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by Tom Hagerty
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Question about Shedding
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Question about Shedding

It sounds like vanity (maybe it is) but looking good as the years go by has a lot of advantages. Good hair is an important part of looking good. Women seem to like a guy with good hair unless the guy is a total idiot. A total idiot can have all the hair in the world but he won't set a woman's world ...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Question about Shedding
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Question about Shedding

The scalp hair follicles are incredibly complex hair producing machines. When looked at under a microscope there are many layers and very many capillaries that nourish these layers inserted at the base of the follicle. When these follicles are young and relatively undamaged by a diet of innutritious...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Question about Shedding
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Question about Shedding

Watch Riley Eusden do the scalp exercise: https://www.hairloss-reversible.com/the-scalp-exercise-video/ He does it perfectly. Watch it several times in order to see the alternate contraction of both epicranial muscles. The dermatologist you talked to is correct: Many men in their thirties and fortie...
by Tom Hagerty
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Question about Shedding
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Question about Shedding

Hair is important. In the LA Fitness gym where I work out, about half the guys have shaved heads. But I still think that a full head of healthy, well-groomed hair looks better. I don't know of any physiological reason the scalp exercise would produce even minor shedding. Some medications for hair gr...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Scalp exercise
Replies: 4
Views: 4640

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: 4640

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: 4111

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: 6334

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: 6334

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: 6334

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 ...