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.

Are You Suffering from Naturally Thinning Hair?

Causes and Treatment for Naturally Thinning Hair

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As we get older, we may find ourselves with the unfortunate realization that our hair is thinning. This is a natural process that we can slow down or tend to, but will ultimately happen. Here are a few causes for your thinning hair.

Stress: A traumatic event such as a major surgery, physical illness, death of a loved one or a recent divorce can cause many changes to your physical health. The stress sends a shock to a large percent of hair follicles into a resting phase, halting production. Once the hair returns to a growing phase, once you are feeling better, new hair grows and pushes the old hair out. This will cause thinning, as your old hair falls out and you are waiting for the new hair to grow to your normal length.

Diet: If you are deprived of Vitamins and nutrients, especially Vitamin B and iron, your hair growth and health will be deprived. If you are consuming too much fat, this will also impede on the ability of your hair to get the maximal oxygen and nutrients that it needs.

Hormones/Aging: Pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone therapy or thyroid problems can also affect your hair growth and thinning. As you age, each strand shrinks in diameter, which changes thee overall volume. Our DNA is programmed to cause a percentage of hair follicles to shrink and either make smaller, thinner strands of hair at a much slower rate, or stop making hairs altogether.

Whether you have control over these events or not, there are products and treatments available to treat and remedy your thinning hair.

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.

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.

 

HairMax Lasercomb: 3 Benefits

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Hair can start to fall out any time after puberty.  Over the years there have been many solutions on the market from sprays, tonics, and even surgery to avoid baldness, but do any of them work? Many people who want to avoid all out baldness due to thinning hair have found a solution in the HairMax Lasercomb.  In this blog I want to talk about three benefits to using the HairMax Lasercomb as your hair loss solution.

  1. FDA approved – in 2007 the FDA approved the Lasercomb for males and in 2011 extended that approval to females.
  2. Pain-free – The Lasercomb stimulates follicles and increases blood flow to those follicles regenerating hair growth.  It’s pain free, heat free, and takes about 15 minutes per day. A perfect thing to do while watching TV at night.
  3. Non-medicated – if you’re on medication that conflicts with hair growth medications or you simply don’t want to use a medicated solution, the Lasercomb may be right for you.

The HairMax Lasercomb sounds too good to be true.  That’s because it’s a major breakthrough in the hair restoration industry.  We’ve never seen anything like this that actually works.  Hundreds of testimonials are floating around on the web, but the report NBC Today presented on the Lasercomb will have you wanting to try it out for yourself.  Doctors use it in their practices and we use it at DK International.  However, the Lasercomb is perfectly safe to be used at home on your own. 

If you’re wondering whether or not the HairMax Lasercomb is right for you and the type of hair loss you’re experiencing, contact DK International today to schedule your free one-hour consultation.  Connect with us on Facebook so you’re in the know about the amazing innovations we can help you with in the hair loss industry. 

Thinning Hair: 2 Products To Add Volume And Style To Thinning Hair

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Men and women with thin or thinning hair often times run into the problem of finding a style product that won’t weigh down their fine hair.  Hair Support has two products on the market that many people have found to give more body to their thin hair.  In this blog I’m going to talk about Hair Support’s foaming styling mousse and shaping spray, so you can maintain your desired style even though your hair is thinning.

Thin hair can be difficult to manage.  In most cases, it may be acceptable to throw your hair up into a ponytail, or put a hat on for errand running.  However, when more body is desired, it can seem like most hair products have the opposite effect on fine hair.  Typical hair styling products can weigh down fine hair, make your hair feel sticky or greasy, and can build up on the scalp, which could cause even more hair loss.  Hair Support has two products that will add body, make your hair manageable, and keep it in place:

Hair Support Foaming Styling Mousse – This mousse is unlike any other mousse you have experienced.  It’s specially formulated for thin hair as it contains no oils, while at the same time is moisture rich.  The mousse will give your hair volume, body, and manageability without the stickiness or weight left behind by traditional mousses.  Silk protein amino acids and panthenol condition and strengthen hair.  Hair Support Styling Mousse is an environmentally conscious product that is both alcohol free and PH balanced.

Hair Support Shaping Spray – This shaping spray gives style maintenance for thin, fine hair.  Shaping spray gives hair shine, flexibility, and support.  It has a special fine-mist spray head so thin, fine hair doesn’t get weighed down.

Now that you know of these products that will maintain your hairstyle and body, even though it’s fine or thinning, stop in to DK International to pick up your supply of Hair Support products.  Schedule your free one-hour consultation today with one of our trained technicians to see if Hair Support products are right for you.  Connect with us on Facebook so you can share our blog with the person you know who is wondering what products are available for thin or thinning hair.

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!   

Human Hair Options

Hair Loss Salon In Bloomington, Minnesota, Option Picture - d.k. InternationalLast week we gave a quick overview of the different types of hair available for hair restoration solutions.  The available types of hair for systems, accents, and wigs are synthetic hair, Cyberhair and human hair.  Depending on your lifestyle and budget, all three are great options for hair replacement solutions.  Synthetic hair is a man-made fiber that is extremely easy to handle, is long lasting, and durable.  However, individuals experiencing hair loss that want a more versatile product often opt for human hair.  Human hair is more costly than synthetic hair, but the higher price allows you to use hot styling tools, get perms, and add color.

There are two different types of human hair to choose from:

  • Indian
  • European

Indian

Did you know that Indian hair isn’t necessarily from India?  At least that’s not the case anymore.  Now the hair may also come from other regions such as the Philippines and China.  Indian hair tends to hold a curl better and more closely resembles coarse, human hair with lots of body.  This type of hair is the more budget friendly option for human hair.  This is due to the extra processing it goes through to reduce the diameter of each hair as well as change the color.  During processing, the integrity of the hair can be compromised, but the lighter colors of hair are more affected by this.

European

If your own natural hair is soft and silky, you may want to look into European hair for your hair restoration solution.  European hair is known for its strength and texture because of the minimal amount of processing it goes through.  The diameter of the hair is already small and many color options are available, thus providing a minimally processed product to its end user.  Because of this, European hair can be extremely expensive.

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