Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen


Searching for the best hair fibres can be a lengthy process, particularly to those new to using them. That’s why Nanogen, the UK’s #1 expert in thicker hair, is here to help. We’ve looked at three of the biggest hair fibres brands: Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen.


All three brands promise natural-looking concealment for baldness and thinning, but how to they stack up against each other? Let’s find out...


Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen: Ease of application


The ease of application can be a big factor in deciding which fibres to buy. While Toppik relies on the skill of its user alone, both Nanogen and Caboki utilise electrostatic energy to make the process simple and mess-free. Caboki’s plant-derived fibres are naturally negatively charged which attracts them to the natural charge of human hair to avoid fall out, while Nanogen’s unique Kinetic™ strip technology gives each fibre a dipolar charge which means one end is positive and the other is negative. This means the fibres are drawn directly to each strand, no matter what charge the hair holds, thus limiting mess and fall out.


Caboki vs Nanogen vs Toppik: Appearance

before and after fibres

It’s all about the appearance of fibres, and the more natural, invisible looking, the better. Both Toppik and Nanogen are made of keratin, the same protein that human hair is made of. On the other hand, Caboki is made from a special variety of cotton. Nanogen’s 100% natural keratin formula makes them the most invisible and natural-looking on the hair, as they blend seamlessly with the existing strands.


“After application, Nanogen’s Nanofibres also seems fuller and more healthy than Toppik. Also fewer Nanofibres are needed to achieve a full head of hair"

hairfibre.org.uk


Nanogen vs Caboki vs Toppik: Staying power


All three brands claim wind and rain resistance, so as not to run or fly off in adverse weather. However, Nanogen is the only one that boasts a revolutionary patented Kinetic™ strip, which has been proven to give a whopping 400% better binding than its competitors. The metal strip on the jar generates a charge that ensures the fibres form a stronger bond when applied. This means a natural coverage that last all day.


Nanogen vs Toppik vs Caboki: Lasting time

man applying nanogen fibres

High quality fibres will last all day until you wash them out. Toppik, Nanogen and Caboki all claim long-lasting results, however, Nanogen’s Kinetic strip technology means that their fibres are more likely to last in place for longer.


Caboki vs Toppik vs Nanogen: Locking sprays


While we’re on the subject of staying power, both Toppik and Nanogen also offer locking sprays to add extra security for fibre users and to keep them in place even longer; Caboki does not offer this option for their customers. Toppik’s Fibrehold Spray helps to strengthen the bond between the hair and the fibres, whereas Nanogen’s Hair Fibre Locking Spray is formulated with patented waterproofing styling polymers to keep the fibres in place all day long, even underwater**! Nanogen’s fibres also include translucent shine enhancers for a natural-looking shine that lasts, as well as colour protecting UV filters that shield the fibres from colour damage and discolouration.


Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen: Thickening effect


Although they conceal balding areas of the head, Toppik and Caboki fibres are not formulated to give an instant thickening effect. Nanogen’s fibres actually work to provide visible thickness to each strand thanks to their ‘fir-tree pattern’, making them an excellent solution for boosting volume and enhancing the overall look of your hair.


“When I applied the Nanogen this morning, the first thing I noticed is that it actually appeared to give my hair ‘lift’ right away. It looks fuller, to boot.”

Regrowhair.com


Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen: Colour range

fibre colour swatch

An often forgotten aspect of fibres is how easy they are to wash out at the end of the day. Unnecessary build up can clog follicles and restrict hair growth - the last thing anyone wants! Toppik and Caboki can be removed with varying degrees of success depending on the shampoo you use. Nanogen’s complete range of thickening shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated to completely dissolve their fibres. The shampoo and conditioner also contain unique Hair Growth Factors that encourage hair growth and thickness from the first wash.


Toppik vs Nanogen vs Caboki: Washability

treatment shampoo

An often forgotten aspect of fibres is how easy they are to wash out at the end of the day. Unnecessary build up can clog follicles and restrict hair growth - the last thing anyone wants! Toppik and Caboki can be removed with varying degrees of success depending on the shampoo you use. Nanogen’s complete range of thickening shampoos and conditioners are specially formulated to completely dissolve their fibres. The shampoo and conditioner also contain unique Hair Growth Factors that encourage hair growth and thickness from the first wash.


Nanogen vs Caboki vs Toppik: Price


Although price is not the most important factor of hair fibres for most of us, it can help make a difficult choice. Toppik offers three sizes: 12g for £19.95/$24.95, 27.5g for £34.95/$46.95 and 55g for £54.95/$79.95. Nanogen’s fibres are available in two sizes: 15g for £18.95/$20.00 and 30g for £29.95/$38.48. Caboki’s fibres are also available in two sizes: 16g $19.95 (US only) or 30g for £39.99/$34.95. All three brands also offer a travel trial size fibres jar so you can give it a go without investing.


It’s hard to deny the added benefits of Nanogen over Caboki and Toppik, but which brand will you choose in the battle of Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen? Have you had any experience with all three? Join the conversation over on Facebook or Instagram!