Things You Didn't Know About Toupees

  • Paul Walker

A toupee is a hairpiece or partial wig that is usually made of natural or synthetic hair. Although traditionally associated with men, some women also wear toupees for cosmetic purposes, including lengthening their existing hair or covering up their partially exposed scalp. If you have decided to get a toupee, there are some important things to know before you buy it. Read on to learn more about toupees and how they work.

About a toupee

A toupee can dramatically change your appearance. These head coverings have the advantage of being lightweight and easy to manage. The added benefit of real human hair is that they last longer and don't require chemical maintenance. Anyone can apply a toupee themselves if they have patience and perseverance. Read on to learn more about toupees! Here are some facts you probably didn't know.
A toupee is a partial wig that covers the bald spot on a person's head. Most toupees are made from artificial hair or a synthetic fiber. Some toupees are windy or different in color than the wearer's natural hair. Their origin is French, where they were originally a decorative tuft of fake hair. Nowadays, however, toupees are commonly accepted by society and are widely available at leading hair stores.


The costs of a toupee depend on several factors. The density of hair fibers will determine the price of the hairpiece. The thicker the density, the more expensive the toupee will be. You can also change the color of the hair replacement system. The length will depend on your personal preference and will increase the cost of the hair system. To find out what your budget is, consult with a professional hair stylist.
A convincing toupee can cost anywhere from $100 to several thousand dollars. However, the higher quality the toupee, the more expensive it will be. It is important to remember that a toupee requires expert fitting. Even if you buy it from a reputable store, the cost will go up if you need to replace it frequently. So, it is important to research the price of a toupee before you spend your hard-earned money on one.


The construction of a toupee or wig may be described in several ways. In a first embodiment, the hairlike filaments of the lower layer may be of a different color than the upper layer. In another embodiment, the filaments are drawn outwardly and blended in with the natural hair. In any case, the toupee or wig may be fashioned to cover all or part of the head, or may be made of only a portion of it.
A toupee or wig has a foundation of finely woven fabric that fits the contour of the scalp and head. A wig foundation consists of one main foundation (see Figure 1). Then, two side parts are arranged, with one row extending across the central parting, while the other row extends outward. The foundation may be woven with a combination of different types of hair, including synthetic and natural ones.


Choosing the right fitting toupee is important if you want it to fit properly. Measure your head circumference in front, back, and on each side. This will help you determine the size of the base and wig. For lace wigs, purchase a base with a smaller circumference. They can stretch out over time to match your natural hairline. Make sure to follow all instructions and follow the manufacturer's specifications.
The type of hairpiece that fits you properly is very important. While wigs are made of synthetic hair, toupees are made of natural human hair. Synthetic wigs are a good alternative to natural hair, but they have their drawbacks. Synthetic wigs are too shiny and cannot blend with your existing hair. Also, they are harder to style, so you'll need a hair stylist to get a wig that matches your existing hair color.


Proper care for toupees is crucial to its continued longevity and beauty. Keeping them clean is important to prevent build-up of product residue, dead skin cells, and other contaminants. Not cleaning them properly can destroy the hair roots and the base material. Additionally, washing them too often will weaken the hair system. Cleaning is essential once every seven to ten days. Follow the following tips for maintaining a toupee.
- Use the right shampoo and conditioner for your toupee. Regular shampoo can damage the hair system, so be sure to use shampoo with natural components. Always rinse your toupee thoroughly with cold water after using the shampoo. Make sure to check the base for tangles or loose hairs. Make sure to use mild shampoo so as to avoid damaging the toupee. Clean it often, but do not let it get too wet.