How to Protect Fragile African-American Hair

African-American hair has a unique structure which makes it more fragile and prone to breakage and damage. As such, more than half of African-American women state that hair loss is their primary hair concern.


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Because of the increased risk of damage, it’s important for African-American men and women to take the appropriate steps to protect their hair against hair breakage and loss. We’ll share a few tips for African-American hair care, courtesy of the American Academy of Dermatology, below.


Washing and Conditioning

Wash hair at least once per week in order to remove hair products and avoid build-up. Rinse hair after workouts to prevent sweat and salt from building up in the hair. Use conditioner after every wash or rinse, concentrating on the fragile ends of the hair.


Choose shampoos and other hair care products made from natural ingredients, such as shea butter, olive oil, aloe vera or others. These can help to build and maintain moisture in the hair. Avoid sulfates, as they can be drying.


Similarly, look for conditioners with amino acids, wheat proteins, hydrolyzed proteins or panthenol. Those ingredients will help to strengthen and protect the hair.



Apply heat protectants after washing and before styling to minimize the potential damage from heat. Use ceramic irons or combs with straightening hair.


Don’t attempt to relax hair at home – it’s important to enlist a professional to ensure safe application. Wait at least eight weeks to do touch-ups, and never use a relaxer on hair that has already been relaxed.


Talk to Your Dermatologist

If you begin to notice any excessive damage or thinning hair, talk to a dermatologist. There may be an underlying cause that’s contributing to your hair loss.


No matter your hair type, style or condition, DK International can help with your hair loss. We carry a wide variety of hair replacement products and services, including hair loss solutions, hair systems, wigs and more. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our discrete Twin Cities hair loss salon.

Spring Cyberhair Sale Runs Through June

It’s that time again – our annual spring Cyberhair sale is on!

For those suffering from hair loss, the options for hair replacement can seem overwhelming and confusing. That’s where the experienced hair loss professionals at DK International come in! After more than 40 years in the hair replacement industry, we know a quality product when we see it. That’s why we’re excited to, once again, offer a discount on the innovative Cyberhair system. Our spring Cyberhair sale runs now through June 29, 2018.

Cyberhair is a revolutionary micro point solution for partial and complete hair loss. It is a high-quality, healthy and natural option, and is lightweight, fade-resistant and durable. Cyberhair uses no glue or chemicals, making it one of the healthiest hair replacement options available today.

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Now through June 29, come to DK International to receive $350 off a Cyberhair unit. This promotion excludes the Cyberhair CEA Program, Human Hair, Synthetic, New Man and Micro Point Solutions. No additional discounts apply to promotional items.

If you’ve considered Cyberhair, now is the perfect time to give it a try. Thinning hair and hair loss can be stressful and overwhelming, and you deserve to feel better. Join our many Cyberhair customers who have left our Twin Cities hair loss salon with thick, healthy, natural-looking hair.

Curious about the Cyberhair sale? Call us at 952-934-8336 with questions or to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate hair loss professionals.

DK International carries a wide selection of hair loss solutions, including wigs, hair systems and hair extensions. We also offer haircuts, color, perms, scalp treatments, reconditioning of synthetic or human hair, and more. Whether you suffer from thinning hair or complete hair loss – or something in between – we can help you regain your hair and your confidence. Get in touch to get started today.

XFusion Can Camouflage Thinning Hair

Our Minnesota hair replacement salon carries a wide variety of solutions for severe or total hair loss, including wigs and hair systems. But what if you’re only dealing with minimal hair loss? We have a solution for that too! XFusion is a revolutionary hair loss solution that is perfect for men and women with thinning hair, scalp show-through, major damage from coloring, styling or hair extensions, or those who simply want thicker, fuller hair.


XFusion styling products contain keratin hair fibers that bind and intertwine with existing hair to cover minimal loss and give the appearance of naturally fuller, thicker hair. The undetectable, colored keratin fibers contain a static charge which creates a magnetic effect between existing hair and the XFusion keratin hair fibers.



To achieve an accurate and discreet application, XFusion offers a spray applicator and hairline optimizer that allows you to easily spray Keratin Fibers into specific and smaller areas.


Keratin fibers are resistant to wind, rain and perspiration. The FiberHold Spray will help protect fibers from the elements by strengthening the bond between fibers and existing hair and adding shine. However, fibers wash out easily with shampoo. XFusion carries shampoo and conditioner designed to further strengthen hair and increase overall volume and hair health with a specific blend of vitamins and keratin proteins.


The XFusion fibers work with all hair types and textures, and are available in nine different shades that can be mixed to achieve a perfect match to any natural hair color.


XFusion is sold in professional salons, and our Minneapolis hair loss salon is one of the only salons in the Twin Cities that carry these exclusive products. Want to learn more about XFusion or any of our wide line of hair restoration and replacement solutions? Give us a call at 952-934-8336 or visit our website to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced hair loss professionals.


Don’t miss our spring Cyberhair sale! This rare deal runs through June 30.


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.


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


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.

3 Solutions To Female Pattern Baldness

micropointHave you ever dreamed of having a full head of thick, long hair?  For some women, the pursuit of thick hair may be a never-ending battle, becoming more difficult to fight the older they get.  In this blog, read about how DK International can help with making hair appear thicker with a safe, lightweight product; Cyberhair.


As women age and progress into menopause, hormonal changes affect the body in a multitude of ways.  One of the effects of menopause is on the hair.  Every woman possesses trace amounts of the male hormone, testosterone and as the hormone changes, it can be converted in to DHT.  DHT itself doesn’t necessarily cause hair loss, however certain enzymes that bind DHT to follicles can inhibit hair growth, thus causing it to fall out.  Dealing with hair loss can feel like a losing battle, especially if the concerned woman has had to fight with thin hair all her life.  However, thanks to many advances in the hair replacement industry, hair loss doesn’t have to be an absolute outcome of aging.  Cyberhair has created three amazing products to help women whose hair is naturally thin, thinning, or falling out altogether, Micro Point Solutions:


Micro Point Links

Typical female pattern baldness begins at the top, center of the head along the part line.  Micro Point Links are four Cyberhairs professionally knotted onto one strand of your existing hair.  The knots are so small and invisible that this is the perfect solution for women experiencing hair loss on the top of the head.


Micro Point Accents

Micro Point Accents are great for filling in the areas of the head that are slightly less visible.  Accents are 100 Cyberhairs attached to a tiny sterling silver bead, which are fastened to your own hair using no adhesives.  Accents are the ideal solution for women requiring more coverage on the sides of the head.


Micro Point Panels

For over all thickness, Panels act just like traditional hair extensions.  However, the difference is the lightweight of Cyberhair vs. heavier traditional synthetic hair, making Panels more comfortable.  Panels are attached using a medical-grade adhesive, which will either grow out with your hair or are easily and comfortably removed.


Women experiencing female pattern baldness may feel like their solutions are limited, but thanks to DK International, a Minneapolis based hair loss salon located in the suburb of Chanhassen, MN, there is a solution no matter the type of hair loss you are experiencing.  Contact DK International today for your free one-hour consultation to become educated by one of our trained technicians on the right hair loss solution for you!  Connect with us on Facebook to get updated on our blog posts and to see how we’re helping our clients with their hair replacement needs!  

How The HairMax Lasercomb Works

small__4683840591Last week I introduced the HairMax Lasercomb.  If you read that blog, you’re probably thinking it’s too good to be true.  After all, it’s the first at home FDA cleared treatment with a 93% success rate with no serious side effects.  Yes, this is what sufferers of thinning hair have been waiting for, but you’re probably wondering how it works.  In this blog I’m going to explain how the HairMax Lasercomb regenerates natural hair growth.

Hair roots of thinning hair have four stages in which they can be found:

  1. Live root growing hair
  2. Live root in resting or shedding phase
  3. Weakening root with a miniaturized Vellus hair
  4. Dead root – beyond revitalization

In the first three phases HairMax Lasercomb can stimulate more rapid hair growth in phase one, produce a new healthier hair follicle in phase two, and reverse the process of miniaturization in phase three.  In phase four, the root is dead and cannot be brought back to life.  That’s why it is important to start HairMax treatments as soon as you notice your hair starting to thin.  By starting treatments immediately, you greatly increase the chance of revitalizing as many roots as possible, thus continuing growth of thick and healthy hair throughout your life. 

The HairMax Lasercomb works by utilizing laser phototherapy.  Laser phototherapy generates visible light in the red spectrum which has been clinically proven to stimulate hair follicles and increase hair circulation to the scalp; both of which aide in hair growth.  Through seven studies using a total of 450 subjects in research facilities such as the University of Minnesota, the HairMax Lasercomb realized a 93% success rate.  How many testimonials will you read and how many before and after pictures will you have to see before you give it a try?

If you don’t want to waste another minute worrying about how much hair you’re shedding each day, contact DK International today to schedule your free one-hour consultation.  Together with your technician we’ll determine whether or not the amount of hair you’re losing is normal and if the HairMax Lasercomb is right for you.  Follow us on Facebook so you can share our amazing company with the friend, neighbor, colleague or family member you know that is worried about their thinning hair.

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.

Feather Light, Versatile Hair Extensions That Love Water

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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.

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