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Hair Topper Bases: Lace, Mono, Silk, Skin. Choose wisely.

Jun 02,2023

For individuals embarking on their first hair topper purchase, it proves beneficial to acquaint themselves with the diverse array of hair topper bases available. This knowledge will undoubtedly aid in selecting an ideal hair topper that meets their unique needs and preferences. We proudly offer four distinct types of bases within our Hair Topper collection, each possessing its own set of advantages and considerations.

1. Lace Base:

The Lace Base showcases a delicate lace material with individual hairs meticulously tied to the base, making it an exceptional choice for those desiring a natural-looking front hairline. Boasting remarkable lightweight properties and exceptional breathability, lace bases are particularly ideal for warm weather conditions.

Pros of a Lace Base:

  • Naturalness: Full Lace Toppers and Toppers with a Lace front flawlessly mimic the appearance of a natural hairline.

  • Breathability: The Lace Base stands out as the most breathable option among the three base types, thanks to its lace material featuring well-spaced and large pores.

Cons of a Lace Base:

  • Visible Knots: As strands of hair are individually tied to a sheer lace base, knots may be visible along the hair parting line. However, these knots become less noticeable when bleached or when the hair topper is of a lighter color.

2. Mono Base:

The Mono Base entails individual hairs tied to a fine mesh material that facilitates the passage of both light and air. This Monofilament Base offers exceptional styling versatility, enabling users to change their hair part as desired while achieving a natural look. Mono bases are also highly durable, boasting an extended lifespan.


Pros of a Mono Base:

  • Comfort: The Monofilament Base is soft and comfortable to wear, making it an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive scalps resulting from chemotherapy treatments or other skin conditions.

  • Realistic: The Mono Base effectively replicates the appearance of natural hair growth and allows for a movable hair part, facilitating effortless styling.

Cons of a Mono Base:

  • Breathability: While the Mono Base is smooth and comfortable, it may not be as breathable as the Lace Base due to the tighter weave of the mono base material.

3. Silk Base:

The Silk Top Base comprises a layered construction, featuring a combination of lace and pure silk fabric on the top front of the cap. Offering the most realistic scalp appearance available in the market, a Silk Base effectively conceals knots, eliminating the need for additional techniques to make them invisible or less noticeable.

Pros of a Silk Base:

  • Realistic: Silk Base hair toppers provide the illusion of a scalp that closely resembles your own, making them the most realistic option currently available. With a Silk Base, there's no need to camouflage knots when parting your hair topper.

  • Styling Versatility: The Silk Base affords versatile styling options, allowing you to part your silk topper in any desired direction.

Cons of a Silk Base:

  • Difficulty Laying Flat: Due to its multiple layers, Silk Base hair toppers may require extra effort to lay flat compared to other bases. Additionally, slight bulkiness may be experienced on the crown. Consequently, achieving a flat appearance usually entails additional work with Silk Bases.

  • Breathability: The unique layered construction of the Silk Base compromises its breathability in comparison to lace and mono bases. During summer, Silk Bases may also feel slightly warmer to wear.

4. Skin Base:


Pros of a Skin Base:

  • The Most Realistic Hairline and Scalp: As the name suggests, a skin base mimics the look and feel of one's own skin. Hair is either injected, v-looped, or knotted onto the base, rendering the knots entirely invisible. Particularly in the front area, the skin base seamlessly blends with the skin, creating an impeccable illusion.

  • Natural Movement: The translucent material in a skin base allows for hair to move and flow just like natural hair, enhancing the overall realism of the topper.

  • Laying Flat: The thin and lightweight nature of a skin base enables it to lay flat on the head, creating a seamless and natural appearance.

Cons of a Skin Base:

  • Breathability: Compared to lace bases, skin bases may be less breathable due to the absence of pores in the skin-like material. This can result in a slightly warmer feel, particularly in hotter climates or during physical activity.

  • Durability: The thinness of the skin base material may make it slightly less durable compared to other base types, potentially reducing its overall lifespan.

By familiarizing yourself with the different types of hair topper bases available, you can make an informed decision and choose the perfect option that aligns with your preferences and requirements. Goodyard Hair proudly offers a diverse range of bases, including lace, mono, silk, and skin, each with its own unique features and benefits. Whether you prioritize naturalness, breathability, styling versatility, or realistic scalp appearance, there is a suitable base type to meet your needs. Explore our collection and embark on your hair topper journey with confidence, knowing you have made an informed choice.