Wigs and Hair ToppersMore than fifty percent of the United States’ population will suffer from some type of hair loss in their lifetime. With such a large number of causes, including side effects from various medicines, stress, medical conditions, or genetics, the beauty industry has been a tremendous help by advancing hairpiece development. There are countless products on the market meant to cover or redefine problem areas comfortably. Dealing with hair loss of any kind takes a toll on a person’s emotional health and self-confidence, but beautiful and affordable hair solutions are available for everyone.

Depending on the hair loss pattern or thinning a person is experiencing, may lead them to search for ‘The Differences Between Wigs and Hair Toppers.’ Wigs and hair toppers are the most notable non-surgical, temporary solutions because of their longevity and effectiveness. If you find yourself debating between the two, consider your specific needs, and continue reading to learn about their different applications.


As the name suggests, a hair topper is meant to cover just the top of your head. These pieces are excellent at covering up smaller sections of the scalp where it is thinning or patchy and attaches to your existing hair with clips. While hair toppers are generally used to cover small areas, there are different sized pieces available. For women experiencing female pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), the hair usually begins to thin out at the parted area and exposes a lot of the bare scalp. This can cause a tremendous loss of natural volume, but a hair topper can give it back.

On the other hand, a wig provides full scalp coverage. This is ideal for those suffering from complete baldness or wide-spread bald patches, often associated with alopecia or chemotherapy. Rather than blending a hair topper with existing hair, a wig takes very little time to pop on during your morning routine since most are pre-styled.


Both wigs and hair toppers are available with synthetic or real human hair in a wide variety of textures and colors. For the hair toppers, in particular, this is vital. Without a perfect match to the existing hair, the topper will not look realistic even when well blended. Hair toppers are meant for added volume and coverage of problem areas without altering the wearer’s natural hair length or texture.

When wearing wigs, any remaining natural hair is tucked away into a cap. Once the wig is on, minimal styling is required in most cases. Human hair wigs are known for looking very realistic and holding texture and style throughout their entire lifespan.


Being smaller and lighter is advantageous for hair toppers, as they hold less heat and could easily be worn all day without much discomfort. One concern for those suffering from hair loss is how the topper attaches. Hair clips are attached at the bottom of the topper and clip onto nearby existing hair, putting stress on already weakening follicles. This can further irritate the scalp and make it harder for new hair to grow.

Some people shy away from wigs due to the heat and discomfort, but higher quality wigs are a bit more comfortable, thanks to superior materials. If the wearer has a lot of hair to tuck away before putting the wig on, they are likely to have more heat trapped against their head. For those who have very short hair or none at all, a reliable wig will not cause much discomfort or irritation.

If you are experiencing any type of hair thinning or loss, schedule your FREE consultation with Allusions today.  We will provide you with all our hair loss solutions!