Hi Angela, How's the topper working out? Does it feel a little more comfortable now? Did you get the curl issue fixed. It looks good in the picture. Hi Alilou, If you have lost that much hair in such short a time frame, I agree with Angela, you should check with your doctor to see what the problem might be. It could be temporary. As for toppers, I get two a year for about $1500 each. Two are ordered at the same time. I wear one for 6 months then replace it with the second one. When I start wearing the second one, we order my next two. They seem to last for about 6 months and then start looking thinner and the hair stops looking great and it's time for a new one. I also go in for maintenance and to have my bio hair trimmed every 3-4 weeks for about $85 each time. I find that the bond holds really well for exactly 2 weeks. Then by the third week, it starts to loosen and I hate when can feel it moving against my head. I usually have to re-bond the front only myself at home (and this is messy!) and by then I am counting the days until I can go back to the salon. I did not shave my head which is probably why my bonds do not last as long. Maybe one day soon I will get the courage to do it, but so far I have not. Good luck!