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Toppers, Wiglets, Top of the Head Hair Pieces... All Mean Full Beautiful Hair!

Posted on January 30 2017

Women (and men) are now losing their hair or thinning much younger these days than they were even 10 short years ago.  Thanks to the health of our declining environment, the GMO driven diet we are eating, and the overall stress level in our modern society… we are losing hair faster and sooner than ever!  Women are now starting to experience a decrease in hair growth in their mid to late 30’s on average.  In fact…1 in 4 women in the United States have some form of hair loss. Never before has the need for fuller more voluminous hair been such a quest for women all over the world. Shop all Toppers!


Many are turning to top pieces.  We tried to figure out what most people are calling these top of the head hairpieces and here are just some of the names we found:  toppers, wiglets (more of an old-fashioned name but quite popular), partial wig, top piece… toupe (not quite!).  Whatever you call it (we have decided to go with ‘toppers’) it means a perfect solution for adding volume and coverage at the top of the head where hair extensions can’t reach! 

So how can you determine if toppers are right for you?  If you want a fuller head of hair and the root, bang, or crown area but feel a wig may not be your optimal everyday solution… toppers may be the answer. 

Hair loss comes in many forms, from thin, fine hair at the front hairline to advanced diffused hair loss throughout. Not every woman is ready for a full wig everyday but may need help with more volume every day.   More manufacturers are responding to this need.  There are so many great choices now that will leave everyone wondering “what has she done with her hair?”

 You can pick a human hair topper or a synthetic hair topper.  They are both quite beautiful and each have their benefits.  You just have to figure out your needs and wants and match them up with a human hair topper or synthetic hair.  

How to measure and determine the right topper for you

Hair Topper for Thinning Hair

Follow these steps to properly measure and determine the size of the area that needs coverage.

  1. Determine the area of hair loss
    Using a fabric measuring tape, measure area from front to back and record results
     Measure area from side to side and record results
  2. Once you have your measurements, make sure to compare them to the topper hair pieces you are considering.  Make sure you get at least a quarter of an inch over the size of your thinning area so you have plenty of hair to clip in to.

The great thing about toppers...  you can customize them to perfectly blend in to your hair.  It will give you a little boost on top... we can all use a little boost;)


Be sure to factor in clip attachments on base. There must be a sufficient amount of hair to attach clip to.  You don’t want to use clips if there is virtually no or very little hair to clip a topper in to. If the hair is too thin, wigs will be your perfect solution. 

The most important thing to keep in mind:  Make sure you match your hair very well.  If the colors don’t match or blend naturally… you will not gain the benefit of a realistic and natural look!


How to Apply a Topper

Follow these steps to properly apply the topper you have chosen.

  1. Place over area of hair loss and check in the mirror for balance and style
  2. Apply front of topper about 1”-2” (2.5 - 5 cm) back from the natural hair line. Incorporate natural hairline (if available) for most natural look
  3. Secure front clip. Place hand on top of base to support as you secure the back clip(s), keeping base flat and taught against head. Do not pull when applyin
  4. Secure side clips, keeping base flat and taught against head
  5. Blend topper with hair and style as desired

If there is no hair present at the clip attachment site, you can remove the clip and apply using adhesive (on polyurethane areas only)

So go ahead… explore one of the best tools used by celebrity hair stylists and beauty experts.  Top Piece and Hair Toppers will give you the oomph you are looking for and you can still feel like you… only better!

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Do you need or want a topper?  Have you ever worn one?  We would love to see your comments below: 



  • The Wig Experts: August 24, 2017


    Thank you for your recent comment and for sharing your story on our blog!

    You will need a topper that is 6-8 inches long, based on your description. Now for color and style, we would be more than happy to do a topper style and color consultation for you to ensure that you find the perfect one! Please give us a call at 800.581.2001 (or at +1 214.855.1212 if you are outside the U.S.).

    If you would like to request a color consultation via email, you can email us at!

    All the best,

    The Wig Experts

  • Nancy: August 24, 2017

    I have thinning hair at crown and part. My hair is between ear and shoulder. I have it colored medium brown with a lot of highlights. I’m trying to match my scalp. I don’t know how to choose. Real or synthetic since I would need to color and do you have a topper that has light color highlights on medium brown hair? Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you. I am remaining hopeful.

  • The Wig Experts: June 06, 2017


    Thank you for your comment on our blog!

    We would be more than happy to assist you with finding the right hairpiece in the perfect color for you!
    Please give us a call at 800.581.2001 and one of our Wig Experts will help you!


    Thank you for your comment! We have taken note of your request and we will discuss this with our manufacturer soon. Thanks again!

  • dorothy : June 01, 2017

    Hi, I’m older and have never worn a hairpiece. Now the top area of my head and middle part show my scalp especially if my hair needs coloring. I need advise on what to order. I have short hair (just to jaw line or bottom of ears). My hair was very dark brown but now I keep it a sandy brown. I usually use light golden brown or light ash brown or even sometimes dark blonde color.
    It would be great if someone could contact me.

  • Anne Schmidt: February 06, 2017

    I have several of renee pf paris new addition,wish you had other choices?toppers Thanks

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