Just when you thought toppers couldn’t get any bigger… BAM.
Out comes a whopping 11″/11.5″ inch base size – let’s just call this one a half wig, shall we?
Jon Renau’s Top Full has been available in human hair for awhile, but they recently introduced the style in synthetic as well.
The clips are designed to hit in allllll the right places (i.e., not right on top of your head), and because the entire piece is hand-tied, it’s super comfortable.
Check out just how big this baby is!
At first glance, it looks like a wig, doesn’t it?
Let’s take a look at the piece via video, and then we’ll chat a bit about it.
This is right out of the box, by the way.
(In the video I mention signing up for my short email series that details all you need to know when finding your perfect hair topper. The details are in YouTube’s video description, but since you’re here on the blog, you can click here to sign up for that series.)
What you need to know about Top Full:
1) It comes in 12″ or 18″
2) It’s available in human or synthetic fibers
3) It has double-monofilament top (two layers of material at the scalp makes it look more realistic than a single layer!)
4) It’s fully hand-tied
5) There is NO lace front
Due to its size, it’s a great piece for those that need more coverage than other hair toppers provide, OR, are having trouble getting the clips secure around the head due to expanding hair loss.
It also could be an excellent choice for those that have extremely wimpy bio hair and have trouble integrating that into hair pieces.
Because this hair topper is truly a half wig, it completely covers up most (if not all!) bio hair so that you have to worry less about integrating when it comes to length.
Basically, this half wig is a hair loss solution for those that are wanting the ease and coverage of a full wig, but aren’t quite ready to give up the topper life yet.
There is one issue that I noticed, and I point this out in the video: this topper has some elastic and is nice and stretchy all the way around.
And because the piece DOES go all the way around your head, there is a bit of “tension” (for lack of a better word…nothing uncomfortable!) that occurs since the hair topper stretches around your head.
Because of this, I suggest either making sure the front-middle clip is secured tightly (not so tight as to rip out hair, mind you…but you want it snug) so that if the piece is gently pulled back due to normal wearing that you don’t see a gap between the piece and your bio hair.
Does that makes sense? The video explains it better!
I mentioned above that this hair topper is available in human hair, too (and both are available for you to try on at-home as a perk of the Corner of Hope & Mane Community).
Check out how they look.
First up, synthetic, in color 10H16:
And then human, in color 24BT18S8:
I wanted to show you the above pics to talk about length.
Both are listed as being 18″.
The synthetic Top Full is exactly like my Top Style (formerly Top Secret) in terms of length.
The human hair version of this topper is about 2″ longer, and you can see that if you compare the area where the length hits on the mannequin heads.
I think this is because human hair is meant to be trimmed when you first get it, and over time, so extra inches are allotted for this.
Just something to be aware of!
I wish I had two human hair versions so I could say with certainty that they are *always* longer than their 18″ counterparts, but, I can’t be 100% certain.
Here’s a photo of this topper outside (again, right out of the box)…although you’ve seen the color 10H16 on me countless times. 🙂
All in all, I think this is an excellent option for someone who needs a ton of coverage, or for someone who is interested in a transition piece between toppers and wigs.
You get the coverage of a wig, and the comfort of a topper.
What’s not to love?
What level of coverage do you need with YOUR hair toppers? Is the Top Full too much or something that you could see working? Let me know in the comments.