There are many names for toppers; half-wig and top-piece are the most common. Toppers are a great solution for women of all ages with thinning hair. A condition such as alopecia may be the culprit, but medications and complex genetics also play a role. Whatever the case, toppers offer a stylish way to cover up thinning areas.
A topper is simply called that because it only covers the top portion of your head. Toppers come in various sizes depending on the needs of the wearer. Sizes range from 2 by 4 inches to cover thinning at the crown of the head, to 8 by 9 inches, covering almost the entire head.
How does a topper stay on your head?
Toppers attach to your head by clipping onto your hair. Your own hair blends in with the topper to give you a more natural look. As a solution for women with thinning hair, toppers work wonderfully because there is enough natural hair left to compliment and blend in with the topper. If you are experiencing total hair loss, unfortunately, a topper would not be a good option.
How do you decide if a wig or a topper is the best choice for you?
There are a few pros and cons to consider when choosing a topper or full wig. Toppers can easily look more natural than wigs because your own hair is blended in with it. If you’re seeking dramatic hairstyles to complete your look, then a topper may not be your choice. Toppers are clearly suited towards a more natural look and are normally more lightweight than a full wig, allowing the scalp to breathe.
As we stated, toppers are not full wigs and may not offer you the versatility a wig will, but is perfect to cover thinning areas and make the rest of your hair look fabulous. A topper enables you to wear a very natural looking ponytail, if that’s your style.
So if you do still have some of your own natural hair growth, but simply need a bit of coverage on top due to thinning hair, a topper may just be your ticket back into the world of versatile hair styling.
Whether you are considering a topper or a wig, set up an appointment with Hair by Janet to go over your options. Our hair replacement specialists will be happy to work with you to find the right solution for your hair loss needs. Contact our San Carlos, California shop online or by calling 650-592-3691 to begin your journey towards beautiful, natural-looking hair today!