If you’ve got bald spots, a receding hairline or zero hair, there’ll be days when you wanna blend in. Trust me, I’ve been there! Even though I’m a proud alopecian now, I remember when my patches were a constant source of anxiety and I searched everywhere for something that could cover them. I read glowing Toppik reviews and wondered, could it really be that simple?
Could these magic-sounding fibers cover my bald spots and mask the shame I was feeling, too?
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Hair building fibers do what they say on the can – they build up the hair you’ve already got. Now, you may think static electricity is a bad thing to have around your head. No one wants that “just electrocuted” look, right?!
But you see, these electrically charged fibers create a strong bond with your existing strands upon contact. Meaning they don’t just dye your patch, like sprays and powders do. They cling to and bulk up the surrounding hair to create volume.
This makes it easy to cover bald patches and receding hairlines, or to make thinning hair look fuller. (Yay!) Plus, Toppik fibers are made from Keratin, which is the protein already found in hair. So they’re natural, nourishing…and VERY good at blending in. (Double yay!)
LA Says: Toppik calls itself: “the perfect finishing touch” and from their glowing reviews, customers agree. The fibers come in 9 colors – including blonde, auburn, brown, black and gray – so you’re bound to find your perfect match!
These fibers won’t magically regrow your hair. And they probably won’t stop shedding, either. But they WILL cling to the hair you already have, to give the appearance of thicker hair – so you can fake it ‘til you make it!
From the reviews I’ve read, and my own experience with a different concealer, getting peace of mind is a win in itself. If you know your bald spot is covered up, if you don’t have to constantly check to see if it’s exposed, you’re less likely to feel anxious about it. And as we know, stress is a major cause of hair loss – so I guess, in a roundabout way, Toppik fibers really can help hair loss!
Before I was Lady Alopecia and embraced my appearance, cover-up products gave me confidence when I needed it most. And although I don’t use concealers now – the extent of my alopecia is too wide – these hair fibers can be a HUGE source of comfort to people with thinning hair or bald patches.
It’s simple. Sprinkle the Keratin fibers directly onto your scalp, either on your bald patches or around your hairline. Leave the fibers to dry in without rubbing or brushing and prepare for some chemistry!
Customers say Toppik’s “a learning curve” and for best results, you should a) sprinkle the fibers 6 inches from your head and b) use a firm holding spray on top. Or to make things even easier, check out this handy applicator. It sprays the fibers in a more targeted way, to eliminate mess. Just attach it to your bottle of Toppik fibers – the level of coverage depends on how enthusiastically you spray!
Well, these fibers aren’t suitable for those with alopecia totalis or universalis – since they depend on bonding with existing hair. But if you’ve got androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness), alopecia areata (patchy hair loss) or something like traction alopecia from perhaps wearing tight ponytails, you’re gonna love this product!
Toppik is especially handy for those with a receding hairline. (Which isn’t just men – frontal fibrosing alopecia is very common in women, too.) Just add a thin layer of fibers to the roots of your existing hair to build and expand forwards.
LA Says: Make sure to distribute the fibers evenly – practice makes perfect, but using this hairline optimizer helps A LOT. (I’m sure a wide-toothed comb could do the trick, too.) Place the ‘teeth’ of the brush at your hairline, then spray or sprinkle the fibers around it.
FYI: I haven’t tried this product myself. (When I did have a small bald patch, I used this L’Oreal concealer spray instead.) And now it’s too late, unfortunately – I’m more head than hair, with my current look of a teeny mohawk.
I only found out about Toppik when writing my post on the other spray. And I wished I’d heard about it earlier! Because that spray sometimes felt sticky and unnatural; almost like shoe polish. Whereas Toppik fibers are lightweight, natural and subtle. Plus they don’t contain lots of harmful ingredients – just gentle Keratin fibers that actually nourish the scalp instead of damaging it.
But what about the people who have tried Toppik? According to a user survey:
I cannot praise this product enough.
I’m mid 30s and my hairline is starting to recede with a bald patch on my crown. It’s starting to really get to me and I’ve considered going down a hair transplant path until I came across this product…To say I was thrilled with the result is an understatement. A few squirts with the pump applicator and my hairline was fully restored, the bald patch replaced with a thick crop of hair. I wept tears of joy.
– Dave, US
I have alopecia areata [and] the hair fibers are a godsend. I use the dark brown with the spray applicator. You’d be able to see [the fibers] if you got up close to look, and it works better where there’s some hair than areas that are completely bare, but even on bare patches it’s much better.
I would definitely recommend this: for anyone, any age, with thinning hair or bald patches.
– Christine, US
I’m massively impressed with the Toppik reviews I’ve read. I just wish I’d found it earlier, when I had a single patch that needed covering!
If you’re feeling self-conscious about your bald spots and want a reliable cover-up, you can’t go wrong with these natural fibers. Just like applying make-up, you might need a little practice to get the subtle effect you want. But stick with it, watch some tutorials, and you’ll rock your new look in no time!
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