Living with thinning hair can be tough. Fortunately, hair toppers can save the day, adding volume and coverage where you need. But the real challenge is making the topper look natural. That's why I'm excited to share my personal expert tricks on how to blend and make your topper look natural.
Expert Tip #1:
Match Your Hair Color and Style
Once you have the right color, it's important to make sure that the hair topper matches your hairstyle. Whether your natural hair is straight, wavy, or curly, select a topper with a similar texture. This will help the topper blend seamlessly with your hair and make it appear completely natural.
- PRO- (are ready to wear come in a variety of colors, sizes, and different hair textures.)
- CON- (CAN NOT be colored or use hot tools to change the style)
- PRO- (can be colored, styled with hot tools, just like your own bio hair)
- CON- (Needs to be re-styled after ever wash & reacts to the weather like natural hair)
Expert Tip #2
Determine where the piece needs to sit & secure.
Proper placement is crucial when wearing a hair topper. Before attaching the clips, carefully observe your natural hair and determine the ideal position for the piece on your head.
The specific placement may vary based on the topper's size, so take your time and use a mirror for guidance. It's like getting a new toy that you can play with! Once you become familiar with putting on and taking off, you'll feel more confident and find what looks best for you.
Expert Tip #3:
Make sure your topper is secure.
Another tell-tale sign of wearing a topper is if it's not secure and starts to shift around on your head. You can avoid this by making sure your topper is properly secured. There are a variety of ways to do this, including using wig clips, double-sided tape, or even a wig cap. Experiment with different methods to find what works best for you.
Expert Tip #4:
Style before and gently tease where your hair and the topper meet.
One of the biggest mistakes people make with toppers is not styling their hair and blending with the topper. It's important to make sure that both are styled in the same way, so they blend seamlessly together. Be sure to tease at the line where your hair and the topper meet. This hides gaps and bumps as well as providing lift of the hair away from your face. Use a styling product like hairspray or gel to keep everything in place.
If needed, you may want to have your hairstylist trim your topper to match the length and style of your natural hair.
Tease or backcomb your natural hair at the line where your hair and the topper meet. This hides gaps and bumps and makes the transition look natural. Use a styling product like hairspray or gel to keep everything in place.
Expert Tip #5:
Conceal low density areas along the hairline with hair fiber or eye shadow.
Enhance the appearance of thin areas near the hairpiece's edges by using hair fibers or eyeshadow to darken the base where it meets your natural hair. This technique creates the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.
Expert Tip #6:
Customize your topper for a perfect fit.
Don't be afraid to customize your hair topper. Embrace the uniqueness of your hair and adjust to ensure it fits your needs. This may involve trimming, adding layers, or thinning it out. These adjustments will ensure that your hair topper looks like a natural extension of your own hair.
Expert Tip #7:
Practice, practice, practice.
Finally, the more you wear your topper, the more natural it will start to look. Don't give up if it doesn't look perfect right away. Wear it around the house, try out different styling techniques and products, and give yourself time to get used to it. With a little bit of practice, your topper will become a seamless part of your everyday look.