Toppik Hair Fibers Review

Toppik Hair Fibers Review
September 22nd, 2010

toppik hair fibersToppik Protein Hair Building Fibers is the first thinning hair “cover-up” product that I’ve tried. It gives you the illusion of more hair, and minimizes your hair’s thin and balding areas. I’ve been using it almost every day for the last month, and it does a good job of hiding my ever-widening scalp.

Toppik Review
What is Toppik? It feels like a powder, but technically it’s little fibers made from keratin. The product application is super easy – you just shake the jar over your dry head and the fibers magically stick to your hair, masking thinning areas. I only use it on my wide part, and thinning areas in the front. In before and after pictures, people are shown with really large bald areas that are able to be filled in with Toppik. I wonder how realistic this would actually look – but I know most people with varying degrees of hair loss do give Toppik rave reviews.

I would definitely recommend trying Toppik to disguise any thinning areas. It comes in 8 different colors, to match a variety of hair colors. I got the light brown, and it blends in really well with my hair, and I don’t feel it at all once it’s in my hair. After reading the Toppik instructions, I realized it also recommends use of Toppik FiberHold Spray, which is essentially hairspray. I wasn’t able to track down the ingredients of this product to see if it’s any better for your hair than regular hairspray. Lately I’ve become desperate and started to use hairspray to give my hair some volume, and keep everything in place. I know hairspray is bad for hair, but I started balding years ago, and it wasn’t from styling products, because I hardly ever used any. Anyway, without using hairspray, Toppik still seems to stay in your hair.

Negatives
I have really dark, flattering lighting in my bathroom, and I try not to look at other mirrors too often! Toppik looks super natural when I look at myself at home, but I was at Target today trying on hats, and I noticed my scalp looked a little reddish-brown. It wasn’t that noticeable, but it did look slightly unnatural. So now I wonder if I shouldn’t use as much Toppik? Otherwise, there’s no way to tell I was wearing anything on my hair – the fibers are undetectable.

Using Toppik can get annoying if you are also using Rogaine, or another topical product, and you don’t wash your hair once a day. When you apply Rogaine, it negates the disguising features of Toppik, so you have to apply Toppik again after the Rogaine. And if you don’t wash your hair every day – it will surely start to get extra dirty.

If you don’t use a topical hair growing product, most of the Toppik will stay on overnight while you’re sleeping. I haven’t noticed it rubbing off on my pillows at all, but I don’t use that much of it. Here’s the psychological problem with Toppik – when you take a shower, and you then look at yourself in the mirror without your masked balding areas, you sort of freak out. When I’m wearing Toppik and I look at my reflection, I start to think maybe I don’t have as big of a problem as I thought, but the minute the Toppik is washed out, I totally freak out again. In reality, though, Toppik just makes you freak out half as often!

What happens when you wear Toppik in the rain?? I have no idea because I live in Vegas and it never rains here. Toppik claims that it can withstand the rain, wind, and sweat without running, smearing, or staining. I have a feeling it will dissolve in the rain, because adding a little Rogaine makes it disappear, but I don’t know for sure yet. I would definitely test it in a small area before wearing it on my entire head in the rain. I’m also sure you can’t swim with it, which is too bad, because swimming is one of my favorite activities.

Toppik isn’t that cheap, but it’s worth the price. I got the .36 oz size for about $22, and I expect it to last a few months since I don’t use a lot. It also comes in larger sizes, which makes it cheaper per use, and it comes in an even smaller trial size.

Bottom Line
Toppik is definitely worth trying if you’re embarrassed by your thin areas or widening hair part. It won’t cure your hair loss, but it will make it appear better. Have you tried it? What do you think? *Buy Toppik Protein Hair Building Fibers*

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7 ResponsesLeave a comment
  • B.
    September 28, 2010 at 8:27 am
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    Funny you should post this, because I just ordered this over the weekend. Since going through TE, my central part has gotten longer (it’s reached my vertex is starting to go down the back of my head). You can see my part from the back of my head, and I know it wasn’t like that before. I am hoping I can spray this on to help cover that up a bit.

  • Bonnie
    September 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm
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    I have been using Toppik for about 10 years. As my hair color changes, I have ordered med. brown, lt. brown, and grey to mix. I order in the huge sizes, so I always have some to carry with me on trips. I agree with the issue of minoxodil and Toppik. I just started using minoxodil again. It can be annoying, as I don’t like to wash my hair every day anymore b/c it seems to be drier and thinner. Anyway, I really like Toppik. Re: conditioner on thin hair, I discovered, after accidentally leaving the original Aussie 2-minute miracle on my hair, that my hair actually seemed more alive than it had been in a long time. That particular product is hard to find now, but the new line seems okay. Re: Toppik endurance, I can sleep in it, run some water through the strands that are not right at the scalp, BUT it definitely sweats! The med. brown is greenish on my forehead. LOL! but a small price to pay. I always put my hand over my head in the rain if I don’t have an umbrella. I’ve noticed more thinning recently, so that’s why I saw your review sites. Hoping it’s just a stage, but I am 58 years old.;)

  • Dana
    November 2, 2011 at 7:51 am
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    My issue with the Toppik would likely be the same as what you mention: the minoxidil combined. I have never used Toppik, but I use Joan Rivers’ Good Hair Day, and unless I allow adequate time for the minoxidil to dry COMPLETELY, (and sometimes not even after that), the GHD kind of “sticks” to the places where the minoxidil pools. I end up with little brown blotches that are far darker than what I actually need on my scalp. In good light, I’ve seen people check it out when they think I”m not looking. Heaven only knows what they think is going on. If they don’t have an awareness of hair loss, they might not ever think about that.

    ALSO, I tried this one product, a dry shampoo called Salon Grafix Spray Powder Shampoo. I had read on a hair loss board that this works wonders. You use it in your problem areas and then just don’t brush it out. My issue with this is the same as with the other; it clumps where I have medicine on my scalp. ALSO, it’s hard to control and you end up with overspray in your bathroom, on the floor, on the counter, and then also on your forehead. When I was using it, I would try to make a kind of shield to protect everything but my hair. It didn’t work all that well, and the spray had a dullness to it that caused the crown of my hair to look less than its best. I recommended it to my dermatologist for her other hair loss patients at first, but I’m taking it back next visit and going to the GHD; so far, it’s my favorite. I like the control I have putting it on directly with a brush.

    • Jeni - Hair Loss Hell
      November 2, 2011 at 2:32 pm
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      I have only been using minoxidil once a day (at night) so at least in the morning it’s not another annoying hair thing I have to deal with. But I know you’re supposed to use minox twice a day. I don’t know if I will eventually do it twice a day or not. Then last night when I was applying it, I realized I never apply it directly to my part – I always put it a half-inch away from it. When I was first testing minoxidil for the first few months I did this, and last night I realized I had forgotten to start going all the way to my part. When I did, it seemed to mix with the Joan Rivers, and that was annoying! Normally the JR Great Hair Day stays nicely on my scalp until I wash my hair (and usually it stays on through that too). So there’s no great solution I guess:( I will just use minox sparingly right on my part, and do touch ups with Great Hair Day as needed.

      And with dry shampoo, I also don’t use it right near my part – I do it a few inches from it. Suave Dry Shampoo seems to go on clear, but it doesn’t do that much. Even so, I use that on top of my head, and then the Tresemme Dry Shampoo under my hair to make it look fuller. Ughhh hair!

  • Sarah
    February 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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    I considering using toppik but doing some research first because up to this point I’ve never even considered it, I’ve been using rogaine for what seems like 6 months and a few supplements and although it looked like it was working I’ve started to shed some its concerning. And I don’t know what else to do. I cant lose my hair. My family has no hair problems all my sisters have good hair. Why me? So I’m looking for any solutions the rogaine did some good but I fear it will stop working n then I’m fucked. The doctors are no help, I’m thinking its something like PCOS so I’m making an appt with my Dr this week.
    But I’m not sure, I wish I had an answer. If rogaine can keep working I could possibly live with it because it has help some. But if doesn’t it looks grim.

  • Melissa
    May 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm
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    I experienced the same thing with the rogaine and topix, if it’s not dry it clumps. Here’s what I do to be able to use the rogaine 2 times a day. You are supposed to let it dry for at least 4 hours in order for it to work and use it 2 times a day, 10-14 hours apart. So I set my alarm can’t wake up at 3 am every day, I apply the rogaine while 1/2 asleep and then go back to bed, this enables me to shower and wash my hair at 7am and not have the greasy rogaine in my hair. The topix seems to look better and stay better all day without the rogaine. Then when I get home around 5pm-7pm I add the rogaine again. This might seem extreme to some people but losing your hair is a hard thing to go through and for me waking up for a
    few minutes so I can used the rogaine 2 times and wear the topix without clumping, is worth it!!!

  • Eldonna
    October 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm
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    I don’t use Toppix, I use another brand that I got on QVC. It looked great in my bathroom but once I got under the office lights I had a very obvious orange scalp that people were starting at while talking to me.

    I don’t care about my center part that much. Many people have wide parts. My problem is in the back of my head. I have very obvious balding that causes me much stress. I use the powder with a brush over the spots and then try to cover it with some hair and hope it will blend in.

    I’m thinking about getting a topper but I don’t know where to start and that’s how I wound up here. I will be completely bald when I’m older and I’m ready to just take the clippers to my pitiful hair and just start wigging it!!

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