My first impressions of the Jenny Synthetic Mono Wig from Uniwigs Lavivid Colour: Double Frost Java SKU: AL0102 Direct Link: http://bit.ly/2wHZC3h Coupon code: Georgie15 (get 15% Off)
Note: in the video I say I’m not sure of the cap construction around the parting: it is a double monofilament.
Disclaimer: sometimes wig and topper brands send me pieces to roadtest and review. They are gifted to me for free or at a discounted price. I will always give my own honest opinion on the piece and will point out any negatives, as well as positives.
Toppers usually come with several pressure clips sewn into them to attach the piece to your bio hair. Different brands use different-sized pressure clips and you might find that smaller or larger ones are more comfortable for you.
In addition, some toppers come with a comb at the front. I find these too bulky and uncomfortable, so I prefer to remove them and sew in a small pressure clip instead.
The video below shows how I removed the comb from the front of my Highline topper and replaced it with a small clip. Apologies for the shaking camera work – note to self that filming with one hand is not a good idea.
You will need:
Sharp scissors or a seam ripper
A small needle
Light coloured or brown thread (depending on the colour of the hair on your topper)
An issue with wearing toppers is that your bio hair will not always be exactly the same length as the topper hair. And when you wear your hair in a shorter length, it can often be more obvious if your topper is longer or shorter than your bio hair. Longer hairstyles tend to blend a bit better, but if you have shoulder-length hair like me, it can be a pain to constantly have to get your bio hair trimmed or swap between different length hairpieces.
If you haven’t had a chance to get to the hairdresser or you are trying to grow out your bio hair, it can be frustrating when you can’t wear a piece you love. I’ve got this exact problem at the moment and have come up with a few different hairstyles you can try to keep wearing your topper for a little bit longer.
Note: in the above video I talk about ‘brown hair spray’ by this I mean a brown-tinted dry shampoo or a brown coverage spray such as Toppik. You could also use hair fibres to cover up any thin patches depending on your level of hair loss.
The piece I am using in this video is the Amber human hair topper, which I was gifted by Uniwigs to give my honest review. Check out my Instagram page @her_hair_my_head for further reviews of this piece.
INFO: Amber Silk Top Human Hair Topper with Bangs Hair Topper: 6″x6″ SKU: PS1702 Colour: G2-dark coffee brown Direct Link: http://bit.ly/2ogReUB Use the coupon code Georgie15 to get 15% off this piece!
One of the main issues that women who wear toppers have is how to blend them with their bio hair. A good blend looks much more realistic. You do not have this same problem with a wig, as most of – if not all of – your bio hair is covered by the wig. (I tend to pull out some of my bio hair at the ears when wearing a wig, but this is not necessary.) Wearing wigs means you can be a bit more experimental with different colours.
As a topper sits on top of your head, you will see some of your own bio hair at the front, sides and underneath the topper hair. This can vary depending on how big the topper cap is, how much hair the topper has and how thick it is. For this reason, a good colour match is important. For example, I do not have much hair at the front of my hairline, so I tend to wear my toppers right where my hairline begins. However, for women who have more hair in this area, they often wear their toppers an inch or so back from the hairline and then blend their bio hair with the topper hair.
If you have jet black hair and you choose to wear a white blonde topper, this is going to be an obvious contrast. However, you can wear a few different shades lighter or darker than your bio hair – especially if the topper is rooted. It is quite normal for the hair at the nape of our neck to be slightly darker than the top of the head and also many women have darker roots than the lengths and ends of their hair. In the above video, I will show you a few of the different shades of brown topper I wear on a regular basis – from light brown with subtle blonde highlights to a dark chocolate brown.