Why is measuring for hair toppers important? Measuring before you buy a hair topper is imperative to ensure you choose the correct base size for your area of hair loss. Measuring correctly will help prevent shifting, pulling and potentially creating more hair loss. Follow this step by step tutorial to properly measure.
STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR AREA OF HAIR LOSS
STEP 2: MEASURE WIDTH & LENGTH
Use your measuring tape to measure the width and length of the area of hair loss. To avoid irritation and additional hair loss add ¾”-1” to each of the measurements. Doing so will allow your hair topper to clip into strong hair follicles, beyond the area of hair loss, to support the clips and weight of the hair topper.
For example, if your side to side (width) is 2” and your front to back (length) measurement is 4”, you will need a base size that measures at least 4.75” x 2.75”.
STEP 3: AREA OF HAIR LOSS + MEASUREMENTS = COVERAGE NEEDED
Now that you know your measurements and area of hair loss, you know the coverage needed, which means – you can start shopping!
There are three ways we try to make it easy:
- Use the PRODUCT FINDER
- Use the Product Filters on the left-hand side of our HAIR TOPPERS collection page
- Call and speak with one of our HAIR TOPPERS EXPERTS at 1-800-300-6001
STEP 4: COMPARE YOUR MEASUREMENTS TO THE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Once you believe you have found the perfect Hair Topper, compare the product specifications to your measurements, keeping in mind that the topper must clip into strong hair follicles. Reminder, this is ¾”-1” beyond the area of hair loss.
Your area of hair loss may change or shift, it is important to keep your measurements documented and re-measure every 6 months.