Hair Restoration Blog

September 30 2017

Trichotillomania Awareness this Week

Since October 1 - October 7 is Trichotillomania Awareness week, let us take the opportunity to understand this common, yet frequently misunderstood condition. 

September 24 2017

Emotional Impacts of Experiencing Hair-Loss

What does hair-loss signify that makes people so afraid to continue living their normal social life? An article in the Huffington Post described the emotional reaction of a man, himself a hair dresser, who began losing his hair in his early 20s:

September 19 2017

Raising Awareness of Alopecia

In times past, there have been many illnesses and medical conditions that were overlooked, ignored, and belittled by much of society. Because knowledge was so limited, those with unknown conditions were not able to access help regarding their illnesses; support was particularly hard to find.

September 08 2017

Celebrating New Look Institute's 20 Year Anniversary

When we opened our doors in 1997, we couldn't have imagined our business would grow into one of the leading names in the hair replacement field. As we celebrate our 20 year anniversary, we look forward to continuing to grow as one of the most innovative hair replacement salons serving Silicon Valley and the bay area. 

August 22 2017

Baldness and Fast Foods: A Beginner's Guide

Nutrients are an essential part of hair health, and as such an individual's diet plays a central role in contributing to baldness. Getting a sufficient amount of protein, vitamins A, B5, C, D, and E, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, zinc, iron, potassium, folic acid, biotin, among other vitamins, is vital in maintaining a full mane. Considering this research, it's clear that deficiencies in nutrients, vitamins, and essential oils can cause hair loss. 

August 15 2017

Wigs for Kids: When Hair Loss Happens to Your Child

Yes, kids are resilient, but they're also sensitive to comments from their peers, so a natural-looking wig will be welcomed and appreciated by your child. Whatever the reason -- whether chemo, radiation, alopecia, burn recovery, etc. -- your child's outlook on their situation will be bolstered by a chance to look and feel like they did before losing their hair.

August 09 2017

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

For the entire month of August, salons, wig manufacturers, and hair loss specialists everywhere are doing their best to raise national awareness of hair loss. We want to talk about causes, cures, and ways to deal with hair loss for absolutely everyone. 

July 26 2017

Menopause and Hair Loss

Women going through menopause know to expect certain symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings. Often, hair loss can be part of menopause, as well—catching some women off guard. Hair loss during menopause is surprisingly common, with more than 40 percent of women experiencing it. In this post, we’ll discuss not just the causes of menopausal hair loss, but also some good treatment options.

July 19 2017

Which Medications Lead to Hair Loss?

It is well known that many medications come with potential side effects—and for many medications, the side effects can include hair loss. You are doubtless aware that many cancer treatments can contribute to baldness, just as one example—but the full list of hair loss inducing medications might take you by surprise.

July 13 2017

Do you Have Female Pattern Hair Loss?

Male pattern hair loss is something we’ve all heard about. Female pattern hair loss, meanwhile, isn’t discussed nearly as often. Yet, it is fairly common—and knowing its signs and symptoms is critically important. Being able to recognize female pattern hair loss when it begins allows women to begin treatment sooner rather than later—thereby increasing the likelihood of that treatment proving effective.