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by Tom Hagerty
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Doing the scalp exercise properly
Replies: 4
Views: 957

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: 4
Views: 957

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: 1086

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: 1086

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: 1086

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: 116931

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...
by Tom Hagerty
Fri May 03, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: I think I see some results
Replies: 4
Views: 4448

Re: I think I see some results

Raul P, I did not have aggressive hair loss. Only the hair in my temple area was falling out. At nineteen or twenty years of age, though, this loss of hair really depressed me. When I walked by the store windows on Brand Boulevard in Glendale, California, I would notice my vanishing hair. I didn't l...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: I think I see some results
Replies: 4
Views: 4448

Re: I think I see some results

Many scientists who have studied hair loss claim that once a hair follicle is dead, it cannot be revived. But it's hard to determine when a follicle is dead or just in a dormant state. Dormant hair follicles can be revived, and although it's not usual, they can produce a terminal hair again. A termi...
by Tom Hagerty
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: S.E-full movement-how? headaches-why?
Replies: 1
Views: 2198

Re: S.E-full movement-how? headaches-why?

If you are getting even a small contraction of the occipitalis muscles at the back of the head, you will benefit from the scalp exercise. Many people, though, are just contracting the frontalis muscle at the front of the head. This is not the right way to do the exercise because you will not be gett...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Alternative Treatments
Topic: 650nm light therapy for the scalp
Replies: 2
Views: 3637

Re: 650nm light therapy for the scalp

Here are some definitions: "The devices do need FDA 'clearance' before they can be marketed and sold, but rather than submit their products for clinical trial, the manufacturers are required instead to convince the FDA that their products are 'substantially equivalent' to products that have been pre...