How to Minimize Hair Breakage

If you’re dealing with thinning hair or hair loss, it’s important to take excellent care of your hair and scalp. There are many ways to protect and nourish your hair, but it’s vital to proactively prevent hair breakage and related damage. A few simple changes to your daily routine will help to keep your hair strong and break-free.

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Switch to a natural hairbrush

Rigid plastic hairbrush bristles can easily snap fragile hair. Switch to a boar-bristle brush for a gentler option that will provide smoother, healthier hair. And don’t overbrush – too much brushing can weaken and damage delicate strands.

Don’t towel dry

Never rub wet hair with a towel! Hair is the most fragile and easily breakable when damp or wet, so if you need to towel dry, experts recommend blotting and gently squeezing with an old, soft t-shirt.

Minimize heat

If possible, allow your hair to dry naturally. If you need to blow dry, switch to your dryer’s coolest setting, and keep the dryer continually moving and at least 6 inches away from hair. Similarly, lower the heat on flatirons, curling irons and other styling tools.

Loosen your ponytail

If you regularly style your hair into a tight ponytail or similar style, you could be doing serious damage. Styles that put continuous pressure on hair follicles can cause breakage or hair loss. This includes ponytails, updos, extensions, braids and more. If your style feels too tight, loosen it to avoid hair loss, and always use a gentle elastic to hold hair in place.

Change your pillowcase

A rough cotton pillowcase can cause friction as your head moves at night. Switch to a softer satin or silk case for a smoother night with less opportunity for hair breakage.

 

If you’re dealing with excessive hair breakage or loss, contact the experts at our discrete Bloomington, Minnesota hair restoration salon. We carry a wide variety of hair systems, wigs, hair extensions and more. Our hair replacement professionals can help you to find the best solution for you and your situation, goals and budget. Contact us today for a free consultation!

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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.

How You Can Instantly Get Thicker Looking Hair

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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!

3 Products To Rejuvenate Thinning Hair

bosleyproHave you recently seen pictures of yourself from a special event?  In looking at those pictures, did you realize that your hair is thinner than you would like it to be?  BosleyPro, a product only available at professional salons like DK International, was created for those with thinning hair to the point of which you can see your scalp.  In this blog, learn about BosRevive and if this product could be a good fit for you.

BosRevive comes in two different formulas for color-treated hair or non color-treated hair.  Each provides you with daily shampoo, conditioner, and a leave-in treatment.

BosRevive Shampoo – BosRevive shampoo is a gentle, sulfate-free every day cleanser that removes DHT and other toxins known to cause hair loss.  The special LifeXtend Complex formula in BosRevive shampoo reconditions the hair while rejuvenating the scalp.

BosRevive Conditioner – This paraben-free, volumizing conditioner hydrates and nourishes thinning hair while strengthening it.  BosRevive conditioner fortifies follicles and the hair shaft for a fuller, thicker look.

BosRevive Thickening Treatment – BosRevive thickening treatment is a leave in treatment that uses LifeXtend Complex Plus technology to recondition and rejuvenate the hair and scalp to reduce the effects of DHT.  It’s thickening technology adds weightless volume.

Now that you know more about BosRevive solutions, do you think you might be a candidate for the product?  DK International is a hair loss salon located just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis in the suburb of Chanhassen, MN.  Along with BosleyPro products, we offer many other hair regeneration and replacement solutions.  Contact us today to schedule your free one-hour consultation with one of our trained and experienced hair replacement specialists.  We’ll consult with you on your specific type of hair loss, the products available to you for your hair replacement solutions, and help you find the best fit for your lifestyle and budget.  Connect with us on Facebook so you can join our online community and see how we’re helping our clients with their hair replacement needs!