Superfoods Can Help Reverse Hair Loss

By now, we’ve all heard about the many health benefits of so-called superfoods: foods that pack a nutritional punch with a large number of essential vitamins and minerals. Not only could these foods improve your overall health, but they may also help to reverse hair loss and strengthen the hair.

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Here are a few of the superfoods that may help to prevent and reverse hair loss.

  1. Spinach: Iron deficiency is a common cause of hair loss, so eating leafy greens that are rich in iron and other essential vitamins and minerals – including vitamin C, beta carotene and folate – will give your hair a boost.
  2. Nuts: The oils and healthy fats in walnuts, sunflower seeds and other nuts will boost the elastin in your hair and help it to grow.
  3. Eggs: Not only is the incredible egg high in protein (an essential for maintaining healthy hair), but it also contains high levels of vitamin D, which protects and strengthens the hair.
  4. Chia seeds: These tiny seeds contain an impressive amount of hair helpers: zinc, copper, thiamin, B vitamins, iron and protein. Sprinkle them on cereal or add them to your smoothie.
  5. Carrots: Like spinach, carrots are rich in beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Having sufficient stores of vitamin A will help your scalp produce more oil to nourish the hair.

There are a variety of possible causes of hair loss, including chronic stress, hormonal imbalances, rapid weight loss, menopause, genetics, certain medical conditions and medications, or a combination of many different factors.

Whatever the reason, a healthy diet loaded with these superfoods may help reverse your hair loss and strengthen your hair. You can also consider a multivitamin specifically targeted toward hair health.

If you’re experiencing hair loss, call our Minneapolis hair loss salon to schedule your free consultation with one of our hair restoration experts, and learn if our hair solutions are right for you.

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.

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.

 

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!

3 Hair Replacement Solutions Offered By DK International

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Has your hair loss become something you’re ready to do something about?  Instead of going through the journey alone, many people have used DK International for their hair replacement needs.  In this blog, learn about DK International and the many hair replacement solutions we offer.

Losing your hair, especially if you’re a woman, can make you feel alone.  However, it may be a more common occurrence than you think.  Hair replacement solutions today are so advanced that unless someone points it out, you’re likely never to know whether someone’s hair is natural or not; and DK International is your expert in the hair replacement industry.  Below are just a few of the ways we can help our clients:

Hair Systems – DK International offers hair systems for any type of coverage you need.  We will help you determine whether you need a top of head, back of head, or a full coverage solution.  We’ll also help you find the system that fits your budget the best by educating you on the many different types of hair you can choose from, such as human hair, synthetic hair, or Cyberhair.

MicroPoint Solutions – If your hair is thinning, but you need coverage to suit you before you transition into either a partial or full-coverage solution, DK International can help you with a product called MicroPoint Solutions.  From discrete coverage on the top of your head, to offering more body to the back and sides of your head, MicroPoint Solutions is the perfect product to help you transition gracefully through the different stages of hair loss.

Hair Products – Our hair replacement salon offers a full line of products for people with thinning hair.  From lightweight hairspray and mousse to products that actually stimulate hair growth, DK International has it all.  We also carry the only FDA approved at-home laser device that has been scientifically proven to regenerate growth from dormant follicles, the HairMax Laser Comb.

DK International is your full service hair loss salon.  If you’re tired of feeling like there isn’t anything you can do about your hair loss, contact us today to schedule your free one-hour consultation.  During your one on one consultation with a technician to go over the many different solutions available to you, you’ll find a solution that fits your style, lifestyle, and budget.  Connect with our online community via Facebook today to see how we’re helping our clients with their hair replacement needs!

How You Can Instantly Get Thicker Looking Hair

michael before_smBosley Professional products are ideal for men experiencing male pattern baldness.  However, those working with product to regrow hair may be wondering what they can do about bald spots while they wait for their hair to grow back.  In this blog, learn about how Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers can give you thicker looking hair.

When you have thin or thinning hair in a highly visible area, it can be difficult finding the right product to give you the coverage you need.  If you’re experiencing male pattern baldness and looking for a quick fix to cover up that visible thinning spot on top of your head, consider Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers.

Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers are made from Keratin Proteins, which are similar to natural hair.  The fibers blend with your natural hair, creating density resulting in thicker looking hair. To apply the fibers, your hair must be completely dry and brushed.  Apply the fibers by shaking a generous amount in the area you wish to cover up.  You can give yourself more precise coverage using the Brush Applicator, which is filled with Hair Thickening Fibers, for hard to reach areas.  Once applied, gently style your hair with your fingers.  For long lasting hold, spray with Bosley Professional Strength Non-Aerosol Hairspary as well as FiberHold Spray.  This increases the bond between the Hair Thickening Fibers and your natural hair.  Removal is quick and easy, as the Hair Thickening Fibers will wash away during your next shampoo.

Now that you know more about how you can achieve instant coverage of male pattern baldness using Bosley Hair Thickening Fibers, contact DK International to purchase your supply.  DK International is a Minneapolis hair loss salon located in the suburb of Chanhassen, MN.  We specialize in helping men and women replace their hair and find the best, and most discrete solution depending on the client’s type of hair loss.  Contact DK International today to schedule your free one-hour consultation to stop your hair loss in its tracks!  Connect with us on Facebook where we share our weekly blog updates on the many different hair loss solutions DK International provides!

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!