Hair Toppers

What Are Hair Toppers?

Hair toppers (sometimes called half wigs or hairpieces) are becoming increasingly popular and changing people's lives by giving them more confidence in their hair. Women's hair toppers add coverage, volume, and length to different areas of your head instead of wearing full wigs.

Toppers are created by attaching or knotting hair strands into a lightweight cap clipped near the front of the head. Hair toppers for women give you a thick, volumized look as the top of that blends with your bio hair.

All Milano hair toppers, including lace hair toppers, are an excellent solution for brittle or thinning hair and come in 100% human hair.

When to Try a Hair Topper

Human hair toppers are suitable for those experiencing hair loss for any reason. Toppers are an excellent option for alopecia sufferers, those undergoing chemotherapy, or dealing with early to advanced-age hair loss.

Remember that human hair toppers for women are unsuitable for those experiencing complete hair loss as they do not offer the same amount of hair as a wig, and you must be able to blend your natural hair with the topper.

You can also try hair toppers if you’re not experiencing hair loss. Many wear them to add thickness and volume to their hair, transform their look for a special occasion, or just for fun.

Here are a few considerations when deciding between a human hair topper and a wig:


Hair toppers have less of a base than a wig, making them lighter, more comfortable, and easier to blend into your bio hair. Note that the size of the base will be determined by the area where the hair is thinning. If you're experiencing hair loss in the back, this may exclude you from being a candidate, as you will need this hair in order to blend into the hair toppers. However, this is the perfect option if you're thinning on the part, hairline, or areas of the crown.


Another consideration is how much time you want to spend on your hair. Women’s human hair toppers will require blending, and some may prefer the ease of putting on a wig.

However, a wig will be heavier than most hair toppers, making the lighter alternative an excellent choice for daily wear.

With hair toppers, women can try a wig look before committing to them permanently. Milano Collection also offers clip-in bangs that work well with wigs and toppers.

Choosing the Right Hair Topper

Understanding and addressing your specific hair needs is vital when selecting the perfect hair topper for a natural and comfortable appearance. Here's how to find the right hair topper for your situation.

Identify Your Hair Needs

Begin by determining the type of hair loss you are experiencing:

  • Beginning Stage Hair Loss: If your hair loss is minimal, often starting at the top of the head, opt for a smaller base size or an integrable base topper.

  • Progressive Stage Hair Loss: The scalp becomes noticeable through sparse areas in this stage. A medium to large base is typically needed.

  • Advanced Stage Hair Loss: Noticeable bald areas indicate a need for the largest base sizes or possibly a full wig.

When selecting hair toppers for women, accurately measure the width and length of your hair loss area using a soft measuring tape. Add an extra inch to these dimensions to allow for secure clipping of the hair extensions or topper into your existing hair. This step is crucial for ensuring the quality and seamless integration of the hair topper, providing a natural look and optimal coverage.

Match Color with Your Natural Hair

Color matching is essential for a seamless look:

  • Use natural light for accurate color matching.

  • Consider hair undertones to ensure the topper matches your hair's primary color and undertones.

  • Address grays by choosing a topper with a similar gray distribution.

Once you've matched the color of your hair toppers for women with your natural hair, you'll be amazed at the difference they make in achieving a cohesive and natural appearance. The range of colors available ensures you can find a perfect match, regardless of your hair color or texture.

Choose the Right Texture

Select a texture that mirrors your natural hair for consistency:

  • Straight: Best for naturally straight or relaxed hair.

  • Wavy: Adaptable for straightening or wavy styles.

  • Curly: Ideal for naturally curly hair.

After choosing the right texture for your hair, you'll find that wig toppers can effortlessly enhance your natural hairstyle or completely change your look.

Select the Appropriate Length

Choose a length that complements your current hairstyle:

  • Short Toppers: Add volume to shorter cuts.

  • Medium-Length Toppers: Blend well with mid-length styles.

  • Long Toppers: Provide volume and length for longer hair.

Once you've selected the appropriate length for your hair topper, be it short, medium, or long, the final look will be significantly enhanced, contributing to the overall natural and stylish appearance. Realistic hair toppers are designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing hair, regardless of length, ensuring the transition is smooth and virtually undetectable.

Choose the Right Base Size

Select a base size according to the area of hair thinning:

  • Part Coverage: Long, narrow bases cover thinning parts.

  • Hairline Coverage: Front hairline pieces offer coverage for unevenness.

  • Crown Coverage: These cover the top and back of the head, ideal for adding volume.

After selecting the correct base size for your needs, you'll be well on your way to achieving a fuller, more voluminous hairstyle. Real hair toppers are expertly crafted to cater to these specific areas of thinning, ensuring a natural and undetectable blend with your own hair.

How to Use a Hair Topper

Putting on a human hair topper can be finished in less than five minutes. All you need is your hair topper, a teasing comb, a ponytail band, and a TopGrip. These are great tools to get your topper to blend effortlessly and sit comfortably on your head. Follow these steps to achieve a natural and voluminous look with your hair toppers:

Step 1

Pull your hair into a low and loose ponytail, allowing you to place the TopGrip around the circumference of your head. You want to adjust the TopGrip's strap so that it sits firmly on your head but not so tight it causes a headache.

Step 2

Now that the TopGrip is sized for your head, you'll remove it and attach the hair topper's clips to the TopGrip's ribbon.

Step 3

Secure the TopGrip and the connected hair topper to your head. Once it's on, you can use the teasing comb to create a beautiful, seamless look that's not going anywhere.

Human Hair Topper Care and Maintenance

Proper care and maintenance of your hair topper are crucial for extending its lifespan and preserving its natural appearance. Whether you have wigs, toppers, or a combination of hair products, these beginner tips on maintaining your human hair pieces will ensure they remain in top condition.

How to Wash Your Human Hair Wig or Topper

Washing your hairpiece requires a gentle touch and a different approach than washing your natural hair. It's crucial not to treat it harshly, as this can damage both your hair and the hairpiece. Here's how to properly wash your topper:

  1. Preparation: Use a large basin or bowl filled with warm, soapy water. Use a gentle shampoo free from harsh chemicals like SLS, parabens, and silicones.

  2. Washing: Secure the hairpiece by its hairline and gently dunk it in the soapy water. To protect your hair topper, avoid vigorous scrubbing. Clean the inner cap separately, where most oils accumulate.

  3. Rinsing: Rinse the topper in clean water using the dunking method until all soap is removed.

Conditioning Your Wig or Hair Topper

Deep conditioning is recommended for every wash:

  1. Application: When the hairpiece is about 50% dry, apply a deep conditioning mask evenly throughout the hair using a wet brush.

  2. Duration: Let it sit for at least 15-20 minutes, longer for blonde or light-colored pieces.

  3. Rinsing: Rinse out the conditioning treatment thoroughly, ensuring the water runs clear.

The frequency of washing depends on several factors, including usage, environment, and activity level. A good rule of thumb is to wash it at least every two weeks if worn daily or sooner if it starts to smell or accumulate dirt.

Drying Your Hair Wig or Topper

You have the option to air dry or blow dry your hairpiece:

  1. Air Drying: Place the topper on a plastic wig stand that allows for air circulation. Avoid wringing or twisting the hair.

  2. Blow Drying: Apply a hair primer or heat protectant. Dry the cap while holding the hairpiece by its hairline, then place it on a wig stand. Secure it with T-pins for stability.

How to Store Your Wig or Hair Topper

Store your hairpiece away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry place. A plastic or canvas wig head is ideal for maintaining its shape. Ensure the canvas head matches your head size to avoid stretching the wig.

Styling Products

Use gentle, moisture-focused products and avoid products with harsh chemicals like SLS, as they can strip the hair of essential oils. Replenishing moisture is crucial since the wig or topper does not receive natural oils from the scalp.

By following these guidelines, your human hair topper will remain a beautiful and practical solution for an extended period of time.

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