How to make a toupee

special touch of the tupe

Among the most daring and different hairstyles that set trends or simply stand out above the others is the toupee. The toupee was fashionable in the 80s and today retro fashion is also favoring it again. However, it is a type of hairstyle that requires the fulfillment of some basic steps to get it right.

In this article we are going to explain all the steps to follow to get the best toupee for men and that you do not fail in the attempt and end up creating new rare hairstyles. Do you want to know how to make a toupee? Keep reading.

Ideal toupee

little tupe

The toupee is a fairly developed type of hairstyle with different techniques and approaches. You can use the toupee style of the 80 or the new ones that revolutionize the style. It is advisable to mix them with a good gradient so that the diversity in the hair increases considerably. This diversity is the one that attracts the most and the one that best favors the appearance of a man who, mixed with a well-groomed beard (see How to grow a beard), they will make you a real heartthrob.

As with almost all trends, they end up going out of style. Even toupees are still in fashion, so we can squeeze them a bit more. Last season he also gave a lot to talk about.

The most basic toupee requires some care and requirements so that you can have it perfect. We will go on to analyze each step.

Steps to make a toupee


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The length of the toupee is essential when creating our hairstyle. It seems obvious, but we must bear in mind that the hair grows and that our hairstyle may last us very little time. Therefore, the length of the toupee must be controlled. It cannot be very short (since it could not be done well or it would be very ridiculous), nor very long (since it would last for a short time).

The proportion of the toupee with respect to the rest of the hair is also a determining factor.. We cannot have very short hair on the rest of the head and have the toupee of an exaggerated size. Without a cut that conforms to the ideal proportions, our cut may be a total failure.

It is necessary that the cut be progressive, from the shortest in the nape to the longest in the bangs. The length of the hair should be gradually increased to give it better style. If we put measurements, the ideal is that the hair closest to the forehead measure around 10 cm or less and more than 5 cm. If you don't want to leave your hair so long, you can opt for a razor and layered hairstyle effect.

We prepare the scalp

tupe from the 80s

You have to look carefully so that, when we have the toupee made, it does not spoil or collapse with the slightest movement we make or there is a strong breeze. To avoid this type of situation, the first thing we have to do is give our hair volume. We prepare it so that the appearance continues to improve and withstand on its own in some adverse conditions.

A recommended practice is to dry our hair using a towel after showering and shaping it little by little. In addition, with this technique we make sure that the hair does not become caked. We will be preparing our hair so that it gains resistance and can hold what it is wearing in the toupee.

For those of you whose hair is already long enough to comply with the aforementioned measures, it is better to dry the hair while placing the head facing the ground. This is how we will give it volume by rubbing with the fingertips. Gravity will help us to keep our hair from caking, which is what could destroy our hairstyle.

Give hair volume

types of tupe

Sometimes it is not enough with the volume that our hair has in general, but we have to give it more extra using some kind of volumizing foam. Not only will we be giving it a better volume and appearance, but we will also give consistency to our hairstyle.

We should not go overboard with the foam because it can spoil the effect. It only takes a small portion to shape the toupee with our fingers. We should not put them at the root, but from the middle to create eggs and make our hair gain volume.

Using the dryer

tupe with a beard

Thanks to the dryer we can shape our toupee and we can adjust it in the way we like it the most. Let's not forget that despite the fact that the toupee is a default hairstyle, we can all give it our personal touch so that we do not appear to wear the same as everyone else.

We can give you a face more rounded, turn it to the side or make the hair point more upwards. To help us create better shapes, we will use a brush that has round ends and we will comb it at the same time that we will blow the air from the dryer. This is how it will allow us to better adjust the shape from strand to strand.

Personal touch

hairdresser touch

The next step is totally optional, but at the same time it is the one that can make you make a difference with other toupee hairstyles. This step will depend entirely on the density of your hair and the length of the toupee. If your hair is too straight, it will not be able to hold the toupee for long. In these cases, the best we can use is hair wax. We should not use it in large quantities because we will achieve the same effect that we want to avoid. The wax will make the hair weigh more and the toupee will not hold.

This step is carried out after giving it with the dryer and as long as the hair is completely dry. Be careful not to crowd a lot of wax on one side, but spread it out as best as possible.

Finally, we can also apply hairspray on the front of the hair to it remains intact longer.

I hope that with these tips you can enjoy your toupee and make a difference in style.

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