Storing Hair Toppers

APRIL 5, 2023

Proper Storage

After covering the fundamentals of hair topper care such as washing, styling, and attachment, the next step is to master proper storage techniques. Effective storage is crucial for maintaining the fresh and flawless appearance of both synthetic and human hair pieces. Here are our top tips for ensuring that your hair topper is kept in optimal condition between wears.

Storage Tips

  • Tame your topper before you storing it

    Before storing your hair topper, it's essential to ensure that it's properly groomed. Just as you wouldn't put dirty clothes away in a drawer, you shouldn't store your hairpiece without first detangling it with a wide-tooth comb. It's also a good idea to check whether it requires a wash. If you've worn it 6-8 times, it's likely time to clean and condition it. Always use hair care products that are specifically formulated for your topper.

  • Never store if still damp 

    It's crucial to never store a damp hair topper, as moisture can cause the fiber and base materials to attract mold and dust. To avoid this, always allow your topper to dry completely before storing it. Place it on a wig stand or mannequin head to dry thoroughly, ensuring that all parts are fully dried before packing it away.

  • Consider short term vs. long term storage

    Consider the duration of storage when choosing where to keep your topper. If you wear it daily, a wig stand is a convenient option to store it overnight. However, if you only wear it occasionally or alternate between multiple hairpieces, it's best to keep it protected in its original box to prevent damage or wear over time. For traveling purposes, a travel bag such as the ResQ Bag Mini is a great option.

  • Keep away from excessive heat and direct sunlight

    To protect your topper, it's important to avoid exposing it to excessive heat and direct sunlight. While it's okay to use heat when styling human hair or heat-friendly synthetic toppers, prolonged exposure to high temperatures or sunlight can cause the hair to lose its color and become weakened. To keep your topper in the best condition possible, store it in a cool, dim area.

  • Find a safe location

    Your closet can be an ideal storage spot to keep your valuable hairpieces, as it can provide a cool and dry environment. Additionally, closets are typically inaccessible to curious children and pets, who may inadvertently damage your hair investments.

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