Hair Topper 101 - Choose the Right Base Size

January 22, 2019 Hair Topper 101 Views: 33434

It is important to identify the area of coverage you need when choosing a hair topper. Wearing the right sized base will ensure your topper will look natural and feel comfortable. To identify how much coverage you'll need, firstly determine the area of your hair loss. Hair loss can be at the part, crown, hairline or throughout. With a fabric measuring tape, record the measurements of the widest points of your hair loss, from front to back and side to side across the area where you are experiencing hair loss. You can use a mirror or ask someone to help you for best results.

Hair Topper 101 - Choose the Right Base Size
When you write down the measurements, don't forget to add one inch to each measurement. This will allow for extra hair on each side for where the clips can be attached comfortably. Make sure the area you plan to clip the hair topper into is healthy hair and can support the weight of the hair topper.

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Since hair loss can be progressive, it is important that you retake and record these measurements every six months. This is to ensure you are wearing the correct base size and prevent any damage to your biological hair which can be caused by wearing the wrong size. 

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Anne Felfel

  • 2019-03-12 04:23:36

Dear Uniwigs i am looking for at long hair topper In Real human hair with Dark roots In A lighter colour Can you help me ? Kind Regards Anne

    admin 2019-03-22 13:49:28 We would like to know what is the hair color you want to have. We also recommend you to contact our customer service via Email:[email protected]. My colleague will give the usefule infos and advice on how to pick the right topper for you.


  • 2019-03-27 22:27:55

I would like some help to purchase a hair topper my hair loss is at the front fring so what kind u think I should get


  • 2019-04-14 14:58:06

My hair is thinning all over and receding. I’d love to have an 18inch human hair topper with roots and very low shine.

    admin 2019-04-20 12:23:51

    Based on the infos you offered, we think you may need a hair topper with large base size. It seems that the Melanie Mono Top Human Hair Topper can match your needs. This hair topper features a 8.5" * 9" Large Mono Top Base, which can offer full coverage over the top or crown area.  Here is the product link for this topper :

Sandra Bailey

  • 2019-04-15 16:10:12

I’m looking for a hair topper in the color of gray/platinum colors can you help me

    admin 2019-04-20 12:22:15

    Hi Sandra, How about the base size ? In order to recommend right hair topper for you, we need to the base size of the hair topper to cover up your thinning hair area. We will contact you via Email as well. Looking forward to your reply :)  


  • 2019-04-22 22:54:19

I am a real redhead. Ginger. Pale skin blue eyes. Bright hair you cant miss in a crowd. What's the chances of me finding anything near my natural color?


  • 2019-04-26 12:00:24

I have tried to call your phone number but no response. How do I speak to a representative

    admin 2019-04-29 16:16:35

    Hi, dear  please call us at 9am-5pm Pst , 6268102938 if you have concern 

Dee Chapel

  • 2019-04-28 15:04:33

I would like a topper which isn’t stick straight. I am 70 yrs old and wear my Hair in a slightly wavy 12 inch Bob style. Base can be approx 5x 8.

    admin 2019-04-29 16:18:57

    Hi Dee, please send your picture of hair to [email protected] so we  can check for you about it . 

Sharon Adams

  • 2019-04-28 17:04:51

I have thinning overall and have fine hair. My bueatician uses number 5 Color On my roots only. Therefore I have a highlight look

    admin 2019-04-29 16:23:11

    Hi Sharon, thank you for your review and if you can send us a picture of your root color would be appreciated. we will definitely check for you about it . 

    admin 2019-04-29 16:23:12

    Hi Sharon, thank you for your review and if you can send us a picture of your root color would be appreciated. we will definitely check for you about it . 


  • 2020-01-05 11:49:37

My hair is very short. Will the larger base cover my entire head?

    admin 2020-01-09 16:56:46

    Dear Christine , the larger base like 10x10 will cover 80% of your own hair , but  it may not be able to cover your entire head,  we do recommend you to go with the wig if would like to cover the entire head. 

    Contact our customer service if you have any questions . 


  • 2020-11-26 11:05:11

My natural hair is very fine and quite curly. It’s also short. I’m wondering if it is even possible CMH to find a human hair topper that would look natural. I’ve only seen straight hairtoppers. Do people with curly hair perm the topper?

    admin 2020-12-31 23:32:22

    Dear Valued Customer,

    Thank you for your comments!

    We do have curly toppers available on our website, but would you please send us a few pictures of your curl hair? We would love to check for you and offer you a better recommendation. 

    Please send your pictures to our [email protected] Our expert will guide you there, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

    UniWigs support 



  • 2021-01-25 12:10:43

I have a receding hairline which gives my fore head a very severe look. My hair is thin only in the very front and is reasonably full everywhere else. I was thinking that bangs/fringe might soften my look. My hair is slightly grey since I am 72. What hair topper do you suggest?

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