FREE U.S. Domestic Shipping!

Embrace Change: How to Switch from a Hair Topper to a Wig with Ease and Grace

Posted on

You’ve finally got in your groove with wearing your human hair topper. Your new style feels like part of you, and you’ve gotten your hair routine down to a few minutes. But—yikes!—in the last few weeks you’re noticing that your hairline is getting thinner…and thinner. Is it time to make the switch to a full human-hair wig? The idea seems daunting—adjusting to a new style, learning the ropes, and accepting the fact that you officially wear wigs.

Many women have made this transition in their hair loss journey. You’re not alone. But you feel alone, which is understandable. While there are many women who suffer from hair loss, it’s not exactly something you feel safe to open up about over a cup of coffee. We get it.

So grab a cup of coffee and read on.

Here are a couple things to keep in mind as you make the jump from hair topper to professional wig:

Phone a Friend:

In the famous game show, “Who Wants to be A Millionaire?” if the contestants didn’t know the answer to the trivia question they were given three lifelines, one being “phone a friend.” What a relief! Here you have the potential of a million dollars hanging in the balance with a ticking red clock—and yet you’re given the option to call a friend that can help you find the answer!

You can see where we’re going with this. A friend can be a lifeline as you go through this difficult transition. While you don’t have to go public with your hair woes, it’s a good idea to identify one or two close friends that you can be open with on this journey. You may be surprised to find some of your friends having similar struggles, or know someone they can connect you with. A friend may not have million dollar answers, but talking to a friend can help you feel connected to others as you go through your hair loss journey.

Feel all the Feels:

You’ve watched the youtube videos, read the blogs, you’ve ordered your wig and you’re ready! No! You’re not ready! One moment you’re exhilarated, the next you want to hide under your pillow. Ugh! Why are you such an emotional wreck over hair?

Take a deep breath. Look in the mirror and say, “I am normal.”

It is perfectly reasonable to feel the roller coaster of emotion as you take the big step to full hair wig. In many instances, women find the transition from a topper to wig more challenging than the initial transition to start wearing a topper.

Don’t make your emotions more complicated by adding guilt to the mix. Let yourself feel the full range of emotions as you go through this switch and be loving to yourself. Grace sister! Emotions help us to understand ourselves better, so lean in and learn about how you're growing through this time of transition. You’ll find your groove—but give yourself the time and range of emotions as you process and adjust.

Embrace Freedom:

As you switch to a wig it means accepting new realities and limitations. However, a wig also means new freedom. First, you’ll find that hair styling is easier as you switch from the complicated process of styling a hair topper to the straightforward ease of wearing a human hair wig. Forget about split end woes, and humid weather affecting your style, wigs wear well in every climate!

More, wearing a wig means you save time and money with being able to skip the salon for a cut and color. Hair toppers cause concerns about them slipping out of place, but with a wig, you can shave your natural hair for a comfortable and snug fit.

Any transition means adjustment and sacrifice, but as you make the switch, take the time to enjoy the new comforts that come with being a wig wearer.

Step by Step:

Switching to a lace-front professional wig doesn’t have to be all or nothing. It may be a good idea to ease into your new look. You can start by ordering your first wig and giving it a spin for a trial run, while still wearing your hair topper look on a daily basis.

For many, wearing a wig on the daily means shaving your natural hair for ease and comfort. But you don’t need to take that step right away, if ever. If it’s still an option with your natural hair, many women enjoy switching back and forth from toppers to wigs. This is a gentle way to grow confidence with your new look, and to keep your options open as you build up your wig wardrobe.

Any transition is hard! We hope you can embrace the change and give yourself lots of love and grace in the process. Above all, we hope you find your own kind of beautiful in your hair journey.

Read more →

Real Women Get Really Honest about Their Hair Loss

Posted on

Alopecia Areata is one of many hair loss conditions that affect women in the U.S. today. But many women suffer in shame and silence. Nope— baldness isn’t the kind of conversation women feel they can have over a cup of coffee. Everybody’s hair loss journey is different- some of our brave readers share their journeys with us. 

Read more →

Trend Watch: Top 2018 Hair Color Trends That Work For Wigs

Posted on

Just because it’s a wig doesn’t mean you have to compromise on color or style. Our full lace wigs come in gorgeous and customizable colors, so you can keep up with the latest celebrity hair color trends and popular color techniques.

We’re going to show you a few of the hottest hair color trends right now that you can order as hair toppers, frontals or full lace wigs to get the stylish color that’s right for you. Want to mix it up? Great! Our 100% human hair wigs are a great way to experiment with different hair colors without damaging your natural hair.

1. Caramel & Honey Blonde:  Gorgeous celebrities like Mary J. Blige, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez can’t get enough of the warm flattering honey and caramel colors. And who can blame them? Warm blonde and caramel highlights are the perfect way to brighten up your skin tone and step into spring and summer style. Try a blend of our custom colors, like 12, 25, and 27 for blonde so warm and rich looking you’ll want to drizzle it over ice cream.

Caramel & Honey Blonde Wigs for Hair Loss

2. Platinum: Celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna have experimented with platinum blonde hair, revealing that this iconic blonde color can be surprisingly versatile. If you have naturally dark hair and have never wanted to go to the lengths of lightening your color to platinum, then now is your chance! YouTube sensation, Jennie Jenkins shows us how to rock a platinum blonde wig seamlessly. Get the look with a custom wig in 613-platinum blonde mixes. Make your platinum pop by shampooing with a violet shampoo like Bedhead Dumb Blonde.

Platinum Blonde Wigs for Hair Loss

3. Roots: Dark regrowth made it’s debut in 2010 and is a trend that is here to stay. Whether you like the melting color effect of ombre, the natural look of balayage, or just a shaded root, you can get any of these looks with De Novo Hair. Many of our customers find that roots create a more natural effect that they prefer. Look no further than our Alex style for a stylish blonde with shaded roots.

Alex Full Lace Wig for Hair Loss at De Novo Hair

4. Chocolate Brown: This warm brown is a timeless color, even in Hollywood where hair color trends are always changing. A rich brown color is great with any skin tone, and pairs great with a bright lipstick or bold summer dress. Our Etta style delivers this sexy warm brown with a silky straight texture that will look shiny and polished.

Chocolate Brown Wigs For Hair Loss

There are so many great color trends for 2018, it’s hard to pick just one. With custom wigs, you don’t have to. Plus, since all of our wigs and hair-pieces are hand-knotted with quality, authentic hair, you can also have it colored to your liking by your colorist.

P.S. Secret’s Out! It often seems like celebrities change hair colors almost monthly! To keep up with the hairstyles demanded by their roles, and stay red carpet gorgeous, many celebrities wear wigs! That’s right—the next time you see gorgeous hair on the red carpet that’s too good to be true, you may be looking at a full lace wig. A couple celebrities that have fessed to using wigs often, include Kylie Jenner, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Zendaya, Katie Holmes, Sia, and Rihanna, to name a few.

 Visit to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!



Read more →

Why Are Human Hair Toppers So Popular? And is it the right choice for me?

Posted on

If you’re new to the world of wigs and hairpieces, then you may be surprised to find there are so many options to choose from. But while it might feel empowering to have choices, it can also be a bit…overwhelming. That’s where we can help.

So you’re here because you’ve heard how great a hair topper can be, but you’re wondering, “will it work for me?” Or maybe you just read that previous sentence and are wondering, “what the heck is a hair topper?” Whatever your questions, we’ve got answers.

First, what is a hair topper? A human hair topper, also known as a human hair top piece, a wiglet, or a hair lace topper, is a piece designed to cover hair that is thinning in the crown of the head (which is a very common hair loss pattern among women). A hair topper is a great alternative to a full wig if you still have natural hair in other areas. The best part is that a women’s hair topper can add fullness to your style while blending seamlessly with your own hair.

Human Hair Lace Topper or Top Pieces - De Novo Hair

Will it work for me? If you have naturally growing hair on other parts of your head, but are wanting to disguise a thinning crown, or add volume and fullness to your natural hair, then a human hair lace topper is just what you’re looking for. If your hair loss is in other areas, then you should check out our full wig options.

Why are hair toppers popular choices? Whether you want a full wig or a topper, clients order from De Novo Hair because they want quality Remy, or virgin human hair that’s 100% hand tied (no bulky sewn-in wefts), with a full lace base, that's breathable, comfortable, and oh-so-natural looking! Human hair means it can be styled and colored like it's your own. A hair topper is a popular option because it blends easily into your natural hair, making it so believable looking that even your closest friends will think that it's your very own hair. It allows you to style the front with a natural part or side bang while feeling light weight.

Is there anything else I should know? A human hair lace topper is most natural looking when the color is matched to your natural hair color. You can either send us a sample of your hair for us to match, or you can bring the lace topper to your hair stylist to color it for you. Also, unlike wefted or plastic caps, our all lace cap will rest directly against a bald scalp for effortless blending. You can also get a lace cap with a silk or monofilament base to create the appearance of a scalp. Keep in mind that at De Novo Hair, we specialize in custom orders and customize your lace topper here

Ordering your first human hair topper is a big deal. We get it. That's why we want to give you all the information you need to empower you to make the choice that's right for you. Above all, we want you to feel natural and beautiful. If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to get in touch (call or email), or check out reviews from other women like you, who have made hair toppers a part of their own beauty routine. Smile, good hair days are ahead.

Visit to shop Top Quality Lace Wigs. We carry styles & textures to suit any taste!

Read more →

Do You Have Alopecia? Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Settle for a Cheap Wig

Posted on

Alopecia is the common term used to describe hair loss. There are many circumstances that can lead to hair loss, but whatever the reason, hair loss can change the way you feel about yourself. That’s why De Novo Hair is passionate about offering custom human hair wigs for people with alopecia. You’re losing your hair, but you don’t have to lose your confidence.

Maybe you’re here because alopecia is a part of your reality. You’re not alone.But if this is your first time purchasing a custom human hair wig, then you may be asking, “why does it cost so much?” or “why do I need human hair? or “why do I need custom?” You’re asking the right questions, and I’m so glad you’re here.

Let’s answer the three most common questions that come up when you’re deciding if a custom De Novo wig is right for you.

 1. Why does it cost so much?

The high cost isn’t to line our pockets. Quality usually does not come at bargain levels. We offer the best value on high grade human hair and all of our hair products are hand made with the highest quality in raw materials. When you pay a higher price point at De Novo, you know you’re paying for quality. You’re paying for a piece that will wear effortlessly, look natural, and feel flawless, and lightweight, or to quote one of our customer reviews, “the hair would just melt in my hands.” When you decide to buy a new piece, it becomes a part of you. We recommend you invest the money for a timeless, elegant, and long-lasting look where quality speaks for itself.

2. Why do I need human hair?

Anyone who wears hair pieces or wigs regularly will tell you that human hair is a must! Why? Because it washes, wears, curls, flatirons, brushes, and styles, like…well—human hair! Why would you settle for anything else? Though it has its uses, synthetic hair can feel like you’re wearing a Barbie doll on your head—and have you ever tried brushing and styling a Barbie doll’s hair?

More than that, with human lace hair wigs you get to pick the cut and color that suits you, from highlights, dramatic one tone, or ombre, to precision cut bobs or fringed and flirty razor cuts! You get to have all the fun of picking your look, as you would at the salon!

3. Why do I need a custom wig?

You know those gorgeously dressed starlets on the red carpet? That’s what a custom dress looks like. It’s a dress that is sewn to fit your body, styled to fit your taste, so that it looks red carpet worthy. With our custom wigs, you wear the hair, the hair doesn’t wear you. All you need is to see someone wearing an ill-fitting wig to know the difference. For something that is starlet worthy, and that fits like a glove, try custom, and you’ll never go back. But wait! If you’re worried it’s a difficult process, don’t stress! It’s an easy process you can do online—right here in fact- customize your wig!. Let’s get you started on a great hair day!

Do you have any other questions about your custom human hair wig? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Us!

Read more →