Essential Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Your Human Hair Toppers

Embarking on the topper care journey is a delightful experience that ensures your hairpiece remains vibrant and fresh. From brushing through the strands to the final air-drying stage, follow along for tips and insights on using high-quality products to revitalize your human hair toppers, leaving it refreshed and ready for its next appearance.

Brushing and Preparing for Wash:
To begin the process of washing and maintaining your topper, start with the vital step of gently brushing through the strands. Prioritize detangling the hair before introducing any cleansing agents. Initiate the process by starting from the tips and gradually working your way up.

Once the topper is thoroughly brushed, the stage is set for creating a soapy solution to cleanse the hair. In cool water, add two squirts of a quality shampoo like Back2Natural by UniWigs, renowned for effective cleansing without compromising hair fiber quality. This soapy solution marks the transition from preparation to the washing process, ensuring a thorough and revitalizing cleanse.

As the soapy water is ready, gently dunk the topper into the solution, allowing the shampoo to work its magic. Submerging the topper ensures even distribution of the cleansing agent, reaching every strand for a comprehensive wash. The initial brush-through and the creation of the soapy solution set the stage for the topper’s cleansing journey.


Shampooing and Rinsing:
With the topper immersed in the soapy water, the next crucial step in its cleansing journey is the application of shampoo. A small amount of high-quality shampoo, such as the renowned Back2Natural by UniWigs, is used to gently scrub the monotop or lace top area and the wefting. The focus here is not just on cleanliness but also on maintaining the integrity of the part and the overall structure of the topper. The thumb is employed strategically to hold the part in place, ensuring a precise and targeted shampooing process.

As the shampoo is applied, attention is given to the ends of the topper, where a small amount is used to ensure a thorough cleanse. This selective application helps in maintaining the original texture and quality of the hair. The part is delicately safeguarded by the thumb throughout this process.

To enhance the cleansing experience, the topper is left to soak for an additional 5 minutes after the initial rinse. This soaking period allows the shampoo to penetrate deeply, ensuring a comprehensive cleanse from root to tip. The minutes of soaking contribute to the nourishing properties of the shampoo, promoting the overall health and vibrancy of the topper. After the soaking period, a thorough rinse is performed once again, maintaining the careful protection of the part line with the thumb.


Conditioning and Final Rinsing:
After the initial brushing and shampooing, the topper is now ready for the crucial conditioning phase. Unlike shampoo, which primarily focuses on cleansing, conditioning is targeted at the ends of the hair, providing essential moisture and nourishment. Importantly, during this phase, no conditioner is applied to the monotop, lace top, or hand-tied area.

This careful approach ensures that the conditioning process enhances the softness and vitality of the hair without compromising the specialized features of these critical areas. This selective approach ensures that these specialized sections retain their natural texture and appearance.

As the conditioner sets, care is taken to avoid any application to the specialized areas, preserving their unique characteristics. This meticulous conditioning process adds a layer of care that goes beyond mere cleansing, contributing to the overall health and longevity of the topper.

Following the conditioning period, the topper undergoes a gentle rinsing process to remove any excess conditioner. The careful rinsing ensures that the conditioner is thoroughly washed out, leaving only the nourishing effects on the ends of the hair. Throughout this step, the thumb is strategically used to maintain the integrity of the part line, ensuring that the conditioned ends complement the rest of the topper seamlessly. This final rinsing stage sets the stage for the drying process, allowing the topper to retain its revitalized texture and natural bounce.

As we move forward in this guide, the focus will shift to the drying process, uncovering the nuances of air-drying and the natural transformations that take place during this essential stage of topper maintenance.


Drying Process:
For the most effective and gentle drying, invest in a portable wig stand. Placing the hair topper on the stand allows for proper air circulation and prevents any potential damage that might occur from laying it flat. This method ensures that the topper dries evenly and maintains its original style. If your topper is made of Burmese hair, you may notice a delightful slight wave as it dries, showcasing the natural properties of this particular material.

The next day, your hair topper will reveal the results of the air-drying process—refreshed, revitalized, and ready for use. The absence of styling tools or heat treatments highlights the natural wave and texture, showcasing the authentic beauty of the topper. This final stage of the drying process not only completes the comprehensive care routine but also ensures that your topper is in prime condition for its next appearance.


Final Result:
As the topper undergoes the air-drying process on a portable wig stand, the unique characteristics of the hair material become apparent. For toppers made of Burmese hair, a subtle and natural wave develops during the drying period, adding an authentic touch to the overall look. This effortless wave showcases the authenticity of the hair material and eliminates the need for additional styling, providing a hassle-free and time-saving aspect to the final result.

The absence of any styling post-air-drying highlights the effectiveness of the care routine. The topper retains its original style, ensuring that it seamlessly integrates with your natural hair. This result speaks to the success of the comprehensive washing guide in not only cleansing the topper but also in preserving its unique qualities. The final result is not just a clean hairpiece but a rejuvenated topper ready to enhance your style with minimal effort.


Every step in this process, starting from the initial brush to the final air-drying, plays a pivotal role in keeping your topper refreshed and maintaining its natural look. Approach the care of your topper with diligence, and it will consistently reciprocate with a revitalized appearance.