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Directors View On Ultimate Hair Restoration

The Directors/Producers Views, Experiences and Positive outlook on Hair Restoration.

Before I get into the sheer amazement I have seen in the past 2 years of doing Video Production, Directing and editing for an amazing hair restoration company, let me introduce myself.

My name is Tim, and I own and operate Fourten Visuals Motion Pictures and video production in San Diego.   I have had the honor to do video commercials and web video for a Company called Ultimate Hair in San Diego over the past few years.   As Someone with thinning hair myself, I related with a lot of the issues, feelings and questions that go behind wanting to get your hair back to a fuller state.

I found myself astounded at the results not only for men, but for women also from Ultimate Hair.  Through Doing Video Testimonials I found that this is a life changing experience for a lot of people, and the enhancement of quality of life after the hair restoration or hair replacement procedures is one of the most amazing things I have ever encountered.  Not only does it give people their sense of confidence back, but everyone I encountered also goes back to being more active after the Ultimate Hair Restoration.  I have filmed these clients underwater, swimming, surfing, wake boarding and many other amazing things that we are lucky enough to be able to do on a daily basis here in Southern California.

On another note, all of the San Diego hair replacement Client testimonials, action shots, photos and lifestyle videos are all actual Ultimate Hair Clients from the San Diego Location.  After Watching Various Videos from other hair restoration companies, I was disappointed to see that all of them use actors, and most of the actors and procedures are NOT event their clients.   Not any of the Videos from the Other “So Called” Hair Restoration Companies do you see the actual client in real lifestyle situation and in the water.  Everything seems to be staged.  These Companies Include Hair Club For Men, Bosley Medical and Dermetex.   It seems to be that companies like that mislead you just to get you in and sign you up for something you may not even need and I know this for an absolute fact!

On that Note, one of the things I have seen at Ultimate Hair is the Amazing level of personal attention.  Everyone’s hair loss is different in one way or the other, and Ultimate Hair really takes the time to find out whats best for the client.  The Hair Restoration at Ultimate Hair is truly an amazing process and with their Virtual Imaging System, you can actually see what you would look like with a fully restored head of hair.  Ultimate Hair is truly an amazing company to work with, and what they do for peoples self esteem, confidence and overall lifestyle is incomprehensible.

If you are having problems with thinning hair, and just tired of seeing misleading information all over then internet, I suggest you make your first and last stop at Ultimate Hair In San Diego.  It will Change your life.

Here is a Video I did Recently for them and you really gotta check out the underwater and surfboard cam shots.   Enjoy.

How to Get Long, Beautiful Hair with Extensions

Have you ever thought about just how important the hair on your head is? A bad hair day can completely affect your demeanor all day long, while a good hair day gives you that extra push of confidence to rock what you’ve got proudly. As always, long, healthy hair is desired by women all over the world, but growing your hair out, while properly caring for it, can take whole years. It doesn’t help that hair grows at different rates for everyone.

Female Hair Extensions - San Diego
Long hair extensions - San Diego

However, there’s no need to wait years for long hair. Hair extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years. In the past, hair extensions were mainly made from synthetic fibers that looked and felt fake, but these days, hair extensions can be made from real, healthy human hair that blends into your own to create long, luscious locks.

Ultimate Hair Dynamics here in San Diego offers hair extension services to add length and fullness, giving you the advantage of countless good hair days.

Hair Fibers

When considering hair extensions, one of the first things you’ll want to think about is the type of fiber used in the extensions.

Synthetic fibers, like Kanekalon and Toyokalon, differ from brand to brand, but tend to be a bit cheaper than alternatives. Although synthetic hair comes in a wide range of colors and textures, it is also more sensitive to heat and is thus harder to style and even wash with hot water.

Human hair is an alternative that can be treated like normal hair—heat styling, coloring, and all. Ultimate Hair Dynamics uses high-quality hair from Europe and Russia, as these are two of the best areas to find top quality donated hair.

Levels of Hair Extension Quality

Quality tends to supersede all other factors. Hair extensions have three levels of quality.

  • Virgin hair: As you might guess by the name, virgin hair is not processed in any way. There have been no coloring or texture treatments. Virgin hair is collected by tying off the hair on the donor’s head, thus maintaining direction of roots and tips, before being cut.
  • Remy: This is the high-quality hair UHD makes use of. These extensions consist of human hair wherein the strands are organized correctly (i.e. with the roots in one direction and the tips at the other). This prevents tangling and ensures proper shine.
  • Non-remy: The roots and tips are all mixed up, making tangling a problem as all the opposing cuticles tend to catch on each other. However, non-remy hair is still the most common and the most inexpensive.

Integrating Hair Extensions

Methods of integrating the hair extensions vary and have changed greatly over the years.

The “track and sew” method is one of the most common and long-lasting. This method involves sewing the wefts of hair into “tracks,” usually cornrows or braids, using a blunt-ended needle. The thread used in this sewing often depends on the hair color (dark thread for dark hair, etc.). This enables a secure feel and natural look.

Clip-in hair extensions have become popular recently. In this method, the weft is attached to a small clip or a row of clips. These clips are then attached in layers under your natural hair. The clips remain invisible, while the extensions blend into your hair. Unlike the traditional “track and sew” method, clip-in extensions take only minutes to apply properly. Even better, they can be removed if necessary or can be saved for special occasions.

Caring for Your Extensions

Here are a few tips for hair extension care:

  • Brush your hair often (but not too often) to remove any tangles, starting at the ends and working your way up.
  • When shampooing, wet your hair with warm water and lightly lather your hair up. Rinse with cool to warm water. For synthetic hair, you may want to consider using a mild shampoo or even a wig shampoo.
  • A light conditioner will reduce tangling. Use one designed for dry, damaged hair.

In most cases, you can treat extensions the way you would normal hair, albeit a little gentler.

 

Premature Hair Loss: Are You Too Young to be Balding?

We all get older. It’s one of the things we can count on in life. Some people are excited to grow up. It means staying out late and doing things you couldn’t as a kid. Others wish they could return to childhood, to that doe-eyed sense of naïve bliss.

Everyone ages differently. Some people seem to perpetually look like high school students, while others have deep lines and wrinkles. One of the most common signs of aging is hair loss. Baldness affects as many as two-thirds of men over the age of 60. Even some women—about one in four—will suffer some form of hair loss by age 50. Believe it or not, some men and women lose their hair even earlier in their 20s and 30s.

For those not so fond of hair loss, there are numerous methods for restoring hair such as surgical or non-surgical hair replacement. However, as ominous as the numbers might seem, understand that hair loss is natural, and to many people, baldness is actually a distinguished trait.

San Diego Hair Loss Client John P

Understanding Hair Loss

Hair is made up of a protein known as keratin, which is the same material that makes up fingernails and the outer layer of human skin. The hair that we see actually consists of long strings of dead keratin cells, which makes sense; otherwise, haircuts would be entirely painful affairs. As hair follicles grow new hair, old hair is pushed out of the skin in the head, which happens at an average rate of seven inches a year.

Of the over 100,000 hairs on your head, you will shed about 100 strands of hair over the course of the day. Before you panic, understand that this is perfectly normal and that your hair is constantly restoring itself.

As you age, your hair will gradually thin out. This is known as involutional alopecia and leads to loss of hair around the crown and temples. Just about everyone will experience thinning hair in old age, but what about losing hair even younger?

Am I Too Young to be Balding?

Although baldness generally affects older individuals, premature balding is not at all unheard of.

  • The most common form of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness tends to occur after menopause, while male pattern baldness can happen in a man’s 20s, if not earlier. The main thing to understand about pattern baldness is that it is genetic.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is caused by the presence of excess hormones, namely testosterone and DHT, which drastically affect hair’s growth cycle. The hormones cause hair to shed more rapidly, simultaneously killing hair follicles. This leads to baldness in the front and top of the scalp, leaving the sides relatively intact.

  • Certain medications can cause premature hair loss as well. Supplements for thyroid hormones can cause hair to shed, though conjointly, a lack of thyroid hormone can also lead to baldness. Medications for chemotherapy will, of course, lead to premature hair loss as well, though this is usually temporary. Some antidepressants and medications for mood disorders and seizures can also potentially lead to hair loss. Most of these pharmaceuticals will list hair loss as a potential side effect though.

 

  • Trichotillomania is a disorder noted by a compulsive desire to pull out one’s hair. This disorder is similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder and can generally be treated with therapy and antidepressants. Excessive hair pulling can damage the follicles, enough to the point that they cease to function.

 

  • Malnutrition can also play a factor in premature hair loss. Remember that what you put into your body affects all of its functions, which includes hair growth. Your body needs to absorb a regular supply of vitamins and minerals. Lack of proper nutrition means your hair has nothing to sustain itself on.

 

  • Stress and emotional instability can have very real physical effects on your body, including hair loss. Excessive stress can force hair follicles into the resting phase. This can result in molting or massive hair loss. This condition is known as telogen effluvium and usually follows major stressful events or severe illnesses. Over time, the condition should reverse and your hair should grow back. In the mean time, make sure to calm down and try not to worry too much.

Sometimes premature hair loss occurs even without any of the above causes. In any case, it may be best to assess your lifestyle and make any changes that you feel could be deteriorating your health and the health of your hair. You can always schedule a consultation with us to talk about your hair restoration options as well.