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 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.

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.

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!

4 Benefits To Using BosRenew For Thinning Hair

bosleyproDaily treatments, such as the products DK International provides, from Bosley Professional Strength; BosDefense and BosRevive, are excellent for maintaining a healthy environment to encourage hair growth, but you may be wondering if you can do more.  Many people have turned to BosRenew to cleans the scalp of dead skin and unclog follicles.  In this blog, read about the many benefits of BosRenew.

Just like with the rest of your body, dead skin cells tend to build up on your scalp and have the potential to clog pores.  Every once in a while, you may want to rinse that dead skin away to ensure the best environment for hair growth.  For that, Bosley Professional Strength created BosRenew, a scalp micro-dermabrasion.  Exfoliating the skin can leave it feeling smooth and refreshed, which allows your existing skin and hair follicles to breathe, creating a healthy environment for your hair.  Below are some additional benefits to using BosRenew:

  • Pentapeptides help to stimulate the production of Keratin Protein, which strengthens the roots.
  • Plankton Extract could help to reduce D.H.T. build-up.
  • Natural Glycolic acid/alpha hydroxyacid dissolves oils and breaks-up thick skin build-up.
  • Natural antioxidant

Using BosRenew in conjuction with BosDefense or BosRevive will help unclog follicles that may have become dormant, which could help to regenerate hair growth.

Now that you know more about the benefits of exfoliating your scalp using BosRenew, you may be anxious to try it.  Bosley Professional Strength products are only available at professional salons, such as DK International.  DK International is a hair loss salon located just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis, MN in the suburb of Chanhassen.  We consult with our clients on the type of hair loss they are experiencing and go through the many options available to them to begin replacing their hair.  Contact DK International today to set up your free one-hour consultation to find out whether or not Bosley products are right for you.  Connect with us on Facebook to learn more about how DK International can help you!

DK International And BosDefense May Help You Stop Hair Loss In Its Tracks

Sherry BeforeDoes hair loss run in your family?  Do you want to stay one step ahead of your potentially thinning hair, but wonder about where you can get the most effective products?  Many people come to DK International for hair replacement education as well as to purchase products to combat thinning hair.  This blog talks about products through Bosley that you can use to keep your scalp the optimum environment for thicker hair growth.

If you’re just noticing thinner hair or you know pattern baldness runs in your family, you’re probably searching for information and products on how to prevent further hair loss.  Bosley Pro; available only in professional salons, such as DK International, offers a full line of daily hair care products that invigorate the scalp without the harsh chemicals of store-bought products.  For those that want to keep their scalp as healthy as possible who are also interested in preventing hair loss, they might consider the BosDefense product line if they:

  • Have fine hair and wish to add thickness
  • Are seeking a healthier option for daily hair care
  • Notice thinning hair
  • Are searching for a product that unclogs follicles and invigorates them

DK International is a hair replacement salon located just twenty minutes out of Minneapolis in the suburb of Chanhassen, MN.  As hair replacement experts, we carry Bosley products and our knowledgeable staff can educate you on them. Call DK International today to schedule your free one-hour consultation to see if you should consider a healthy alternative to achieving optimal hair growth.  Our experienced, trained technicians will sit one-on-one with you to go over the type of hair loss you’re experiencing, your hair replacement options, and help you choose the avenue that fits best with you budget and lifestyle.  Connect with us on Facebook to see how we’re helping our clients every day!

4 Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Can Control

small__4791089283Continuing on our educational series on breast cancer in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness (NBCA) month, we’d like to talk about risk factors of breast cancer that you can control.  After reading this blog, you’ll understand how certain lifestyle choices could raise or lower your risk of developing breast cancer and how DK International can help you find a hair replacement system during chemotherapy.

 

How we live our lives determines largely on how healthy we’re going to be.  If you’re already at a high risk of developing cancer, there may be some things you’ll want to adjust in your lifestyle to keep your risk as low as possible, according to an article found on www.cancer.org:

 

Pregnancy – Women who have gone through multiple pregnancies have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.  Researchers think is because of the reduction in the number of lifetime menstrual cycles.

 

Birth Control – Women who have used oral contraceptives or the injectable form of birth control tend to have higher risks.  However, the risk factor goes back down to normal after several years if these forms of birth control are stopped.

 

Hormone Therapy – During menopause hormone therapy may be sought to help with the symptoms.  However, you may want to search for natural remedies or just stick with estrogen therapies and opting out of progesterone therapy.  Estrogen has been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer, while progesterone treatments have shown to increase the risk.

 

Physical Activity – One easy to control lifestyle factor is how active you are.  Studies have shown that it doesn’t take a lot of extra effort to significantly reduce your risk.  For instance, an hour and fifteen minutes to one and a half hours of brisk walking each week can lower your risk by as much as 18%.

 

How we choose to live our lives and doing the things we enjoy doing is what makes life worth living.  If you or someone you know has developed breast cancer because of lifestyle choices, the right thing to do is to face the challenge head on and keep a positive attitude.  DK International is here to be your support system.  As Chanhassen’s only hair replacement salon, located just 20 minutes outside of Minneapolis, MN, DK International is here to help you find the right hair system for you to help you win the fight against cancer.  Contact us today to schedule your free one-hour consultation.  During your consultation, you’ll meet one on one with an expert technician who will help you find the hair replacement solution that fits your style and your budget.  Connect with us on Facebook to see how we’re helping our clients every day!