If you're dealing with hair loss in specific areas of your head or want to add more volume and length to your hairstyle, hair toppers are an excellent choice! Many women struggle with hair loss due to genetic factors, hormonal changes, or stress levels. Not only can hair toppers help cover up bald spots, they can also give your existing hairstyle a boost in the volume and length department. The best thing about a hair topper is that you can wear them daily without worrying about hair damage, whereas tape in extensions damage hair if you use them regularly.
So how can hair toppers give you lustrous hair? Let’s discover the secret of hair toppers and how they can help with hair thinning, loss, volume and length.
What Are Hair Toppers And How Does It Works?
Hair toppers are hairpieces designed to cover specific hair loss or thinning areas, such as the crown or temples. They can also be used simply to add volume and body in desired areas of the scalp.
Types Of Hair Toppers
Hair toppers come in various types for different purposes. There are monofilament, hand-tied lace, clip-in/clip-on, volumizing pieces, and partial pieces available on the market today.
- Monofilament pieces have a single layer at the top that contains an undetectable knot structure.
- Hand-tied lace features multiple layers with knotting around each individual strand that makes it virtually undetectable when applied.
- Clip-in/clip-on pieces feature small combs within, which helps keep them secure.
- Volumizing pieces are designed to add extra volume where needed.
- Partial hairpieces are more versatile and offer more coverage than other types since they blend more easily into existing hairstyles due to their larger size.
Here’s how a hair topper works:
- A hair topper is an integrated piece of real human or synthetic hair attached securely onto a breathable base, like fine-weave silk or lace. This allows for easy styling and a more natural look than traditional wigs.
- The base sits firmly atop the head and blends seamlessly into existing strands at the crown area of your scalp. You can choose from various sizes and styles that best fit your preferences and unique needs.
- Unlike other ways of adding length or volume, with a topper, you can part it any way you want while avoiding short clips that cause breakage along the scalp line. It also gives greater freedom in styling, such as blow drying, curling, braiding, etc., all according to personal preference!
What Is The Difference Between Wigs And Hair Toppers?
Various options for adding volume and length to your hair include wigs, extensions, or hair toppers. Wigs cover your entire scalp, while hair toppers fill in thinning areas on top of your head.
Many people have concerns about the potential damage extensions can cause to their natural hair. Some common questions include: do tape in extensions ruin your hair, and are tape in extensions bad for your hair? It's important to note that tape in hair extensions for black hair may not be the best option, as the hair is thicker and coarser, making it difficult to blend the extensions seamlessly with natural hair.
The table below compares coverage, application, hair type, customization, maintenance, hair loss, and fashion suitability for each option.
|Features||Wigs||Hair Extensions||Hair Toppers|
|Total head coverage||✔️|
|Easy to install||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Synthetic human hair||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Blends with natural hair||✔️||✔️|
|Provides coverage for specific areas||✔️|
|Doesn’t require any pre-styling of hair||✔️|
How Much Do Hair Toppers Cost?
Hair toppers can vary in cost, depending on the type, quality, and shipping fee. On average, you can expect to pay between $100 - $600 for a basic piece. However, if you're looking for something of higher quality or longer length, you may have to spend anywhere up to $1000.
How Do I Choose A Topper For Me?
Here are some tips on choosing the best hair topper for you:
● Consider Your Hair Type
Not all hair toppers will work with all hair types. If you have curly or wavy locks, look for a curlier or wavier style; if your hair is straight, choose a straighter style.
● Check The Size
When buying a topper, measure the perimeter of your head from ear to ear. Then select one that fits your head size and hairstyle.
● Choose A Color That Matches
Pick a topper that matches your hair color and ask a stylist which shade would work best.
Hair Toppers For Women
Here are some recommendations for hair toppers for women experiencing hair loss or thinning on the top of their head:
This Blonde Ombre Dark Roots Hair Topper by UNICE is made with an undetectable lace base and hand-tied human hair blended for a natural look that securely attaches with four pressure-sensitive clips. Get full coverage while feeling confident in your beautiful locks!
The Wefted Base Gabor wiglet provides a hidden weft at the front for a natural hairline and a velvet-lined rim for extra comfort when wearing it all day long. It comes embedded with four strategically placed pressure-sensitive clips so you can confidently rock your new hairdo anywhere you go!
SEGO's newly developed Silk Base Hair Topper is specially designed for people who are only beginning or in the middle stages of experiencing hair loss, thinning or gray hairs. This convenient piece takes just 1-2 minutes to put on due to its 4 accompanying clips, providing more extensive coverage than other models from other brands and making it perfect for any occasion!
Finding the right hair topper for thinning hair can be tricky, but with some helpful tips, you can find just the one that is perfect for you. Women suffering from thinning hair or balding can feel confident and stylish with the help of a hair topper. Hair toppers are a great way to restore your look and confidence and make you look like yourself again.
SEGO’s topper with bangs is specifically designed to conceal these areas, seamlessly blending in with your natural hairstyle and colour. These high-quality pieces of real human hair are also fully customizable, so you can curl, straighten or dye them according to your wishes.
All in all, hair toppers are an excellent temporary solution for those looking for coverage over thinning or balding spots!