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The Ultimate Guide to Hair Toppers

With thinning hair affecting as many as 1 in 4 women in the UK, it’s a common problem that many women will have to experience at some point in their lifetime.

If you are experiencing symptoms of hair loss and want to find an effective solution that will provide thinning areas with volume where you need it most, look no further than our hair toppers. Our hair toppers are a smaller version of a full wig, which covers the top half of the head. A hair topper is the perfect solution to help disguise hair loss, and they’re also useful for those who are looking to add extra volume to thinning hair.

We have compiled a list of questions and answers that we believe will help to generate the ultimate guide to hair toppers. If you think that there is something we haven’t covered, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Mandeville London team who will be able to address any questions you may have.

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What is a hair topper?

A hair topper, or ‘topper’, is another name for a half wig. Essentially a smaller version of a full wig, a topper can be used to disguise hair loss through the top, sides or back of the head and are a particularly good choice if you are looking to add volume to fine or thinning hair. The right choice of topper will enhance your style, creating the illusion of a fuller finish, but it’s essential that the colour is matched as accurately as possible for the most realistic results.

How are hair toppers different from wigs?

Wigs are designed to cover your whole head and provide you with a full-body of hair, whilst a topper is ideal for covering thinning hair on the crown or the front area of the head. They have a much smaller base of hair in comparison to a full wig, and they can be attached to the head using the built in clip or double sided medical tape, or a combination of both depending if there is any hair loss.

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What type of hair is best for a hair topper – real hair or synthetic?

Hair toppers are designed to blend into your own hair to achieve a very natural look. Therefore we consider it to be very important to buy a hair topper made with the very best quality real hair, so it reacts and blends in seamlessly with your own. Synthetic hair, although a lot cheaper, will not do this as it reacts very differently to real hair.

How to style a Mandeville hair topper

Our comprehensive fitting service means that we can create an exact colour match, then cut the topper as required on your head to blend naturally with your existing style. We’ll also show you how to fit and care for your wig at home, to ensure the most realistic results.

Our fitting and styling service has been carefully designed to ensure maximum client confidentiality and convenience.

How do I wash and care for a hair topper?

Your hair topper doesn’t need to be washed as often as your own hair; we would recommend washing it every 2 weeks if worn every day, but of course will depend on the wearer. When washing a Mandeville hair topper you pin it down on to the specially designed Mandeville wig block and stand and follow our instructions which will be given to you on purchase. We will also provide you with an online film link so you can follow along making it a simple process. It’s just like washing your own hair without the massaging but just smoothing and brushing in the shampoo and conditioner. Styling is also done on the block just as if were your own hair.

How long do hair toppers last for?

Your hair topper can last for years, depending on how often you wear it and how well you take care of it. We will show you in detail how to look after your topper using the Mandeville range of accessories at your fitting and will also supply you with a link to our online tutorial film.

How much does a hair topper cost?

All Mandeville wigs and hair toppers are completely handmade by us, taking many hours of highly expert and painstaking work, this is reflected in our prices. There is no doubt you can buy cheaper, but we believe the natural results we achieve at Mandeville are outstanding compared to the imported products that are readily available from the wig companies who don’t actually make their own products.

The cost of a Mandeville Ready Made hair topper is £3940 and is the perfect choice if you require a solution quickly.

The Made to Measure hair topper from Mandeville London starts from £4920 and will depend on how large the base is, how long the hair is and the density of the hair etc. This option is perfect if you require a more bespoke look, we can match perfectly the degree of curl, hair length required and the finished density. It is important that your hair topper matches the density you require otherwise it will look unnatural and you yourself will not feel comfortable with the look.

Find out more about Mandeville hair toppers today

At Mandeville London, we pride ourselves on offering a range of solutions for a variety of hair loss concerns. While our full wigs are ideal for those experiencing full or partial hair loss, our half wigs – or ‘toppers’ – are recommended as a solution for thinning hair or female pattern baldness.

We are committed to creating the most lifelike wigs and half wigs. Our luxury pieces are ultra lightweight and behave and move like a natural head of growing hair, giving you increased peace of mind that you are covered and supported at all times.

We hope that this ultimate guide to hair toppers has helped you to decide on whether a hair topper would help you! To find out more, please get in touch with us today.

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