Step 1: Measure for size
Measuring your hair loss is imperative to choosing a topper large enough that it clips into healthy sections of hair. Figure out where on your head you need coverage and measure that area. Add about an inch to each measurement and choose a topper size that matches. Visit our guide on how to measure for a topper!
Step 2: Choose your fiber
Deciding between regular synthetic, heat friendly synthetic or human hair depends on your lifestyle and hair goals. If you’re all about low-maintenance, a regular synthetic topper is usually the best choice because it doesn’t require heat-styling. If you’d like some stylability but aren’t ready to commit to human hair, a heat-friendly synthetic topper will give you that ability. For the most natural blend with your bio hair as well as freedom to style with hot tools, a human hair topper is definitely the way to go.
Heat friendly synthetics have the shortest lifespan of around 2-3 months, regular synthetics around 3-6 months and human hair up to a year.
Step 3: Choose your length
Measure your hair from root to tips and pick a topper that most closely matches your hair length. If you have layered hair, you can usually also pull off a shorter topper that blends in with your layers. If you have shorter hair, a longer topper can transform your look in seconds. Taking your topper to a stylist who is experienced in working with hair pieces can also help blend it into your natural hair.
Step 4: Color match
Use a color ring for the brand and fiber type you’re looking to buy, and always make sure that the topper you’ve chosen comes in the colors you are matching your hair to. Color swatch images on our website will help to give you an idea of what each color blend looks like, but a color ring will always give you the closest match. Our color ring program allows you to purchase one, then send it back for refund or store credit towards your topper purchase. Visit our blog on how to match hair color with a topper for more tips!