FAQs

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions

General Questions

Hair toppers are hair pieces designed to cover the top of the head. They are a great solution to add coverage for those who have experienced hair loss or thinning but still have an adequate amount of hair around the back and sides of the head.

They are similar to wigs but smaller and tailored to target particular areas of your scalp. Hair toppers have hair clips that latch onto your existing hair, so if hair loss is too extreme, they may not be a good option.

Hair toppers come in various shapes, sizes, and styles to cater to different preferences and needs.

Sometimes, women even without hair loss opt for hair toppers simply to add more volume and thickness much like in the use of hair extensions.

Yes, we are located in Highland UT – please contact us if you are interested in coming into our studio as it is open by appointment only.

Putting on a hair topper is a breeze! Simply clip it to the crown of your head and your real hair. 

For effective application of a hair topper, adhere to the following steps:

  • Pick the Perfect Topper: Opt for a topper that aligns with your hair’s natural shade, texture, and the volume you desire. Pay attention to the base size and shape, keeping your unique hair loss pattern in mind.
  • Prep Your Natural Locks: Your hair should be clean, dry, and styled as you prefer. If necessary, backcomb the hair at the crown to form a stable base for the topper.
  • Position the Topper: Align the topper with your natural part or wherever you prefer it, focusing on areas with hair loss. Adjust until it’s comfortable and blends well with your existing hair.
  • Fasten the Topper: Utilize the clips, combs, or other fasteners that come with the topper to attach it securely to your hair. Start with the front clips and move to the sides and back. It should feel secure but not tight.
  • Blend and Style: Integrate the topper with your natural hair using a comb or brush. Style using tools like straighteners or curling irons to achieve the look you want. Use styling products to help merge the topper with your natural hair seamlessly.
  • Refine Your Look: Inspect your appearance from various angles in the mirror to ensure the topper is inconspicuous. Adjust the position, securement, or style as needed until you’re happy with how it looks.

    By adhering to these steps, you can wear your hair topper with assurance, relishing the enhanced volume, coverage, and realistic appearance it offers. Don’t forget regular care and maintenance to preserve its look and longevity.

Hair toppers need to be able to attach to somewhat healthy hair. This means that in the cases of hair loss, you’ll need to measure the area of hair loss.

Using a soft measuring tape, measure the area of hair loss and add approximately 2″ to the measurement. This would be the “minimum” base size you’d need.

You can always wear toppers that have a larger base size than your minimum size, but you should not go any smaller since it’s necessary to have healthy hair the topper can attach to.

To ensure the best fit: 

  1. Measure hair loss. Using a soft tape measure, calculate the length and width of the balding or thinning area.
  2. Assess natural hair coverage. Hair toppers need to be able to clip into existing hair, so evaluate the amount of hair you have in the target area, and notate the width and length of healthy hair surrounding the thinning/hair loss area.
  3. Consider the dimensions of the base. When selecting a topper, pay attention to it’s shape, length, and width that closely matches the measurements of your thinning or balding area.
  4. Allow for coverage and blending. Select a topper that has a slightly larger base than the hair loss area. This will ensure you get ample coverage and also give you room to blend seamlessly into your natural hair and give a natural appearance.
  5. Take advantage of a free consultation. If you have any questions—if you have complex hair loss patterns—or if you are unsure about your sizing we’re happy to offer personalized advice to help you find the best hair topper size based on your unique needs.


By considering these factors, you can select a hair topper size that has a secure fit, provides optimal coverage, and seamlessly integrates with your natural hair.

Generally, it’s best to try to match the hair topper to your own hair color for a more natural blend.

However, it doesn’t need to be an exact color match. Normally, the top is lighter with natural hair, while the underneath part tends to be darker. You should be good if you follow a good rule of thumb where your topper is the same or slightly lighter than your natural hair.

To choose the right color for you:

  1. Evaluate your natural hair color. What is the shade, tone and undertones of your natural hair? Consider things like lowlights, highlights, and base color.
  2. What is your desired color? Decide if you want to match your natural hair color or if you want variation with added dimension via highlights or lowlights.
  3. Match undertones. Do you have any undertones in your natural hair color like cool (silver or ashy), warm (golden or reddish), or is it more neutral? For a more seamless blend, select a hair topper color with undertones that match your natural color.
  4. Read into customer reviews. See reviews or feedback from people with similar hair color as yours. This can provide insights into how well the hair topper color may match to your natural hair.


By considering these factors, you can choose the best hair color for your topper and ensure the most seamless and natural blend into your existing hair.

Length is measured from the top-back part of the crown to the ends of the hair using a soft measuring tape.

Hair density refers to the thickness or fullness of the hair. Hair density is based on personal preference and what you think might look best on you. 

Here at Snaphair, we recommend a lower-density topper to better achieve a more natural appearance and not look so “wiggy”.

  • 100%: Low Density | Light Volume
  • 130%: Medium/Standard Density | Natural Volume
  • 150%: Medium High Density | More Volume & Thickness
  • 180%: High Density | Very Thick

 

To choose the right density for you be sure to:

  1. Evaluate your natural hair density. Do you describe your natural hair as thin, medium or thick?
  2. Consider the look you’re going for. Do you want your topper to help you accentuate just a little natural coverage and volume, or are you wanting a full-bodied appearance?
  3. Understand the density scale. Hair toppers measure density in percentages that indicate the amount of hair in the hairpiece compared to average/natural hair. 
  4. Blending and matching to your natural hair. If you’re trying to match your natural hair, consider choosing a topper with a similar density to create a more realistic and seamless blend into your natural hair.
  5. Considering hair loss. If you’re experiencing alopecia, female pattern baldness, or other hair thinning, you may want to choose higher density to help you achieve a fuller, more balanced look.
  6. Compare and assess. Look at photos with people in different-density toppers to best decide which level appeals most to you and your goals.

 

With keeping these considerations in mind, you can choose the best density for your hair topper to achieve the look and preferences you’re going for, and enhance your overall appearance.

When maintained with the right care hair toppers can endure for several months to years, the longevity largely hinges on the frequency of use and care.

Typically, our Remy Human hair toppers will last over 1 year with proper care.

You can prolong the lifespan of your topper by not over-washing and minimizing the use of heat-styling equipment. Proper storage of the hair topper is also important for increasing the life of hair toppers, by using a wig stand or mannequin head.

It is also recommended to not sleep with your hair topper since it can further weaken your natural hair and shorten your toppers lifespan.

Hair Topper Care

Begin by closing all the snaps on your topper and detangling the hair. You should use a shampoo and conditioner free of sulfates and alcohol. Always use cool or lukewarm water, never hot.

See our care guide for all the other information you need to know about washing and caring for your hair topper properly to ensure it’s longevity.

Alternative human hair products do not need to be washed very often, as they do not receive the same natural oils from the scalp as our own hair does.

We suggest washing every 3-5 weeks, depending on your level of activity or If the hair has become more difficult to style due to product buildup or sweat for example. Keep in mind that the less human hair products are washed and styled, the longer they will last!

Therefore, it is best to avoid using too many hair products so that it won’t need to be washed as frequently.

It is not recommended to dye your hairpiece yourself. Our human hair toppers have been processed with textile dyes which achieve the variety of colors you see in our shop. Traditional hair dye does not react to the hair pieces in the same way the natural hair on our heads does.

#613 is a blonde color that can be ordered and if you have a professional and trusted hairdresser, they could potentially color it for you.

When hair is not in use, place it on a wig stand, mannequin head, or styrofoam head. They can help maintain the shape and style of the hair.

Keep in mind… human hair products should never be stored in direct sunlight or near excess heat. That can dull the color of the hair and affect the hair quality. It’s best to store it in a cool and dry place.

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