How to Choose the Perfect Hair Topper

How do Hair Toppers Work?     

A hair topper is a partial hairpiece that adds volume and length to particular portions of your head without a full wig. A hair topper is meant to conceal thinning hair or hair loss around the scalp and blends in with your existing bio hair.  

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What is a Hair Topper? 

A hair topper is a hairpiece made from hand-sewn hair strands that are attached to a monofilament cap made of breathable mesh-like fabric. They are usually worn by those with thinning hair or advanced hair loss but not for complete hair loss. Hair toppers are not recommended for anyone with complete hair loss since the coverage is not comparable to that of a wig. They can also be worn simply for additional volume or length.  

Hair toppers can be made from synthetic and human hair, depending on your preference. To ensure your hair topper fits correctly, you’ll need the correct base size. Next, measure the affected area of hair loss and the outside area where your hair topper will clip into your bio hair.  

Hair toppers vary not only in fiber and texture but also in base size and color. Therefore, choosing a color and size that best matches your bio hair is best. 

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How to Wear a Hair Topper

Different toppers use different methods of attachment to clip into your existing hair. Some offer more coverage than others, but all are designed to blend with your hair when applied correctly and seamlessly.

Once you have found your perfect hair topper, just clip it in and go on your way!

Check out's video on how to make your hair topper look more natural!  

How to Position and Secure Your Hair Topper

Hair toppers come with pressure-sensitive clips in either a monofilament or classic construction cap.

The cap is attached to the top of the head or the crown of the head using the clips and an adhesive or both. Before placing it on your head, open all the clips on the underside of the topper. Place the front edge of the topper approximately 1-2 inches from the front of your hairline, positioning it over the area of hair loss, then secure the front clip. For example, if you’re wearing a lace front topper, trim the lace before applying the topper at either the edge of your hairline or 1-2 inches behind your hairline, depending on your primary area of hair loss. 

With light pressure, run your fingers over the length of the base of the topper to secure the back clips into your bio hair. As you secure the side clips, make sure to pull the base tight over your scalp for extra security.

Pro tip: Lightly use a gel or hairspray as an adhesive along your part or hairline for a more secure hold.

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