For all you ladies sporting bonded/glued toppers... I think I am going to go ahead and get one, but it will be from HRS of Portland. They fit, order, shave, style, bond, color, etc. all in their salon and you go there for monthly maintenance. I honestly just don't think that I am patient enough or good enough with hair to try to do it all myself by ordering online, having it cut-in, etc. What I'm looking at is a custom piece that oval, about 7 inches long and 6 inches wide that glues on in a 'halo' that is shaved into my natural hair. It will have a mono top, and will be 'freestyle' meaning that I can part it wherever. My hairline sucks, so it will be close to the front and I guess I'm going to have to suck it up and go with bangs to make sure it stays fairly hidden. As for my questions: 1. How badly does it itch? I am going in next week to test out the glue to make sure I am not allergic. 2. How often can you wash it? I'm used to washing my hair daily and my scalp is naturally pretty oily. Will this be an issue? 3. How easy are these 'systems' to take care of? Mine will be human hair, which apparently is harder to work with but more durable when it comes to heat, styling tools, etc. 4. How realistic do they really look? Many of the pix of people wearing bonded toppers look poofy, but I want straight, long and as flat as possible. 5. How long does it take to style in the mornings? Anything else important to be aware of? Thanks in advance!