Most solutions to hair loss include expensive alternatives such as hair transplant surgery or scalp damaging extensions but the innovation behind Toppik is an affordable quick fix to boost volume and personal confidence with just a few easy steps.
Featured in national publications, TV shows, fashion and health media this product is becoming one of the most featured new beauty items in the United States. Because the product is made without toxic ingredients, Toppik has been recommended by doctors even for sensitive post-transplant surgery patients looking to hide bald patches during transitional stages of hair growth.
Even those with a full head of hair looking for an added thickness for a special occasion can benefit from the quick application method and long wearing results.
Celebrity hair trends often showcase a full head of locks that thin haired men and women envy but with Toppick the desired volume is tangible and convenient. The at home products are simple enough to use without the help of another person and create an instant coverage for areas of the hair that are noticeably sparse. Because the Keratin fibers immediately adhere to the scalp or hair follicles, there is little room for mistake and the result is a long lasting thickness that will hold until the fibers are shampooed out of the hair.
Find out how to build a fuller, more ample head of hair with just four easy steps by clicking the list link below.
1. Style - Get instant voluminous hair with Toppik
Toppik should be applied on dry hair. Follow normal daily styling routine such as blow drying and detangling but be sure to dry the hair completely before adding any fibers. Decide where to apply Toppik according to desired finish look considering what areas need the most coverage or added thickness.
2. Apply - Get instant voluminous hair with Toppik
Shake a generous amount of fibers to the desired areas of the hair. Use straight from the container or apply with the spray applicator for a more controlled disbursement of fibers. The product will attach onto the scalp and hair follicles right after shaking and can be layered until the preferred look is achieved.
3. Distribute - Get instant voluminous hair with Toppik
Once the fibers are applied, gently distribute the fibers with fingertips or a small comb for an even appearance. From this point, add as many layers until fullness and volume meet expectations. The fibers are sweat, rain and wind proof making it a smart styling method.
4. Finish - Get instant voluminous hair with Toppik
Complete the Toppik product application by smoothing out the hair at the hairline and tend to any other details such as flyaway strands or natural frizz. Finish styling as usual. Now enjoy a fresh full head of hair all day long! Pretty simple, right?
Toppik Hair Building Fibers Starter Kit
This three-piece kit is all you need to disguise unwanted bald spots and thinning hair. You can pick between nine different hues for the best hair color match, or mix two together for a custom shade. To apply, shake the colored keratin protein fibers liberally over trouble spots and gently pat your hair to disperse the product evenly. For greater durability, follow up with the FiberHold spray and you're good to go!
Toppik Hair Building Fibers is a completely natural way to conceal thinning and bald spots. It is great for that awkward transition period when guys are beginning to thin out, but haven’t yet taken the plunge to shave their heads or deal with it surgically. Toppik is completely undetectable to the eye, comes in nine shades (including gray, which can be mixed and matched with browns/blacks to maintain a more salt and pepper look), and stays put through rain and sweat until shampooed out. It’s definitely not your typical “hair in a can”! This is a celeb hairstylist staple that has had a cult consumer following for years.
Enter a new twist: Hair products designed to turn back the clock. Now we can choose from shampoos, conditioners, and serums that offer scalp-and-cell-stimulating collagen molecules, fibers that pump up the volume and ingredients that make hair soft and shiny at any age.
“Remember that the scalp ages too," warns New York–based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross. "As the texture of that skin changes, the follicle structure is compromised, which ultimately results in unhealthy hair strands. When you apply active ingredients like retinols, it amplifies cell turnover.”
Here, we've rounded up a few of the latest and greatest hair-boosting products out there.
Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they reach 40. Camouflage it with Toppik Hair Building Fibers, which magnetically bind to your hair to conceal your scalp and blend seamlessly with natural hair, adding fullness. Comes with a comb designed to help create natural-looking hairline.
When a President Obama impersonator made a recent appearance on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” Mark Kress was impressed. Not because of the skit’s silly content but because it was the most extraordinary presentation of his 30-year-old hair product to date.
Kress’ Toppik Hair Building Fibers was used to turn the nearly bald actor into an Obama lookalike with a full head of hair.
“The still photos that I’ve seen, they surprised even me,” said Kress, founder and chief executive of West L.A.-based Toppik. “What I liked about the Fallon skit was a dramatic change they made. Usually, (Toppik) is used to enhance the appearance of someone with thinning hair, but in this case, the makeup artist could create an entire head of hair with it. That was one of the most dramatic demonstrations I’ve ever seen.”
Toppik is a line of hair products created to give thinning hair a thicker appearance by temporarily attaching dense keratin fibers to existing hair shafts.
Fallon’s hairstylist, Courtney Benedetti, used the product to turn actor Dion Flynn’s receding hairline into one that matches the president’s.
“I didn’t know if it was going to pan out,” she said, explaining that normally there’s some hair for the product to grab onto. “But it worked and ended up looking great.”
Though the product is used on other high-profile shows such as “Dancing With the Stars,” Kress said the dramatic exposure on Fallon’s late-night show should get the product further exposure. That effort, so far, is limited to posting the before and after images on the company’s Facebook page.
“Toppik was a life saver for me when we did a last minute Obama skit and I did not have a wig. I used Toppik to create a whole new hairline to the actor's receded hair. First I used the black to fill it in completely and then I layered it with white to create the famous salt and pepper hair of our President. I set it all with the Toppik hairspray and it latest perfectly for the long shoot days. I opted to never use a wig because this looked so natural”!
Hair Superviso, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
To disguise a widening part, dust a colored hair-thickening powder, such as Toppik Hair Building Fibers ($25, Sephora.com), says stylist Ted Gibson. The fibers in the powder cover both hair and skin.
Problem Solved! Ready for your fullest hair yet? Toppik Hair Building Fibers are made with all natural colored keratin protein, so when you shake it onto thinning areas, the fibers cling to and bend with your existing strands, making locks look instantly thick and lush. It’s also ideal for touching up roots and hiding patchy spots. Available in 9 shades: $24.95, Sephora.com and toppik.com.
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Toppik Hair Building Fibers and Spray Applicator ($66.90) Toppik Hair Building Fibers is made of all natural, colored keratin protein, in which the fibers blend perfectly with your existing hair, instantly making it look fuller. Toppik blends naturally with hair and conceals scalp, thinning hair, balding spots, etc. It is rain, wind and sweat resistant. Toppik Spray Applicator allows precise application of Toppik into thinning areas. Ideal for the hairline, which allows a controlled, fine mist that will diffuse naturally over the hair and scalp. Click HERE to visit Toppik
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The solution – Toppik Hair Building Fibers. This little gem is super easy to use, creates to mess, and shampoos right out. Toppik is made using natural colored keratin fibers in powder form that are statically charged to bond to even the finest hair and are designed to withstand rain, wind and perspiration while being completely undetectable to look at. Just style hair as normal, dust on Toppik, pat into place, seal your overall style with some hairspray and your good to go. If you want a more targeted application, no problem, just use the spray applicator for laser-focused covering. The best part is Toppik will not stick to your clothes or face so you can apply after your makeup with no worries.
Toppik comes in 9 shades that work with all hair types and ethnicities, and made of 100% natural keratin. The Toppik start kit, available exclusively at Sephora.com, includes a 0.42oz Hair Building Fibers, spray applicator, and hairline optimizer for $35. You can find more information plus shop other Toppik products at www.toppik.com.
Hair trends for the season are either “beachy” messy waves, sleek low pony tails, wet looking hair or braids.
• To create two looks, you can start with a braided style by day and transition into “beachy” waves at night by undoing the braids.
• Start by doing parts throughout your hair and braiding sections. Next, dust Toppik Hair Building Fibers on visible parts to help blur the lines then secure with an elastic. Now you’re ready for the day.
• At night unbraid hair, and finger comb. The fibers you applied in your hair in the day will act like a dry shampoo to absorb excess oil and give hair body to create beautiful messy “beachy” waves without rubbing off on clothes.
"Toppik Fibers are my secret to red-carpet ready hair."
Celebrity Hair & Color Expert
We all want a gorgeous, thick mane of hair. The scary truth, though, is we lose plenty of hair every day — like 100 hairs! If you've discovered more strands than ever falling out in the shower or after brushing your hair, stop the cycle before it gets out of control.
Be kind to your hair
"Believe it or not, sleeping can tug on hair and lead to patch hair loss," says Scott-Vincent Borba, SVP of Marketing and Creative Director of Toppik, a leader in thinning hair solutions. To offset sleeping jitters which can lead to breakage, be sure to condition hair from root to tip.
"It's important to brush your hair correctly," says Borba. Hold up sections of the hair and brush down to eliminate tangles. Then gradually move all the way up until you can brush from root to tip without knots. Also, avoid teasing and back-combing as much as possible, as this leads to breakage.
To give the appearance of fuller hair, try a product like Toppik Hair Building Fibers. These keratin fibers are static charged and will cling to the tiniest, thinnest hairs, and they will not budge until you wash your hair.
"Low-level laser light therapy is a great modality offered in the clinic or as an at-home service for women who are starting to thin," says Dr. Ryan Welter, board-certified hair restoration surgeon in North Attleboro, MA. The laser therapy is a focused column of cool light which interacts with the hair follicles and causes them to start dividing. The result is a cessation of the progression of hair loss in more than 90 percent of women and up to 20 to 25 percent grow new hair. These therapeutic sessions should be done for at least six months before a maintenance program is considered.
You may have heard advice against shampooing daily, but with fine hair, it’s important to wash it often to keep hair from being matted or weighed down by oil and dirt, advises Santiago. “And don’t be afraid to use conditioner, or a treatment,” he says. “Many products now contain ingredients such as fibers or wheat germ that coat the strands, or a thickening agent that helps plump the hair.”
Try: Bumble & bumble Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner ($24-$25, bumbleandbumble.com); Toppik Hair Fattener ($14.95, toppik.com); Nioxin DiaMax with HTX ($50)
Latinas often use clip-on extensions. To reduce pulling and tugging on the hair, place the clip one inch higher and then use the Toppik Spray Applicator to hide tracks and provide a fuller look.
1. A-List Shine
Ever notice that no matter how many hot oil treatments or serums you try, your hair never quite looks as shiny as, say, Amanda Seyfried‘s? Hollywood beauty pro and esthetician Scott-Vincent Borba says the reason lies in one his most trusted red carpet beauty secrets: “I will take ultra-fine glitter powder and mix it with hair spray, then I’ll use this mixture when styling.” The lights and cameras pick up the sparkle so viewers at home are left with major hair envy.
2. Glowy Goodness
Stars are subject to thousands of photos during a red carpet event. To give skin a supernova glow, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. David Colbert suggests applying two drops of any argan oil to foundation before applying. This trick helps evens out light reflectance from the skin, so photos look flawless.
3. Bigger And Better Hairstyles
Whether they wear it up or down, celebrities always seem to have more hair than a Dallas debutante. Though most of the time it isn’t natural (extensions and hair pieces are used in abundance), it’s hard for viewers at home to tell. Scott-Vincent says he uses Toppik Hair Building Fibers to conceal extensions, as well as any scalp that might show through thinner hair.
4. Picture-Perfect Makeup
Scott-Vincent keeps celebs’ makeup looking matte, not caked by dipping a makeup brush in moisturizer, removing the excess cream, and then dipping it into powder before applying it to the skin. This offers coverage and shine control without giving skin a dry, powdery look.
5. Flawless Figure
St. Tropez Skin Finishing Expert Fiona Locke sees a ton of A-list clients, but it’s not always a tan they’re after. For dresses that show off the arms, Fiona says she uses tanner under the tricep muscle to make actresses look more toned.
6. Pearly Whites
While most stars probably hit up their dentist’s office before awards season, not all of them have the time. “If celebrities don’t have time to whiten their teeth, but want a sparkling white smile, I’ll use a red lip stain on the gum line,” says Scott-Vincent. “This instantly makes teeth look whiter.”
7. Bright Eyes
We’ve heard of putting frozen teaspoons on the eyes, but this tip is new to us: “To reduce puffy eyes, place an ice cube on your tongue and hold it to the roof of your mouth for ten minutes,” suggests Scott-Vincent. This method results in eyes that look refreshed and bright.
8. Instant Facelift
Botox isn’t the only way to get a pre-red carpet boost. Some hair stylists place tiny, hidden braids at the temples and pin them back tightly to pull their famous clients’ facial skin taut, giving the look of a mini-facelift, says Pantene Celebrity Stylist Danilo.
“Toppik is a staple on set!” notes hair stylist, Betsy Reyes, who has worked backstage at SNL, MTV and Entertainment Tonight. “We use it to thicken hair, as an anti-shine from lights and to cover up roots between hair colors. Toppik saves lives!”
Thankfully, most of us need not worry about the unforgiving effects of Lights! Camera! Action!…. but natural daylight and the flash of an iPhone camera can be similarly unforgiving!
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“Toppik can be used in so many ways,” says celebrity hair stylist, Josue Perez, who works out of the John Frieda Salon. “I’ve found it’s great on the ends of the hair as a dry shampoo for some lift and body, and it works wonders to conceal grays and soften the contrast of roots. I like to mix and match shades to find the perfect hues and carry them with me on all jobs.”
Adding a hair color appointment to a packed travel schedule is rarely feasible, and why so many pros turn to Toppik for root touch ups.
Toppik Hair Building Fibers are colored keratin fibers statically-charged to naturally bond to even the finest hair for an instantly fuller appearance. Undetectable to look at, Toppik Hair Building Fibers will not budge from rain, wind or perspiration (making it perfect for those outdoor fêtes!), yet easily removes with any shampoo. What’s more, Toppik will not transfer or stain clothing (its white-dress approved!). Available in nine different shades that can be mixed and matched for even more tailored options, Toppik Hair Building Fibers work on all hair types, ethnicities and for both brides and grooms. ($24.95, 12g)
In addition to assisting with fine or thinning hair, Toppik can aid in disguising scalp show-through and visible parts and blurring the look of extensions that are often used in intricate up-dos and bridal braids. The Toppik Spray Applicator, a canon-like nozzle that attaches to the Toppik Hair Building Fibers canister, allows for a light, laser-focused dusting of color to give the appearance of perfectly airbrushed locks. ($19.95)
Create flawless swept back styles with the Toppik Hairline Optimizer. This unique comb with irregular teeth serves as a stencil to create perfectly imperfect, natural-looking hairlines and is ideal for filling in the more sparse areas around the temples or minimizing the look of a widow’s peak. ($5.95)
Consider Toppik a must-have for any bridal emergency kit that will leave hair happily ever after!
The Toppik Starter Kit, which contains 12g Hair Building Fibers, a Spray Applicator and the Hairline Optimizer, is available exclusively at Sephora.com. Please visit Toppik.com for individual items and color customization options.