Our hair shafts are composed of keratin. With this knowledge, the experts have created various keratin fiber products that are designed to cover hair thinning and hair loss. Since the keratin fibers are made of the same material that composes the hair shafts, these keratin fibers can look real and natural. Most keratin fibers are charged with a negative charge so that they can bind to our positively-charged hair. Below, we will take a look at the comparisons between two popular hair fiber products, which are Xfusion vs Toppik. Which one is the best keratin fiber?
First of all, let us see what color choices that these products offer. When choosing a hair fiber product, you have to choose the color that suits your natural hair color. If the color doesn’t match, the hair fibers will look very apparent and artificial.
Xfusion comes with eight color choices. There are white, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, black, blonde, medium blonde, and auburn. Of course, you can mix the available colors to get the most suitable color. For example, if you have gray hair, you can mix the black fibers with the white fibers to produce grayish fibers that look similar to your real hair.
Toppik also allows you to mix and match the different colors. There are nine color choices available, which include white, gray, black, light brown, dark brown, medium brown, light blonde, medium blonde, and auburn. As you can see, the color choices are pretty much similar. We have also compared Toppik vs Viviscal, so take a look!
Appearance and Feel
We have mentioned above that the color choices are important if you want to make your keratin fibers look similar to your real hair. But the color is not the only factor that affects the overall appearance. See the performance comparisons of Xfusion vs Toppik below.
Xfusion is great because it has a very natural look. It appears very natural on a scalp with a shaved cut. The fibers bind well to the hair shafts without being excessively clumpy, and they maintain their good looks even under the sun. They also feel comfortable to wear, without causing an annoying sticky feel.
Toppik is great because it is also comfortable to wear and not very clumpy. However, it is only great if you don’t go directly under the sun. Toppik’s fibers somehow produce a greenish shine when exposed to the sun. However, this is not a big problem if you mostly work inside a room.
Both Xfusion and Toppik are quite durable, as they bind well to the hair shafts. They are also quite waterproof. They can withstand sweating and light rain. However, they are not completely waterproof – they will get rinsed off under heavy rain. Hence, they are also quite easy to wash clean.
- Instantly fills in thinning areas
- Makes fine hair look instantly thick and full
- Great as a root touch-up between colorings
- TOPPIK resists wind, rain, and perspiration but removes easily with shampoo
- TOPPIK Hair Building Fibers instantly give you the look of thicker, fuller hair
- Dry and style hair as usual
In general, Xfusion is more recommended because of the better appearance under the sun. Its fibers maintain their good appearance even when outside. It is also able to simulate a natural look very well. On the other hand, Toppik is not very good because of the greenish shine under the sun.