Get the Look: Jon Renau Top Wave 18”
Buying hair extensions does not have to be an all or nothing process. In fact, if you’re looking for an in between solution a hair topper is not a full wig, but it provides more volume and length than your natural hair. Hair toppers, also called hair pieces come in various styles, textures and colors. They are incredible solutions for those looking to add volume, length and helps those looking to conceal hair loss. You can even use them when you’re looking to cover up root growth in between salon visits. The topper will be totally invisible to everyone around you, you’ll look incredible!
Get the Look: Jon Renau Top Wave 12"
Hair Topper vs. Wigs
Depending upon what you need, depends upon whether or not you should get a hair topper vs. a wig. If you’re looking for some volume or hair fill in around the crown of your head, that’s a job for a hair topper. If you’re looking for a fuller hair solution that goes beyond the crown of your head you should look into getting a wig.
A hair topper is designed for you to still be able to see the hair underneath, and is considered more of an addition to your hair. With full intention of your natural hair being shown.
So, you want a hair topper? How to Measure for the Best Results
The first thing you need to make sure of is that you’re measuring exactly where you want to put the hair topper on your head. This video will show you exactly how to place the topper on your head.
Before taking a look at your options, you’re going to want to make sure that you measure it correctly to ensure that it meshes perfectly with your natural hair. The good news is that measuring is super easy!
Take a tape measure and measure side to side this is the width of your head, and front to back which will be the length of where the topper piece will fit.
Now that you know what area you need to cover, you’re going to have to add at least an inch to both the width and length because this measurement is the measurement for your topper. If you do it this way you will be able to make sure that your topper is going to be clipped into healthy and strong hair. This is important to mention because you don’t want your topper to pull at weakened hair, or hair that is already compromised.
After adding an inch to each side, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re cautious when you order and Ultimate Looks recommends that you size up, and re-measure every 6 months or before purchasing another topper.
How to Pick the Best Topper for You & Style It
Now that you’ve measured your head for your hair topper. You can pick the perfect hair topper for you and style it like a pro. It’s important to note, that your hair topper should blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Since hair toppers come in numerous shades and styles you’ll likely find exactly what you need.
Synthetic Hair Toppers
Get the Look: Top Style 12" Topper
Synthetic toppers are typically pre-styles and ready to wear right out of the box, and are cheaper, which is great! But, this means that you’ll need to match your natural hair to the style of the topper before installing it.
Human Hair Toppers
Get the Look: EasiPart 12" HH
Human hair toppers allow you to do more styling because they are better to use with heat tools like your blow dryer or flat iron. However they are significantly more expensive and some textures are a challenge to blend with.
When you’re having trouble with hair loss, thinning hair, or just want to add more volume to your hair toppers are an incredible option for boosting your appearance. Browse our broad selection of hair toppers, and find your perfect topper today!