Question about Shedding

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aurrsito
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Question about Shedding

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Hello Tom,

I started doing the SE 2 weeks ago, 10 min x 2 a day (more or less), and these two last days I started to see more than the usual shedding (not too much, I never saw more that 50 hairs per day in my life, and this shedding is far away from this number), and I wanted to ask you if its normal that I notice this on the first month of doing the exercise.

About me: Im currently 23 years old, I don't have any norwood scale, my scalp is full of hair and I do this to prevent and be more healthier about my hair. Because since so many years ago, sometimes I see some hair on the floor or pillow, and I start to freak out. So this time I wanted to start caring more about my hair.

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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 growth do though. Rogaine does. Anyway I encourage you to keep doing the scalp exercise for the reasons you gave - to keep the good hair you have and to prevent future loss.

Are you sure that you are doing the exercise correctly though? You got to get a strong contraction of the occipitalis muscle at the back of the head. I get videos from a lot of men who want to show me how they are doing it. Only half are doing it right. The other half are not getting a contraction of that difficult muscle at the back of the head. If you want, you can send me a video shot from a side view of you doing the scalp exercise. I can tell from the movement of your ears if the action is right.

You are starting the exercise at the right age. Don't be concerned about early shedding. You're going to keep good hair.

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Re: Question about Shedding

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Hello Tom,

I think indeed that I'm doing the exercise correctly, because I feel the muscle contraction and I told my parents to look the back of my scalp without telling them what I'm going to do and they started screaming "your scalp is moving!!" So I think that these 2 factors tell me that I'm doing it right.

When I first started doing it, the first days didn't feel any movemnt on the occipitalis at all, now I do. But I'll send you a video so I can confirm 200% that I'm correct.

By the way, there's a dermatologist from my country (Spain) who tells that bald people go bald without notifying they are "losing hair", because when you have MPB, hair loss count doesnt go up, its just that the roots are ill and the hair that they produce is everytime thinnier. He also says that its normal and very good to shed, because the roots are its job.

What do you think about that?

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Watch Riley Eusden do the scalp exercise: https://www.hairloss-reversible.com/the ... ise-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 forties start to get thinner hair because with each hair cycle the roots (the dermal papilla) get smaller. Eventually in some men the roots die. When this happens the hair cannot be resurrected. The scalp exercise in many cases keeps the roots of the hair shaft from "miniaturizing."

Copy my email address because I am going to remove it tomorrow. In one video shot from the side view, contract just the occipitalis muscle. That's the important muscle. I want to see if you have really gained control of that muscle.

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The dermatologist you talked to is correct: Many men in their thirties and forties start to get thinner hair because with each hair cycle the roots (the dermal papilla) get smaller. Eventually in some men the roots die. When this happens the hair cannot be resurrected. The scalp exercise in many cases keeps the roots of the hair shaft from "miniaturizing."
So he's right when he tells that bald people doesn't shed that much and its all because of miniaturizing? I've always worried about hair falling since I was 17 but 6 years later I have the same density and amount of hairs, so maybe I should follow his and your words.
Copy my email address because I am going to remove it tomorrow. In one video shot from the side view, contract just the occipitalis muscle. That's the important muscle. I want to see if you have really gained control of that muscle.
I have copied your address, I will send you the video today or tomorrow.

Regards!

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Re: Question about Shedding

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So he's right when he tells that bald people doesn't shed that much and its all because of miniaturizing? I've always worried about hair falling since I was 17 but 6 years later I have the same density and amount of hairs, so maybe I should follow his and your words.
Let me know about that! Thanks :D

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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 food, harsh sun exposure, prolonged psychological tension, and genetic factors (the list goes on), they do there job well. But when they get older, these negative factors can take their toll. Of course sometimes you see old drunkards on skid row with great hair. Hair and hair production is a complex business!

It's wise to start young - like I did - to be concerned about your hair. The scalp exercise, a nutritious diet, etc. really does make a difference at that time of life. When you're older - 40's or 50's - it may be too late.

The scalp exercise done correctly is great therapy. But not everybody has the motivation to learn this relatively difficult maneuver and to stay with it. I've seen it produce great results in myself and others. Give it a try. See what happens.

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Thank you Tom, I always want to treat my hair the best way I can, so I wish I can keep it forever.

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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 on fire unless it's on a very short term basis.

But I'm sure you know all these things. What you want to know is how to keep your hair looking young and healthy. I think that the scalp exercise correctly done and a nutritious diet will keep your hair in shape until you're to old to care.

Do you have political ambitions? In the age of TV how many Presidential candidates do you see running successfully - not too many. Gray hair is OK but no hair means not electable.

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