Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Tara Hair Toppers

Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Tara Hair Toppers


Discovering the potential of Tara Hair's hair toppers is the first step towards transforming your style and restoring your confidence. Designed to blend seamlessly with your natural hair, our hair toppers offer a discreet and elegant solution for varying degrees of hair loss. At Tara Hair, we understand the importance of maintaining your extensions in perfect condition to prolong their lifespan and maximize your investment.

Our hair toppers are crafted from high-quality 100% Remy human hair, available in a variety of colors including black, brown, blonde, ombre, and more. Thanks to our innovative clip-in system with lightweight silicone clips, installing our hair extensions is straightforward and secure, without the need for glue. This ensures not only optimal comfort but also a solid hold throughout the day.

We are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience, offering free shipping and a hassle-free return policy. You can try our hair toppers right out of the packaging; if for any reason they don’t meet your expectations, an easy return is available through our prepaid return label.

By following the recommended practices for the care and maintenance of hair toppers that we will explore in this guide, you can enjoy your new look with confidence and style.

Understanding Hair Toppers

Tara Hair's hair toppers are designed to meet the specific needs of individuals experiencing various degrees of hair loss. Whether you're looking to add volume to the part, large part, crown area, full crown, or require full coverage, our extensions offer an aesthetic and functional solution.

Types of Hair Toppers

We offer hair toppers suited for different hair loss areas:

  • The Part: Perfect for those looking to subtly add volume at the top of their head.
  • The Large Part: Ideal for those needing to cover a wider area with slightly increased density.
  • The Crown Area: Designed for those with notable hair loss at the crown but who do not require full coverage.
  • The Full Crown: Provides more extensive coverage for those with significant hair loss at the top of the head.
  • Full Coverage: Offers the most comprehensive solution for those needing to cover the entire top of the head.

Materials Used

At Tara Hair, we exclusively use 100% Remy human hair for our toppers. This choice not only ensures a natural look and feel but also guarantees the longevity and ease of care for your extensions. Remy hair is preferred for its intact cuticles and unidirectional arrangement, which minimizes tangling and maintains the hair's shine and suppleness over an extended period.

With this in-depth understanding of the types and materials of our hair toppers, you can make a more informed choice to best suit your needs and style preferences.

Daily Care Routine

Maintaining the beauty and longevity of your Tara Hair toppers involves a simple yet effective daily care routine. Proper handling and care ensure that your hair toppers continue to look as good as new for as long as possible.

Detangling: Tools and Techniques

Before and after wearing your hair topper, gently detangle it using a wide-tooth comb or a soft-bristled brush. Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots to minimize breakage. Detangling before washing is crucial to prevent matting and tangling during the cleaning process.

Proper Application and Removal

When applying or removing your hair topper, it’s important to handle it gently. Ensure that the clips are securely fastened for a comfortable fit throughout the day. Avoid pulling or tugging on the hair topper during application or removal to prevent stress on the hair and attachment clips.

By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you can significantly extend the life of your hair toppers and maintain their appearance and quality.

Cleaning Hair Toppers

Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the health and appearance of your Tara Hair toppers. Here’s how to properly clean them to ensure they remain in the best possible condition:

Frequency of Washing

Wash your hair topper every 6-8 wears, or when product build-up becomes noticeable. Over-washing can lead to excessive wear, so it's important to find a balance that keeps your hair topper fresh without stressing the hair.

Recommended Shampoos and Conditioners

Use a mild, sulfate-free shampoo and a moisturizing conditioner to clean and hydrate the hair. These products help maintain the natural luster and softness of the Remy human hair, ensuring it doesn’t become dry or brittle.

Step-by-Step Washing Process

  1. Prep: Begin by gently brushing the hair topper to remove any tangles.
  2. Wash: Rinse the hair topper under lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of shampoo and carefully work it through the hair from top to ends. Avoid scrubbing or twisting the hair.
  3. Condition: After rinsing out the shampoo, apply a generous amount of conditioner, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends. Leave it in for a few minutes before rinsing.
  4. Rinse: Ensure all product is thoroughly washed out with lukewarm water to prevent build-up.

By following these steps, you can clean your Tara Hair toppers effectively, maintaining their beauty and functionality.

Drying and Styling

Proper drying and styling techniques are crucial for preserving the integrity and appearance of your Tara Hair toppers. Here's how to handle these steps safely:

Air Drying vs. Blow Drying

  • Air Drying: It is always best to let your hair topper air dry whenever possible. Lay it flat on a dry towel and allow it to dry naturally. Air drying helps maintain the health of the hair by reducing heat exposure.
  • Blow Drying: If you must use a blow dryer, set it to a cool or low heat setting. Hold the dryer at least six inches away from the hair to prevent heat damage. Use a heat protectant spray to add an extra layer of protection.

Safe Styling Practices

  • Heat Styling: When using heat tools like curling irons or straighteners, always apply a heat protectant. Set your tools to the lowest heat setting that effectively styles the hair. This minimizes potential damage and helps maintain the hair’s natural moisture.
  • Styling Products: Opt for lightweight styling products that won't weigh down the hair or cause build-up. Avoid products with alcohol, which can dry out the hair. Instead, choose nourishing serums or sprays that enhance shine and manageability.

By adhering to these drying and styling guidelines, you can ensure your Tara Hair toppers look fabulous and last longer, allowing you to enjoy your enhanced hairstyle with confidence.

Storing Hair Toppers

Proper storage of your Tara Hair toppers is essential to maintaining their shape, style, and longevity. Here’s how to store them correctly:

Ideal Storage Conditions

  • Environment: Store your hair topper in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, which can fade the hair and weaken the fibers. Moisture can lead to tangles and mold, so ensure the storage area is not humid.
  • Storage Bag or Box: Use a breathable fabric bag or a box specifically designed for hair extensions to protect your topper from dust and environmental damage.

Short-term vs. Long-term Storage Solutions

  • Short-term Storage: For daily or frequent use, keep your hair topper on a mannequin head or a specifically designed stand to help maintain its shape and style. This also makes styling easier before application.
  • Long-term Storage: If you do not plan to use your hair topper for an extended period, carefully clean and detangle it before storage. Then, gently roll the topper and place it in a silk or satin bag. For extra protection, consider using a box where the topper can lie flat and remain undisturbed.

By following these storage guidelines, you can ensure your Tara Hair toppers are protected and ready for use, retaining their quality and appearance over time.

Repair and Restoration

Even with careful maintenance, hair toppers from Tara Hair can sometimes need minor repairs or restoration. Here’s how you can address common issues and when to consider professional help:

When to Consider Professional Refurbishing

  • Significant Damage: If your hair topper has extensive damage, such as severe matting, tears in the base, or loss of hair density that cannot be easily remedied at home, it's time to consider professional refurbishing.
  • Periodic Refresh: Occasionally, having a professional stylist or a specialized repair service refresh your hair topper can restore its original appearance and functionality, extending its life.

DIY Minor Repairs Tips

  • Detangling: Regularly and gently detangling your hair topper can prevent small tangles from becoming bigger, more damaging knots. Use a wide-tooth comb and a detangling spray designed for human hair.
  • Addressing Loose Clips: If the clips attached to the hair topper become loose, they can usually be sewn back on securely with a needle and strong thread.
  • Trimming Split Ends: Just like natural hair, the ends of your hair topper can become split or frayed. Careful trimming of these ends can help maintain the topper’s healthy appearance.

These repair and restoration steps can help you manage minor issues yourself and determine when professional services are necessary to maintain the optimal look and longevity of your Tara Hair toppers.

Avoiding Common Mistakes

To ensure the longevity and beauty of your Tara Hair toppers, it’s important to avoid common mistakes that can lead to unnecessary wear and tear. Here are some key practices to keep in mind:

Common Mishandling Practices to Avoid

  • Overwashing: Washing your hair topper too frequently can strip it of natural oils, making the hair dry and brittle. Stick to washing your topper only when necessary.
  • Using Harsh Products: Avoid shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that contain harsh chemicals, such as sulfates and alcohols. These can damage the hair and reduce its lifespan.
  • Neglecting Daily Care: Failing to brush your hair topper gently before and after use can lead to tangles and knots, which are harder to manage and more damaging over time.

Tips for Prolonging Topper Life

  • Proper Storage: Always store your hair topper properly when not in use. As previously mentioned, keeping it in a cool, dry place and on a suitable stand or in a protective bag can prevent damage.
  • Regular Maintenance: Regularly inspect your hair topper for signs of wear or damage. Addressing these issues early can prevent them from becoming more severe.
  • Gentle Handling: Always handle your hair topper with care during application, removal, and styling to avoid unnecessary stress on the hair.

By avoiding these common mistakes and adhering to these tips, you can significantly extend the life of your Tara Hair toppers, ensuring they remain a beautiful and vital part of your hair styling routine.


Throughout this guide, we've explored the essential practices for maintaining and caring for your Tara Hair toppers. By understanding the types and materials of hair toppers, incorporating a daily care routine, correctly cleaning and drying them, storing properly, conducting minor repairs, and avoiding common mistakes, you can significantly enhance the longevity and appearance of your hair toppers.

At Tara Hair, we are committed to ensuring that every customer enjoys their hair toppers to the fullest. Remember, the right care and handling not only preserve the quality of your hair toppers but also contribute to your overall satisfaction and confidence in your look.

We encourage you to revisit this guide whenever you need a refresher on the best practices for hair topper maintenance. For further assistance or more personalized advice, feel free to contact our customer support or visit our website at Here’s to enjoying your beautiful, long-lasting hair toppers!

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Author: Joanna Miller

Joanna Miller, a master hairdresser and extension specialist, stands out in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia, with over a decade of experience in the hair industry. Her journey began in her early teens, driven by a passion for transformative beauty and artistic flair, leading her to a prestigious cosmetology program right after high school. Joanna quickly rose to prominence in Vancouver's competitive beauty scene, earning a loyal clientele at a well-known local salon before opening her own, which soon became a popular destination for top-tier hair services. Specializing in hair extensions, Joanna is celebrated for her meticulous technique and attention to detail across various methods, from tape-ins to micro-links, creating customized looks that enhance her clients' natural beauty. A lifelong learner, she is committed to continuous education, regularly attending workshops and seminars to stay updated on the latest trends and techniques, thereby ensuring her clients receive innovative services. Active in the Vancouver beauty community, Joanna participates in local events, hair shows, and charity fundraisers, and extends her passion for education through mentoring upcoming stylists. Believing in the power of a great hairstyle to boost confidence and self-expression, Joanna tailors each service to her clients' unique needs and desires. Her expertise has earned her features in several beauty magazines and local publications. Joanna Miller's salon is more than a place for hairdressing; it's a space where artistry, care, and transformative beauty converge, making her a symbol of skill, dedication, and the transformative power of a great hair day.