What Causes Hormonal Hair Loss?

Treatments and Remedies for Hormonal Hair Loss

hormonal hair lossWomen may experience hormonal hair loss, thinning hair or patchy bald spots some time in their lives. This is a normal process. However, some may experience a more drastic loss, especially after giving birth, reaching menopause or experiencing other hormone imbalances. Some of the common causes, treatments and remedies for hormonal hair loss are listed below.

 

Causes of Hormonal Hair Loss

  • Excess Estrogen – Too much estrogen can be caused by weight gain or toxicity from exposure to endocrine disruptions in food, water and plastic products, which can all cause thinning hair.
  • Insulin Issues – Some women with markers of insulin resistance have a greater risk for female pattern baldness.
  • Testosterone – An increase in testosterone in women can cause hair growth on the neck, face and chest, and a decrease on the head.
  • Thyroid – Fluctuating thyroid levels may redirect the energy used for non-critical processes such as hair growth and focus more on balancing hormones. Low thyroids are often the cause of a thinning scalp in women.

Treatments and Remedies for Hormonal Hair Loss

  • Get tested and check your glucose and iron levels as well as blood count.
  • Eating clean, with more fiber, can help lower estrogen levels.
  • A high protein and low carb diet, full of veggies, can also help.
  • Taking a multivitamin daily to get the nutrients that you need such as Vitamin E (protects hair cells) and Vitamin B (restores hair thickness and shine).
  • Managing your stress levels and getting enough sleep are also simple ways to improve your lifestyle and eliminate drastic hair loss.

Our Bloomington, Minnesota location makes it easy for clients to receive the treatments they seek, including haircuts, perms, coloring, attachments, bonds, reconditioning of human or synthetic hair, Cyberhair rejuvenation, wig repair, scalp treatments, and Micro Point Solutions Hair systems.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free one-hour consultation, where you will meet one-on-one with one of our experienced technicians to discuss the type of hair loss you’re experiencing and the solution that best fits with your lifestyle and budget needs.

 

What are the Causes of and Treatments for Trichotillomania?

Understanding Obsessive Hair Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania)

Hair-pulling, or trichotillomania, is a repetitive behavior of pulling out one’s hair, most commonly on the scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes. Here are some symptoms of trichotillomania, as well as causes and treatments from  Mentalhealthamerica.net.

Trichotillomania is categorized as a medical illness as well as an obsessive compulsive order. It usually starts in adolescents, ages 9-13, peaking around 12 and 13 years old. It may be caused simply from stress or boredom, but also as a result of a stressful event such as abuse, a family conflict or death in the family.

Symptoms include:

  • trichotillomania_eyelash_pullingPulling hair resulting in noticeable hairloss
  • Tension right before pulling hair
  • Relief or gratification when pulling out hair
  • Inability to stop, even after repeated attenpts to reduce hair pulling
  • Distress in social or occupational situations
  • Loss of control, embarrassment, shame

This reoccurring disorder does not lead to any dramatic medical problems, but directly affects one’s self-esteem and body image. One might feel ridicule from family and friends, which leads to avoiding relationships or social gatherings. The development can be life-long if not treated. Treatment includes therapy, producing awareness and providing substitute behaviors. Medications are also available which help release the sense of anxiety or stress, which is one of the main causes. Both are recommended for treatment to be most effective.

Hair loss, whether full or partial, can be an emotional experience. Here at d.k. International, we understand how difficult this time can be, which is why we offer personal, confidential, and expert service at our hair loss salon. Contact us today to schedule a free one-hour consultation, where you will meet one-on-one with one of our experienced technicians to discuss the type of hair loss you’re experiencing and the solution that best fits with your lifestyle and budget needs.

Our Bloomington, Minnesota location makes it easy for clients to receive the treatments they seek, including haircuts, perms, coloring, attachments, bonds, reconditioning of human or synthetic hair, Cyberhair rejuvenation, wig repair, scalp treatments, and Micro Point Solutions Hair systems.

What Is Alopecia?

d.k. International Can Help with Hair Loss Due to Alopecia

alopeciaAlopecia, or patchy hair loss, happens suddenly with one or more circular bald patches occurring on the scalp. This autoimmune disease hits more than 200,000 people per year. A person’s immune system attacks their own body, or more specifically, their hair follicles. Hair loss comes in quarter sized clumps and in rare cases, the person may lose all of their hair.

 

It is believed that the person’s genetic makeup may be a trigger, as well as stress. Alopecia is unpredictable and can happen to anyone of all ages. It affects one’s self-esteem of their appearance and although it cannot be cured, there are various types of treatment and options to improve the look of your hair and regain back your confidence.

 

This is where d.k. International can help. There are many types of topical hair and scalp treatments available to aid in the progression and appearance of the effects of alopecia. With a personal and confidential consultation, you will meet with a trained technician and receive expert service in our comfortable hair loss salon. With our cutting edge hair replacement procedures, we allow people who are suffering from alopecia to maintain their appearance and self-esteem. We also provide replacements, attachments and reconditioning.

 

Hair loss, whether full or partial, can be an emotional experience. Here at d.k. International, we understand how difficult this time can be, which is why we offer personal, confidential, and expert service at our hair loss salon. Contact us today to schedule a free one-hour consultation, where you will meet one-on-one with one of our experienced technicians to discuss the type of hair loss you’re experiencing and the solution that best fits with your lifestyle and budget needs.

 

Our Bloomington, Minnesota location makes it easy for clients to receive the treatments they seek, including haircuts, perms, coloring, attachments, bonds, reconditioning of human or synthetic hair, Cyberhair rejuvenation, wig repair, scalp treatments, and Micro Point Solutions Hair systems.

How To Tell If Your Hair Loss Is Normal

normal hair lossIf you’re concerned about being predisposed to male or female pattern baldness, you may be wondering if the hair loss you’re experiencing right now is normal.  After reading this blog you’ll know how to tell whether the amount of hair you’re losing every day is normal and how to recognize abnormal hair loss.

Everybody loses a certain amount of hair when they’re sleeping and throughout the day, according to WebMD.  In fact, hair loss is considered normal when you lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands per day.  If you’re someone who doesn’t wash your hair every day, on days you do lather up you can lose up to 250 strands.  However, you’re going to lose those hairs anyway, so don’t avoid washing just because of that.

Since counting the amount of hair you lose every day is time consuming and unrealistic, you’ll want to know what you should look for so you can stop your thinning hair before it becomes noticeable.

Pillow Watch – If your hair starts falling out more than what is normal, you may start to see excessive amounts of hair on your pillow.  To prevent this, consider switching to a satin or silk pillowcase, or other material that your hair won’t stick to quite so much.  This reduces pulling hair out from already weakened follicles.  Also, if your hair is long enough, consider sleeping with your hair in a loose braid.

Check Your Comb – If you’re worried about thinning hair, check your comb or brush for excessive amounts of hair gathering on the bristles.  When you do this test, be sure to brush your hair gently, as tugging can make hair fall out anyway.  If after giving your hair a gentle brush you notice an excessive amount of hair on the brush, you may need to be concerned with thinning hair.

Patterns – When thinning hair goes on too long, men and women may start to notice a pattern to their hair loss.  Men that are experiencing male pattern baldness will first notice a receding hairline.  Women with pattern baldness will notice balding on the top of the head, but an intact front hairline.

Have you been keeping an eye on the following areas to see if your hair loss is something to be worried about?  Stop worrying and get answers from DK International.  DK International is a hair loss salon located in Chanhassen, MN, which is just 20 minutes outside of downtown Minneapolis.  DK International is trained and specialized in the field of hair loss and hair replacement.  Each client begins his or her relationship with us with a free one-hour consultation.  During your consultation, you’ll sit one-on-one with one of our experienced technicians who will go over the type of hair loss you’re experiencing, whether or not you need to be worried about it, and the solutions available to you to replace your hair.  Contact us today to schedule your free one-hour consultation!  Be sure to connect with us on Facebook to join our online community and to see how we’re helping our clients every day!

4 Nutrients That Reverse Hair Loss

hairmaxAre you wondering what you can do to prevent hair loss?  Many people have had success in simply ensuring they get the nutrients they need to make a healthy environment for hair growth.  In this blog, read about 4 diet changes that can prevent hair loss.

In our culture, we are bombarded with advertisements for quick fixes to improve our appearance.  On the flip side, we are also saturated with advertisements every single day that make us crave the foods that make us search out self-improvement solutions.  So, it’s no wonder that many men and women are suffering from hair loss due to a poor diet.  Whether is shows on your waistline or your hairline, having the right nutrients will help the body heal itself, which directly affects how you look.  Below are 4 nutrients to make sure to include in your diet:

  1. Vitamin C doesn’t only help you out during cold season. By taking 1,000 – 2,000 mg of vitamin C per day, you will help your body retain your hairline.
  2. Biotin is another nutrient that will help you out.  Take 5,000 mcg per day to prevent your hair from falling out.
  3. Stress can be a cause of hair loss because it depletes your body’s vitamin B supply.  Take a B complex 1-2 times per day to feel less stressed and lose less hair.
  4. You’ve been told all your life to have a balanced diet.  It matters in adulthood as much as it mattered during childhood.  Eat more fruits and veggies and watch your hair get thicker.

Your waistline is one reason to cut out refined sugar, sweets and processed foods.  But did you know that those foods could also contribute to hair loss?  We live in an age where we see more advertisements than any other time, and it’s easier than ever to have access to the junk foods we crave.  However, making small changes, gradually, will eventually have you cutting refined foods out altogether.  In other words, don’t quit cold turkey.  Instead, start with baby steps.  In the meantime, the easiest change you can do is taking a multivitamin.

Did you know that HairSupport by HairMax offers a multivitamin designed specifically to give you the nutrients you need to regenerate hair growth?  Available only at professional salons, DK International is your supplier of this important tool for your optimal health.  Contact us today to schedule your free one-hour consultation to see if HairSupport’s multivitamins are right for you.  Connect with us on Facebook to learn about how we help our clients every day!