Hair Restoration Blog

April 06 2021

The Difference Between a Wig and Hair System

At first, you might think that wigs and hair systems are basically the same thing. They both do the job of giving you your confidence back and help give you back hair when other options simply don’t work. When professionals are talking about general hair replacement options, they tend to talk about “Hair Pieces.” This term is a general catchall for everything from wigs and toupees to hair systems themselves.

March 22 2021

Finasterside: Are the Benefits and Side Effects Worth It?

Approximately 50 million men each year experience hair loss due to male pattern baldness. If you find that you are one of the 50 million, you may not know where to turn to restore your full head of hair. One potential solution you have probably come across in your search is the medication Finasteride. Are the benefits worth the side effects? This is your guide to everything you need to know about Finasteride in the treatment of hair loss.

March 17 2021

Hair Loss in Your 20's: What Can You Do?

It is a well-known fact that as men age, they tend to experience thinning and balding. Male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss among men. Most men don't expect to lose hair until their 30s, 40s, or even 50s. However, for some, hair loss begins in their 20s. This is called premature balding. Here's everything you need to know about hair loss in your 20s and what you can do about it.

March 11 2021

Getting Help with Postpartum Hair Loss

Your body goes through incredible changes during pregnancy (and a lot of them). Many lucky women experience thicker, stronger, shinier strands of hair while pregnant. These luscious strands may continue after the baby is born, but many experience postpartum hair loss. While this is understandably frustrating, there is no need to panic! Postpartum hair loss is a temporary condition. The best news is that you can easily get help while waiting for your natural hair to grow back. Here's what you need to know about seeking help for postpartum hair loss and your treatment options.

February 25 2021

Benefits of Plant-Based Products for Hair Loss

You've noticed thinning hair and suspect you are in the beginning stages of hair loss. What do you do? Where do you turn? The good news is that balding is not something you have to live with. Topical regrowth and thickening products are effective at slowing the progression or even stopping hair loss. Let's take a look at the benefits of using plant-based products for hair loss.

February 17 2021

Can Washing Your Hair Too Much Cause Hair Loss?

You've probably heard mixed reviews about whether shampooing your hair too much is unhealthy. Some say washing your hair daily can lead to hair loss, while others believe that frequent shampooing is necessary to keep your hair and scalp healthy. Where does the truth lie? Here is what you need to know about washing your hair and hair loss.

February 08 2021

It's a New Year...Why Not New Hair?

It's a new year, which means a new you! Millions of Americans each year experience some form of hair loss. Understandably, it can be frustrating, traumatic, and emotional. The good news is that this is not a condition you have to live with. There is something you can do. With the help of San Jose's most trusted hair restoration studio, you can once again enjoy a full head of hair that you are proud of! Each person is different. Hair restoration solutions are not one-size-fits-all, which is why New Look Institute offers a full range of custom hair loss solutions to fit every need.

January 28 2021

What Do You Need to Know About Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss?

Hair follicles, just like every other system in your body, needs adequate nutrients to function properly. Essential nutrients for healthy hair growth include protein, water, biotin, vitamin B, Omega-3 fatty acids, and iron. A deficiency in nutrients can not only result in dull, brittle, lifeless hair but can also cause hair loss. Let's take a look at the role iron plays in healthy hair, along with everything you need to know about hair loss due to an iron deficiency.

January 20 2021

Oily Dandruff vs Dry Dandruff: What is the Difference?

Most people have either experienced or heard of dandruff at some point in their lives. Shedding dead skin cells (flakes) is a completely normal process. Skin cells regenerate about every four weeks. When this happens, the old dead skin cells are shed. In fact, you shed dead skin cells every day. This includes your scalp. Most of the time, you never even notice when you shed skin cells. However, if the skin cells on your scalp regenerate at a faster than normal rate, they can also shed in clumps of cells that are visible. This is called dandruff. A little-known fact is that there are two types of dandruff: oily and dry. Let's take a look at the differences between the two and when it is time to seek professional trichological treatment.

January 12 2021

Can a Fever Cause Hair Loss?

A fever is higher than normal body temperature (98.6 °F). This is your body's way of telling you something is not right and is most likely an indication that your body is trying to fight off an illness. Infections are the most common cause of fevers because your body is trying to kill a virus or bacteria. Other causes include cancer, medications, autoimmune diseases, etc. One commonly asked question is whether fevers cause hair loss?