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Hair loss or thinning hair can be a frustrating experience for both men and women, and it can be difficult to find a solution that fits your lifestyle and budget. Toppers and wigs have become increasingly popular for those who want to restore their hair and regain their confidence. However, once you've made the decision to invest in a topper or wig, it's essential to know how to style and care for it properly to achieve a natural look.
In this video, our in-house stylist, Pat, provides some valuable tips on how to make your topper or wig look as natural as possible.
The first step in achieving a natural look is to shampoo the hair straight out of the bag or box. Using a gentle shampoo and conditioner and a leave-in conditioner can help to keep the hair soft and shiny. Once you have washed the hair, it's important to dry it in a way that blends seamlessly with your natural hair.
To enhance the natural look of your topper or wig, it's recommended to use a soft blow dryer to direct the hair and a flat iron on a low setting to create a little wave or turn. This technique will help to create natural folds and movement in the hair, making it blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Pat also advises selecting a topper or wig that matches the color of the ends of your natural hair rather than the base to ensure a seamless blend.
One of the most significant benefits of a well-blended topper or wig is its comfort. As Emily in the video points out, it should feel like you're not wearing anything at all. The key to achieving this level of comfort is selecting a topper or wig that fits your head size properly. You can also opt for a lighter weight hairpiece or wig, which will feel more comfortable for everyday wear.
It's essential to remember that every person's hair loss situation is unique, and there are various types of toppers and wigs available to suit different needs. Some people may prefer a full wig, while others may opt for a partial wig or topper. A partial wig or topper is designed to cover a specific area of hair loss, such as the crown or front of the head, while leaving the rest of your natural hair exposed. This option can be a great solution for those who still have a significant amount of natural hair and want to add volume or coverage to specific areas.
So, if you're struggling with hair loss or thinning hair, a topper or wig can be an excellent solution to help you restore your hair and confidence. With the right care and styling techniques, you can achieve a natural look that blends seamlessly with your natural hair. Don't be afraid to explore different types of hairpieces and wigs to find the perfect fit for your needs, and most importantly, enjoy your new, natural-looking hair.