How to make a Hair Topper Look Natural

If there is one thing that the majority of people can agree on, it is the importance of hair. It is one of the first things that people will notice when they meet you for the first time and something that matters a lot to people who take a lot of pride in their appearance. 

Unfortunately, we are not all blessed with the hair that we would ideally want, and while some changes can be easily completed, for example, a haircut, other changes can be a lot more difficult. 

But thankfully, there are now a lot of different options available for improving the appearance of your hair if you are unhappy with it.

From extensions, if you believe your hair isn’t long enough, to wigs if you want a completely different look, to hair toppers if you want to conceal areas where your hair is sparser. 

The only problem with these additions is that they are often noticeable and sometimes struggle to blend in with the rest of your hair. But there’s no need to worry because we’ve put together this guide to help you.

So if you want to make your hair topper look more natural then you are in the right place. 

What is a Hair Topper?

Before we go any further, let’s quickly establish exactly what a hair topper is. As we’ve already mentioned, a hair topper is something that can be attached to your existing hair to conceal hair loss at any point on your scalp.

There are a variety of different hair toppers available, all of which are better suited to cover hair loss at different places on your scalp.

As well as being used to cover up areas where hair has grown sparse or has fallen out, hair toppers can also be used to add volume to fine or thin hair to give it a thicker appearance. 

The majority of hair toppers are designed for use at the top of the head, but there are also lots of options for hair toppers that conceal the sides or back of your head too. 

Just like the rest of the products available for changing the appearance of your hair, hair toppers are available in both synthetic and human hair versions.

Both materials have their benefits and their drawbacks, but human hair toppers tend to give a more natural appearance because they are constructed with real hair. 

But that doesn’t mean that all human hair toppers look natural, and in a lot of cases even these toppers can appear easily noticeable once they are attached to your scalp.

So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the different methods that you can use to make your hair topper look natural so that you can wear it with more confidence. 

How to Make a Hair Topper Look Natural

The best way to make a hair topper look natural is to buy one that matches your needs perfectly. By this, we firstly mean that you should purchase a hair topper that fits all of your coverage needs so that it can match the rest of your hair.

To choose the perfect hair topper, you need to measure the area that you want to cover. Keep that measurement in mind when you are browsing hair toppers, and purchase one that measures at least half an inch longer than the area that you want to conceal.

Toppers work by attaching to healthy hair, so the extra half an inch gives the topper a better chance of successfully attaching to your hair. It also means that the entire area will be thoroughly covered making it less noticeable and allowing your hair to appear more natural. 

Additionally, matching the color of the topper to the color of your natural hair is very important. Especially if you are purchasing a synthetic hair topper.

If the color does not match your existing hair, the hair topper will stick out like a sore thumb and be easily noticeable just by glancing at your hair.

We totally understand that it can be difficult to find a perfect color match, but for the best results, we would recommend trying to choose a topper that is as close to your natural hair color as possible.

Unless, of course, you dye your hair, in which case you should purchase a hair topper in a color that is a close match to the dye that you use. 

Other Ways to Make a Hair Topper Look Natural

As well as ensuring that the hair topper you purchase is a good match for the natural color and consistency of your hair, there are some other tips that we have regarding making the hair topper look natural. Let’s take a look at what they are. 

The main thing that we would suggest is to go for a less shiny option. While you may be tempted to buy a shinier option to match your hair’s natural glow, this is a bad idea as hair toppers generally appear shiny, even if they aren’t supposed to.

Synthetic toppers, in particular, have an unnatural shine which makes them easily noticeable when they are attached to your hair.

One way to reduce the shininess is to wash the topper a couple of times. Alternatively, we would recommend using baby powder or dry shampoo to give the topper a more natural look. 

Another way to make your hair topper look more natural is to give it a trim. This can be off-putting, especially because hair toppers can be expensive. But even the best hair toppers will usually need a trim, especially if they are being attached to the edge of your hairline or at the front of your head.

Finally, we would recommend wearing your hair topper regularly to make it appear more natural.

Wearing it regularly will allow you to try and test which attachment options work best for you and will also help you understand how you can attach your topper to make it look as natural as possible. 


In short, the best way to make your hair topper look natural is to ensure that it is a perfect match for both your hair color and the area that you want it to cover.

Following that you can then use things like dry shampoo and scissors to make the topper fit your hair in a way that looks natural. 

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