Whether you’re trying to conceal a patch or looking for a dynamic new hairstyle, you can’t go wrong with hair toppers. If you’re among the few people who are still wondering what a hair topper is, think between an extension and a wig. A perfect blend of their respective utility and coverage. They cover a smaller portion of the top of your head, making them less visible overall.
With so many hair toppers available, it is natural to feel unsure which hair topper to choose. Here are the tips to assist you in selecting the right hair topper
Just for style
For those looking for a New Hair Style, toppers can be used and styled alongside your natural hair. This is often why a lot of women prefer hair toppers. It gives you more options for when you want to experiment and develop a whole new look. Or to provide some flair to a simple hairstyle. There is something for everyone here.
Function over form
For the unfortunate souls needing a topper for a cover-up, fret not, hair toppers can help you add volume believably, and thanks to their small-cap, they are light and hard to notice. Depending on your hair loss progression and location, there are many options to choose from. It is far easier to achieve a natural look than with a traditional Wigs, and they are easy to implement once you know-how and get a new hairstyle to boot.
How to choose the right hair topper?
The market is full of options for all women and their varying needs, from fancy silk toppers for exciting new hairstyles to simple hairstyles. If you’re someone who wants to supplement their natural look with a little something extra, it’ll depend on the look you’re going for.
Where do I Begin?
Like with any difficult situation, it is always recommended that you see a specialist for your first outing. They can help ease you into your choices. Starting with answering any questions and concerns you might have regarding. The specialist will also assist you in choosing the right hair topper from the length to the color. After the selection, they can teach you how to use the hair topper.
However, if the thought of going to see someone about something as personal as a head of thinning hair scares you, as it does us, there are always ways to help yourself. Your friends at Diva Divine have compiled a to-do list to walk you through the process, from identifying the areas to choosing the length, fiber, and color. Rest easy, sister, and follow our recommended steps.
STEP 1: Measuring your loss
Let’s begin at the root of the problem. You’re starting to notice that your hair has been thinning. You’re friends and family have started noticing it too. Women whose hair has started thinning notice that it’s a gradual process where the scalp is slowly more visible through diffused hair.
We need to measure this loss. The entire area of loss needs to be measured to fit your topper. You need to know that there is enough hair on the outside of the affected area for the clips to be attached to. After measuring, you will find that your loss’s progression is at one of the three identified stages of progression. They are:
This is when the loss is barely noticeable. It usually starts from the top of the head. The loss is the least in this stage.
At this stage, you start noticing that your scalp is becoming visible and your hair loss is noticeable.
At this stage, your scalp is visible, and the hair loss is very noticeable.
The next step is to identify the area of your hair loss. It could be in the front where you wear your fringe, the crown towards the back of your head, the part where the two sides of your hair meet in the middle of your head, or throughout your head.
Depending on your measurement results, you will be able to make the right decision as to the type of topper you need. Now that you have the type, we move onto the next step.
STEP 2: Choosing the right feel and fiber
Now that you know the type of hair topper you require, you need it to match your natural hair’s feel and fiber. This step will ensure that the fibers match your hair and lifestyle. Each hair type has its characteristics. Being realistic with your expectations of each will go a long way in easing your choice. As far as the options are concerned, there are three:
This option is the most inexpensive. But that also means that it is the least flexible of the bunch. It is more prone to tangling and the styling and color cannot be changed. But that also means that it isn’t maintenance heavy.
Heat Resistant Synthetic
Alternatively, this option is slightly more expensive and offers a bit in the way of flexibility in terms of style. But the color is still permanent.
The most expensive of the three, it is the most versatile and natural-looking. It is as customizable as your natural hair.
Considering your requirements and your price-point, you can get the hair that best fits your needs.
Step 3: Select a base type
If you are looking to purchase a hair topper for the first time, it is essential to know the different topper base caps. The three primary base materials include lace, monofilament, and silk.
The lace base features a lace material with individual hairs tied to the base. It is a great choice for those who want a natural-looking hairline. The lace base is lightweight and breathable- perfect for hot days.
With individual hairs tied to a fine mesh material, the monofilament base is smooth and comfortable to wear. It allows you to change the part you like for great styling, versatility, and a natural look.
Silk base toppers give the appearance of a scalp that looks like your own. It offers versatile styling options as you can part your silk topper anywhere you want.
STEP 4: Matching your hair and installing
After the first two steps, you’ve hopefully managed to make a choice considering both your needs and preferences. The only remaining task to do is to make sure your topper matches your hair.
The only thing left to do is to select the right color. If done right, this step will make your topper believable and match your natural hair color. You need to find and use color rings to match your colors reliably.
Now that you have a clear idea of selecting the right hair topper, get the best one for your hair. They are available in different shades, lengths, and base sizes to give you a look you want. Conceal hair loss, add volume and fulfill all your beauty needs and wishes.