Hair loss can occur gradually over time, or dramatically in the space of weeks. Alopecia affects everyone differently, some clients tell us they first started loosing patches of hair over a period of a few months, and got progressively worse over a year or so. On the other hand, some clients have lost the majority of their hair within a fortnight. The rate of time in which hair loss occurs is different for everyone. This blog is to help you decide which you need, hair topper or wig.
Wigs are ideal for people with alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis, or people that are undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Hair toppers can work really well for people with alopecia areata, androgenic alopecia, or those who have general thinning.
To decide if a Hair Topper or Wig is best for you, here are a few points to consider.
Do you have Bio Hair that is healthy and strong?
Bio Hair is your natural hair, that hasn’t been affected by hair loss. A hair topper clips into the bio hair that grows around the area of hair loss. Although most hair toppers come with pressure sensitive clips, you need healthy and strong bio hair to clip the hair topper into. If you were to clip in a topper to weak and thinning hair, it would get damaged and break. The topper also would slip off and not be secured properly.
To see how a hair topper is clipped in, watch this video
Is your hair loss in patches?
Alopecia Areata causes hair to fall out in patches, this type of alopecia is a common form. Patches could form to the front, back, crown, or sides of the head.
A hair topper is best when you have one patch, or patches that are in one area.
A wig is most appropriate for you, if you have scattered patches across different areas of your head.
How much has your hair thinned?
Hair toppers are a great solution for fine or thinning hair. They are ideal if you have strong hair, around the area of thinning hair. This means that you can clip the hair topper into the strong hairs.
If thinning affects all areas of your hair, this is considered a more advanced for of hair loss and hence a wig is best for you.
I have trichotillomania, which is the best option for me?
For people that have trichotillomania, or have struggled with it in the past, the best option depends on the area of your hair loss. If you have a number of patches across your head, a wig may be the best option.
If you are still unsure, please feel free to reach out to us via email to arrange a zoom consultation. Our expects will be happy to suggest options for you!
All consultations with us are always private and without judgement.