Toppik vs Caboki: Which Hair Fibers Are Best?

The Bald Spot Concealer Battle

toppik bottle and a caboki bottle

The Heavyweights of Hair Loss

Although I haven’t had a chance to use hair fibers yet (because I’ve no hair for them to cling to!) I can see how they’re a great option for disguising bald patches or a receding hairline.

When I had a small bald spot, I used a concealer spray to cover my patch. And even though it really helped me in terms of confidence at the time, it didn’t exactly give me the most subtle effect.

Hair fibers, as I’ve learned, give a far more natural appearance of thick hair than sprays or powders. They also contain a more natural formula than these chemical-heavy products – and even nourish your existing hair with ingredients like keratin. Both Caboki and Toppik, two top hair fiber brands, get great reviews…but there are subtle differences between the two, and one that I would choose over another.

In this Caboki vs Toppik comparison post, I’ll explore which fiber wins the fight. Enjoy!

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What is Caboki?

Caboki is a brand of hair building fibers, which both men and women rate highly. It’s best for those with moderate hair loss rather than extensive patches, for those with a thinning hairline, general light shedding or for smaller bald patches.

On the brand’s website, they claim these natural hair fibers “makes your thinner hair look 10x fuller, in just minutes!” I don’t know about that big a difference but, applied properly it really does give the appearance of much fuller hair. And customer reviews, plus the before and after pictures they’ve posted, show Caboki’s effectiveness at producing thicker hair.

Apply Caboki microfibers to your scalp wherever you’re experiencing hair thinning or receding. The fibers have a negative charge – which supposedly create a stronger bond than positively charged fibers, and in prevent flat or lifeless hair in the meantime.

Theyse cotton fibers – made from Moroccan Gossypium Herbaceum, or Levant cotton, and plant fibers/natural minerals to act as colorants – cling to and blend in with your existing hair. So in order to get that boost of volume, you need a certain amount of hair to begin with. Meaning Caboki fibers are really best for those with less progressed hair thinning.

Does Caboki Work?

Unfortunately, by the time I discovered hair fibers (through writing this post on a bald spot concealer spray I used), I was too late. My bald patch was far too big at that point for the fibers to take any effect, as they would have no hair there to attach themselves too. So in my case, spraying synthetic dyes was actually a better choice (although it was something I only did very, very occasionally as I know they can be pretty harmful).

I wish I had read about Caboki sooner though. Because from the Caboki reviews I’ve read, it really does seem to work. (Not for treating hair loss or stimulating hair growth, you understand, but the company never claims to do that – simply to give the appearance of thick hair, which it does.)

The before and after photos are pretty impressive, the side effects, if any, are minimal and the only 2 ingredients are natural ingredients. Unlike many hair loss treatments or concealers, this product doesn’t contain any synthetic fibers, chemicals, artificial fillers or preservatives. Just lightweight, hypoallergenic cotton fibres and natural minerals to produce 14 shades for you to match your natural hair color with.

Top Caboki Products

Caboki Hair Building Fibers

Hair Fiber Spray

Caboki Travel Size

Caboki with Spray Applicator

What Is Toppik?

Just like Caboki, Toppik consists of electrically charged fibers, which create a strong bond with your existing strands once you sprinkle them on. These natural hair fibers don’t just dye your bald patch, like sprays and powders do (often, with a shoe-polish effect!)

Instead, they cling to and bulk up the surrounding hair to create natural volume: which is why they’re called hair-building fibers.

Toppik are a top brand to cover up bald patches and receding hairlines, or to make thinning hair look fuller. These particular fibers are made of Keratin – which is a natural hair protein and which helps to nourish your existing hair and scalp further.

Toppik also gets great reviews and comes in a range of colors to make it easy to find your ideal shade. Their version for women offers a stress free way to fill in a thinning hairline or crown, cling to baby hairs for more definition, or fill in extension tracks for perfecting hairstyles, ponytails, braids and updos. Woohoo!

Does Toppik Work?

It’s a leading hair restoration brand for good reason – Toppik is VERY effective at disguising thinning hair! However, customers say it’s “a learning curve”, that it takes a little practice before you get that natural effect. But once you do, it lasts all day. Even rain, wind, sun or sweat won’t mess with your new thicker hair!

One tip was that, for best results, make sure to sprinkle the fibres 6 inches from your head and use a firm hairspray over it. (This was a comment about Caboki, too – it works best when you use a holding spray).

According to a user survey:

  • 93% say Toppik makes them look younger and more attractive
  • 90% agree Toppik is natural-looking
  • 96% would recommend Toppik to others

Although this was a survey sent out by Toppik, so it could be biased, those high numbers sound promising to me in terms of its effectiveness!

Best Toppik Products

Toppik Hair Building Fibers

Toppik for Women

Fiber Holding Spray

Caboki Versus Toppik: Key Differences

Toppik seem to be a more established brand, with more products available. In addition to their hair building fibers, they have a version aimed at women, a fiber holding spray, a hairline optimizer and a separate spray applicator. Caboki don’t sell a spray applicator separately but you can buy this version with one built in.

Toppik does much better in terms of Amazon reviews, with a 4.3 rating out of almost 33,000 reviews. Sure, Caboki gets 4.4 – but this is for over a tenth of the reviews, just under 3,000. So I’d say Toppik is a much more popular company overall.

In terms of price, a 0.42oz or 12g bottle of Toppik costs $23 on Amazon. For 30g of Caboki, it’s $35 – so Caboki is slightly cheaper than Toppik. Although there’s not that much difference, really!

Caboki only has 2 ingredients – cotton fibers and natural mineral colorants – while Toppik contains ammonium chloride and silica in addition to its colorants (I couldn’t find out if these were natural or not). While silica can strengthen the hair and prevent thinning, ammonium chloride can cause scalp irritation – so Caboki is probably best for those with sensitive skin.

Toppik vs Caboki: Pros and Cons

So, which brand of hair building fibers is better at hiding bald spots, with a more natural effect? Although I unfortunately haven’t had a chance to try either, thanks to my extensive hair loss (boo!), customer reviews seem to point towards Toppik as the favorite.


  • Weather Resistant
  • Not chemical-free
  • 9 shades available
  • 4.3 stars out of 33K reviews


  • Weather Resistant
  • Natural & hypoallergenic
  • 14 shades available
  • 4.4 stars out of 3K reviews

Best Alternatives: Folexin & Revita

Honestly, there’s not that much difference between the two brands. As you can see, they both seem to work pretty well for light hair thinning, have really positive reviews, and are very affordable.

However, they are also only “temporary fixes” – they won’t reduce your hair loss or encourage new hair growth, not to any real extent anyway. While both Toppik and Caboki could be a great and natural way to cover your bald spots while you do wait for your hair to come back, I’d highly recommend taking a holistic approach to treat the root cause of your hair loss.

Folexin Supplements

These hair growth supplements help address hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, plus other environmental factors (like oxidative stress, or scalp inflammation) that could be triggering hair loss. While there are no miracle cures here, the right hair vitamins can support your immune system to kickstart your natural hair growth cycle again.

I love this brand because it’s so affordable, customer service is awesome, it gets great reviews and it has proven hair growth promoters like saw palmetto.

folexin supplements

Revita Haircare

I also feel that so many of us lose hair because of the products we use. Commercial shampoos full of sulfates and parabens which can dry out and irritate the scalp, leaving hair brittle and more likely to break off. Even if your hair feels shiny after paraben-heavy conditioners, they’re likely causing a lot of excess build-up that could be blocking your hair follicles.

So I’d recommend, if you’re experiencing hair thinning, at the very least switch up your shampoo to a sulfate-free option with more natural ingredients. Revita shampoo and conditioner are my absolute favorites – again, super-affordable, with great customer service. The products smell delicious, but not overpowering or sickly and they stopped my shedding in its tracks.

I’d recommend using a combination of a decent hair supplement and sulfate-free haircare products, then filling in your thinning areas with hair fibers in the meantime. If you like.

Revita shampoo bottle

Common Questions

Where can I buy Toppik and Caboki?

You can buy both brands on Amazon or from the brands’ separate websites. The price is the same.

Which product is better for sensitive scalps?

I would recommend Caboki over Toppik if you have known allergies or sensitive skin as its fibers are hypoallergenic and it uses plants for coloring.

Final Thoughts: Share Yours!

I haven’t used either brand because I don’t have enough hair for them to cling to, unfortunately! But I think the customer reviews about both products seem pretty positive.

I’m aware that people can be paid for reviews though, and that photos can be doctored, so I’d love to hear about your REAL experiences. Have you ever used Toppik or Caboki? Did you find them helpful? And if you’ve used both, which did you prefer?

I’d really appreciate your stories on this one! In any case, I hope you’ve found this comparison post useful.

Love & hugs,

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Alopecian. Yoga Teacher. Copywriter. Here to share information, offer support and show people the adventures that can lie in hair loss. I’m proud to have alopecia and I want to help others embrace their baldness, too!

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