How to use a topper with a halo wire

What is a halo wire, you ask? If you find topper clips uncomfortable or want added security, a topper with a halo wire could be the answer. It is a small thin piece of wire that sits on your head under the topper (a bit like a halo hair extension) and helps to keep the topper secure. Some ladies like to use this instead of clips or only attach some of the clips. I personally don’t find it that secure without the clips done up as well.

Watch this video to see how I use mine!

All the info on the topper I’m wearing in this video:
Uniwigs 6.5″x6.5″ Claire Mono Top Remy Human Hair Topper with a halo wire
Length: 14″
Color: G-2 Dark Coffee Brown
SKU: PM1902

How to turn a wefted wig into a topper

Have you found the perfect wig, but prefer wearing toppers? If you have a wefted wig – rather than a hand-tied, closed cap wig – then you can quite easily turn it into a large-base topper. Check out my video below to see my first attempt to make a 10×10 inch base topper. I used a cheap Amazon wig to practice on.

My Best Friend’s Hair topper consultation service is now live!

Are you new to alternative hair and don’t know where to start? Let me help you! I have been wearing toppers full time for the past 4 years and have tried numerous different brands and types of topper – both synthetic and human hair.

My new service, called My Best Friend’s Hair, starts with me finding out a bit more about you and your hair loss. Once you have filled out a Topper Consultation Form and sent over some photographs of your bio hair, as well as some hair inspiration pics, we will arrange a Zoom consultation.

During the one-hour Zoom consultation, we will chat about your hair loss and which type of topper might be right for you. I will help you to measure your head to work out what base size you need and talk you through some of the different options out there. I can also offer advice on hair care products, wig stands, and other items you might need to look after your topper.

After our chat, I will do some research and email you with three toppers that might work for you. Because I am not selling you the alternative hair, I can be completely independent and suggest brands that I have tried myself or have heard good things about.

I charge a one-off fee of £25 for this service.

At the moment, I am only offering this service for toppers. If you think you might want a wig, Francesca from Peluka Salon offers free Zoom consultations, as well as in-person ones (from 12th April) in her salon in Essex. She has Alopecia Universalis and is much more knowledgable than me on all things wigs. 

For more information on the My Best Friend’s Hair service or to request a Topper Consultation Form, please email:

Human hair topper review: Uniwigs Melanie with fringe/bangs

Here’s my review of the Melanie topper from Uniwigs. I really like this piece and have been wearing her regularly for a few months now. She is light and comfortable to wear, but with a good amount of coverage due to the large base. I did have to trim the fringe as it was way too long for me. But better that it comes with a too-long fringe than a too-short one.

All the info about what I’m wearing

Melanie | Mono Top Remy Human Hair Topper With Bangs
• Base size: 8.5 x 9 inches • Colour: 210 Truffle Brown
• Length: 16″ (comes in three lengths, 12″, 16″ and 20″)
• Remy Human Hair
• Mono Top Base
• Density: 130%
• Price: from $514.89 (in my video I state that this is the price, but it starts from this. The 16″ version costs $684.89)
Referral Code: Georgie15 (Get 15% off when you use this code)

Synthetic topper review: Top Smart Wavy, Jon Renau Favourites Collection

Check out my review of the new Top Smart Wavy synthetic topper from Jon Renau’s new Favourites Collection. In the past, you could only get the Top Smart in a straight style and your only option for a wavy synthetic topper from JR was the Top Wave.

I had previously bought the Top Wave, but found the hairline was not realistic and ended up cutting in a fringe. The Top Smart Wavy has a lace front, which is much better for those of us who don’t have much hair at the front of their hairline.

The colour I’m wearing is 8/30, which is a slightly lighter brown than I usually wear. I love the warm tones and also the curl pattern! In these photos, I do not have any of my bio hair out (owing to a home-dye job that went a bit wrong). As you can see, there’s a good amount of hair on this topper.

I have struggled slightly with getting the lace front to sit completely flat and have ended up using hair gel on my bio hair to slick it back out of the way. I do not like having to ‘glue’ down the lace on toppers, so I’m hoping I won’t have to do this with this piece.

All the info

Jon Renau Favourites Collection Top Smart Wavy Synthetic topper
9×9 inch base
Colour 8/30
Length 12 inches (also comes in 18 inches)
Lace front / single mono top
Available from Peluka Salon for £258.53 (including VAT)
This piece was given to me by @pelukasalon for an honest review and to provide educational content.