The appearance of bald spots and thinning of hair strands is one of the most common types of hair loss that women experience. Hair loss is not only heartbreaking, but can take away your dream of having voluminous, bouncy, and luscious hair.
If you need some extra volume to cover up thinning portions of your hair, a hair toppers can be the best solution for achieving a beautiful and natural transformation. Here is all you need to know about hair toppers as well as wearing hair toppers.
What is a Hair Topper?
A hair topper is a hairpiece that most people attach to their scalp to cover up bald or thinning parts, provide volume, and make hair look healthy. It is similar to a wig but it’s designed to blend naturally with your hair and scalp line. Toppers are different from wigs because they are smaller, more lightweight and only cover certain areas of the scalp compared to the full head.
The benefits of Hair Toppers
Everybody can wear toppers. Most people including celebrities and tv personalities choose to wear them to add volume and have a more styled and sleeker look. For those suffering from hair loss, toppers can be a lifesaver because they are less damaging than extensions. They are also worn over the crown and the scalp, which are common areas for women with baldness or thinning.
Most women are choosing toppers over wigs because of the choice of blending the topper with your natural hair, giving you a more natural look. Toppers are lighter and less dense than wigs, which makes them better for anyone transitioning to hair replacement because of hair loss.
Choosing A Hair Topper
Before you choose a hair topper, it is important to know how much hair loss or thinning you have. The best way to check for hair loss is by measuring the thinning area from front to back and then side to side. Add an extra inch to every measurement to create the base of the size of the hair topper you need. Since hair toppers come in various styles and shades, choose a shade that blends seamlessly into your own hair. You can choose between synthetic or human hair toppers as well as between poly, mono or lace hair toppers as far as base materials are concerned.
Styling Hair Toppers
Synthetic hair toppers are pre-styled and ready to wear while human hair toppers require styling to easily blend well with your hair. The best way to style human hair toppers is to:
- Put the hair topper on a mannequin head
- Comb through
- Apply a heat protectant
- Curl or straighten to your desire
- Clip the hair topper on your head and style the hair.
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