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Tips to Make Your Hair Topper Look More Natural

Tips to Make Your Hair Topper Look More Natural

Hair toppers are a fantastic solution for adding volume and covering thinning hair, but making them look natural can sometimes be a challenge. Whether you're new to wearing hair toppers or looking to enhance your current style, here are some tips to achieve a more natural look:

1. Choose the Right Color and Texture

Color Match

Select a hair topper that closely matches your natural hair color. If needed, consider blending shades for a more realistic look.

  • Identify Your Natural Hair Color: Start by determining your natural hair color under natural light. This will serve as your baseline for selecting a topper color.
  • Consult a Color Chart: Most hair extension and topper brands provide color charts that display various shades. Use these charts to find a shade that closely matches your natural hair color.
  • Consider Blending Shades: Sometimes, your natural hair might have multiple tones. In such cases, consider blending two shades of hair topper to achieve a more realistic and natural appearance. For example, if your hair has highlights or lowlights, choose a topper that incorporates similar tones.

□ Texture Match

Match the texture of the hair topper to your own hair. Whether your hair is straight, wavy, or curly, choosing a topper with a similar texture helps it blend seamlessly.

  • Assess Your Natural Hair Texture: Determine whether your hair is straight, wavy, curly, or kinky. This will guide you in selecting a topper with a similar texture.
  • Choose the Right Material: Hair toppers come in synthetic or human hair options. Human hair toppers offer versatility in styling and can be heat-styled to match your natural texture.
  • Consider Curl Patterns: If your hair is naturally curly or wavy, opt for a topper that mimics these patterns. This ensures that the topper blends seamlessly with your own curls.

2. Customize the Fit

□ Cut and Style

Visit a professional stylist to have your hair topper trimmed and styled to match your haircut and face shape. This ensures it integrates smoothly with your natural hair.

  • Expertise Matters: Professional stylists have the expertise to blend the topper seamlessly with your natural hair. They can trim the topper to match your haircut, ensuring it looks like a natural extension of your own hair.
  • Face Shape Consideration: Stylists consider your face shape when styling the topper, creating a flattering silhouette that enhances your overall appearance.
  • Personalized Advice: They can offer personalized advice on maintaining and styling your topper to maximize its natural appearance.

□ Adjust the Base

If possible, opt for a topper with adjustable features like clips or elastic bands to achieve a snug fit. Choosing a hair topper with adjustable features such as clips or elastic bands is essential for achieving a comfortable and secure fit. Here’s why adjustable bases are beneficial:

  • Customizable Fit: Clips and elastic bands allow you to adjust the topper to fit snugly against your scalp, reducing the risk of it shifting or slipping.
  • Versatility: Adjustable bases cater to various head sizes and shapes, ensuring a personalized fit that feels comfortable throughout the day.
  • Ease of Use: They make it easier to attach and remove the topper, offering convenience without compromising on stability.

3. Blend with Your Hair

    □ Parting

    Part your natural hair in a way that allows the topper to blend naturally. Experiment with different parting styles until you find one that looks best.

    • Experiment with Parting Styles: Try different parting styles such as center part, side part, or zig-zag parting to see which works best with your hair topper and natural hair texture.
    • Use a Tail Comb: A tail comb can help create precise partings, ensuring the topper sits naturally on your scalp without looking bulky or uneven.
    • Conceal the Base: After parting, gently blend the edges of your natural hair with the topper's base using your fingers or a comb to create a seamless transition.

    □ Layering

    Blend the topper with your natural hair by layering sections of your own hair over the base of the topper. This technique helps conceal the edges and creates a seamless transition.

    • Sectioning: Divide your hair into sections and lift the top layer.
    • Blend Gradually: Gently lay the sections of your natural hair over the edges of the topper's base. This helps to seamlessly integrate the topper with your own hair.
    • Adjust as Needed: Use a mirror to check all angles and adjust the layering until it looks natural and uniform from all sides.

      4. Styling Techniques

        □ Heat Styling

        • Heat styling tools such as flat irons or curling wands are excellent for blending your natural hair with the topper's hair, creating uniform waves or curls. To protect both your natural hair and the topper's hair extensions, it's crucial to keep the heat setting below 160 degrees Celsius (320 degrees Fahrenheit). This prevents damage and ensures longevity. Before applying heat, use a heat protectant spray to shield the hair from thermal damage.

            □ Product Use

              Use hair products such as styling mousse, texture spray, or dry shampoo to add volume and texture, and to help hold the style in place.

              • Styling Mousse: Apply mousse to damp hair before blow-drying to add volume and hold to the style. This also helps in maintaining a natural bounce.
              • Texture Spray: Texture sprays add grit and dimension to fine hair, making it easier to style and giving the topper a more natural appearance.
              • Dry Shampoo: Ideal for refreshing the roots and adding volume without washing. It absorbs excess oil, extending the time between washes and maintaining the topper's freshness.

                  5. Maintain and Care

                    □ Regular Care

                    Wash and condition your hair topper regularly using products suitable for synthetic or human hair, depending on the material. To keep your hair topper looking its best, regular care is essential. Follow these steps based on the type of hair your topper is made from:

                    • Synthetic Hair Toppers: Use a specialized synthetic hair shampoo and conditioner to wash your topper gently. Avoid using hot water and be gentle when combing or brushing to prevent tangling. Allow it to air dry naturally to maintain its texture and shape.
                    • Human Hair Toppers: Use a mild shampoo and conditioner formulated for human hair. Wash your topper in lukewarm water, gently comb through while conditioning, and rinse thoroughly. You can blow-dry or air-dry your human hair topper, but avoid excessive heat styling to preserve its quality.

                    □ Storage

                    Store your hair topper properly on a wig stand or in a clean, dry place when not in use to maintain its shape and quality. Proper storage helps maintain the shape and quality of your hair topper when not in use:

                    • Wig Stand: Invest in a wig stand to store your topper when not wearing it. This helps retain its shape and prevents tangling.
                    • Clean, Dry Place: Store your topper in a clean, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity. Avoid storing it in a sealed container to allow airflow and prevent odors or mold.

                      6. Confidence and Comfort

                      • Practice and Patience: Getting used to wearing a hair topper may take time. Practice different styling techniques and be patient with the learning process.
                      • Confidence: Embrace your new look with confidence! Feeling good about yourself enhances the natural appearance of your hair topper.

                      By following these tips, you can enhance the natural appearance of your hair topper, ensuring it blends seamlessly with your own hair and style. Whether you're new to using hair toppers or looking to improve your current setup, these strategies will help you achieve a flawless, natural look.
                      Remember, your hair topper should not only enhance your appearance but also boost your confidence effortlessly!

                       Why Choose Sunny Hair's Hair Toppers?

                      Sunny Hair offers a wide selection of high-quality hair toppers designed to enhance your natural beauty:
                      • Variety of Base Sizes: Choose from 6x7 inch, 5x5 inch, 3x5 inch lace bases, or the new 6x6 inch fishnet base for comfort and realism.


                      • Natural Look and Feel: Each topper is crafted to blend seamlessly with your natural hair, providing a realistic scalp appearance.


                      • Durability and Comfort: Made with premium materials, Sunny Hair's toppers are durable, comfortable, and breathable.


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