Hair Toppers 101: All you need to know

September 27, 2018 0 Comments

 

Today's video is all about Hair Toppers. I am going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about hair toppers and I hope that this is going to help you when it comes to choosing the right topper for you. 

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WHAT IS A HAIR TOPPER OR 
CROWN TOPPER OR HAIR TOUPEE?

Hair toppers are becoming very popular subject and there is a good reason for that. They are lightweight and excellent for adding volume on top of the head. They can have 3, 4 or even more clips around the base which clips in your hair on top of the head.  

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WHO ARE HAIR TOPPERS FOR?

Hair toppers are a great solution for women that have hair thinning at the crown but let me tell you I don’t have hair thinning and I wear hair topper every day. My problem is that my hair is very flat on top and I have a predominant part and the topper helps me add volume on top of my head.  

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HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM WIGS?

Wigs are designed to cover whole head and your hair is hidden under the cap. Wigs have hair sawn in all around the cap and hair topper covers only top of your head which is amazing because you can still put your hair up if you would like and it it doesn’t look as bulky as a wig.  

4.
WHAT ARE TOPPERS MADE OUT OF?

Hair toppers have this mesh monofilament lace that can vary in size. This lace size can be 2x4, 3x5, 4x4, 5x5, 5x6 and so on. The toppers also come in different lengths and different thicknesses. They are usually hand-made and it takes on average two weeks to complete one topper. The monofilament lace is can be parted in any direction and it looks very natural.   

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HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH TOPPER IS RIGHT FOR ME?

You have to know how much of hair loss, hair thinning you have and what is the goal you want to achieve with your topper. After you know what goal you want to achieve then it would be a good idea to take a measuring tape and measure top of your head from front to back and side to side. That is going to give you and idea of how big of area you’re looking to cover.  I had a very short hair when I started wearing Tressmerize hair toppers and that first topper had base 4x4 and it had 50 grams of hair and it worked great in my hair together with hair extensions. But after having more requests to create a bigger topper our toppers are now 5x5 base and have 90 grams of hair which gives you more coverage.

 

6.
HOW DO I STYLE MY HAIR TOPPER ?

After you receive your hair topper and take it out of the box you’ll have to work with it a little to make it work on your head. Human hair when standing in the same position for a long time tends to keep memory and the topper can come very flat looking. When you get your new topper you’ll take it out of the box, you can put it on a mannequin head spray it with water and see if you are going to need to color roots. It’s very important for your roots and hair topper roots to be the same color that is what’s really going to make it undetectable and blend perfectly with your hair. Then you'll want to dry the topper and use the heat tools and style it the way you want it.  

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WHAT IS SHORT HAIR ON MY HAIR TOPPER?

You may notice that your hair topper has short hair at the top and you may think that is damaged or broken hair. That is actually called the return. When individual hair is sewn through each hole on a monofilament this long piece of hair is taken let’s say 18 inch hair topper uses 22” hair piece and once the hair is looped and 18” length is determined the hair is knotted and then 4” is left on top, this also creates  more volume at the top. This hair is easily blended with rest of the hair with heat protecting spray and hair straightener. 

 

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HOW DO I WASH AND CARE FOR MY HAIR TOPPER?

You hair topper shouldn’t be washed as often as your hair. I wash my hair topper once a month or when I see that there is too much product build up and that the hair topper isn’t styling as I’d like it to.

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HOW LONG HAIR TOPPERS LAST?

Your hair topper can last you 6 months to a year if you take a good care of it. Storing your topper inside a box so it doesn’t collect dust when you’re not wearing it and Using sulfate free products will keep the hair from drying out.


10.
CAN I DYE HAIR TOPPERS TO MATCH MY OWN COLOR?

If you go with Human Hair toppers you’re going to be able to dye the topper to match your exact color.


11.
HOW MUCH HAIR TOPPERS COST?

I’ve touched up on this subject in previous video because it was specifically about the hair extensions cost so I’ll say it again. Hair toppers very in different base sizes, thicknesses and lengths and this will affect the cost of product as well. Also depending if the topper is synthetic hair, heat defiant hair or remy human hair. The cost for remy hair toppers at base size, 5x5, 90 grams and 18” length runs from 420-1500 which makes Tressmerize hair toppers still the most affordable.

 


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