What Is A Hair Topper?
A hair topper is a crown extension that provides coverage and volume on the crown area. It is similar to the top part of a wig, but does not provide coverage for the entire head. Toppers are intended for those experiencing hair loss or thinning, or who would like to add volume on the top of the head. Unlike a full wig, the natural hair is blended in with the hair on the topper. There are many cap constructions and base sizes available for varying degrees of hair loss or coverage needs.
What Are The Clips For?
Hair toppers are attached to the head using pressure sensitive clips. The clips, which have a comb-like appearance, open and close by pressing on them. They contain “teeth” which slide into and grip onto your natural hair.
There is a learning curve when it comes to using the clips properly to minimize damage to your own hair and to ensure a comfortable fit. You will need to ensure you have the right size topper for your area of loss to make sure you have enough hair to support the clips.
How Do I Wear A Hair Topper?
To apply your topper, part your topper and natural hair in your desired style. Hold the topper above your head and line up it’s part with your part. Apply at, in front of, or behind your natural hairline.
Holding your topper in place with one hand, open up one of the front clips. Flip the clip away from your head so that the ends of the “teeth” are lightly touching your scalp. Gently slide the clip flat against your head which will scoop up some of your biological hair toward the root. Apply pressure to close the clip. Repeat with the other front clip, then attach the back clips using the same method.
If you are experiencing any discomfort, open and reattach the clip.
What About A Lace Front?
If your piece has a lace front, you can apply adhesive along the hairline if desired. If you do apply adhesive, use your desired solvent to release the glue when you are ready to remove your topper.
How Do I Take Off A Hair Topper?
To remove your topper, open the clips. Starting with the back, flip the clips away from your natural hair. Use a finger or comb to carefully sweep any hair out of the teeth. Repeat with the front clips. Slowly lift the topper away from the head, freeing any hair remaining in the clips as delicately as possible to avoid pulling it out.
This takes practice and patience, but you will master these skills in no time!