How to Style and Wear a Hair Topper
By Space Coast Daily // August 17, 2023
Losing your hair to a medical condition, such as androgenic alopecia, or to a treatment, like chemotherapy, can be intimidating. It’s one of the few noticeable side effects that can ruin your confidence. Besides, natural hair loss due to telogen effluvium is something most women experience at some point in their lives.
If you are suffering from hair thinning or bald patches, hair toppers for women is your best bet. They cover your scalp and look natural while allowing you a great level of flexibility for styling your hair. Toppers are different from wigs. The latter is for those suffering from extreme hair loss or those who want a drastic change in their hairstyle. Toppers cover a small area, usually the bald spot or where thinning is visible. You can find them in different styles, including hair toppers for thinning hair, hair toppers for thinning crowns, lace-front toppers, non-lace front toppers, and so on.
Let’s take a look at the ways to wear and style your hair topper.
Choose a Suitable Type of Hair Topper
Everyone has unique needs when it comes to their preferred hairstyles. Some want straight and sleek hair while others like curls. To fulfill these varying needs, developers have designed different types, colors, sizes, and styles of hair toppers that suit different requirements. The best topper for your hair is the one that fits your style and hair type.
Start with deciding which kind of hair topper you need. Should you go for the ones made with human hair or synthetic wigs? Both have varying maintenance requirements. Always consider the texture, size, and overall style of the hair topper before making a decision. It’s best to consult your hairstylist before you go ahead with the purchase.
Choosing the Color
Hair toppers work as extensions to your natural hair. These aren’t the wigs that cover your entire head. So, when choosing the toppers, you need to pay special attention to the color. Match the topper with your natural hair color to prevent any mismatch. The last thing you want is for your natural hair to look different from the toppers. You can also dye your natural hair color to match it with the topper’s color. It’s alright if you have chosen a color that’s just slightly different from your natural hair and is not noticeable.
Trim the Toppers
You can DIY the trimming or take the toppers to your hairstylist and have them trimmed however you like. The length of the topper might be different from your biological hair, which is why trimming is essential to prevent any misalignment. Before you move on to the styling part, trim your hair topper to ensure they align with your original hair length and blend in beautifully with your natural locks.
Pre-Style Your Hair Toppers
An important thing to remember when styling your hair toppers is not to style them when they are clipped to your natural hair. Pulling your hair aggressively to style the topper can result in hair loss. So, your best bet is to pre-style the topper and then wear it. Shampoo and condition the topper (if you are using human hair) and pin it to the canvas block head. Once it’s washed, brush it gently with a soft-bristled hair brush. Blow dry your hair and style them. Style your biological hair before wearing the topper.
Use Hair Styling Products
You can blow dry, curl, straighten, and dye your hair topper to create your desired look. However, this doesn’t apply to synthetic toppers. They can’t be exposed to heat unless they are heat resistant. It’s advisable to invest in human hair toppers, as they are more reliable, easy to maintain, and long-lasting. Whichever heat appliance you use, do it on the wig stand to prevent any damage to your natural hair. As mentioned previously, use a wide-toothed comb for brushing. Once done, you can style them, and pin the topper to your biological hair.
Styling Your Hair
Human hair toppers do much more than cover your bald spots or the thinning areas which make the scalp noticeable. While they definitely cover those spots, the right hair topper provides you with the required length and volume, making hair styling a breeze. Besides, you can experiment with different hairstyles, and create new and unique looks. We’ve listed a few interesting hairstyles that can be easily created with human hair toppers.
Hair Bangs: To achieve this cute and trending hairstyle, visit your hairstylist to get the topper partitioned from the middle and the back and then cut carefully on the forehead side. Style your biological hair into beach waves or tie them into a ponytail for a perfect look.
Bubble Frame Flicks: Bubble braids look lovely. They are one of the versatile hairstyles that you can wear to just about any informal or special event. For this hairstyle, wear your hair topper like usual and part it from the middle. Take a 1-inch wide section of hair on each side and create bubble braids by using multiple elastics at equal distances.
Take Side Flick Bun: Messy bun with flicks is a perfect hairstyle to achieve a feminine look with your hair toppers. Most of us are familiar with messy buns, but you can make them more gorgeous by adding flicks on the forehead. Tie your hair into a bun at the top or back (depending on whether you want a high or low bun). Once done, take some hair from your topper from the front end and create flicks.
Don’t let the hair thinning or those bald patches stop you from looking gorgeous. If you don’t want a complete hair transformation with a wig, a hair topper is the best alternative. It blends with your existing hair, acting as an extension, which increases your hair volume, and length, and improves the overall hair texture. The above-listed hairstyles are only a few options you can experiment with. You can create simple to fancy hairstyles, get haircuts, and style your hair to your preference.