A topper is simply a hairpiece made for women to add volume and coverage. Generally, a hair topper is most helpful to those who have thin hair or the types of alopecia where you have some hair but could use a little more. In this blog, we will talk about the benefits of wearing a topper, different types of construction.
Unlike hair extensions (clip-in or otherwise), a hair topper sits on the crown of the head, so it won’t weigh down or cause damage to your biological hair. With a little practice, you’ll come to love this simple and easy to care for option which takes less than a minute to put on.
Toppers come in as many types of construction as wigs, and every color, too. There are three main things you’ll want to drill down when deciding which topper works best for you: color, length, and amount of coverage. It’s important to examine your biological hair and hair pattern before choosing a topper that will work for you (and if you’re unsure—schedule an in-person private consultation today!)
We look at minimal, medium, and moderate coverage when choosing a topper. For those who want just a little boost, you might like something like the Jon Renau EasiPart topper (which is the size of a small cellphone at its base). But for a little more coverage, the Jon Renau EasiPart XL will take care of your needs. For those who have advanced androgenic or androgenetic alopecia, but would rather not wear a full wig— something like the Ellen Wille’s Ideal topper will provide the most coverage while still giving your biological hair, particularly at the nape, a place to blend.
To match color, we recommend either coming in for a private consultation if you are unsure. All hair pieces will include a slight or moderate blend of colors within a family, which takes some of the guesswork out of the nitty-gritty differences in options. Some people prefer to go the slightest bit lighter than their usual hair color since it’s very common for people to either have highlights or naturally lighter hair on top.
Tip: having natural-looking highlights and a blend of color in your topper is a great transition if you’d rather remain private about wearing a hairpiece. You can always say, “I just got my hair done.”
Once you’ve chosen the right color and length (for length, you will measure your hair from the top of your head, down to the length of your natural hair), and have decided which type of topper and coverage you want, and you have your piece, it’s time to wear it! Our team of talented consultants are happy to make adjustments to the length and style of your topper, and if it’s a human hairpiece, we may even be able to color match, depending on your needs and the type of hair. Otherwise, you’re ready to snap it into place, style as you like, and get on with living your best life with confidence in yourself and your hair.
Check back in for some helpful tips on how to apply, style, and care for your topper.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We are passionate about giving our clients these tools for hair confidence every day!