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Types Of Human Hair Toppers

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A human hair topper is a perfect solution for women with thinning hair or hair loss, who want to add natural volume and length. Sometimes, it is also called wiglet, hairpiece or hair enhancer.

Human hair piece toppers are a very simple, yet effective solution for many clients and are beautiful piece can be worn discreetly over your bio hair. They blend perfectly to cover alopecia spots, thinning crown areas, or even if you want more coverage.

So how can you determine if a hair topper is right for you? If you want a fuller head of hair, the root or crown area but feel a full wig may not be your optimal everyday solution…human hair toppers can be your answer. 

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human hair topper

From synthetic to human hair topper piece, you will find the best extensions from many name brands in the market nowadays. Be a longtime hair wig manufacturer, Laylawigs is one of the best virgin hair wholesale suppliers. Especially the brand has a real hairline of super-scalp wigs that are considered exclusive in the market.

Hair Type

You can pick a human hair topper or a synthetic hair topper because both of them are quite beautiful and each has its benefits.

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hairpieces are created from man-made fibers using specialized technology to give the overall appearance and feel of natural hair. They can blend perfectly to cover the alopecia spots, thinning crown areas. 

Synthetic hair will lay comfortably against your head by using a discreet attachment so your look will feel secure all day. It’s easy to take care of synthetic wigs because they never have to be styled. You can simply wash, dry and even shake them out, and the hairpiece will return to its initial style.

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synthetic hair is more prone to damage

In fact, with some of the higher quality synthetic pieces, you would never know they were not natural human hair. And the price of this hair type is affordable.

However, hair experts don’t recommend using this hair type because it lacks in versatility. When using a synthetic hairpiece, you cannot style it like its human hair. Remember that even the heat friendly fiber can be difficult to style as synthetic fiber is more resistant to change.  

Synthetic hair is also less durable than the human one. With proper treatments, your synthetic hair hairpieces can last about 4-6 months, heat-friendly synthetic hair lasts 2- 3 months. Hence it is important to follow hairstylists’ care recommendations in order to get the optimal life span from your hair.

Moreover, you cannot change the color of synthetic hair. Recoloring is not recommended and traditional hair color will not adhere to the fibers.

Human Hair 

Human hair toppers give the most natural look and feel. They can be the more expensive pick, with the proper care, but they are more durable. They can last from 1 to 3 years. 

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human hair

Unlike synthetic hair, human one is remarkably soft with a shine and movement. Human hair is also required maintenance as with natural hair, it requires effort. 

Like your own hair existing, human hair wigs react to the weather and can become frizzy, limp or dry depending on the weather condition.

Besides, human hair toppers come in a variety of textures, so you can match your real hair texture very closely.

Remy Human Hair Topper

The Remy hair topper is considered a premium option because its follicles are kept running in the same direction, so tangling is greatly reduced and feels silkier. It keeps the most natural look and makes brushing easier as well. When hair cuticles of wigs are reversed, they will break quickly.

Next, Remy hair is more expensive because of the tedious process that the hair goes through to not damage the cuticles.

This hair is a smoother, shinier, and healthier appearance than Non-Remy one. You will feel that it is amazing even after multiple times being washed. Therefore, most wearers can get 1 or 2 of wear with REMY hair still looking great. 

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Remy vs non-Remy human hair

Non-Remy Hair

Non-Remy hair is collected from the floor of temples and hair salons. Because of the method of collection, the cuticles for hair strands tend to be in all different directions. This can cause tangling and matting if not processed properly. 

To mask this problem, the hair will go through an acid bath to completely strip the cuticle. But the process will result in hair with very low moisture, leading to dry straw-like hair.

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To make the hair topper appear shiny and healthy, many manufacturers use heavy silicone to mask it. However, the coating may be worn off if you don’t wash carefully. 

Base Type

Monofilament Base

The monofilament hair topper has become rather common in this day and age. They are designed to apply and assist everyone to avoid the embarrassment they might face due to their bald heads or hair loss.

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mono hair topper

Naturalness: This base is very soft and comfortable to wear, will not irritate your head. Hence it can be a great choice for women with a sensitive scalp. The clip-in of mono hair topper is designed to replicate your front hairline the way nature intended. With 100% Remy human hair, the mono hair topper can mimic the look of natural hair growth and provides hair parting for the greatest versatility in styling.

Breathability: The human hair mono topper is smooth and comfortable, but it is not as breathable as the Lace base. The weave of the mono base material is tighter than lace.

Durability: Although the base is less variable in colors, it is natural-looking on top head and long-lasting. 

Silk Base

The silk hair topper is constructed with a layer of lace, and pure silk fabric on the top front of the cap, so it can perfectly hide the knots. And you don’t need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible or less visible because the roots of the hair topper are hidden under the silk base.

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silk base hair topper looks like your real hair

Naturalness: It is the most realistic topper base on the market and looks exactly like a natural scalp. Many wearers like the silk base topper so much as it is the closest to human skin color material.

Breathability: Due to its unique layered construction, the silk base hair topper can lack breathability, compared with others base. You can find it to be a tad hotter during the summer day.

Durability: It can last from 4 to 6 months depend on your care.


Lace Base

The lace base hair topper is usually thinner and tends to lay flatter, which allows for a more natural-looking hairline.

With lace hair toppers, you have to do some tweaking by bleaching the knots in order to get the most natural look. 

Naturalness: It is the only base type that perfectly mimics the look of your natural hairline. Strands of a hair topper are individually tied to a piece of sheer lace base using a knot.

lace hair topper

Breathability: It is very lightweight and airy enough for their scalp to breathe.

Durability: Lace is more fragile than other base materials so it can last from 1-3 months before you may notice the breakdown of the material. Therefore, be more careful when washing or using the hairpiece.

In addition 3 common base types, skin base hair topper is also favored by users. It is more durable and also gives the appearance of hair growing from the scalp.

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Skin Base

Skin base is also a lovable type of hair toppers thanks to its extraordinary naturalness. It is actually made from silicon, which is super thin (0.08 mm to 0.03 mm only). And it looks like your real skin.

Naturalness: together with silk base, skin hair topper offers the utmost realistic hair look. It is difficult for others to detect you are wearing a human hair topper. Notably, the skin base is much thinner and more lightweight than a silk topper hairpiece.

Breathability: it is the most stifling base material among the four. Hence, it is not a wise choice if you sweat a lot or your skin is sensitive.

Durability: The lifespan of a skin hair topper depends on the type of skin as well as your maintenance. It might last from 3 months to 6 months.

In A Nutshell

It’s obvious that the human hair topper certainly is the most effective and latest method to conceal your thinning hair and bald spots. If you wonder to choose hair toppers for thin hair, let’s take the type of hair we mentioned above to give a decision.

If you concern more about hair toppers or hair extensions, do not hesitate to visit our website.

So feel free to contact us via info@laylawigs.com or (+84) 98 261 44 86 (Mobile/WhatsApp) at any time. Laylawigs are always glad to answer any of your questions. 

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