Afraid of Getting Your First Topper? Read This.

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by Morgan

Alright, it’s time to go. Let’s see…I’ve got my chic purse, fancy watch, dangly earrings and… wig topper?

Okay, so wigs and toppers might not be a typical first pick that ladies turn to when piling on the accessories. But for women who are dealing with thinning hair or hair loss altogether, wigs and toppers might be at the top of their lists. These pieces offer stylistic creativity and an endless range of ever-evolving hairdo opportunities for who have lost their hair or for women who are looking to just change things up every now and then.

Have you been wanting to cross over into the world of toppers, but you’re afraid that you’ll get “found out.” Don’t be. If you’ve been super nervous about trying a topper, allow me to share my experience:

Hashtag fake hair, don’t care. Like getting a haircut or a streak of color in your ‘do, the way that you wear your hair naturally becomes a part of you—and those around you won’t care whether your strands are your own or if you’re showing off a new style. People color their hair and switch up their styles every day. If you’re worried about a stark contrast from your daily style, start small with a topper and build up from there.

But what about color matching? A big concern with gals is that a topper will be discernible from your own hair. The right color blends beautifully with your hair tone, and even you won’t be able to tell the difference. There might be a few tries in getting the perfect color, but if you ask a specialist, odds are they’ll be able to pick the perfect color to match your hair.

Your topper is not going to fall off. That thing is freaking sturdy, and it’s not going anywhere! Well-placed clips bind to your own hair effortlessly and stay in place all day. You can do anything with a topper, even go swimming! Haven’t quite tried this one yet, but apparently, it’s totally a thing.

Just do you. In my case, my stylist refused my bang request because my hair was too damaged. I was so nervous to get my first topper, but I made the plunge and I’m SO glad I did. Ultimately, your hair is another creative outlet to express yourself, and if you want to mix up your styles or wear your hair a certain way, DO IT!

It can be a little scary wondering what other people may think if you’re sporting hair that isn’t yours. But everything we don is an outlet for our own expression, and wigs and toppers are no different. If you’re on the fence, give it a go just once. You’ve got to feel it to believe it… there’s no better way to show yourself off than through a new hairstyle!

You can see all of Morgan’s posts here.


  1. PennyC
    September 15, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Great topic, Morgan!
    I started wearing toppers early this year. Lucky me with permanent hair loss after chemotherapy. Since I still have hair on the bottom, a large topper works beautifully. I also wear wigs sometimes, but the topper is easy and comfortable to wear. I had no idea they even existed until I visited a wig shop. They are such lifesavers!

    • September 17, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      Glad you’ve had a lot of success with toppers, Penny! I don’t think people consider them as an option.
      But from what I’ve seen in client pictures, they seem to blend in beautifully and some are really undetectable!
      We even had someone submit a photo with her wearing a wig that she converted into a topper thanks to a
      video that Heather made.

      Thanks for sharing your experience!
      -devon, CysterWigs

  2. Vladdy
    September 18, 2018 / 11:27 pm

    Hey, little question. You said stylize refused bangs; hair too damaged. Does that mean she said not to wear bangs, as your hair is too damaged, or not to have bangs on your topper? Not sure.

    Oh one more. Toppers sound great. Do most people just get the bald patches on top? As I see so many toppers and articles about them, but my spots started around my ears first. Just curious.


    • Gina
      September 19, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Hi there Vladdy! Thank you for commenting on Morgan’s post!

      Morgan has very fine bio hair. So her hair stylist refused to cut her natural hair. That’s why she tried the topper…so she could wear bangs.

      Morgan has written about her very fine bio hair in her earlier posts. You can find all of her posts here:

      Most people that wear toppers have thinning hair at the top or just the part. Some topper-wearers get traction hair loss in the areas where the clips are placed. Unfortunately, toppers are not recommended for everyone because you do need strong enough hair to secure the clips. Bio hair that is too thin or slick can allow for the clips to slip.

      I hope this helps.

      Please let us know in the CCHD if you have any further questions. 🙂

      Our CCHD team is available 10 am – 6pm (EST/EDT)
      Monday – Friday (excluding most major US holidays)
      Phone: 1-888-992-9447

      Thank you for choosing CysterWigs, and have a lovely day!

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