Hair Toppers for Thinning Hair:

What are they and how do they work?

FAQ & Answers From Our Experts!
Hair toppers for thinning hair

Hair toppers for thinning hair have taken the world of hair extensions by storm, becoming a go-to solution for women seeking added volume, especially in the crown area. In this article, we’re going to delve into the world of toppers, answering your FAQ questions about these popular hairpieces. So, if you’re on the hunt for a solution to thinning hair or simply want to boost your volume, keep reading to discover everything you need to know.

What Are Hair Toppers For Thinning Hair?

Toppers are essentially hairpieces designed for women experiencing thinning hair, particularly in the top and crown areas. Thinning hair and bald spots can be a common issue for many women, leading to visible scalp and decreased hair volume. Hair Toppers for thinning hair are in fact, an excellent solution for addressing this concern.

Crown hair toppers for thinning hair

How long do they last?

Well, with some good care from your side, it can stick around longer than you might think. On average good quality human hair toppers can keep doing their thing for over a year. But if you wanna squeeze some extra life out of your hairpiece, just be gentle with it!

  • First off, ease up on the washes. Unlike your natural hair, your topper doesn’t need a daily dip in the shampoo pool. Washing it less often will give it more staying power. Imagine your hair topper as a prized vintage car; you wouldn’t take it out for a spin every day, would you? The same principle applies here. Over-washing can strip the hair leading to dryness and decreased durability.
  • Next trick up your sleeve? Stash that topper in a box when you’re not rockin’ it or place it on a mannequin wig head. That way, it won’t be out there collectin’ dust and knots which can affect its lifespan. Keeping it in a cool, dry place is also a good idea!
  • Oh, and when you do decide to wash your topper, make sure you’re usin’ a sulfate-free shampoo and never skip the conditioner – that’s the secret sauce to keepin’ that hair soft and lookin’ fine.
  • Avoid excessive heat styling whenever possible. High temperatures can damage the hair, shortening the lifespan of your topper. If you must use heat, always use a heat protectant spray and opt for low to medium heat settings.

So, treat your topper right, and it’ll be your trusty sidekick for the long haul.

What topper should I buy?

Hair loss can vary significantly from person to person, with some women experiencing only a small area of thinning, while others have a more extensive problem. The great news is that toppers come in various sizes to cater to different needs. 

To determine which topper is right for you, we recommend consulting your chosen retailer. You can send them videos and pictures, and their team will assess your hair loss, texture, and requirements to recommend the perfect unit.

What are the best Hair Toppers for thinning hair?

The best hair toppers are made using advanced technology. Usually, a hair topper made of human Remy Hair and a silk top, also or skin base, which features a triple-layer construction is considered the most realistic choice. This unique design makes the topper look incredibly natural as if the hair is growing directly from your scalp. 

These toppers are popular for their premium quality and natural appearance, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a seamless blend with their natural hair.

Do hair toppers look fake??

Do hair toppers look fake?

No, hair toppers do not look fake. They blend with your hair and they are undetectable! In my experience of wearing hair toppers for eight years, nobody has ever questioned or shown suspicion that my hair was not my own. People do not seem to notice… 99% of them do not even care, believe me! Then, again, not all hair toppers are created equally. Make sure to choose a good quality piece and leave the worries behind!

My crown is balding, are hair toppers for thinning hair any good for me?

Toppers are primarily designed to cover the top and crown areas, so, yes! Go for it, you will love the volume!

How many of them should I have?

If you’ve got the possibility of owning more than one hair topper, rotating them spreads out the wear and tear, giving each topper a longer lifespan. Plus, it allows you to switch up your style effortlessly.

Erika's silk hair toppers collection

What density and texture should I buy?

We suggest starting with a hair topper that is low in density, meaning it contains fewer hair strands (120% density is very realistic and enough if you are just starting out). 

This choice is deliberate, as adding too much volume can result in a far too fluffy and artificial look. Aim for a subtle change that covers the thinning area and provides a touch of volume. In terms of texture, we typically suggest straight Brazilian Hair or Indian Hair or with a wavy texture if you have curly hair. Very curly hair may become tangled and difficult to handle. For those with frizzy very curly hair, consider a treatment to reduce frizz for a smoother blend with your topper.

How do hair toppers attach? Do hair toppers stay on?

Attaching and removing toppers is a breeze. The most popular ones come with clip-on, making it easy to secure them in place. Once clipped in with pressure snap clips they will not move! 

Do not worry about your piece falling off or flying away with the wind, it won’t happen! Simply press the clips on both sides to attach and gently remove them when needed. We recommend not wearing toppers while sleeping, as they may pull or become uncomfortable. However, they are suitable for short naps if you must!

Silk Hair Topper

How many times should I wash my human hair topper?

You can wash your topper once a month, shampooing, followed by conditioning and using a hydrating mask every 2 washes to keep it in top condition. Allow it to air dry naturally as much as you can, and you’re good to go.

Can I swim in my hair topper? Can I work out in it?

Yes, you can swim and work out while wearing your topper. However, we suggest you use an old one (a synthetic one is ideal) for water and sports activity. You do not want to ruin your favorite and expensive human hair topper in the pool, sea or at the gym!

Do Hair Toppers damage your hair?

Rest assured that wearing a topper will not damage your natural hair. The topper is meant to enhance your look without compromising your natural hair.