A hair topper is a partial coverage hairpiece designed for those experiencing hair loss who don’t require the full coverage provided by a wig. The base of a topper can be of different sizes like, for example, 6″x6″, 7″x7″,8″x8″, 9″x9″, or even bigger.

Hair toppers are best suited to people with hair loss that can occur due to aging, alopecia, certain medications (like chemo), stress, trichotillomania and many other conditions.

A topper is also a great solution if you:

– Have a partial hair loss
– Your hair has been damaged by bleaching, using not-so-good hair extensions, or simply because they are fragile.
– You want a change of hairstyle without a permanent commitment (Yes! Celebrities wear hair pieces too!).
– You occasionally want a stunning look.
– You are pregnant and don’t want or can not color your hair.

The durability of hair toppers depends on several factors, including how often they are worn and the type of material they are made of. With the right care and washing routine, they can maintain their quality for an extended period.

Synthetic hair pieces can last around 6-7 months with daily wear, while heat-friendly synthetic hair toppers have a slightly shorter lifespan of about 3-4 months.

If you opt for blended human hair toppers, you can expect them to remain in good condition for approximately 8 months or more. On the other hand, if you invest in a human hair topper and look after it with proper care, it can last impressively a few years.

A hair topper is not a full wig, nor are they extensions; they fall right in between. It’s perfect for women with thinning hair or very fine hair. The topper covers hair loss by adding instant volume and length.

Yes, of course, they do! There are different methods for securing hair toppers to your natural hair. Usually, they are held in place with pressure snap clips. Nevertheless, these hairpieces can also be attached using special bonding glue for skin or even sawed with your own hair. (Everything is a specific technique). 

You must have some hair to clip your hair topper in. My advice is to have as many clips as possible around the base of your topper and to switch between them every other day—not to have them always clipped in the same area. This will avoid putting pressure on the same spot where you have your natural hair clipped to the topper.

My answer is no, they do not and I have more than 10 years of experience when it comes to hair toppers. Wearing hair toppers is completely safe. My advice is when applying or removing your hairpiece be slow and gentle. You should not feel any stress or pulling on your natural hair. If this occurs, simply stop and try a different method. You will master it in no time!

In today’s hair world toppers reached the point of being practically undetectable. There are a few rules that apply to have your hairpiece look natural: 

  1. Choosing the right color for you.
  2. Style your hair toppers in a way that suits your face.
  3. Choose a good quality piece (no, it doesn’t need to be expensive!)
  4. Try not to sleep in your hair topper.
  5. Take care of your piece as you would do with your biological hair.
  6. Store your women’s human hair topper in a box or silk bag when not used for a long period.
  7. A mannequin head is perfect for allowing your topper to rest without losing its shape when you take it off at night.

There are always some pros and cons in life, and when it comes to hair toppers for women are no exception!

Hair toppers may feel hot during high summer temperatures. Toppers with a silk base may feel slightly hotter than others, as they are made with multiple layers of material, which can lead to sweating and a bit extra discomfort. Nevertheless, there are more breathable options to wear during the hot summer days. For example, a lace topper could be a great option, also for the beach!

Do not stress or be worried about this. Once you discover the perfect topper that suits you, and with a bit of experience, it can provide numerous benefits that will undoubtedly outweigh the cons!

Before purchasing a hair topper, you must do your research! It is important to be aware of the different construction types as these may affect how suitable the hairpiece is for your needs.  Things to consider prior to purchasing your hair topper:

  1. Your budget.
  2. Human hair topper or synthetic hair fibers?
  3. Base size: how big or small is the hair loss/thinning area on your scalp? 
  4. Base type: silk top, monofilament, lace top.
  5. Matching color.
  6. Hair type