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18 05, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Hair Loss

By |2019-05-18T14:01:40-05:00May 18th, 2019|mens hair loss|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Men’s Hair Loss

Remember: not all hair loss is the same, and most importantly, not all hair loss is permanent. It’s critical to identify and learn to understand what’s causing your thinning hair— stress, genetics, or environmental factors— to reverse it. This blog post seeks to educate men suffering from hair loss or thinning hair by offering additional information on the effects of hair loss, the men's hair restoration options available for dealing with hair loss, as well as tips for preventing further hair loss. First, How to Know if You’re Going Bald If you have ever had a passive aggressive friend asking you “is it normal to see your scalp through your hair?” then it’s likely that your hair might be thinning out. However, if your friends are kind enough to hold back on the hair comments then there are other ways you can track any hair loss. Of course, all of this depends on your age. If you’re in your 20s and you are concerned that you could be suffering from premature hair loss, there are some signals to look out for. The first thing you need to ask yourself is “is my hair getting thin?” and keep track of any further signs of hair loss. Are you noticing more hair on your pillow in the morning? When you shower, do you feel like more hair is going down the drain? Male pattern baldness only affects the top of the scalp so you shouldn’t notice any hair loss on the sides of your head. If you think you might be losing hair, keep track of your normal hairline and see if you notice any changes.  Keep an eye out on chart below. Effects of Hair Loss If you are suffering form thinning hair or hair loss or have ever spoken with someone who is currently living through this harrowing experience, you know that it can have a serious negative impact on a person’s self-esteem. Direct hits to a person’s self esteem often lead to depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues; however, there are positive steps you can take to combat the [...]

10 05, 2019

Could I Have A Full Head of Hair for Summer?

By |2019-05-14T09:36:27-05:00May 10th, 2019|Non-Surgical Hair Replacement|Comments Off on Could I Have A Full Head of Hair for Summer?

Summer is just around the corner and there are a lot of people thinking about the time they want to spend outdoors at the pool, hiking in nature or just taking part in more outdoor activities. Unfortunately, for many doing any of these things can create a great deal of anxiety because they suffer from hair loss. Most men and women both suffer from this common problem at various points in their lives. Hair loss can occur in a person’s early twenties (or even younger), or it can come with old age, or anywhere in-between. Much of our hair’s thickness and longevity often comes from our genes and our overall health and there isn’t always much we can do about that. Today when a person begins to notice their hair is thinning there are options like never before. At Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, we know that given the choice, people would rather have great looking hair. One way to get back the hair you’ve lost and have great looking hair again is with the latest in non-surgical hair replacement. Here are a few reasons why non-surgical hair replacement can be a great choice to help you restore your hair, your style, and your life, and enjoy all the activities you’ve planned for the upcoming summer with great looking hair again. A wide variety of hair options Each of us are unique and that goes for our hair as well. Hair can vary in volume, color, texture, and curl. That is why it is a critical step to have a hair consultation so your existing hair can be evaluated so we can create a hair replacement system that fits your hair type and will give you a feeling of confidence. Fittings unique to men and women We understand men and women’s unique hair needs. We work to accommodate the length that you desire. Women often feel compelled to grow out their hair to a specific length before having hair replacement treatments. We use hair of various lengths and trim them to your preference so you don’t have to worry about [...]

26 04, 2019

Hair Transplant and Scalp Micropigmentation?

By |2019-04-26T13:25:37-05:00April 26th, 2019|Hair Transplantation|Comments Off on Hair Transplant and Scalp Micropigmentation?

Taking a Closer Look at Scalp Micropigmentation Most men and many women will develop some degree of androgenetic alopecia, also known as genetic pattern baldness, by the time they reach 50 years of age. Because of the number of patients who want to find a solution for their hair loss, there has been a great deal of effort put forth in advances in hair restoration throughout the years. Scalp Micropigmentation is one treatment that is quickly becoming more and more popular. This is a non-surgical hair loss treatment option that uses natural pigments that are applied at the epidermis level of the scalp in order to replicate the appearance of hair follicles or strands. Scalp micropigmentation delivers a natural looking and realistic result that show natural patterns of any hair you have remaining by applying several layers of pigment at different depths and angles. Scalp micropigmentation is a popular treatment for men and women because they get instant results, experience very little discomfort and have no downtime. While scalp micropigmentation doesn’t actually restore hair, it is a great option to help hide any hair loss you are experiencing. Another option for those suffering from hair loss is hair transplant surgery. This type of procedure usually takes only a few hours. You will have some redness afterward and some minor swelling and scabbing where the hair was transplanted. Within a week this should clear up. People are now combining these two treatments in order to reap the benefits that they each offer. Scalp Micropigmentation Before Having a Hair Transplant Surgery For young men, it is widely recommended that they don’t have hair transplant surgery until they are a little older. Their hair loss pattern is most often not established and it is vital that only permanent hair follicles not affected by androgenetic alopecia down the road be transplanted. When hair transplantation is not a viable option, scalp micropigmentation may be an excellent alternative for those not happy with their current state of hair loss. If more hair loss occurs there may be more treatments needed until hair transplant surgery is an [...]

8 04, 2019

How To Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

By |2019-04-08T10:52:11-05:00April 8th, 2019|hair growth|Comments Off on How To Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair

Do the foods you eat really make a difference? If you were to think about what you eat, you could probably find areas of concern for the way our organs function? Doctors often will tell you that you the look of your skin and hair are indicators of what is happening with your insides. For many men and women, the answer is yes. The good news is that with the proper diet you can correct many of these concerns. What Do You Need to Eat for Healthy Hair? The more often you can eat organic and natural foods, the better it will be for you. These foods can help your body get the nutrients necessary to your organs and this can lead to improved hair quality. Get More Iron & Zinc Two very important nutrients are iron and zinc especially for the health of your hair. They encourage your hair follicles to produce hair. You can find these nutrients in large supply in lean red meats. Look for cuts without a lot of fat to ensure your not offsetting the nutrients you need with limited ones. It is best to include these lean meats into your diet at least two times per week for optimal results. You can also find these important nutrients in foods like lentils and soybeans. Omega-3 Fatty Acids You should also look at the amount of healthy fat you get from your diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are important to overall health and the function of your cells. You get these healthy nutrients from fatty fish like salmon. Try to get these nutrients at least two times a week for stronger hair. To improve your intake, you can also consume EPA or DHA in supplements form on a daily basis. Vitamin D When it comes to growing healthy, rich hair Vitamin D is especially important as it helps to activate hair growth. This vitamin is hard to come by naturally. You need to spend 10 to 15 minutes in the sun daily (without sunscreen) to get enough of it. You can however, take a supplement of the [...]

7 04, 2019

The Best Things About Hair Loss

By |2019-04-07T13:12:34-05:00April 7th, 2019|hair restoration|Comments Off on The Best Things About Hair Loss

Six Positive Aspects of Losing Your Hair Most people never discuss losing their hair as any kind of positive experience. Let’s be realistic, most people don’t like to talk about hair loss because it's embarrassing and depressing. Hair loss can be related to health issues, genetics, or the aging process. While the topic may not make for an enjoyable dinner table discussion, hair loss and balding do offer unique opportunities to reinvent yourself. Here are some of the best things about hair loss, and the reasons why it should never be considered a taboo topic. People Can Change How Old They Look One of our favorite sayings is "Give us an afternoon, and we'll give you back 10 years." Changing your hair color with a non-surgical hair replacement or a Virgin European Hair Wig can drastically give your look a change. Instead of worrying about your hair turning grey if you have hair loss you now have an excuse to experiment with age-reducing looks by choosing a wig or hair replacement solution and styling it the way you want. Those with hair loss can go for more daring styles There are those that like to have the bald or skinhead look. Maybe this is a great excuse to do it. If you are someone who’s hair is beginning to thin or falling out, it can be easy to let yourself lose self-esteem. Instead, you can think of taking this time to experiment and try all the fun things you can do with your hair. Maybe a pompadour with a high fade, for example. A New Focus on Healthier Habits Hollywood hairstylist, Jen Atkin says taking vitamins will help you scalp health and that will allow your hair to grow faster, thicker and healthier. Thinking more about what you eat and drink can benefit your hair. Hair care and self-care are good things contribute mightily to quality of life. Focusing on using the best hair products, vitamin intake and medical treatments along with eating right can contribute not only to overall health but healthier hair as well. Now You Can Get [...]

27 03, 2019

Medical Hair Loss: Chemotherapy vs. Radiation

By |2019-04-07T16:39:25-05:00March 27th, 2019|Chemotherapy Wigs, Human hair wigs|Comments Off on Medical Hair Loss: Chemotherapy vs. Radiation

Chemotherapy vs. Radiation - How they Differ Regarding Hair Loss Of all the words in the English language, there are few that evoke more fear than the word "cancer." Some cancer treatments like chemotherapy can have side effects like hair loss which could be something you may be experiencing if you are someone suffering from breast cancer. There are basically two types of therapies that are the most common, radiation and chemotherapy. Both of these treatments cause a person to lose their hair but in different ways. If you have to undergo one or both of these treatments you should be aware of the effect they have in relation to hair loss so you can be better prepared. Chemotherapy & Hair Loss What chemotherapy does is use powerful drugs to destroy cancer cells by damaging them so they can’t reproduce. Cancer cells divide rapidly, so it is those cell types that the chemotherapy targets. The problem is your hair follicles also contain cells that rapidly grow which is why chemotherapy treatments invariably damage them along with the cancer cells. Chemotherapy drugs circulate through your entire body, and the hair you have everywhere can be affected. Hair loss is usually noticed around two to four weeks after you begin chemotherapy treatments and it will continue until your last dose. The good news is this type of hair loss is usually temporary. Weeks after your treatments end your new hair should begin to grow and by two months you may have over one inch of new hair. The hair you get after treatment may be slightly different in color or texture. Hair that grows faster will return first followed by other hair like eyebrows and lashes. Radiation Therapy & Hair Loss Radiation therapy targets the cancer cell’s DNA. It damages it so much that the cell is unable to function any longer. Unlike chemotherapy, it doesn’t target specific cell types and it will damage normal cells too. It is for this reason that radiation is given to specific areas and the hair loss you may experience would be in those areas. If [...]

14 03, 2019

Debunking Three Myths of Hair Replacements

By |2019-04-07T17:34:31-05:00March 14th, 2019|mens non-surgical hair replacement|Comments Off on Debunking Three Myths of Hair Replacements

The Truth About Hair Replacement Systems Today more than ever there is more talk about non-surgical hair replacement systems. Much of that talk is because of growing interest in hair loss solutions. While some of that talk is true, some of it can be misleading. We are here to debunk three of the most popular myths. Are you insecure about your bald patches? Do you have thinning hair because of age or is it because of medical issues? By the time we reach 50 years of age, there is approximately 85% of men that have significantly thinning hair and 70% of women by the time they reach the age of 70 that are experiencing female pattern hair loss. Maybe you have thought about hair replacement system but were worried that they will look fake, or won’t be comfortable to wear or that you won’t be able to do the types of activities you enjoy. Let me say that none of that is true and if you continue reading I’ll explain. MYTH 1 - They’re Hot and Itchy If you have ever worn a wig that your grandmother may have owned, in just a few hours you probably would feel hot, itchy and uncomfortable. Many people worry that a hair replacement system would be the same way when actually nothing could be farther from the truth. Hair replacement systems involve bonding hair to the scalp in a way that it feels natural, comfortable and some of that reason is that it is very light. You don’t have to wear a tight cap or put yourself through suffering under layers and layers of artificial hair. Hair replacements today are a whole world away from the old traditional wigs. MYTH 2 – They Can’t Be Worn While Swimming Are you worried that if you get a hair replacement you will have to limit certain activities like swimming? I am happy to tell you, that is not the case. Nearly all hair replacement systems are designed to remain in place 24/7 regardless of what activities you enjoy doing. If you want to go swimming, [...]

17 01, 2019

Hair Loss and Improving your Self-Esteem in 2019

By |2019-01-17T09:15:46-05:00January 17th, 2019|Laser Hair Loss Treatment, Laser Hair Therapy, Non-Surgical Hair Replacement|Comments Off on Hair Loss and Improving your Self-Esteem in 2019

Starting a new year often means to make new resolutions. Some people may look to become more healthy, while others may look to eat healthily. There are some they look to improve their self-esteem and that means doing something about their hair loss. If you suffer from thinning hair or hair loss, well we have put together some information about hair loss and improving your self-esteem. Mentality Affected By Hair Loss Yes, it may be true that hair loss may not seem like a big deal when you compare it to some of the other types of health issues people face. If you take a look back through history, you will see that our hair has always been important. People will often judge your health by how your hair looks. Our hair can make us feel great, just think back to your last good hair day and you see what I mean. Your confidence level goes up when you have great looking hair. A dermatologist and Harvard Medical School instructor Maryanne Senna, MD, who specializes in hair loss from an evolutionary perspective say that having hair that is thick and luscious has traditionally been a sign of youth, fitness, and good health. For a person to lose their hair it can be difficult to accept and for women, it can be even more detrimental to their self-esteem. What Can You Do? Some people that have thinning hair may turn to the latest fad. Whether it be a new supplement or shampoo that comes with a promise of working or going on the internet where there is no shortage of information that is questionable at best. It’s a natural reaction to want to find a cure for your thinning hair. The problem with hair loss is that it is often tied to underlying medical issues. To really find a treatment that will work you need to first find out the real cause of your hair loss. Some of the reasons that people may develop hair loss can range from stress, autoimmune disorders, hormonal imbalances, and many, many other causes. By seeing [...]

23 11, 2018

Coping With Hair Loss During the Holidays

By |2018-11-23T13:26:29-05:00November 23rd, 2018|Female Hair Loss|Comments Off on Coping With Hair Loss During the Holidays

How to Cope with Hair Loss During the Holidays The holidays are often a wonderful time. These moments can also be stressful at times with scheduling holiday events, trying to see all your family, and along with the financial strains, the holidays can become quite stressful for some, resulting in increased hair loss. If you are already experiencing hair loss, then the photos and re-acquaintance with old friends can create a lot of stress. If you are worried about your hair loss here are some tips that may help you. Don’t Hide One of the worse things you can do when you are dealing with hair loss is to cut yourself off from a support system. You might feel like you want to avoid reunions with old friends so they won’t see you are losing your hair. You may find that you hide from moments where people are looking to take your picture. It’s important for you to know that you shouldn’t hide from your loved ones. Spending time with those that care about you will actually help your confidence and your self-esteem during the holidays. Take Time for Yourself There is no question that the holidays can be a busy time. It’s important for you to take some time for yourself to de-stress. You should take some time before big events to get groomed and style your hair. When you take that time to care for yourself you will feel more confident. Taking the extra time to style your hair can often effectively disguise your hair loss. Visit a Stylist If you have trouble disguising your hair loss, visit your own stylist. Often it will amaze you at the magic a stylist can do with your hair. They can often disguise your hair loss and still make your hair look very stylish. Visiting a stylist during the holidays is a great way to make sure your hair is holiday ready and in the process, it will improve your confidence. Consider a Long-Term Solution If your hair loss has you stressed and feeling self-conscious, and exploring different hair styles isn’t [...]

25 09, 2018

5 Thinning Hair Signs Men in their 20’s Should Watch For

By |2018-09-25T08:35:15-05:00September 25th, 2018|mens hair loss|Comments Off on 5 Thinning Hair Signs Men in their 20’s Should Watch For

A majority of men at some point will have some hair loss. Most of us know we won’t go through life with the same amount of hair we have when we are young, we still try and hold on to that possibility. It is not uncommon that most men refuse to accept the signs of thinning hair and they convince themselves they aren’t losing their hair until that critical moment that they really look at themselves in the mirror and see that half their hair is gone. Most people have a hard time believing that male pattern baldness can affect someone in the 20’s. There is a notion that male hair loss only happens to middle age men, this isn’t only false but also damaging. It causes 20-year-old men to become more self-conscious about any hair loss they have. It makes accepting the fact that they are losing their hair a much more hard reality to accept, but accepting what may be happening is the first step to preventing thinning hair from getting worse. Men need to be proactive in order to prevent thinning hair The good news is that hair loss often can be treatable, especially if it is caught early. The more early it is realized then the more effective treatments can be. That is why it’s important to for young men to spot the signs of thinning hair so they can begin treatments for thinning hair. Some of the signs for men of any age to look for are: 1. Receding Hairline For most men, this is probably the most common sign that your hair is thinning. A receding hairline usually begins as a small amount. Often it can be the hair around your temples that begins to get a little thinner than the rest of your hair. At first, it may not be a big deal but left unchecked it can continue to recede until it creates a large M-shape pattern in the hair you have. 2. There’s less hair in your crown area Maybe it was just last year that you could part your hair [...]