Male and Female Pattern Baldness

Treatments to Slow the Process of Male and Female Pattern Baldness

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Male or Female Pattern Baldness is a distinctive form of hair loss that affects many, usually by the age of 50. This can be defined as the loss of hair from the head brought on by age but can also be caused by an autoimmune disorder. Androgenetic alopecia affects both men and women and is very common. Here are ways that this may impact males and females:

Males:

  • Hair is lost in well-defined pattern
  • Hair loss begins above the temples
  • Overtime, the hairline recedes to form an “M” shape
  • Usually, the hair loss occurs at the top of the head or the front, at the hairline

Females:

  • 40 % of women are affected, usually by age 50
  • Less than 45% of women reach 80 years old with a full head of hair
  • Hair becomes thinner than normal
  • Hair loss is usually at the top of the head and at the crown
  • Major events such as child birth, malnutrition, a severe infection, major surgery or extreme stress can be big causes of sudden hair loss.

There are no cures for male and female pattern baldness, but there are treatments and ways to try and slow the process. Hair transplants and natural looking wigs and hairpieces are options to cover up the patchy areas. There are also foods that may fight hair loss. A poor diet may cause macro and micronutrient deficiencies. Eating lots of red, yellow and orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, peppers and cantaloupe may help with your nutrients. Fatty fish such as salmon contains omega 3 and yogurts are rich in vitamin B5. Also, staying hydrated is key, drinking as much water as possible and cutting back on the caffeine.

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.

4 Benefits To Purchasing A Cyberhair Wig For Summer

medium_1128516692If you or someone you know wears a wig, in the summertime you may find yourself compromising comfort for beauty.  Many women who have experienced how hot a synthetic or human hair wig can be in the summer have turned to Cyberhair for their summertime hair replacement solution.  In this post I’m going to talk about the 4 benefits of purchasing a Cyberhair wig to have on hand for hot days.

Cyberhair isn’t human hair and it isn’t synthetic hair; it’s created hair!  Each strand is formed by nylon fibers that provide a multitude of benefits.  Here are four of them:

Light as a feather

Cyberhair is light as a feather.  Because of this, it remains cool and comfortable on hot summer days.  The weightless feel of the hair will respond to summer breezes in such a natural way that you won’t be able to wait until the next 80 degree day!

Loves water

Since Cyberhair is created from nylon, it doesn’t become saturated by water when it gets wet.  Cyberhair also possesses amazing style retention when it becomes wet.  Simply shake your head, comb your fingers gently through it and after it quickly dries it will look as it did before it got wet.  So, don’t worry about becoming stuck in a downpour or attending a pool party; no matter the occasion, you’ll look great!

Non-fading

When each Cyberhair is created, the color goes all the way through the nylon strand. This feature allows you to spend hours in the sun without worrying about your Cyberhair hair system fading.  This allows you to spend hours in the sun gardening or all day on the lake without worrying about your investment fading!

On sale!

Yes, right now Cyberhair is having a sale!  If you’re at all considering a hair system for the summer months, now is the time to jump on it.  The Cyberhair sale goes until June 28th where you can save up to $467 on a Cyberhair full cap wig system. 

Whether you are considering a Cyberhair wig system for full time use, or just for the summer months, DK International can help.  Schedule your free one-hour consultation today with one of our experienced technicians to touch and try on a Cyberhair system to see if it’s right for you.  Connect with us on Facebook to hear about all of the great things happening at DK International and share this blog to help someone you know beat the summer heat!

Caring For Your Human Hair System

products_featured_imageIf you’re experiencing hair loss, you’ve most likely started to do some research on the different products and systems available.  On Tuesday we talked about a high quality human hair system by Follea.  If you’re leaning towards human hair for your hair replacement solution, one important thing to consider is the maintenance and what is required to keep your Follea hair system looking beautiful. 

One benefit of choosing a human hair system is its versatility.  If you wish to change the color of your human hair wig, it is possible.  A colorist who has been trained to work with coloring human hair systems is recommended as damaging your investment is likely by doing it yourself or asking a colorist who is only familiar in working with natural human hair.

Using regular hair care products can also damage not only the human hair it’s made with, but the materials the individual hairs are hand knotted to.  The most important thing to remember when shopping for hair care products is to make sure they are sulfate and paraben-free.  Using shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate and paraben-free is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind anyway for care of not only your human hair wig, but also your body.  These chemicals absorb into your body through your skin and can be harmful to your health.

Assessing your activities and your lifestyle is another main component of choosing which hair system is right for you.  If you enjoy water activities, such as swimming for exercise, you can swim in your Follea wig, but it’s not recommended.  Human hair absorbs water and can become very saturated and heavy, which can affect the comfort and the secure fit of your wig.

There are many facets to choosing the right hair replacement solution for you.  It’s important that you consult with a professional on such a large investment.  To learn more, connect with DK International on Facebook and you’ll receive continued tips on the different solutions available in the hair replacement industry.