caboki vs toppik

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.

We’ve already given you the definitive guide to Toppik vs Nanogen, so here’s an updated comparison including the Caboki brand. 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 positive charge of human hair to avoid fall out, while Nanogen’s unqiue Kinetic™ strip technology ensures the fibres are drawn directly to each strand. This limits mess and fall out and locks them in place.

Caboki vs Toppik vs Nanogen: Appearance

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"

Caboki vs Toppik vs Nanogen: 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.

Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen: Lasting time

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 formulatedwith 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 concealing 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 lift at the roots, 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.”

Toppik vs Caboki vs Nanogen: Colour range

Getting fibres that perfectly match your hair colour is key to making them look as natural as possible. Caboki and Toppik both have nine shades to choose from, while Nanogen has an impressive 10 different colours, including multiple options for brunette and blondes, and a grey and white option. The brand also boasts Colour Lock Technology which locks the colour of the fibres in place, making it much less likely to run or stain. The best way to achieve the perfect match for your hair colour is to mix two, or even three shades together to create a truly bespoke colour for you.

Toppik vs Nanogen vs Caboki: Washability

An often forgotten aspect of fibres is how easy they are to wash out at the end of the day. Unnecessary build up can clof 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.

Caboki vs Toppik vs Nanogen: 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, 27.5g for £34.95 and 55g for £54.95. Nanogen’s fibres are available in two sizes 15g for £18.95 and 30g for £29.95. Caboki’s fibres are available in just one size: 30g for £39.99. 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?

*Proven in an independent study carried out by the University of Southampton.

**In clinical tests, 90% of Fibres remained in place after 5 minutes immersion in water.