Praise and lack of praise
Tom's scalp exercises is once again hard to judge. If nothing else, its firmed up my face with the constant forehead muscle exercises. I check the temples of my head for indications of whether the exercises might be working for my hairline. I see no difference (yet) but no news is good news for me since it means i'm maintaining what I have. - Freddie
Tom , I could not be more happy with the knowledge you have shared with us. I have been doing your exercise for seven and half months and i swear to god my hairloss has decreased dramatically. My thin spots are not noticeable and my face looks tight and strong. As soon as 5 months after starting my hair loss slowed down a lot , now i feel it has stopped and even looks thicker. In fact i know it has worked because 8 months ago i would lose around 150 hairs a day now i dont even really notice any hairs on my pillow or in my hands when i touch my hair. It feels stronger and thicker and i have been able to style it like i could 4 years ago. I am a 23 year old male started losin it at 20 and i swear to god its not just a hunch its a fact , it has worked for me. thank you so much tom. My advice to people is to stick with it it took a long time before my hairloss even slowed down but now oh my god. I feel like my youth has been preserved when before i was so worried id be bald by the time i hit 26 years old. Tom , at first i didnt believe it but i thought i would try and now i couldnt be more satisfied. I am anxious to get a webcam or a scanner to show you pics but right now i have neither so i hope you can take my honest word. thank you so much , i wil be back again to let everyone know about my progress and hopefully be able to provide some pics. There is a god. thank you - Anonymous
I have also got my hands on Tom's video CD for the nominal fee. I urge anyone who questions the validity of Tom's claims to buy the video- you will see a relatively wrinkle free man that is on heaven's side of 70 years that has lost very little hair. Capillary networks recess with age as I understand it, and we will almost all lose hair with age. Yet Tom's excercises have maintained for him an enviable crown and fairly good temporal region. I have no doubt that the health of Tom's hair can be attributed to these exercises. If you still need motivation to start these excercises, I like to think of them as my 'Road to Elizabeth Hurley". But my girlfriend of 4 months doesn't mention thinness anymore, and I've gained enough confidence in my hair after just 3.5 months of inconsistent excercise that I let her run her hand through the crown area that was earlier a source of shame. I look at her eyes to see if she is hiding the truth from me to make me feel better, or if she thinks it might be growing back. One day I'll ask her, maybe around 6 months of unwedded bliss. Since I have OK coverage I can't see actual vellus hairs sprouting like some of my sympathisers on this website, but I've noticed a visible change in hair density, maybe up to 30%. Many of us have a swirl of hair on the crown where there is no consistent 'grain', and the hair's growth pattern is helical- I have observed that men and women often begin thinning here first, as did I. My hair is now so strong and thick in this one particular area that I find myself touching my head at all hours of the day in awe. This cranial region seems to be the epicenter of renewed growth, because around this area hair seems to be coming back in. Let's all hope that 'seems to' becomes more definitively affirmative. - Loyal Pawn
Tom, First time poster here as I happened to stumble accross your site: I'd like to start by saying that, after year of fighting MPB I think the scalp exercise makes sense and i'll explain why: From all the other buletin boards I noticed the same thing, when a new product comes on the market be it fabao, avacore, FNS and even minoxidil claims are made that re-growth is apparent. Now, these guys are obviously not lying although some are probably fooling themselve and maybe abit over optimistic but nevertheless they claim that small vellous hairs are growing. After a while the hype has died down, these same guys are now saying that the growth has stopped. Its been claimed for a long time now that massaging one's scalp has a positive effect on the condition of the scalp and hair, this is the benfit that these guys are getting from massaging their hair but thats where the benefit stops. Scalp EXERCISE is in theory doing the same as scalp massage but from within, the way to explain this is comparing regular exercise to those new gadgets that you strap on to yourself " and it does the work for you", obviously one is going to get some gains from it but it is uncomparable to actual exercise......There, I said it. Thats my theory. P.S I mastered the exercise from day 1 and am doing 10 mins am and 10 min pm . God bless, Will Get-there
Tom, I´m quite happy to know that the hair that I have for this year its strong and haven't falled. I also want to tell you that I have noticed that my scalp is not shinny anymore, or greasy. I also noticed that if I pull my hair , they will not come out as they did before. I´m happy , and for all the people that looks at this web site, I do recommend the exercise. Thank You Tom. - Rafael
Hi Tom, I thought it was about time I discussed my 'success' with your exercise. It seems unfair not to update you when you have done so much. Four years ago, I had a load of shedding and a little thinning. After a couple of months the situation stabilized and since then I havn't lost more than a couple of hairs in the shower etc. Anyway this left me at a Norwood 2, with a very ragged hairline. I am not complaining and have acheived far more than I have ever expected but maybe this info will be useful to others. - Peter Jason
Dear Tom, I've been doing the scalp exercises for a few months now. i'd like to report my progress so far, i have achieved may be some stabilization. i don't lose any more hairs when i sleep or any hair when i comb my bangs. i'm positive that my hairline stopped receding. i'm so thankful for the knowledge you shared. thanks so much, you've really done a lot. Travis
Hi Tom ! I have noted one thing with my vellus hairs, they have turned from colourless hairs into tiny black hairs and i am sure that they are thicker to. First i didn´t believe it but after a while i really did see it. You said in your text about my approach that the scalp exercise might possibly flush out some dht and you said it was a bit of stretch, i don't think it is at all, because i have read many texts home in sweden that massage and movement of the scalp squeeze out the oils from the glands. A tight scalp usually has more oils, i don't think either propecia or dutasteride are as effective as the scalp exercise.(that's just my opinion) My hair is definitely feels stronger and the tension in my temporal areas is gone and the vellus hairs turned black, but still they are small. I know that i didn't mentioned that i was from sweden before, at least now you know why i write so sloppy, hope i can get myself understodd. Warm Regards Frank.
Tom, i can't thank you enough for what the scalp exercises has done for me. believe it or not i have finally achieved the stabilization that i was looking for. no kidding!! i'm so happy right now feeling so relieved that i'm finally over all those pills, those drugs, i took them all off and just sticked with the scalp exercises... i have been doing the exercise for about 5 months now... things have really changed dramatically and this is no hoax... before, everytime i touched my hair, three or four would fall off and these has really bothered me.. but now, this doesn't happen anymore... thanks TOm, everyone out there, Tom's exercises really work! - Anonymous
Tom--The scalp exercises made some sense to me when I started doing them about a year ago. I knew they would tone up my facial muscles and make my skin look tighter but I was skeptical about their ability to halt my hair loss. I mindlessly kept doing them though--five or ten minutes twice a day. I have not lost anymore hair during the last year and I actually think my hair in the temporal area looks thicker. Maybe I'm imagining this though. I wish I took some photos so that I could be sure. In other words, there was no outstanding regrowth but still I'm happy with the results I've achieved. Of course I'm going to keep doing the exercise. I do mostly the advanced exercise now even though it tires my shoulders a bit. But what if all of a sudden my hair starts falling out again? You'll get a nasty note from me and I'll demand that twenty-five bucks back. - Toshiro
Tom, Thought I would keep posting my experiences here in case they are of any help to other women considering your program. I don't know whether others have reported this but I have already noticed a positive effect on my skin after just a few weeks. Usually my complexion is a bit gray and unhealthy looking, and prone to mild acne, particularly across the forehead. This has resisted improvement for years despite trying all sorts of regimes. Now it is healthier than it has been in a long time, quite clear and vibrant. I can only imagine that the muscular workout that my upper face is getting is beneficial to it. Also you were right about the tenseness in my scalp which is still there but already easing. The scalp oiliness is mildly annoying but not significant when compared with the skin improvements. Of course it is way too early to see any difference with my hair problem but as I'm sure you know - people with hair loss problems tend to have an eroded self confidence and so any improvement in appearance is encouraging. So far so good. - Cookie
I'm a 32yo (swede) that has done your exercise for about 3 months and this is what i have to report. First of all i have to say i've done the exerxcise the way I think its supposed to be done solely based on the info on your site. When it comes to hairline profile i'm about in the same situation as you where Tom before you started. Ok, this is what has happended. 1, Almost a once within a week, the hairs with strange swirls in my hairline, the ones that look like they're struggling to grow and doesn't get to be long, and on the ones on my crown suddenly started to grow straight, or should I say healty because that's what it felt. 2, Also within weeks the whole hair just felt healthier. The bad hair days just vanished(!?) strange. This was incentive enough to continue. Since the good initial results i have continued more or less disciplined, about 10 min twice a day. Nothing has happened in terms of regrowth but my hair feels great. 3, But now something has happened. I wouldn't call it regrowth but the some of the small light hairs, at the places where it has thinned out in the hairline has turned darker and longer, not much but still. There is no doubt it about it since i have small reference spots that I check regurlary and sceptical as I am proof litterarly has to jump at my face for me to beleive it. Well it jumped! Do I have to say i'm continuing the exercise, if not just to continue to have the feel in my hair i have right now. Thanks!
I have the pleasure of reporting that after visiting an old drinking haunt where I could always see my scalp I have discovered I no longer can. Thats right - no scalp - just hair. And no the lighting hasnt changed cos its in the toilets. A place I used to fear to go. The mirror is harshly lit and so big I used to become very depressed looking at my scalp. Now, thanks to Tom, and hopefully my own peculiar brand of massage it is back to normal. But what is my normal density ? I mean pre mpb density. I figure that the sides of my head must be the same density as pre mpb. And hair density can be determined by parting ones hair and looking at the width of the visible scalp. So if I compare my hair parted just above my ears with how it looks parted at the middle and the side I should be able to see a rough density comparison. What do you think Tom ? Sound crazy. Best wishes for Ohio ! excuse the smiley face but seeing no scalp in the mirror was an amazing feeling. My temples look awful but I'm half way there ! Peter jason
Hello, I have being doing the exercises for eight months now but sorry to report I have made no progress of any kind. I have the video and have being doing the exercise as you do. One thing I notice is that a short time before hair falls out the ones that sort of curl at the ends dont grow back.
Probably a piece of useless information. Anybody got any insight into this. Im over 50 and have reasonable head of hair but thinning fast all over. Thanks for all infomation anyway it was worth the try and best wishes. Pop
(I asked Pop for permission to post his message on my Testimonial page because I wanted people to know that the scalp exercise does not always bring about the desired results. - Tom Hagerty)
Tom, I cant say that I noticed any change at my upper face but to be fair I have to say I was blessed with tight skin. I have slight bags under my eyes which I thought would improve. I will continue to do the exercise seeing that I have completed 8 months. Maybe I might still get a result. When you are losing hair over a long period it cant be easy to reverse the process. The exercise I reckon is a very beneficial aid to all muscles, skin, nerves in and on your face. I dont have any expertise to back up this statement only I believe it's commonsense. There is no way that I would use any drugs etc to try to improve hair loss. You usually wind up with a very expensive life sentence and greasy head. Sorry to be so blunt but im am putting it into laymans terms. You can of course put my post in your testimonial. Pop
This is meant to be a note of encouragement to all those who have just discovered this site. I, and other people, had noticed that I had began thinning in front, on top, and the hair on my temples stays really short. I discovered Tom's site, and after much wallowing in "should I try it? should I not? will it work? will it not?", I finally got my act together and JUST DID IT. CONSISTENTLY. IT'S WORKING!!!!!!!!!! I see hair sprouting in front and the hair on my temples is actually growing longer! I've been doing it for maybe 2 months? The point is, to anyone reading this, STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND JUST DO IT--consistently. Try the damn thing instead of thinking about it and pontificating on whether it will work or not. Now that I think back, had I just began doing it earlier, I'd be farther along on the curve to recovery...but I am so happy, it works. -Anonymous
Tom, I just wanted to let you know that after seeing your web page at the beginning of this year, I started using your scalp exercise. At first, I thought I was seeing instant results (as anyone hoping for a "miracle" cure might). I was not. Hairline recession just kept happening. I did not give up however, as I thought the exercise was beneficial to the face muscles and I was pretty much fed up with other cures. Now, I believe I am seeing real progress. It's nothing huge; there seem to be a lot more vellus hairs in the areas where hair was most frequently lost, and even better is the fact that some of these hairs are now starting to look thicker with normal pigmentation (instead of the almost white color of the vellus hairs). I am thrilled at this, and I want to thank you for creating such a bizarre, yet wonderful approach to fighting hair loss. I'll keep at it and hopefully in another six months or so I'll be able to report substantial improvement on my hairline. Thanks again. J Wilson
Hi Tom, This is just a short note to fill you in on how I have been getting on with the scalp exercises. I received the CD with the exercises roughly at the end of September last year and have being doing them ever since. Initially I wasnt sure what I was doing, looking at my inbox, I had sent mails to you up until December looking for assistance. However eventually after much practice I got the hang of it, at this stage, I can see a good deal of movement throughout my scalp when I do the exercises. In parts of my head there is a type of bubble effect as I see my scalp move. I was doing these exercises for half an hour twice day until Christmas but now I do it for 10 mins in the morning and 10 in the evening. Its now a habit, I work with computers so sometimes during the day I run through a couple of repetitions. Its actually kind of relaxing, I used to have quite an itchy scalp but I notice I dont really have that any more. Firstly I never had a bald patch or experienced alot of hair loss. I'm 26 and as my father and uncles on either side of my family all have varying degrees of baldness, I felt this was probably in store for me in the next couple of years. Family and friends had commented every so often that I was starting to lose my hair or that I was going to go bald early.
Because of this I wanted to do something about this now rather than when it was too late. I didnt want to go down the route of using pills / rubbing something into my scalp to prevent this happening. I really have to say Tom, I'm very happy with the results. The hardest time for me was from about September to January when I couldnt get the exercies right and was really beginning to wonder whether I was wasting my time. My hair really looked quite dull and lifeless. It looked kinda of weak. (Apols for sounding like a Shampoo add!). By about end of March / start of April this had begun to change, my hair was noticably thicker and stronger. I noticed less of it started to fall out in the shower as well.
It was about April I first noticed hair starting to grow back. As I said I didnt have a bald patch, but I noticed hair starting to grow back along the front of my hairline on my forehead. This has continued at a pretty quick pace for the last 3 months. All the while, the hair on my head kept thickening up. I'm not exaggerating Tom when I say that I think my hair has not looked like this for a couple of years. I looked at photos of when I was graduated from college at 21 and honestly I think my hair looks better now.
It's amazing actually, there's little thin hairs sprouting along the top of my forehead. I'm really delighted I didnt ever rub anything into my hair and I took the time to get the exercises right. I think that these exercises would be most beneficial to men who havent experienced alot of hair lose but probably would be prone to it as they get older. So again, thanks again for all the help you gave me, thankfully I dont need the CD any more!!!. BTW - this was probably the best 30 dollars I ever spent!! Edward
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(Mostly) Honest Messages
These testimonials do not tell of people making dramatic progress in a short time. I wish the scalp exercise regimen could bring about perfect results fast, but it doesn't work that way. The following messages have all been posted on my Discussion Forum. They are not the product of the overheated imagination of a marketer peddling some scam hair loss product . In other words, they're legitimate. I hope they will give some encouragement to everybody who starts and continues on the program.
"Ok, I've been doing the scalp exercises for several years now. I think I've been doing them correctly too. So what's the deal? Am I missing something? I'm supposed to have hair by now, right? I'm seriously thinking about asking Mr. Hagerty to return my 25 bucks. That's what I paid for his DVD and booklet."
"Anecdotes [testimonials] are unreliable for various reasons. Stories are prone to contamination by beliefs, later experiences, feedback, selective attention to details, and so on. Most stories get distorted in the telling and the retelling. Events get exaggerated. Time sequences get confused. Details get muddled. Memories are imperfect and selective; they are often filled in after the fact. People misinterpret their experiences."
In other words, even though the testimonials presented in these pages are from real people, you still have to be skeptical. Sometimes even the best people give unreliable reports without even realizing it.