Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hair Toppers #2: What Size Base Should I Choose?

When it comes to choosing the right topper, selecting the right sized base will make your topper feel as natural and comfortable as possible. To make it easier for you to work out which is the right size for you, we’ve put together this handy guide.

First things first

The best place to start when choosing the right sized hair topper is to look at the amount of hair loss you are experiencing.

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Beginning Stage Hair Loss

Hair loss starts with a thinning of the hair at the crown. If your hair loss is at this stage, you’ll need a topper with a smaller base

Progressive Stage Hair Loss

Hair loss starts to become noticeable and the scalp becomes visible. If your hair loss is at this stage, you’ll need a medium to large base.

Advanced Stage Hair Loss

Hair loss is very noticeable at this stage and some areas of the scalp are completely bald. You’ll need a large base size to cover the hair loss, or depending on the amount of hair lost, you might want to think about shopping for a wig.

How to measure how much hair you’ve lost

correct and incorrect fit of hair toppers

Measuring how much hair you’ve lost can give you an accurate picture of what size hair topper base you will need.

Use a fabric tape measure and record the measurements of the widest points of your hair loss. Measure front to back and side to side. It might be helpful to use a mirror or ask someone to help you. If you ask someone to help you, they can double check the measurements for you as well.

If the area of hair loss is larger than the toppers that are available, think about opting for a wig instead of a topper.

Pro Tip: When you record the measurements, add one inch to each measurement. This will allow for extra space on each side for the clips to be attached.

Hair loss can progress, so I recommend taking these measurements again at least every 6 months to make sure that you are wearing the right size base. Wearing the wrong size can cause damage to the natural hair.

Are you considering getting a hair topper?

At Salon La Reine, we are specialists in hair loss solutions like wigs, toppers, and hair systems, that can help you disguise any hair thinning or loss while your natural hair grows back.

At your consultation, I’ll answer any questions you have and I’ll help you find the perfect hair loss solution that suits your lifestyle and needs.

Get in touch with me via our contact page, or alternatively, you can DM me on Facebook or Instagram.


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