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Toppik? What color?

Discussion in 'Styling & Hair Care Tips for AGA Sufferers' started by sosadgirl, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. sosadgirl

    sosadgirl Guest

    I am going to try Toppik. But am unsure of the color to purchase.

    My hair is naturally dark brown (with a GHOST WHITE scalp) but I like to highlight blonde or a lighter shade of brown like a caramel. Although I haven't done blonde in a while.....worried about the effects of that color on my hair as it needs to process longer.....but I really like my hair lighter.

    Anyway what do you guys think for a color? Is it true to color? Get a shade lighter or darker? Is there a safe can't go wrong color?

    Thanks so much!!
  2. RugBug

    RugBug Guest

    I'd go a shade darker than your darkest hair right now...it looks more realistic if you try to make your roots look like they would if they were growing out...not freshly colored. And, don't be freaked out by how they look pouring out of the canister...they blend in after a while.... I am quite highlighted and use medium brown for my roots... and dark blonde for sides and back.....I use Joan Rivers to literally "paint" my baby hairs and that color is VERY dark...but they call it "blonde"....
    Toppik is pretty inexpensive, all things considered, buy a couple of the smallest canisters full and play with them.
  3. FLgirl

    FLgirl Guest

    For Toppik, Medium Brown would probably work well for you. Sounds like we have similar color hair...
  4. Cousteau

    Cousteau Guest

    I agree that to go darker is better than going lighter. I bought both light and dark and ended up using only the dark. That's because your roots look better being dark and if the hair is lighter, then it seems normal. But if the roots are lighter than the hair, it looks weird.

    I hope this helps.
  5. I used toppik for about a year. If you have dark hair, do with black, otherwise sometimes the dark brown is very visible and will be detectable in the sun as it gets lighter. Now I used it and I have to tell you. IT MAKES UR HAIR FALL OUT!!!! And it gets on everything. It gets stuck to your face, in your pores, on bed sheets, furniture, even the people you hug. and when youre outside people can see it and some of it will blow away. I know the "hairspray" is supposed to make it stay---it doesn't.

    I've been experiencing hair loss since I was 16. I'm now 22. I've done everything to try and "hide" it. weaves, extensions, clip ins, toppik, I even got closures to put on the weave and got bangs. Girls I went so far as to glue the weave myself or pay 250 plus the cost of the hair to get it sewn in.

    The BEST thing you can do is go to a doctor. They will diagnose what type of hair loss you have. And while undergoing treatment, invest in a full lace wig---silk top if you want it to be extra realistic. They really look realistic you can even swim with them. Look them up on youtube if you have to.

    P.S It takes about 4-6 months before you visibly notice rogaine taking effect. Be patient ladies and keep with it. If rogaine is too expensive buy the generic kind.
  6. RugBug

    RugBug Guest

    wait wait here little sister...Toppik MAKES your hair fall out? How? Please "say it ain't so"....Toppik is the only thing keeping me out of the loony bin right now..... I don't have any of the other problems...it's not on my linens, it doesn't fall down into my pores, it's not visible in sunlinght (yet).....
  7. sosadgirl

    sosadgirl Guest

    Thanks for the input ladies! Although now I am FREAKED out that one of you said it makes your hair fall out? What?!?!? How? Anyone else have that problem?

    Another question with the toppik.....does it get on yor fingers if you touch your hair. The Joan Rivers stuff does which I don't like. And that also fills my pores or follicle holes and I really don't like the way that looks.
  8. RugBug

    RugBug Guest

    okay...at the risk of sounding like I work for the company....and even though I swore I was going to stay off this site this weekend.... I feel the need to promote.... Toppik, seriously, is why I'm not wearing my 2,800.00 topper everyday. It's also why NO ONE sees my serious hair loss at the front of my head. I would NOT go out of my bathroom without the stuff. If it's making my hair fall out, (which I seriously doubt it is) so be it. When my TE started in October of last year, it was falling out much worse and at that time I didn't even know that female HAIR existed, let alone something to save your sanity if it did. So, to hear someone say that the ONE thing that is bailing me out of this cosmetic nightmare is making things worse bugs me. I want solid, scientific back up to that claim.
    whew....have I made my point?
    It does NOT come off on to my fingers by just touching my head. It DOES come off if I scratch an itch for too long, or too deep... I thought it might be causing a rash, but a quick change to gluten free shampoo cleared that up and cleared Toppik's name. All I can do is say, for ME, it's doing the job it's meant to do, 100%. I introduced it to my daughter and her two thin haired friends and the claim it has changed their life/hair style. That's all I'm going to say about that....
    I'm going back outside now.....
  9. Cousteau

    Cousteau Guest

    I don't believe it makes your hair fall out. If your hair is falling out, it's some other reason. All it is is just a kind of powder you sprinkle on your head. I also had no problem with it coming off on the sheets or whatever once I had put it on and sprayed it with the hairspray that they sell to set it with. I mean, you will probably get some in the sink, but if you're careful it's not going to go all over the place.

    I was scared about this when I bought it, as I had heard some other posters online say those things about it (not the falling out part, but the coming off part). I put it on and found it easiest to kind of rub it very lightly with my fingers in the spots where I wanted it. Sometimes I sprinkled my head two or three times, so it would cover the areas I needed it to cover and I still didn't find that it came off on anything. Again, I used the spray they sell to go with it, not a regular hair spray.
  10. I also went to a hair loss specialist at Nuhair before and he did mention that wearing toppik blocks the pores on your scalp, He even went so far to say he'd be happier if I just used a black crayon on my scalp instead just to make a point. He said it isn't good for your hair. But again, maybe I was using too much tippok or to much of teh hairspray ur supposed to buy w it, The hair spray makes ur hair hard, and to help soften it sometimes it helps to run through the top of your hair lightinh w a tooth comb...you'll also be able to see how much of that toppik gets stuck to the comb, trust me.
  11. FLgirl

    FLgirl Guest

    I've been using Toppik for a year now and my loss is diffuse, NOT JUST wear I put the Toppik. It has saved my self esteem. I don't think it causes hair loss.

    I think what happens is that you get used to seeing Toppik, and the coverage, and then the day you don't use it, you FINALLY notice that your part looks wider... Just my opinion...

    It's like saying that hairspray, styling gel or mousse causes hairloss because many things can coat your scalp with product...
  12. FLgirl

    FLgirl Guest

    I never notice Toppik on my sheets...

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