High Quality Natural Hair

medium_2508700337At DK International we only offer the best to our clients.  From our service, products, and advice, we provide what’s best for you.  During your one-hour consultation we’ll go through the type of hair loss you are experiencing, the different solutions the industry provides, and what’s going to fit into your style and budget.  If it turns out a human hair system is right for you, then you’ll be educated on one of the best in the industry; a wig from Follea.  Follea wigs are made with 100% European Remy ponytail hair.  It’s amazing when women try on one of these hair systems!  Because of the lace top and the fact that cap is hand knotted, it looks and feels just like your own natural hair right down to the last detail. 

Follea hair is special right from the beginning in the way they treat each individual hair.  Every natural hair system must go through some processing, which is why Follea hair is Remy hair.  Remy means that layers of cuticle are gently removed from the hair in-house in small batches.  Removing the cuticle allows for hand-knotting the hair onto lace, which creates Follea’s natural lace-front designs that don’t require glue.  To give more volume “return” hairs are tied in along with longer hairs to create the desired amount of volume.  Every hair has a direction, or grain, like in wood.  If the cuticle isn’t removed it causes matting and easy tangling since the hairs are lying in opposing directions to create the volume. 

Even though Follea must process even the highest quality European hair, their process is unique in that it is done carefully and in small batches to maintain the integrity of the hair.  Lower cost hair through hair processors often use “swept-off-the-floor” hair and subject it to an acid bath in large vats.  Processing hair in this way can greatly damage the strength of the human hair on your hair system. 

Follow DK International on Facebook for more inside information on the different human hair system offerings.  Even the lower cost human hair options can be high cost, so no matter your choice you want to make sure you’re making an investment that will work for you. 

A Full Cap Wig You Can Swim In

small__5872078363If you’re experiencing partial to full hair loss, or know you will be experiencing it, you may have come across a hair system called Private Issue by Cyberhair.  To get a custom wig by Private Issue, you must work with a trained technician and an exclusive salon that works with Private Issue.  The salon you choose to work with will first consult with you on your lifestyle, desired hair color, the type of cap you’ll need, and your desired style.  If you’re concerned about looking great while enjoying your active lifestyle, don’t!  Private Issue by Cyberhair was made for people that are active and want to remain active!

 

Working out is no problem with the specially designed Private Issue cap.  Since Cyberhair is so light, and the cap is designed with active people in mind, air flows through it, keeping you comfortable when perspiring.  If you swim for exercise, be sure to mention that during your consultation as there are many different solutions to make sure the cap stays on in the pool, it all depends on the type of hair loss you are experiencing.  After you’re done swimming, or showering after your work out, there is no need to lug a blow dryer around.  Because Cyberhair loves water, all you need to do is shake your head and comb your fingers through your hair.  It dries so fast that there is no need for a blow dryer!  Since Cyberhair has color retention, chlorine and salt water have no effect on color, the sun won’t fade it, and feel free to wash it as often as you like.  Proper care and bringing your system to your Private Issue salon for revitalization will ensure a long lasting hair system that will look beautiful for years to come.

 

DK International is a Private Issue salon.  Share this blog with the person you know contemplating a hair replacement system and follow us on Facebook for continued tips and advancements in the hair replacement industry!   

Feather Light, Versatile Hair Extensions That Love Water

Miranda After

Miranda After

Thin hair may be something you’ve had all your life, and perhaps it hasn’t bothered you.  Certain haircuts and styles can help make fine hair looks its best, or perhaps you throw it up in a ponytail and move on with your day because you’d rather not take the time to think about it.  There may come a time in your life, however, when you wish you had thicker hair with more body.  Traditional extensions using synthetic or human hair can become uncomfortable because of their heavy weight.  Synthetic hair extensions also aren’t ideal for women who style their hair with hot styling appliances, as they can’t handle heat. 

Micro Point Panels by Micro Point Solutions address the problems that women looking at traditional extensions face.  Micro Point Panels use Cyberhair, which is a created hair that’s feather light, loves water, and can be styled with styling tools.  Micro Point Panels are attached and layered throughout the sides and back of your naturally growing hair.  They’re perfect for up dos for special occasions like weddings or prom, but comfortable and versatile enough enough for every day wear.

Micro Point Panel extensions are 800 Cyberhairs attached to a narrow 3” piece of polyurethane.  The Panel is applied to a small section of your own hair using a medical grade adhesive tape.  The Panels maximize the amount of coverage, volume and fullness.  Panels are ideal for women with short, medium or long and fine hair seeking more volume and density.  Panels can be applied in about as much time as it takes to get a trim, so you can return from your lunch break with noticeably more volume! Micro Point Panels can be enjoyed for four weeks with proper care, but can be easily removed if desired.

DK International is a salon specializing in the hair restoration industry.  Because of the special nature of our business, the privacy of our clients is our number one priority.  We get the word out by word-of-mouth referrals, share us with your friends and follow us on Facebook for continued technology updates in the beauty industry.

Achieve Discrete Hair Line Coverage

small__2642233705As some people go through life they know that it is inevitable that they will have to deal with thinning hair at some point.  Men and women with thinning hair have, in the past, had only a few options to combat the embarrassment of thinning hair.  Perhaps the hair loss isn’t at a point that warrants a hair system or they don’t want to deal with it surgically.  Perhaps the individual feels like they are just being vain and shouldn’t worry about their body image so much.  There’s a video out there that Dove recently produced about women and body image and it’s safe to say it has gone viral with over three million hits over the last few days.  The video addresses how women see themselves and how the image they have of themselves is completely different than how other people view their physical attributes.  They show this by having a sketch artist, that can’t see them, draw each woman as she describes herself.  Next, a woman they know comes in and describes her to the sketch artist.  The results are astounding and have so much truth behind them. 

 

Body image isn’t a silly mind game we play with ourselves as teenagers.  Body image is important and has everything to do with how we live our lives.  How we view ourselves largely impacts the job we choose, the friends we choose, our spouse, everything.  If confidence is challenged due to thinning hair it can affect several important things that make your life yours and could make you closed off to new experiences.  So what if you’re not ready for a hair system, or you don’t want to go through the expense and pain of a transplant?  Consider Micro Point Links by Micro Point Solutions.  Micro Point Links is 2, 4, or 6 Cyberhairs linked to one single strand of your own hair, without the use of harsh glues or adhesives.  The product is ideal for men and women with a thinning front hairline or top of the head.  It’s also perfect for someone who has gone through a hair transplant but desires more hair.

 

How you view yourself directly impacts how you live your life.  If thinning hair is starting to run your confidence ragged, contact DK International for more information on Micro Point Links.  Word-of-mouth is how we get the word out, so share us with whom you know by following us on Facebook!   

How To Care For Your Human Hair Wig

small__3915863228Because of their luxurious feel, comfortable wear, and natural look, human hair wigs are more expensive than synthetic wigs.  Because of the higher cost, you’ll want to protect your investment.  Human hair wigs are durable, but only if you treat them right.  If proper care is maintained, your wig will look beautiful for years to come.

Last week we talked about the importance of having certain styling services done only in a salon with a specially trained technician.  Perms and coloring should never be done at home with a human hair wig.  However, styling with hot tools such as curling irons or blow dryers is fine to do at home.  With styling, comes styling products, thus making the wig dirty.  The most important thing you can do for the prolonged beauty of your wig is to keep it clean.  To keep your wig from getting dirty quickly, be sure to wash your own existing hair and scalp.  This will keep the wig from developing an oily appearance.  Your wig should be washed after about six wears, or once a week if you wear it every day.  However, washings may need to be increased if your scalp tends to produce more oil.  Here are some steps to follow when washing your wig:

  • Carefully remove tangles before washing with a special wig brush or pick
  • Soak the wig in lukewarm, soapy water for five minutes; squeeze out excess water and rinse well
  • Massage well, but gently, with a special wig shampoo; rinse
  • Pour conditioner into your hand and massage into the wig, let stand for five minutes; rinse
  • Blot wig with a towel
  • Allow to air dry on a wig stand; blow dry on low if necessary
  • Gently brush the wig, style and set with wig spray or light hairspray

Make sure the shampoo you use is sulfate free, or very gentle such as shampoo for colored hair.  When you wash your wig, take note of any loose locks that need to be repaired.  Don’t brush a wet wig or a dry, curly wig.  If you are at all uncomfortable with caring for your wig on your own, DK International can help as we provide many services for the continued beauty and longevity of your wig.  Follow us on Facebook for continued hair restoration tips!

Versatility Of Human Hair

Miranda After

Miranda After

One of the most exciting parts about hair is the versatility of it.  Some women like to be creative with their styles, whereas other women prefer a practical look.  No matter which category you fall in to, having control over your style is what makes you, you.  From styling tools to perms to changing the color of it, the options are endless.  If your hair has started thinning or has started to fall out due to medical reasons, it can be devastating to realize the loss of versatility and creativity with your hair.  It can feel like you’ve lost a piece of your identity, after all, your hair is like your signature that you wear every day. 

 

Did you know that you could get that little piece of “you” back?  It may seem like wigs and hair systems are more fragile than they are, but they are surprisingly durable, if you treat them right.  Human hair wigs, systems, and extensions can be treated almost exactly as your own natural hair.  To properly care for a human hair wig it should be washed and conditioned, just like natural hair.  Hot styling tools can also be used on human hair wigs, such as blow dryers, curling irons, and flat irons.  Human hair wigs can also be permed and colored, but these services should never be attempted at home as they require special training.

 

Coloring

Coloring human hair wigs is possible, but should always be done with your stylist.  Several tests should be completed in a discrete area to achieve the desired color.  The color will fade over time, just like natural hair, and will need to be touched up or recovered.

 

Perming

Perming should never be attempted at home.  Consulting your stylist for this service will help you preserve your investment in your human hair wig, while adding some fun curl.

 

DK International offers many services for human hair wigs.  Our specially trained technicians can educate you on what is and isn’t possible with your wig or hair system and will help you discover a style that makes you feel like yourself.  For continued tips and advice on how best to care for your human hair wig or system follow DK International on Facebook

  

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!