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by Tom Hagerty
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?
Replies: 49
Views: 181493

Re: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?

I wish you would read this article about Environmental Sensitivities. Many people who post messages on this forum have problems similar to yours. Some people are more sensitive to environmental factors and these factors, in turn, can have a negative effect on the hair. It's a challenge for people wh...
by Tom Hagerty
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Can I do the scalp exercise too much?
Replies: 2
Views: 9169

Re: Can I do the scalp exercise too much?

You asked, "can you actually do too much of these excercices?" There is no way to tell how much is too much. In fact, I don't think you have to worry about doing the scalp exercise too much. When I first gained control of the scalp muscles, I did it over an hour each day. But I don't think...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Long term scalp exerciser
Replies: 7
Views: 18650

Re: Long term scalp exerciser

You said, "I hope the part about not requiring full contractions made sense as I feel it is important." You are obviously getting positive results from doing the scalp exercise without the full contraction of the scalp muscles. But for people just starting with the exercise, I recommend a ...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Male Pattern Baldness
Topic: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?
Replies: 49
Views: 181493

Re: are dandruff and androgenic alopecia related?

The following is an article from Livestrong.com with some comments I'll make after the quotation. Definition Dandruff is a condition in which excess skin flakes appear on the scalp. Though the body sheds skin cells regularly, normally the cells are too small to be easily seen. Dandruff causes the sh...
by Tom Hagerty
Wed May 31, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Hair Loss Problems
Topic: Hair loss persisting during recovery from chronic anorexia
Replies: 1
Views: 7229

Re: Hair loss persisting during recovery from chronic anorexia

You have multiple triggers for telogen effluvium - prolonged psychological stress, weight loss, and bereavement. If these situations are now under control, your hair may rebound slowly, especially if you have a nutritious diet. But anorexia nervosa is a serious psychological problem, not so easy to ...
by Tom Hagerty
Wed May 31, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: A question regarding shedding
Replies: 4
Views: 12056

Re: A question regarding shedding

The Discussion section at the end of the scientific paper you linked to gives a good summary of the research project. DISCUSSION Mechanobiology and mechanotherapy At the cellular level, cells can change shape, and molecules are transferred into and out of the cell through the cell membrane. These pr...
by Tom Hagerty
Tue May 16, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Nutrition and Hair Health
Topic: Gut Microbiota
Replies: 3
Views: 13111

Re: Gut Microbiota

The first Wikipedia page you linked to gives a lot of information about male and female pattern hair loss - its causes, medications, and prognosis. It's a big article. The second shorter article from The Scientist is more focused on the metabolic syndrome and the effect that the standard American di...
by Tom Hagerty
Sat May 13, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: A question regarding shedding
Replies: 4
Views: 12056

Re: A question regarding shedding

Are you aware of SE very having triggered a shed or inflammation of the scalp through chronic exercise? You wrote that you started the scalp exercise about four months ago. In the frontal hairline you attribute the scalp exercise as promoting the growth of new dark hair, but a serious shed of hair ...
by Tom Hagerty
Sun May 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: My hair health program (with regular updates)
Replies: 11
Views: 30123

Re: My hair health program (with regular updates)

a clear change I noticed in my hair. First, a bit of definition. It's from Philip Kingsley's website .   HAIR SHAFT Your hair shaft is the part of your hair that can be seen above your scalp. It’s made of a protein called keratin, compacted and cemented together. Keratin is a remarkably strong prot...
by Tom Hagerty
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Scalp Exercise
Topic: Strange tickling when contracting occipitalis but ONLY when hair had been wet a moment before (what?)
Replies: 1
Views: 7640

Re: Strange tickling when contracting occipitalis but ONLY when hair had been wet a moment before (what?)

I don't get that tickling or tingling sensation after I take a shower or an hour after the shower. I often do the basic scalp exercise when my hair is wet though - but no tingle. I never do the advanced exercise after a shower. I've read many times that the hair shaft is vulnerable when the scalp is...