All over the world, both men and women experience some sort of hair loss in their lifetime. While men who suffer from male pattern baldness gradually lose their hairline or develop a bald spot on top, female pattern baldness typically shows itself differently. Overall volume is lost, the entire scalp thins out rather than in select areas. Thinning often starts at the hair’s part, which can be challenging to cover up without something to conceal the whole head. Some people are leaning towards hair toppers as their solution. But what exactly is a hair topper, and more importantly what are some ways to style a hair topper?
Hair toppers are mostly meant for women with these issues, as they aid in coverage and volume while still having a realistic effect. There is a wide variety of styles, textures, lengths, and colors available online or in supply stores to match any head of hair. While most toppers are easy to clip into place, it can be challenging to make them look completely natural. Continue reading for styling tips and tricks, as well as other general information.
For a hair topper to create an illusion of natural fullness, you need to search for something that matches your hair’s color and texture. While there are plenty of reliable topper sellers online, it may be a better choice to shop in person for a more accurate evaluation. It is crucial that you find a match. A color even slightly different from your natural shades can stand out. Luckily, there are thousands of options available for every unique head. When you find one that works, clip it in firmly, so it fits the shape of your head. Be sure to blend the topper’s hair into your own by brushing them together gently. If it is made of either heat-safe synthetic hair or human hair, you can safely use heat tools to style it like normal.
Everyone’s hair loss is different, so hair toppers are made to be placed in any area of the scalp affected by thinning, balding, or patchiness. Depending on the region you are attempting to cover, you may need a specific type of topper or a placement strategy. Listed below are some standard methods of covering up common issues.
- Part Toppers: Your hair part is wherever your scalp can be seen between the separated hair sections. This is often the area that shows the first signs of female pattern baldness. Part toppers have their own part to create the illusion of a naturally fuller part. When clipping it in, make sure it is lined up with your existing part. After it is set into place, gently blend it with the rest of your hair and continue styling as usual.
- Top Toppers: If you experience thinning all across the scalp, this may be the option for you. Toppers meant for this type of coverage are available in many different sizes so as to conceal as much as necessary. As long as you have found a match for color and texture, this type of topper disguises itself without a lot of work. It both adds volume and gives your scalp more privacy.
- Crown Toppers: The crown of your head is the section that begins to curve out and down to the back. The topper used for this problem area is rectangular. It clips in like a patch at the back of your head for extra volume and shape. After setting it into place, make sure it is well blended with your real hair before styling.
The ways to style a hair topper are plentiful, but we understand that sometimes it can be overwhelming. Hair loss in general is overwhelming. We’d love to help. Come into Allusions today, and let’s work together to find your perfect hair loss solutions!