What is a Hair Topper and Why You Should Use Them

Millions of people are affected by hair loss or hair thinning, and there are many products on the market that are designed to combat this issue such as wigs of both human hair and synthetic fibers, sew-in extensions, clip-in extensions, tape-in extensions and so forth. What if your hair is only thinning at the top?

The common solution is a wig. There are all different types of wigs from human hair to synthetic fibers that can be a great solution especially for anyone suffering extensive hair loss. The benefits of human hair wigs is you can color them, style them with heat tools, and trim them as needed to suit your style. Synthetic wigs are more affordable and comes in a huge variety of style and color. The main downside of both human hair and synthetic wigs is it can get hot, especially during summer. The heat being trapped when you have to wear a wig cap exacerbate the situation.

Toppers

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Hair topper is going to be your best solution if your hair is thinning, especially at the top. There are several factors that cause hair loss or hair thinning including genetic, stress, hormone imbalance, anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, and age. Everyone’s situation is different, however it still doesn’t take away the fact your hair has thinned or balding in certain areas. The hair topper application couldn’t be easy enough. Just a few snaps of the built in clips and you’re ready to go.

What is a hair topper? Toppers are meant to be used to cover thinning areas or bald spots at the top of the head. It can also be used for if you just want additional volume and length to your hair.

Toppers come in different shapes and sizes, but the basic construct is relatively the same. The base where the hair is knotted is made with lace (AVERA’s virgin hair toppers are made with double lace for comfort and durability) and the hair is sewn onto the lace strand by strand. The construct of most hair toppers may be similar, but you’d also need to consider the quality of lace (how durable and soft) and (synthetic or human) hair when buying a hair topper.

Hair toppers are fitted with hair clips that’ll snap onto your existing hair. It’s typically designed with a free-part, which means you can create your part line anywhere on the lace. Whether it’s providing more volume and/or density to your hair, or covering up areas that are thinning or balding, it’s easy as a snap of a clip to use a topper.

Toppers also come in different hair lengths and also both human hair and synthetic fibers. Human hair toppers are definitely recommended because it offers more versatility such as dying or bleaching the hair, styling with hot tools, and durability. One of the best features of a human hair topper is that it doesn’t get hot compared to wearing a wig.

What is a virgin hair topper? Virgin hair toppers are hair toppers made with human hair that hasn’t been chemically processed or colored. The integrity of the hair stays the same as it were when it collected, and it offers the wearer the capability to color it.

Is a hair topper right for me? It really depends on the area where your hair is thinning or balding. Hair toppers comes in a variety of sizes and hair lengths, they are meant to be worn on the top of the head. Hair toppers are also great for those who naturally have thin hair to add volume and density. In order for the topper to stay securely, you must have existing hair at the top of your head for the clips to clip onto. If you’ve loss a significant amount of hair at the top and is unsure if the hair topper would fit securely, it’s best to try one on in-person at your local hair store. If you don’t have access to try one on in-person, then the safest bet is to order a human hair wig.

Human hair toppers vs synthetic toppers. Human hair is always the best way to go. It offers more versatility in terms of styling, coloring, and durability. Due to its versatility, it’s much easier to blend in with your own hair. You can expect it to react just like your natural hair. If cost is a limiting factor for you, then synthetic toppers is a good option. Overall, human hair toppers is a better investment of your money and time due to it’s versatility and durability.

How do I choose a hair topper? The best way to see if a hair topper is right for you is to visit your local hair shop and try it on. However, if you’re not able to, then as long as you have hair at or near the top of your head, it should work just fine. When choose a color and length, just keep in mind you can always cut, but you can’t add more hair. As long as you choose a human hair topper, you’ll also be able to darken it. So if you’re on the fence about the length and color. The rule of thumb is always buy something a little longer and something a little lighter. If you purchased a human virgin hair topper, you can dye or bleach the hair to match your color.

Keep in mind human hair topper often time requires more care than your own natural hair. It needs to be washed and conditioned. It also doesn’t get the natural oil your scalp secretes, so be sure to adequately moisturize your topper after every wash.


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