Everything You Need to Know About Hair Toppers

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Toppers

In the world of hairpieces, it doesn’t have to be a full wig or nothing at all. If you are just looking for some coverage on the top of your head, consider a topper. Hair toppers, also called top pieces, come in various styles and textures. They are a great option for those looking to conceal hair loss, add volume, or even simply cover up root growth between salon visits.

Top Wave Hair Topper by Jon Renau

Top Wave 18" Hair Topper by Jon Renau

The right topper will be indistinguishable from your own hair – it will be your own little secret! 

Should I Get a Wig or Hair Topper?

Of course, wigs and toppers are different. There are pros and cons to both. The best choice for you depends on your needs. If you’re only looking for coverage on the crown of your head, a topper can handle that. If your thinning goes beyond the crown, you should look into a full wig. Toppers offer you partial coverage where you need it most while allowing your natural hair to show underneath. A good way to think of toppers is hair additions

How To Measure Hair Loss

Before browsing your options, take some time to measure the area you wish to have covered by the topper. Since it needs to blend in with your own hair, it’s vital you find a seamless fit. And great news, measuring is easy! All you need is a tape measure. First, measure side to side. This will be the width. Next, measure from the front of your hairline to the back of the thinning. This will be the length.

 Measuring for Hair Toppers

Got it? Great! You now have the measurement for the area you need to cover. However, this is not the measurement for your topper. It is essential that you add at least an inch to both the width and length. This way, you can ensure that your topper will be clipped onto healthy strong hair. This is important because you do not want to damage already thinning hair. After adding an inch to all sides, you may find you’re left with a size that is some where in the gray area. In this case, be cautious and size up. At Wigs.com, we recommend you re-measure every 6 months or before purchasing a new topper.

Best Hair Toppers

With measuring out of the way, you can now pick out your perfect top piece. Remember, your topper should blend seamlessly in with your own hair. Luckily, hair toppers come in numerous shades and styles. Like wigs, you can purchase a synthetic or a human hair topper. Synthetic toppers are typically pre-styled and ready to wear out of the box. They are cheaper than human hair, but can be hard to blend with some textures. Human hair toppers leave the styling to you, so you can easily blend, but you will encounter a higher price tag.

When you are experiencing hair loss or even simply thinning hair, your confidence can take a hit. Toppers are an amazing option for bringing your hair’s appearance to its former glory. With the right top piece coverage, you will feel like yourself again! Browse our selection of hair toppers for your perfect match, today!



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