Different Types of Hair

small__4769323338There is a type of hair for you depending on your budget, style, and lifestyle.  The hair replacement industry has three different types of hair meant to fulfill your needs.  Going through the experience of hair loss is a difficult one and it can feel like you’re losing a piece of your identity.  Knowing there are options out there to choose from can make the process a little easier to wrap your mind around.  Researching online the different hair replacement solutions is a great place to start, but can easily leave you overwhelmed and confused.  You’ll want to find the type of hair for you that fits your budget, feels the most like your natural hair, and, of course, looks like you!

There are three different types of hair to choose from:

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair is the most budget friendly option.  It is a manufactured hair made to look like your own, but doesn’t have a textured surface so it has a slightly different feel and sheen than human hair.  Synthetics are easy to handle and are popular due to their ability to hold a style after washing.  However, heat cannot be applied to synthetic hair so styling tools cannot be used.  They can also not be permed or colored.  Professional servicing will be required every 3-4 months to keep your synthetic system looking its best.

Cyberhair

Cyberhair isn’t synthetic, but it is created.  Manufactured from nylon, Cyberhair was developed to simulate human hair.  Slightly more costly than synthetic hair, but less costly and more durable than human hair, Cyberhair is a great option for a lot of people.  This created hair has many desirable qualities:

  • Durability
  • Lightness in weight
  • Body
  • Lift
  • Fade resistance
  • Curl retention

Human Hair

Human hair, for a natural look and feel, has been a popular option for hair replacement for a long time.  Like your own hair, human hair responds to complete styling changes, perms and color.  The two types of human hair available are Indian and European.  Indian is less costly than European because European hair goes through minimal processing.  Because of the thickness and coarseness of Indian hair, it undergoes extra processing which can damage some of the integrity of the hair. 

Follow DK International on Facebook to stay on top of all the latest hair replacement trends.  Stop in for a free consultation so you can feel and experience the different types of hair for yourself so you know which is the right one for you.  Stay tuned for more details about synthetic hair on Tuesday!

Hair Restoration Solutions

Hair Loss Consultation, Bloomington, MN, Restoration Photo - d.k. InternationalWith the abundance of technology and options out there in the hair replacement industry, it can become overwhelming to sift through all of the information out there on the topic.  DK International focuses on only using the best products for every stage of hair loss.  We’ve done the research for you to bring you the best, now let’s talk about all the different solutions.  It helps to organize them in the order of coverage, from the least amount of coverage needed to the maximum amount of coverage.

Micro Point Solutions

Micro Point Solutions is an ideal product for those experiencing thinning hair.  Whether your hair has started to get thinner, or if you’ve always had thin hair, Micro Point Solutions is ideal for giving your hair instant body and volume.  This healthy and safe alternative to traditional extensions uses Cyberhair, which is 1/3 the weight of human hair, so it won’t pull or cause stress to your naturally growing hair.

 

Hair Systems

Hair systems are great for people needing partial coverage for thinning or bald areas.  There are four different types of hair systems to choose from, depending on the amount of partial hair loss you are experiencing:

  • Part System
    • Ideal for thinning in the part and/or crown area
  • Top of Head System
    • Ideal for thinning and/or bald on the top of the head and/or sides
  • ¾ System
    • Ideal for overall thinning but still maintain a natural hairline
  • Integration System
    • Ideal for over all thinning hair

Hair systems are ideal for men and women with Alopecia Areata, Trichotillamania, or medically related hair loss.

 

Full Cap Wigs

Full cap wigs are designed for full coverage of your scalp.  There are three options for the cap portion of the wig:

  • Machine Made
  • Monofilament Top
  • Fully Hand Tied

All full cap wigs consist of a combination of fabrics and compounds to replicate natural hair growth patterns and the look of the scalp.  Machine made caps work well for people experiencing partial hair loss.  They are made of a smooth elastic so has the ability to stretch to fit one’s head.  This option may present limitations in quality.  Fully hand tied caps have knots that are tied very close together with 3-4 strands of hair per knot.  This type of cap is durable and gives the illusion of hair growing right out of the scalp no matter where you part.  Monofilament Tops combine the two caps which includes a fully hand tied top and a machine made back, which allows wearers to be comfortable with a natural looking top.

 

With so many solutions out there, you are sure to find one to fit your needs.  To continue to stay on top of the latest trends and technology in the hair replacement industry, follow DK International on Facebook!

 

Cyber World Was A Valuable Event For All

cyberhairOne of the year’s biggest events in the hair replacement industry took place over the weekend of the 15th.  Hundreds of technicians, including our own DK International staff, attended Cyber World in Atlanta, GA.  If you’re new to the hair replacement industry, you may be wondering what Cyber World has to do with it as it sounds like an Internet convention.  Cyber World actually has everything to do with hair and hair replacement.  Cyber World is an event to showcase Cyberhair and the versatility of the product.  Cyberhair is a revolutionary, scientifically developed custom hair system for men, women, and children.  This superior-to-human-hair replacement system has many desirable qualities:

  • Durability
  • Uniformity
  • Lightness
  • Softness
  • Body and lift
  • Style memory retention
  • Natural Appearance

Cyberhair has many partners and Cyber World is a place for those partners to come together and show off and educate technicians on new products and techniques for Cyberhair.  DK International’s technicians are all about continuing education, so not one of them missed out on this valuable event.  In fact, we’re so committed to continuing education that one of our own technicians, Michelle Schumm, taught Program and Texture Cyberhair classes at Cyber World.  Michelle is also the national trainer for Micro Point Solutions, so she did a demo on Sunday to show other technicians what working with Micro Point is like.

Through the education we received at this event we learned all about the latest updates on hair restorative products that we can’t wait to pass on to you! One of these great new products is the Hair Support Laser, the only OTC FDA cleared device clinically proven to treat male and female hair loss. If you know someone experiencing hair loss, let him or her know about Cyberhair or share this blog.  Stay in touch with us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest trends in hair replacement technology!

Introducing DK International: Minneapolis’s Best Kept Secret!

WhoAndWhyThank you for reading DK International’s first blog!  In an effort to stay connected to our past, current, and future clients we’ll be posting twice a week to let you know what’s new and exciting at DK International and the hair replacement industry as a whole.  In our first post I’d like to talk about who we are.  We’re all about discretion; our commitment to your privacy comes all the way down to our name, DK International.  Our salon is in an industrial park on the corner of Highway 5 and Dell Road in Chanhassen, MN.  We chose this location on purpose to reduce the likelihood of our clients running into acquaintances while visiting us.  Hair loss is hard and personal battle, explaining it and how open you are about it is up to you. 

DK International has been in the hair replacement industry for more than forty years, so we truly are the best-kept secret in Minneapolis!  We provide men, women, and children with the highest quality hair replacement solutions in an elegant, private environment.  Your initial visit will occur in a private consultation suite with our hair loss specialist.  They will talk with you about the type of hair loss you are experiencing, what your desired look is and your lifestyle.  Our compassionate technicians will calm any fears you have and answer any of your questions.  Their expertise will help you find a hair replacement solution that will custom fit your needs!

Below are just some of the services we offer:

  • Haircuts
  • Attachments
  • Wig repair
  • Reconditioning of human or synthetic hair

Our technicians attend training throughout the year and we only use the best product lines in our salon.  After your appointment you will walk out feeling amazing and like you got your hair done, because you did!  Be sure to spread the love and share our name with those you know who are worried about their hair replacement solution.  Share our blog and follow us on Facebook, you’ll be glad you discovered the secret!