Caboki vs Toppik
I have been using hair loss concealer products for 12 years now and have used Caboki and Toppik extensively. Out of several products that claim to eliminate the appearance of baldness I can say with out a bout these two products have worked best for me. Both products work in a similar way by adding hair building fibers to your existing hair although there are differences between them that favor one over the other.
Durability: I have used both products in extreme conditions that include heavy wind, rain and swimming. I noticed that the Caboki fibers stay in place better. The Toppik fibers tend to come off when you rub your hair against your pillow, cloths and pretty much anything that you lean against compared to very little or none of the Caboki fibers. In heavy rain or when swimming both will stay in your hair as long as you don’t dry it with a towel or keep running your fingers through it.
Application: Both products are applied in the same way. You can adjust the tilt to increase or decrease the amount of hair fibers coming out of the container. I have found that the closer you hold the container to the scalp the better so you don’t get unwanted fibers on your cloths. I tend not to use any hair spray with Caboki because it bonds well enough on its own. When using topic I always use hairspray to avoid it rubbing off.
Packaging: I must say that I was impressed with the packaging from Caboki. There product comes in an attractive box that has step by step instructions that include graphics on how to apply the product. The plastic container where the fibers are kept is see through which makes it easier to see how much of the product you have used. Toppik comes in a brown plastic container that you have to pry the top off to see the fibers inside. Its quite hard to remove and I have spilt the contents all over the floor on a few occasions.
So I give the edge to Caboki and I use it exclusively now. Mainly because it stays in your hair better and is more durable.
REVIEW UPDATE 2/16/13
I had several comments on my blog claiming that a product called Nanogen worked better than Toppik and Caboki so I had to give it a try. I was convinced I would prove them wrong.