Low Density VS High Density - And Which to Choose

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There's no right or wrong way to choose a low or high-density hair topper - but understanding the main differences between the different densities is necessary for choosing the most natural-looking hair topper for you. Knowing the differences between the two can help you to save both time and your budget.

Low Density

Hair toppers with a hair density that is below 120% are considered to be low density. Low-density hair toppers often possess a very natural hair parting line, and due to their thinner hair appearance, can look very natural. The lower the hair density, the more comfortable and lightweight the topper will also be.

High Density

Hair toppers with a hair density that is above 150% are considered to be high density. High-density hair toppers are thicker than low-density hair toppers. High-density hair toppers offer more hair and much more hair volume. 

How to choose a hair density

When it comes to choosing the density of your hair topper, it is important to understand that thicker hair does not always give a natural look. For instance, a medium to high-density hair topper will have a denser hair parting due to the thicker hair and may not look as natural as lower density options.

How to choose a hair density

1. So what are the different hair densities and their volumes?

A hair topper with a density of 100% is a low-density hair topper. A topper with a density of 130% is a medium density hair topper. So, a medium-density topper has an extra 30% hair volume than a low-density hair topper. So, if you have a 100% density hair topper in 16-inch length that weighs 100 grams, then a 130% density hair topper in 16-inch length will weigh 130 grams. This is the reason why hair retailers specify the product hair density and the weight in the product's description.

If you're a total beginner to hair toppers and you have no concept of how to choose a hair topper, there are plenty of blogs and information posted by UniWigs to assist you on your topper journey. Purchasing a hair topper online can also help you to save money by comparing the different toppers available.

How to choose a hair density 1

2. So which hair topper density should you choose depending on your hair loss?

Choosing the right topper density for you depends on the hair volume you desire and the hair volume you currently have.
In the beginning stages of hair loss, there is usually still a good amount of hair and hair volume. So, a low density or medium hair density hair topper can both be suitable options. High-density hair toppers are usually not suggested for this type of hair loss.

For those in the progressive hair loss stages, any hair density can be worn, depending on your preference. A low-density hair topper can be worn for its weightlessness, a medium hair density hair topper may match the hair the best, or a high-density hair topper can be worn for a more glamorous appearance.

For those in the advanced hair loss stages, a low-density hair topper generally isn't recommended, as it will most likely not be able to cover the hair loss areas. A medium or high-density hair topper will be your best choice.

To find out your hair stage of hair loss, visit our website: https://www.uniwigs.com/tag/hair-loss


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