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by Tom Hagerty
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Scalp exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 3006

Re: Scalp exercise

Smiling like a maniac might help. I never thought of that.
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Scalp exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 3006

Re: Scalp exercise

You wrote that you, "managed excellent contraction fore and aft." Many men have sent me videos of themselves doing the scalp exercise. Only about half, though, are contracting the occipitalis muscle at the back of the head. You evidently gained control of the occipitalis muscle and were doing the ex...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: efficacy for 40+ men
Replies: 1
Views: 3329

Re: efficacy for 40+ men

The majority of men in their 20s and 30s who are doing the scalp exercise right see stabilization or improvement in their hair. These are the people who are enthusiastic about the program and stay with it. I don't get many emails from older men who are doing the scalp exercise so I can't tell if the...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Doing the scalp exercise properly
Replies: 7
Views: 4782

Re: Doing the scalp exercise properly

I contract both heads of the occipitalis muscles at the same time. I can feel them bunch up under my fingers when I hold my fingers tightly over them. Several people who do the scalp exercise have told me the same thing - they cannot isolate just one side when they are doing the SE. Even though my o...
by Tom Hagerty
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Doing the scalp exercise properly
Replies: 7
Views: 4782

Re: Doing the scalp exercise properly

No, you're not doing the scalp exercise right. Of course you're contracting the frontalis muscle at the front of your head correctly. This is a completely voluntary muscle. But I don't see that you have any control of the occipitalis muscle. This is a voluntary muscle too, but it's only voluntary on...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Doing the scalp exercise properly
Replies: 7
Views: 4782

Re: Doing the scalp exercise properly

ddhamilt, The ideal way to do the scalp exercise is this: You do a quick contraction of the frontalis muscle (a flash contraction), then you do a rather prolonged contraction of the occipitalis muscle (two or three seconds). The longer contraction strengthens this bisected muscle at the back of the ...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: How long do scalp muscles stay pumped?
Replies: 2
Views: 6627

Re: How long do scalp muscles stay pumped?

I was not aware of https://perfecthairhealth.com It's a valuable website, full of solid information written by someone who has studied in depth many aspects of hair growth and hair loss. I like Robert English's use of "perimeter muscles." It's a lot more user-friendly than occipitalis and frontalis....
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: How long do scalp muscles stay pumped?
Replies: 2
Views: 6627

Re: How long do scalp muscles stay pumped?

Re: Potential reasons for the efficiency of the scalp exercise Quote Post by Tom Hagerty » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:55 pm Fred, I'm glad that you posted some of the thinking of Robert English. I agree with him but I'd like to add some information in order to clarify my ideas. Tomorrow I'm going to write a...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: How long do scalp muscles stay pumped?
Replies: 2
Views: 6627

How long do scalp muscles stay pumped?

Fred posted this message on my shapeyourface (facial exercise) forum because he couldn't find his login credentials for this forum. Tom Tom, I have been reviewing several studies that shines a light on what causes hair loss. It's as expected, always a bit more complex. Anyway, I am very curious to g...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?
Replies: 48
Views: 125118

Re: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?

When I first started losing my hair around the sides of my head I had a lot of dandruff and some itching too. I guess I was experiencing some stress then but not too much. After I learned how to do the scalp exercise and practiced doing it for several months, my dandruff and itching disappeared. Thi...