How Do I Know When I Need a Wiglet?

Our hair can be many things to us: Fun and unique when we try out a new hairdo, an immediate confidence boost on a good hair day, the very definition of versatility with casual color changes or complete style transformations. In other words, hair can be pretty dang fantastic. 

But there are downsides. We’re not referring to bad hair days, bad haircuts, and bad hair dye choices (purple is never wrong!). We’re actually talking about something much more jarring: Hair loss.    

Have you noticed you’ve had to dig more hair out of the shower drain lately? Or you’re constantly fighting tangled masses of hair from your brush? Before we cause any panic attacks, keep in mind this could be due to your normal hair shedding schedule. Our hair strands are in a steady loop of growing/resting/shedding and on any given day we could lose anywhere from 80-100 strands. However, noticing hair strands looking and feeling less thick over time or seeing more scalp area showing, especially along the hair part is an indication something may not be on the up and up. 

What’s Going On?

Several factors can contribute to hair loss in women. Many people are genetically predisposed to thinning hair, meaning this is passed down through your family. Other causes include hormonal imbalances, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, overwhelming stress or dramatic weight loss, age, or a vitamin B12/iron deficiency. 

Don’t feel like you need to figure things out on your own. Start by scheduling a doctor’s visit. Your doctor will hear your concerns and possibly conduct lab work to help narrow down any potential medical issues that may be the root of your hair loss. 

Whether hair loss is determined to be hereditary or from a medical condition, your doctor can provide you with various treatment options, such as: 

  • Minoxidil (same as Rogaine but generic options are available)
  • Anti-androgens (works to reduce the male hormone, androgen, which can attribute to hair loss) 
  • Iron Supplements (iron deficiencies, such as anemia, can be attributed to hair loss)

I’ve Been to the Doctor, I’m Following Their Instructions, Now What?

While these treatment options can be incredibly effective, you may not see results for several months or even up to a year of use. So where does that leave you in the meantime? Luckily, there is an option for obtaining a fuller look while also staying on top of your treatment regimen: Investing in a hair topper. 

Here’s a list of why hair toppers can make a world of difference to someone with thinning hair and why we love them:

  • Adds your fullness and volume back instantly.
  • Hair toppers come in different lengths to make blending them with your own hair simple and look natural. 
  • Toppers are made with different base sizes, making them perfect for adding fullness to more specific areas areas, whether small or large.
  • Hair can be made from either synthetic (looks great and requires less maintenance), heat friendly synthetic (allows you to style with heat tools), or human hair locks (looks, feels, and wears like your biological locks).
  • Easily attaches using pressure clips for a flawless, natural look.

One of the best parts about using a hair topper is how instantaneously this piece will change your look. This makes hair toppers a fabulous way to get a boost of confidence when you’ve been dealing with thinning locks.

To Sum Up....

Dealing with thinning hair can feel both frustrating and hopeless. However, treatment options are available to promote hair growth for the long-term. In the meantime, we highly recommend checking out hair toppers for an instant look of fullness and boost of confidence. 

Do you have any experience using toppers? Tell us in the comments below!

Maybe you've noticed more hair shedding in your hair brush than usual. Maybe your part is looking a little wider, or there's a thin patch on your crown. Maybe your hair has always been thin. Whatever your reason, you're wondering if its time to buy a wiglet or hair topper. A wiglet might just be the answer you've been searching for—or it might not. Like most things in life, toppers come with their own set of pros and cons, and there is no one size fits all solution to hair thinning and loss. We're here to help you know if its time to buy a topper. 

What is a Wiglet?

Before and after hair wiglet Before and after hair wiglet

A wiglet (also called a hair topper) is a partial wig that sits on the top of the head. These pieces provide coverage to the top of the head and add body and fullness throughout the hair.

Is My Hair Thin Enough to Wear a Wiglet?

Is my hair thin enough for a wiglet - thinning at part Is my hair thin enough for a wiglet - thinning at part

There is no definitive point in hair thinning when you need a topper. Simply put, If the thinness of your hair is bothering you, then it might be time to invest in a wiglet  (or another hair thinning solution). For most people, the "right time" to buy a topper is when the scalp is noticably visible, but many people choose to wear toppers just to add extra volume to naturally thin hair.

Is My Hair Too Thin for a Wiglet?

While there is no point in hair thinning when your hair is "not thin enough" to wear a topper, there is a point when your hair becomes too thin to comfortably wear a topper. 

  • You have widespread hair thinning in multiple places on the head: While there are toppers designed to provide extra coverage, you must have enough hair to be able to comfortably secure the topper. 
  • You are not able to use clips in your hair: Toppers attach to the head via pressure sensitive clips. If the hair is not strong enough to support the clips, the wiglet will be uncomfortable and pull on the scalp. 

If you cannot use a topper, you might want to try a full wig. It will provide full head coverage and give you the perfect look everyday.  Shop full wigs here.

Pros & Cons: Is a Topper Right for Me? 

Toppers are extremely popular because they have so many benefits. Hair with and without a topper can be night and day.

Hair Topper Pros:

  • Scalp Coverage: This is the wiglet's claim to fame. They provide coverage to thinning and bald spots on the head. Bonus: they also cover up roots on dyed hair.
  • Full Hair: Toppers also add fullness to hair to create a more voluminous look.

  • Quick & Easy: Most toppers easily attach to the hair with pressure sensitive clips. One of the best parts about using a hair topper is how instantaneously this piece will change your look. This makes hair toppers a fabulous way to get a boost of confidence when you’ve been dealing with thinning locks.
  • Lots of Options: Hair can be made from either synthetic (looks great and requires less maintenance), heat friendly synthetic (allows you to style with heat tools), or human hair locks (looks, feels, and wears like your biological locks). Additionally, they come in different lengths and have different base sizes, so you can find the perfect match for you.

Toppers can restore your confidence and give you the full, voluminous hair of your dreams, but they also come with a cost (both literally and figuratively).

Hair Topper Cons:

  • Price: A wiglet will cost anywhere from $60 to over $1000, depending on the length and type of hair you purchase. 
  • Styling: Wiglets need to be styled with your own hair to create a realistic look. Many women even go to hairdresser to get a hair cut that allows them to incorporate their topper with their natural hair more easily. If you're a "get up and go" type of person, a wiglet might not be right for you. 
  • Color: The closer the color of the topper is to your own hair, the more realistic it will look. When you purchase a topper, our wig expert will help you select the best color match when you select "consultation" as your topper color. However, the topper might not come in a perfect match, and you may need to dye your own hair to match the topper.

I Want a Wiglet!

If a you and a wiglet sounds like a match made in heaven, shop our full selection of toppers and wiglets here.

Other Options

Toppers aren't your only option during hair loss. You can even wear a topper in conjuction with other hair loss solutions.

Hats, scarves, and turbans are an easy, comfortable, and fashion-forward way to cover bald and thinning places on the head. We love the look of a beautiful silk scarf on the head, and there are so many ways you can tie them! Learn how to tie a scarf here.


In some situations, you can add thickness to the hair with over-the-counter hair thickening products such as Nioxin. These products are specifically designed to add fullness and correct thinning in the hair. Learn more about Nioxin here.

Full wigs can a great solution for women with advanced hair loss and hair thinning. They are quick, easy, and allow to change up your look instantly. Shop wigs here.

4. Medical Intervention

If you are experiencing hair loss, don’t feel like you need to figure things out on your own. Start by scheduling a doctor’s visit. Your doctor will hear your concerns and possibly conduct lab work to help narrow down any potential medical issues that may be the root of your hair loss. 

Several factors can contribute to hair loss in women. Many people are genetically predisposed to thinning hair, meaning this is passed down through your family. Other causes include hormonal imbalances, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, overwhelming stress or dramatic weight loss, age, or a vitamin B12/iron deficiency. 

Whether hair loss is determined to be hereditary or from a medical condition, your doctor can provide you with various treatment options, such as: 

  • Minoxidil (same as Rogaine but generic options are available)
  • Anti-androgens (works to reduce the male hormone, androgen, which can attribute to hair loss) 
  • Iron Supplements (iron deficiencies, such as anemia, can be attributed to hair loss)

Ultimately, a wiglet is right for you if it makes you feel more confident, and the pros outweigh the cons. While dealing with thinning hair can feel both hopeless, know that there are options. When you find the right solution, you'll get that boost of confidence that you need. 

 

Do you have any experience using toppers? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Shop our full selection of wiglets here.