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Toppik or Joan Rivers hair filler?

Started 1271191590.933 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1271265214.327 by Daysdee

I use Toppik and I love it, but it is really messy.  qHas anyone used both and which one do you like better?

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Shelbelle1271191822.1634473 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Never used Joan's but it looks to be very time consuming to me. I do use
Toppik and love it too, never makes a mess with me at all, shake it into my hair and it stays there until next washing.

I also like XFusion, made by the makers of Toppik, a little bit more costly, basically the same product as Toppik. Get it on ebay for less.

Last edited on 4/13/2010

Last edited on 4/13/2010

autumnfaire1271192339.544928 PostsRegistered 8/1/2005

Toppik does a much better job making my hair appear thicker, and it is much quicker.  Joan's just colors the scalp.  After I apply Toppik, I spritz with spray and tissue off any excess which may have fallen on my face.

lulu21271193152.3221201 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I used JR's to cover my roots between hair appointments.  I even tried it on my eyebrows when I didn't hve my eyebrow pencil. I've never used it on my scalp to make hair look thicker.

JMFINLEY0011271193739.948757 PostsRegistered 12/23/2004Wisconsin

what about Mimic the one sold on HSN?Anyone ever try that one?

55 yrs old,combo skin/w oily tzone
med golden tan complexion-no wrinkles yet ,but dark under eye circles,med brown hair with caramel highlights and brown eyes!dry fine hair but better with WEN!

Shelbelle1271194001.7734473 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Mimic is similar to Joan's in the way it is designed . I tried it on my grey roots, I like my Roux Tween Tme Color Crayon much better for that. Never tried Mimic on thinning areas. But, I do like Mimic as an eyebrow makeup, nice little brush comes with it for that.

JMFINLEY0011271195109.9238757 PostsRegistered 12/23/2004Wisconsin

Thanks Shelbelle.Where can I find the Roux product?

55 yrs old,combo skin/w oily tzone
med golden tan complexion-no wrinkles yet ,but dark under eye circles,med brown hair with caramel highlights and brown eyes!dry fine hair but better with WEN!

iachick1271195716.9373100 PostsRegistered 9/1/2008

I have used Joan's product in the past with good results. The colors run a little dark so you may want to order one shade lighter than you think you need. I have blonde highlighted hair and got the light blonde which worked great. The brush is nice because it helps you separate the hair (with the tail of the brush) so you can see where you want to apply it. It seems expensive for such a small container but lasts a long, long time.

Shelbelle1271200936.4534473 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I usually buy the Roux Tween Time Crayon on ebay, but I do think Sally's has them. One crayon will last for years.

ElvisShops1271206841.144634 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007

I have the Joan Rivers product and use it to take care of roots. It is messy to use but it does a great job.

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Josea9221271260463.4674355 PostsRegistered 11/20/2006

I have both. I prefer Joan's fill-in powder. For me it's easier and faster. I basically style my hair, then stiple the powder using her brush in the areas on my scalp that need to be covered. It literally only takes a few seconds and the results are awesome. The powder stays on until I shampoo it out. If I shower and don't use shampoo, the powder still stays in place.  I also like that I can spot place the powder so that I can still have the look of a part if I want.

I also like Toppix, but it's messy and more time-consuming for me to apply. I need coverage near the front of my scalp, and it's hard to control where the powder goes when shaking it. I always end up with some on my forehead that needs to be brushed off. If I brush it off the wrong way, it looks funny at the hairline. It is better at creating a thicker look to the hair, but it tends to cover up my part. I honestly think they are both great products, and preference might be based on how much scalp you have to cover, and where on the scalp you need the coverage. If I had a smaller spot in the middle, away from the hairline, I might prefer Toppix.

Daysdee1271265214.32318844 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007
On 4/13/2010 Shelbelle said:

I usually buy the Roux Tween Time Crayon on ebay, but I do think Sally's has them. One crayon will last for years.

 I've never heard of these and will have to check it out.  I have just one little area that shows up quickly and I've been using brow stuff to cover it.  Maybe this crayon could put my touch-up off another week or two.  Thanks for the info.  I'll check out Sally's since I'm not familiar with e-bay shopping.

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