A Positive Attitude Can Help You Cope With Hair Loss

As we discussed in our last blog post, coping with hair loss can be a difficult thing. It can color your days and overshadow your happy moments. Having a positive attitude toward life and hair loss can help you cope – but that’s much easier said than done.

 

Before we continue, we first want to urge anyone who is having trouble dealing with hair loss to discuss your feelings with a professional. Hair loss is a very real cause of depression and related ailments, and if that’s the case for you, you may need help to address and overcome those roadblocks.

 

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So how can you have a more positive attitude when you’re dealing with hair loss? Here are a few tips:

 

Treat yourself like you’d treat others.

Would you shame one of your close friends or family members who had bald spots or complete hair loss? Would you say that they are any less attractive because of it? Of course not. So don’t talk about yourself that way either.

 

Surround yourself with positive people.

We all have a couple of Debbie Downers in our lives. It may be a good idea to take a break from those people until you’re feeling more emotionally stable. Instead, spend time with people who inspire you and help you to see the good things in life.

 

Laugh as often as you can.

Laughter truly is the best medicine, so find ways to have fun! Watch funny movies, see comedy shows and spend time with the people that make you laugh.

 

Engage in self-care.

Get a massage, take a yoga class, go for a long walk, dig in the garden, meditate, or do whatever makes you feel happy, healthy and at peace.

 

If you’re considering hair restoration or replacement, our discrete Minneapolis hair restoration salon carries a wide variety of hair systems, wigs, hair extensions and more. Our experienced and understanding hair replacement professionals can help you to find the best solution for you and your situation, goals and budget. Contact us today for a free consultation!

 

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Coping with Hair Loss

When you’re experiencing hair loss, it can be difficult to focus on anything else. It feels like all anyone sees is your thinning hair or bald spots. Carrying on with daily life, spending time with friends or even going out in public seems impossible. No matter the reason or degree, coping with hair loss can be very difficult. It’s important to recognize the emotional burden and take steps to address it.

 

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First and most importantly, know that you’re not alone. It is estimated that 30 million women in the United States suffer from hair loss. It may seem that everyone around you has a thick head of hair, but there are millions of other women across the country dealing with thinning hair just like you are.

 

It may help to find a hair loss forum or group – either online or in person – in which you can discuss your feelings about hair loss and how it is affecting your life. There is great comfort in solidarity, and finding others in the same situation as you can give you strength to deal with the most difficult days.

 

When you’re having trouble coping with hair loss, try to focus on what you have, not what you don’t. That may be other physical features, skills or career accomplishments, your family or friends, hobbies or fitness, or anything else that makes you feel happy and healthy. Remember that life is rich and multifaceted, and your hair loss is only one aspect of that.

 

If you’re considering hair restoration or replacement, proactively exploring and knowing the available options can help you feel better and more in control of your situation.

 

And finally, give yourself permission to feel how you feel, and seek professional help if you’re having trouble dealing with your emotions. Hair loss can have a very real effect on emotional wellbeing, and it’s important not to minimize that.

 

If you’re ready to explore hair replacement or restoration services, give DK International a call. Our Minneapolis clinic has the best and latest in hair systems, wigs and hair solutions, hair extensions and more. We can help you to find the best solution for your lifestyle, goals and budget. You don’t have to go through hair loss alone – call us today.

 

Reminder! Our spring Cyberhair sale runs through June 30. Don’t miss this great deal on the innovative Cyberhair system!

 

Spring Cyberhair Sale Begins April 1

Are you considering the revolutionary Cyberhair system for your thinning hair, but are daunted by the price? If so, this sale is for you!

Beginning April 1, d.k. International customers can receive $350 off a Cyberhair unit. The spring sale runs through June 30, 2017 and excludes the Cyberhair CEA Program, Micro Point Solutions, Human Hair, Synthetic and New Man. No additional discounts apply to sale items.

Cyberhair is a newly-developed micro point solution for thinning hair and hair loss. Because it uses no chemicals or glue, it is one of the healthiest hair replacement options on the market today. With that innovation comes amazing results – Cyberhair replicates the texture of your own hair and is fade-resistant, lightweight and durable.

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After being in the hair replacement business for more than four decades, we know quality when we see it! Join our Cyberhair customers and leave our Bloomington salon with a head of thick, healthy hair that is soft, strong and full of body. Give us a call at 952-934-8336 to learn more about this revolutionary system.

At d.k. International, we know the emotional toll of hair loss, and we understand that hair replacement can be a very personal and monumental decision. We offer free, private, no-obligation consultations at our comfortable Twin Cities salon, with convenient hours and additional appointments available by request. Our experienced hair loss professionals can help you determine which of our hair loss solutions are right for you – whether you need just a few extra strands of hair, a wig, or anything in between.

For more information about the spring sale or any of our wide selection of hair replacement products and services, contact our Minneapolis hair loss salon at 952-934-8336 or on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Hair Care Products to Reverse and Prevent Hair Loss

Whether you’ve had thin hair all your life or are experiencing new-onset thinning, facing the prospect of hair loss can be alarming and daunting. At d.k. International, we are experienced in all stages of hair loss, and with a wide variety of products and services available at our Minneapolis-area salon, we can help you find the best solution for your lifestyle and budget.

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In addition to extensions, wigs and related hair loss solutions, we also carry a wide range of hair care products that are designed to reverse thinning and revitalize the scalp and hair. Products include scientifically formulated shampoos and conditioners, overnight scalp treatments, leave-in thickeners, styling products and more. Most products are available for both natural and color-treated hair.

These products work by deep cleaning and improving the health of the scalp – clearing product buildup and excess oil from hair follicles and increasing blood flow to the scalp. This allows for more natural hair growth and protects from future hair loss. While that new growth is occurring, styling products can help to volumize and style your hair to make it appear thicker and healthier.

Vitamins can also be highly beneficial for those experiencing thinning hair. These daily supplements contain ingredients proven to promote healthy hair growth and overall health of hair, skin and nails.

At d.k. International, we carry unique specialty hair care products for thinning hair. Our experienced professionals can help you determine the right products for you, and recommend a specific treatment plan for thicker, healthier hair.

In our Bloomington hair loss salon, we offer a wide range of products for hair loss, with customizable solutions for every situation. Whether your hair loss is due to male or female pattern baldness, trichotillomania, chemotherapy, alopecia or another reason, d.k. International is here to help. Contact us to learn more and schedule an appointment.

 

Cyberhair: Your Solution to Hair Loss

Experience Cyberhair: The Most Advanced Custom Hair System

Cyberhair is an innovative hair loss system that is durable, uniform, light, soft and full of body and lift. Scientifically designed, Cyberhair duplicates the texture of your own hair and has style memory,  allowing you the freedom to do everything with it including using a sauna without losing your hairstyle. When it gets wet, it reacts just like your own human hair. When thinking about Cyberhair to cover hair loss, consider these reasons why the technology makes it the best option.

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Color-Cyberhair has a highter level of fade resistance than other alternatives

Weight-The weight is 10% lighter than other hair, making it comfortable for you

Moisture-Whether your Cyberhair is wet or dry, the hair feels and acts like healthy human hair. The moisture content also helps it not to frizz.

Retention-Since Cyberhair has style memory, hot showers and hair dryers can be used without losing it’s style, especially with it is curly.

Durable-Strength tests show that Cyberhair is the highest ranked against other fibers, including nautral human hair.

There are many reasons why you may be considering Cyberhair. Whether it is to cover up the lack of fullness and volume due to hair loss, or to repair damage from chemical processes, you will find the help you need to bring back a healthy head of hair. Normal hair extensions may be too heavy for your hair or not give you the coverage you wanted, not to mention damage your hair or skull. If you are looking for a different solution to your thinning hair that is not surgery, bring Cyberhair into the mix and get your hair looking more full than it was. Without the use of chemicals, adhesives, transplants or weaves, you will be content with the process as well as the outcome.

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. We offer various products that will aid in your treatment including volume solutions and professional strength products.

Hair Loss 101: Causes and Symptoms

What are the Main Causes and Symptoms of Hair Loss?

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Hair loss is not a fun side-effect to have to deal with and can cause many of us to become self-conscious about our appearance. However, most of us will not be able to avoid it, either early on or when we get older. There are many different types of hair loss as well as causes. Some are inevitable but some can be prevented and treated. Here are the main causes and symptoms of hair loss:

Hair Loss Causes

Family history – Hair loss is inherited in most cases, also known as male or female-pattern baldness.

Stress – This could be from physical stress from surgery or an injury, an illness or emotional stress.

Chemotherapy – This powerful medicine destroys cancer cells but also the cells that help you grow hair.

Physical damage – Pulling on your hair too tightly from ponytails or braids can cause loss. Using curling irons or straighteners too often, as well as coloring your hair can damage it as well.

Age – The older you get, the less your hair will grow naturally. Your hair will get thinner and tends to break more often.

Poor diet – Protein and iron are big building blocks for growing your hair. Any deficiencies in these two will have cause you to lose hair.

Thyroid disease – Most commonly hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism will play a big part in hair loss as well, also combining with stress and diet.

Hair Loss Symptoms

Your symptoms will depend on the type of hair loss you have. Thinning hair happens over time, so you will probably not notice them falling out. If you hair is shedding, you will lose your hair in clumps that fall out. You may notice hair on your pillow after sleeping, or excessive hair in your brush or shower. A general loss of hair would cause you to lose hair all over your scalp, but focal hair loss is in just one area. Inherited hair loss will cause bald spots around the forehead or on the top of the head.

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. We offer various products that will aid in your treatment including volume solutions and professional strength products.

Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

The Effects of Chemotherapy on Hair and How to Handle It

homepage-slide1Most people don’t put too much thought into their hair and it’s health, unless they are facing the possibility of it falling out. Both men and women going through chemotherapy have a greater chance of losing their hair. The amount or speed it falls out at depends on the type and dose of medication you receive, but nonetheless, the chemotherapy will affect hair growth and loss.

 

Why does chemotherapy attack the hair? The medications involved are very powerful and go after the rapidly growing cancer cells. They also go after other growing cells as well, including hair roots. Although hair loss is primarily thought to be on the scalp, it goes after hair on the entire body, including eyebrows and eyelashes. Hair loss can be temporary and will start to grow back about 3-6 months after chemo has ended. People may find that their hair falls out in clumps all at once, or gradually, finding hair on their pillow, hairbrush or shower. Whether one’s hair is dramatically thinner  or goes bald completely, it is a hard transition to go through. Here are some tips in prepping for hair loss due to chemo and some ideas on dealing with the change.

  1. Be gentle with your hair prior to chemotherapy. Skip the hair color treatments which will only weaken your hair. Allow your hair to air dry and refrain from using hot devices such as hair curlers and straighteners.
  2. Consider cutting your hair if it is long. This will make the hair loss process seem less noticeable and be less of a transition shock to you.
  3. Get headwear to cover your head during or after such as a wig, scarves or hats. Being self-conscious about being bald may be lessened if it is covered up and not as noticeable. Keep your confidence during treatments.
  4. Protect your scalp from the cold and sun with sunscreen and hats. Your scalp may be sensitive from going through treatments or make you extra cold. Stay comfortable and cover up when necessary.
  5. Be patient. Your hair may grow back slowly or look different in color or texture than what it was originally. It will take some time to get it back to what it was like before the damage from chemotherapy. Allowing it to grow back naturally is key.

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.

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!