I just thought I would share my experience in case it could help someone else. I am 43 but my hair started thinning in my mid-twenties. For years I spent hundreds of dollars on thickening products, highlights, minoxidil, etc. About 6 years ago I found out about Toppik. I started using it daily but by the end of the day I would be horrified to find noticble black clumps on my scalp. Also, it was super messy. Then I started using DermMatch which was better than Toppik and covered up the thin area but I was still self conscious. I was also always worried it would be noticeable when I would swim or that it would rub off my head and leave marks on towels and pillows. Last year I came across an ad for women's hair replacement. I went in for an appoinment and decided to order a bonded topper. This was by far one of the best things I have ever done. The salon I went to did an excellent job of matching the human hair topper to the color, texture and curl of my natural hair. Although it took some getting used to (I have never had so much hair in my life), now I have had it for about 9 months and I cannot imagine life without it. Even my own mother asked me if I had started taking vitamins to thicken my hair. She had no idea. Now I never stress about a bad hair day. I can wear it wavy/ curly like my natural hair or blow it out straight. It just looks like a great, healthy, full head of hair like I spent many years wishing I had. Yes, it is not cheap and I go to the salon about every four weeks for maintenance but I think it is more than worth it. I am no longer self conscious, dreading swimming or rain where my scalp would show through my wet hair, or any other situations where I would need to worry about my appearance. I get tons of compliments and I am sure it makes me look 10 years younger. I know some people think its a big step, but I am so glad I went for it.