Hair Restoration Blog

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?

December 30 2020

I'm Interested in a Wig: What Are My Options?

Women lose hair for a variety of reasons. Some of these are permanent in nature (e.g. male pattern baldness) and therefore require a permanent solution; while others are temporary. Experiencing temporary hair loss does not mean you have to wait months for your natural hair to grow back to enjoy a full head of hair. High-quality wigs are an excellent (and fun) option for those who are seeking a hair loss solution for either sudden or temporary hair loss. This is your guide to everything you need to know about wigs.

December 16 2020

Why It Is Better to Get Help With Your Hair Loss Sooner Rather Than Later

Hair loss is something that most people expect to happen at some point in their lives. This is especially true for men but women can also experience hair thinning and loss as well. Since hair loss is an expectation many individuals do not seek out treatment immediately or at all. What would you say if you could slow the progression and/or stop hair loss and keep your natural hair longer if you sought hair loss solutions sooner rather than later? Let's take a look at why you should get help at the first signs of hair loss.

December 09 2020

Hair Loss and COVID-19: What Do You Need to Know?

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and changed the way we work, play, and socialize with those around us. Medical doctors and researchers are working as fast as they can to learn as much as they can about the Coronavirus; including its side effects. Many individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 have reported experiencing hair thinning and/or hair loss. Does COVID-19 cause hair loss? Here is what you need to know.

November 24 2020

Are Hair Extensions Safe for My Hair?

Hair extensions are the perfect solution for those who are looking to add more volume, density, and/or length to their hair. They can help you easily achieve a desired hairstyle for any occasion or hide thinning. Unfortunately, many women stray away from extensions as an option, even for hair loss due to the common misconception that all hair extensions are damaging to your hair.

November 18 2020

Can Lack of Sleep Cause Hair Loss?

Most of us wish on a daily basis that we did not need sleep so that we can spend those hours doing something more productive like working, running errands, and spending more time with family. What many of us fail to realize is that we are actually being very productive when we sleep. Adequate sleep allows the body to repair itself faster, strengthens the immune system, lowers inflammation, reduces the risk of heart disease, increases productivity, improves mental and emotional health, and so much more! In fact, not getting enough sleep will not only take its toll on your emotional and mental health, but can even lead to hair loss. This is your guide to how sleep deprivation can cause hair loss!