXL sizes, the XL measures 10" W x 6" H and the XXL measures 11" W x 7" H. Grab it while it's half off!

"These masks are wonderful," says a fan. "My father needed extra large masks, but no matter where we ordered or bought from, the masks were always too small for him...Then I found this shop and everything changed! I loved how the seller modeled his masks to show the difference between the masks he made vs the standard ones....That showed me he truly got the difficulty, and also that his masks were truly extra large...If you or a loved one needs extra large masks, I strongly advise you to buy them at this shop, you will not be disappointed!"

A lightweight face mask in seven colors, for just $2.50 (50 percent off!)

Cotton voile in a slew of colors. (Photo: Etsy)
Cotton voile in a slew of colors. (Photo: Etsy)

This 100 percent cotton voile mask has adjustable ear loops with rubber stoppers, and a thin layer of cotton padding between the first two layers. Find it in seven colors; black, navy, red, grey, white, light blue and pink. Available in L (9.5" W x 6" H) and XL (10" W x 6.5" H).

"I got this mask for my husband; he's always complaining about how all the masks we have are too small for his head and how they fold his ears. He was so happy that these fit him perfectly!" one reviewer says.

A wool face mask with extra charm

Warm and effective, in one chic package. (Photo: Etsy)
Warm and effective, in one chic package. (Photo: Etsy)

Bring on the coziness — this mask is made with two layers of Pendleton wool, with cotton on the inside. The elastic bands have adjustable tension for a perfect fit. Find it in five colors; bronze/navy, blue/brown, red/black, green/cream, rust/cream. The mask measures 9" W x 6" H.

"I am really liking this mask so far. Looks great, fits my bigger face better than all of the rest, easy to take on and off or just fold down in-between breaks or shopping, and fast shipping. Can't go wrong across the board!" one reviewer says.

An XL face mask that stretches to 9 inches wide

Handmade, with a filter pocket to boot. (Photo: Etsy)
Handmade, with a filter pocket to boot. (Photo: Etsy)

This mask, measuring 7.5" W x 7.5" H, is made with a double layer cotton blend, and features elastic ear loops that stretch up to 9 inches for a comfortable fit. It comes in black, navy, royal blue, purple, chambray and forest green.

"Perfect! We have some big guys at work who had trouble finding masks big enough for their heads and their beards. These fit them perfectly, even with the beards. They shipped really fast as well. Excellent product and service!" one reviewer shared.

An extra-long face mask that's great for bushy beards

This baby offers full coverage. (Photo: Etsy)
This baby offers full coverage. (Photo: Etsy)

This handmade mask features 100 percent cotton, adjustable clear acrylic support side pieces and paracord straps — there's even a rear connector to avoid ear irritation. Find it in 41 colors, prints and patterns ranging from classic black to green plaid. More than 6,000 of these babies have been sold! The mask measures 11" W x 9" H.

"This mask was an absolute hit. My extended family did a Secret Santa mask swap this year. I drew my cousin’s husband who has a big, thick long beard that would make ZZ Top acknowledge him as a sharp dressed man. He loves it!" one happy reviewer said. "He said that it’s the first time he’s been able to wear a mask comfortably. It doesn’t pull on his ears, it doesn’t crush down his beard and make his face itch, and he doesn’t have to feel self conscious about creases or straggling hairs when he takes it off..."

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