If you are experiencing thinning hair, bald spots or hair loss, a hair topper can be a great option to consider. This is a non-invasive method of restoring your appearance and you will be able to boost your confidence as well. However, when using a hair topper you need to know how to maintain it so that its lifespan can be extended.
There are different types of hair toppers available such as synthetic and human or natural toppers and these will have different requirements. The styling options for these can vary and a human hair topper will have more options including heat styling. However, you need to note that this will come with more maintenance as well. It is important to brush the hair topper regularly so you can prevent it from getting matted or tangled. A wide toothed comb or gentle brush can be used to detangle the hair.
Make sure you start from the tips and work your way up to ensure you don’t tug unnecessarily on the hair topper. You have to wash the hair topper as well and the cleaning products used should be quite gentle in their formulation. For example, you can use sulphate free shampoo and conditioner for this. Harsh chemicals can cause dryness of the hair. You can use lukewarm water for this and just a little bit of conditioner and shampoo will be sufficient. You will need to rinse the product thoroughly at the end.
The hair topper has to dry naturally which means air drying
Heat styling tools should not be used as this can damage synthetic hair fibres. You have to be careful when using heat styling on human hair as it can lead to breakage and dryness. A wig stand can help you retain the shape and style of the hair topper when drying. A DIY version can be found for this as well. You can use a container and cover it with a towel when drying the hair topper. You have to be careful when styling. Heat tools should be used at a minimum and if you are using these tools, you need to use heat protectant spray. Heat styling should be avoided if you have a synthetic hair topper as the fibres can melt.
Proper storage is important in order to maintain the condition and shape of the hair topper
You can use a wig stand or a mannequin head for this. You need to keep this stored away from direct sunlight as this can cause the colour of the synthetic hair to fade. You have to keep the hair topper clean between washes and this can be done by gently misting it and brushing it through. This will help freshen up the appearance. Frequent washing should be avoided if you have a synthetic hair topper. You should not be tugging on the hair as this can damage the base. Sometimes it can cause the hair to shed. You need to be gentle when taking off the hair topper.