Hair Restoration Blog

November 20 2017

How to Have Healthy, Growing Hair on a Vegan Diet

New Look Institute

According to the Vegetarian Times, approximately 3.2% of Americans, more than 7 million in total, practice a vegetarian diet. Of these, about 1 million are self-described Vegans. 

Although following a Vegan lifestyle in and of itself does not risk specific deficiencies in the diet (some of which could be responsible for hair loss), ensuring an adequate supply of zinc, B-12, iron and protein is substantially more challenging for Vegans than for those who follow a more traditional diet.

November 06 2017

Hair Loss Across Ethnicities

New Look Institute

Many men and women around the world struggle with hair loss at some point in their life. Even though the severity may vary between individuals, it begs the question, WHY? It turns out there is a very strong link between hair loss and ethnicity. Rest assured, you're not alone!

October 18 2017

2017 UK Study Comes Closer to Predicting Men’s Risk for Baldness

New Look Institute

Here at the New Look Institute, we like to keep up with the latest advances in science that help our clients make informed choices for hair replacement options. A recent 2017 study on men's hair loss shows that researchers are getting closer to predicting men's risk for baldness in general.

October 09 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Tips for Hair Loss from Cancer Treatments

New Look Institute

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which got us thinking about clients who experience hair loss from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with any form of cancer, hair loss due to treatments can cause anxiety and worry about one's appearance. Fortunately, there are plenty of great solutions for those battling cancer. We've compiled several pro-active ways to prepare for hair loss associated with chemotherapy and other treatments. We're always happy to help our clients find elegant solutions to this problem so they can focus their efforts on overcoming cancer and staying positive during a difficult time.

October 01 2017

Trichotillomania Awareness this Week

New Look Institute

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

September 25 2017

Emotional Impacts of Experiencing Hair-Loss

New Look Institute

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 20 2017

Raising Awareness of Alopecia

New Look Institute

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

New Look Institute

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 23 2017

Baldness and Fast Foods: A Beginner's Guide

New Look Institute

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 16 2017

Wigs for Kids: When Hair Loss Happens to Your Child

New Look Institute

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.