This is a versatile and popular hairpiece that can instantly transform your look and boost your confidence. Whether you’re experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, or simply want to add extra volume and length to your hair, creating a custom-made hair topper can be a fantastic solution. In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of how to make a hair topper, allowing you to customize it the way you need.
1. Hair wefts or extensions
2. Fine mesh or lace fabric
3. Wig clips or combs
4. Tulle or netting
6. Sewing needle
8. Measuring tape
10. Wig block or foam head
Steps to Take on How to Make a Hair Topper
Step 1: Measure and Prepare
Start by measuring the area on your head where you want the hair to be placed. Take accurate measurements of the length and width of the desired hairpiece. For accuracy, use a measuring tape.
Step 2: Create the Base
Cut a piece of fine mesh or lace fabric according to the measurements you took in the previous step. This will serve as the base of your hair topper. You can choose a color that matches your natural hair or opt for a transparent fabric for a more seamless look.
Step 3: Attach Wig Clips or Combs
Using the T-pins, secure the fabric base onto a wig block or foam head. This will help you work on the hair topper with ease. Next, sew wig clips or combs onto the fabric base. These will be used to secure it to your natural hair.
Step 4: Select and Attach Hair Wefts
Choose hair wefts or extensions that closely match your natural hair color, texture, and length. Cut the wefts into smaller sections to fit the size of your hair topper. Starting from the bottom, sew the hair wefts onto the fabric base using a sewing needle and thread. Make sure to sew them securely to ensure longevity.
Step 5: Create a Parting (Optional)
If you want it with a defined parting, cut a piece of tulle or netting to match the desired parting area. Sew the tulle onto the fabric base, ensuring it blends seamlessly with the hair wefts. This will give your hair topper a more realistic appearance.
Step 6: Finishing Touches
Once all the hair wefts are securely attached, trim any excess length to achieve your desired hairstyle. You can also style the hair topper as desired by curling, straightening, or adding volume using heat tools or styling products.
Step 7: Secure and Style
Once you’re satisfied with the appearance of your hair topper, carefully remove the T-pins from the wig block or foam head. Place the topper on your head, aligning it with your natural hairline. Secure the wig clips or combs to your hair for a snug fit. Adjust the positioning and make any necessary tweaks to achieve a seamless blend.
Benefits of making your hair topper
A homemade hair topper has several advantages over a ready-made one. First, you can select the precise shade and texture of hair to match your natural hair. This will offer you a seamless, natural appearance that a ready-made hair topper cannot provide. Making your hair extensions is also a cheap solution. It might be pricey and difficult to find the ideal pre-made hair toppers. You may save money and have total control over the outcome by building your own. Making your hair accessories also provides you the option to experiment with various designs and styles, giving your hair accessories a personal touch.
How Much Hair do You need for a topper?
The amount of hair needed for a topper can vary depending on several factors, including the desired thickness, length, and style it, as well as the individual’s natural hair density and the coverage area needed.
Typically, toppers are designed to blend with the individual’s natural hair and provide additional coverage or volume to specific areas of the scalp. They can range from small, discreet pieces to larger ones that cover a significant portion of the head.
To determine the amount of hair needed, it’s best to consult with a professional hairstylist or a specialist in hair toppers. They can assess your specific requirements and guide you on the appropriate size and amount of hair needed for a topper that suits your desired look. They may consider factors such as the base size, weight, and the overall effect you want to achieve.
Please keep in mind that both natural human hair and synthetic hair can create hair toppers. Human hair toppers often give a more natural appearance and enable styling and coloring similar to natural hair. Synthetic hair toppers are typically pre-styled and require less maintenance, but they may have limitations regarding heat styling and longevity.
Ultimately, individual preferences, hair loss patterns, and the specific style and size of the topper determine the amount of hair needed for a topper.
Making your own is a pleasant and cost-effective alternative to purchasing a hair topper. By following these simple procedures, you can make a customized hair topper that perfectly matches your natural hair, giving you the self-assurance to wear any hairstyle with ease. Try out different textures, colors, and styles to create a hairpiece that brings out your best features. Enjoy your new hair topper’s flexibility and mobility, as well as the confidence boost it provides!