I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what my next step is, hair-wise. As you may have read in my pregnancy hair update, I’m very much so NOT looking forward to the loss that I’ll experience after having this baby. I’m fearful that the products I use to hide my loss (mainly, my Bumble & Bumble spray) may not be able to keep up. Instead of searching for even more products I could I could use to hide my loss, I had a novel idea. What if, instead of hiding it, I just covered it up? Of course, this is what concealers do, but I’m talking something more — I want to wipe the slate clean. Have better hair than I had before. Start over.
Enter My Solution: Hair Toppers for Women
Have you ever heard of hair toppers for women? Sounds weird, right? Basically it’s either a synthetic or human hair top piece that affixes atop your problem hair. In essence, it’s a toupee. I know it sounds awful to even say that word (I know, I conjure up images of horrible, horrible fake-looking hair on balding men), but from doing my research I can promise you there are hair toppers for women out there that look FANTASTIC!
I really liked when I had my microlink extensions in, but they never took care of the problem, which was on the top of my head. No matter how nice and thick (relatively speaking) my hair looked below my ears, that hair loss solution couldn’t hide what was going on with my crown. Hair toppers for women can.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting about some of the toppers that I’ve tried along with photos. I think this is a solution that any woman with hair loss should at least consider. If you aren’t ready for one, at least you’ll have the knowledge about them if you decide you need one in the future.
Does Wearing Hair Toppers for Women Mean I’ve Given Up?
Heck no! I just want, no, NEED to be prepared. After this baby comes, I’ll be back to trying tons of different ways to get my hair back. But, this is something that I was open to trying and I’m glad I did. Coming to terms with the fact that I may need “helper hair” has been strangely liberating. I can actually have GOOD HAIR for the first time in forever. I can wear bangs if I want. I can have a pony tail with a respectable thickness.
Am I Wearing Hair Toppers for Women Now?
Not full time, not yet. My plan is to debut the perfect piece (as in perfect, I mean no one will know I am wearing one!) when I come back from maternity leave very early next year. Now I’m all about research, research, research. One avenue that I have found immensely helpful is WigSupport.com. It’s a forum about all things wigs, toppers, etc. That’s where I first learned about toppers and I found members pics and reviews so helpful. Look me up — you can find me there under the name “HopeandMane”.
So, stay tuned for my next chapter in this whole hair loss thing. I’m really excited!