Toppik concealer for hair loss – all you need to know
04th October 2013
By the time many of our clients learn of HIS Hair Clinics and our scalp micropigmentation technique, they have usually tried several other hair loss solutions.
One of the more common options is to use a temporary concealer, basically a cover-up product that requires topping up on a daily basis. One of the most popular brands amongst such products is Toppik. Lets have a look at the product in more detail.
What is Toppik?
Toppik is the brand name for a range of hair loss concealer and remedy products. Toppik is used worldwide and is one of the biggest selling concealers on the market.
What are Toppik Hair Building Fibres?
Toppik hair building fibres works in pretty much the same way as Nanogen Nanofibres. It is a shake-on hair loss concealer product, containing tiny microfibre 'hairs' formulated using organic keratin protein.
How does it work?
The fibres are distributed over the hair using an applicator that looks similar to a salt or pepper shaker. The static charge of the fibres makes them cling to the hair where they swell, giving the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Toppik claims to be able to cling to even the finest of hairs, creating an illusion of a full head of hair.
Is Toppik any good?
As far as temporary concealers are concerned, Toppik is certainly one of the most popular brands available. Note however that as with DermMatch and Nanogen Nanofibres, Toppik is a temporary solution, and therefore does not offer permanent benefits. The product requires that you have a certain amount of hair, so if you continue to lose yours, you’ll soon be unable to use Toppik products.
Does Toppik cause any side effects?
Aside from the occasional allergic reaction, Toppik does not cause any side effects that we are aware of.
What does it cost?
A months supply of Toppik Hair Building Fibres costs around £20 GBP (approx $32 USD). The manufacturer also recommends that you buy another product called Toppik Fibrehold Spray for around £8 GBP (approx $13 USD) to hold the fibres in place, although we would suggest trying regular hairspray before buying their branded product.
You are also advised to buy a Toppik Spray Maximizer to distribute Toppik more evenly over the hair. Add to this their 'Hairline Optimiser' comb for £5.95 (approx $10 USD) and their 'Hair Fattener' at £19.95 per month (approx $31 USD) and the cost can become significant.
If you buy the recommended range of products, this equals an initial cost of around £73 GBP (approx $114 USD), then an ongoing cost of £48 GBP per month (approx $75 USD). It is important to note that how long each purchase of Toppik products lasts can vary depending on the extent of hair loss of the individual.
What results can I expect from SMP in comparison?
Perhaps the most significant difference you will notice, is that after applying Toppik concealer to your scalp on a daily basis, by comparison scalp micropigmentation is an incredibly easy solution to live with. The only maintenance required is to shave the scalp regularly to crop any hair that still grows, to ensure the treated areas blend perfectly with your existing hair.
The results that can be achieved using SMP are well documented on this site. For more before and after photos please see our video library, or to discuss the treatment with our existing clients why not join our hair loss forum. If you're fed up with using Toppik, why not contact us to arrange a free and informal, no-obligation consultation.