For beginners, you may wonder how to choose the right hair topper. It is essential to consider the base type of hair toppers before choosing the perfect topper that suits you. Toppers refer to hair pieces that are worn to cover thinning or bald areas at the top of the head. Three types of base types including lace, monofilament and silk are introduced below in this guide. Since each base has its own advantages and disadvantages, decisions can be made based on your preference.
#1 Lace Base
A lace base is constructed of individually attached hairs to a lightweight and breathable lace material.
As to advantages, lace base is lightweight and breathable, ensuring a comfortable wearing experience, and it offers a natural hairline.
As to disadvantages, it is so soft that it does not hold the shape as well as monofilament. The hair knots could be visible since strands of hair are hand-tied to the base, so toppers in light color are recommended.
#2 Monofilament Base
A monofilament base features individually attached hairs to a soft and transparent mesh fabric.
As to advantages, monofilament base can hold the shape perfectly and the hair knots are less visible because of its tight weave. The soft and comfortable material makes it the ideal option for women with sensitive scalp.
As to disadvantages, tight weave causes it to be less breathable compared with lace base.
#3 Silk Base
A silk base is constructed of one piece of silk material and one piece of lace material, with one on top and one on bottom.
As to advantages, the hair knots are almost completely invisible between the layers because silk base is made from one piece of fabric and one piece of lace fabric, and easy parting of hair can be achieved.
As to disadvantages, its layered structure makes it less breathable and the topper may look a little bulky.