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by Tom Hagerty
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: High Blood Pressure and Baldness
Replies: 19
Views: 11915

Re: High Blood Pressure and Baldness

Is there any chance you can get your high blood pressure under control with diet or exercise? I know some people who have done that. It takes dedication and will power though. What is the cause of your high blood pressure? Is it genetic or are you involved in day trading on wall street?
by Tom Hagerty
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Hair Cosmetics
Topic: My battle with conditioners
Replies: 5
Views: 6460

Re: My battle with conditioners

I just ordered some more of the J.R. Liggett's shampoo. It comes in small square bars - kind of dumb-looking but it cleans the hair and scalp without any irritation. But, mariobryant, no shampoo or conditioner is going to work miracles. The bad shampoos can really dry out your scalp though. I shampo...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?
Replies: 46
Views: 112478

Re: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?

On many of the hair loss forums I always see the same information about the relation of dandruff to baldness. This information states that baldness does not cause dandruff and that dandruff does not cause hair loss. Perhaps all that is true but my thinking is that many of the people expressing this ...
by Tom Hagerty
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: High Blood Pressure and Baldness
Replies: 19
Views: 11915

Re: High Blood Pressure and Baldness

Galeaoman, I read through the article from Science Direct that you linked to. The article titled The Thickness of Human Scalp: Normal and Bald , even though written in 1971, makes some physiological points that are significant. Here is one of them: "In initial MPA [male pattern baldness], no statist...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Other Hair Loss Problems
Topic: Looks like TE
Replies: 4
Views: 3084

Re: Looks like TE

The scalp exercise will never damage hair follicles or turn anagen follicles into telogen follicles. If you really have telogen effluvium, something must have triggered it. When your hair is healthy, about 10 percent of the hair follicles are in the telogen or resting stage of the hair cycle. When y...
by Tom Hagerty
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: 10 months SE
Replies: 5
Views: 5107

Re: 10 months SE

I have a good movement of ears and with the passage of time an increasingly flexible galea. I hope this statement means that you are doing the scalp exercise correctly - getting at least a half inch of scalp movement by means of the alternating contraction of both the frontalis and the occipitalis ...
by Tom Hagerty
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Female Hair Loss
Topic: Hair loss an ongoing problem
Replies: 50
Views: 13883

Re: Hair loss an ongoing problem

In Jan 2017 ferritin is now 40.4 The ideal serum ferritin level is between 40 and 60 nanograms per milliliter. Getting your number too high, that is higher than 80 ng/ml, might indicate an iron surplus. You don't want that. Does low ferritin affect body hair growth? A shift in the balance of your h...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Frontalis tightening might cause thinning of hair
Replies: 3
Views: 5088

Re: Frontalis tightening might cause thinning of hair

James wrote: I can actually feel the frontalis muscles pulling down on my scalp. The frontalis muscles do not pull down on the scalp; the frowning muscles (the procerus muscles) do that. That's why I wrote many times not to bring that frowning muscle into play while doing the scalp exercise. The pro...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Frontalis tightening might cause thinning of hair
Replies: 3
Views: 5088

Frontalis tightening might cause thinning of hair

The following is an email that James sent me on Saturday, January 14, 2017. He gave me permission to publish it. I'm going to reply to it on Monday. Hi Tom, Thanks for all the information you are sharing. I really think your idea of the frontalis muscles becoming too strong is correct and maybe the ...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: Sweating and Balding
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

Re: Sweating and Balding

Perhaps the scalp exercise opens potassium channels giving increased hair growth and stabilization. Mechanism of action The mechanism by which minoxidil promotes hair growth is not fully understood. Minoxidil is a potassium channel opener , causing hyperpolarization of cell membranes. Hypotheticall...