More Honest Messages
I’m using Brian’s message to start off this third page of testimonials because it shows that occasionally some progress can be made in a short time. This man has been on the scalp exercise program for just a little over three months, but as you can see from his message, he’s a bit of a fanatic – doing the SE much more than the suggested ten or fifteen minutes a day. He has also made some changes in his diet, now getting enough omega-3 fatty acids and other important nutrients.
Well the hair I still have left is shaped like it was 4 years ago when I was 17, and in my senior year of high school. I have some pics from then, some pics from when my hair was really bad, and I can take some pics of the progress and see if I can get em online to show you. Basically my hair was very brittle, thin, stuck flat to my scalp and my hairline was raised considerably. Looking at this picture of June of 2005, my scalp health was awful. Inflammed badly. Even my sideburns were thinner. The areas on my scalp that were thinner are still technically thinner. But I see hairs that were miniaturizing all throughout my scalp are getting longer and longer. I see this especially when I comb my hair in the morning. I still comb it back like I did in school, and then part it down the middle. My hairline is still higher, but I see where the small fuzzy hairs are dark hairs are coming in. I see 1/2 inch to 1 inch hairs right at where my hairline is now (not where it was before) starting to come out and curl down like the rest of my hair. I see more progress on the left side of my hairline, than on the right. So sometimes it’s a random regeneration.
But it’s obvious, especially when I first wake up in the morning what is changing. The hair comes straight up out of the follicles now and goes up about 1/2 inch and then curls down my scalp like it did 4 years ago. Looking at this picture of June, it was totally flat and brittle looking. It’s growing LONG again too. Once MPB starts the ability to grow the hair you still have long is lost, so this is another good sign. I work at a CVS/pharmacy store and I saw myself on camera from above, and the balding spot on the back you can’t see anymore when it’s dry. When it’s wet you still can because your hair looks more sparse then.
I still have a long long way to go to get back to where it was, but it’s obvious if I keep with it that I’ll get there. Just remember, the more you do it [the scalp exercise], the more results you will see if it works for you. I do it practically all day long. Everytime I know someone isn’t looking at me my scalp is moving back and forth. It takes alot of work just to see a little bit of result. But just think, if it does work for you, where you will be in 2-3 years….
I not only had hair grow between my eyebrows, I got hair growing on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet from doing the scalp exercise. I’m now seeing a few hairs sprouting on the glans of my penis too. The SE really is effective.
This is a testimonial someone wrote about me – Tom Hagerty – the builder of this website. It’s from an anonymous poster on the forum.
Hi Tom, I just received your video CD on scalp exercise last week. I played the video and oh my God! Tom your hair looked so great. I’m jealous here. Did you use any products or anything at all? I mean it’s amazing how you kept your hair looking so young. Your face too looks a lot younger. If I looked at the video I would guess you are about 48 years old. There’s got to be a reason why God led me to this site of yours and hopefully there will be some benefits.
My hair is almost fully recovered thanks to Tom and a couple other things. I got up this morning and looked in the mirror and couldnt help but smile. After more than a year and a half of tribulation my hair is back to what it looked like in high school. My hairline has not been this low in years, and new hairs keep turning into terminal hairs left and right. I have been doing the SE’s for exactly 1 year and I can say for a fact that they definitely work. I cannot type much more right now becuz I have to go to work, but I had to post this because its just an incredible feeling to have a FULL head of hair again, and not worry about combing it or brushing it “just right” in attempt to cover balding or thinning spots, or worry about the wind blowing your hair and exposing these “bad” spots.
As it stands I have a full head of hear, coming to my mid 20’s now. I intitally embarked on the S.E in hope to halt/prevent my hairloss as I saw some sudden recession around the Temporal areas which saw my hairline receed about 2cm in a matter of 2 months, but then stopped. I decided to undertake the S.E anyway just as a preventative measure (and more optimistically, to try and regain lost hair). I Started the scalp excersize in April 2005 (I posted a message around may 2005 stating that I had gained control over the occipitalis muscles). During that time, there was only a very small movement once I had finally gained control over the occipitalis muscle. At that time, there was as of yet, no forward movement when raising my eyebrows, just the backward movement upon contracting the occipitalis although the forward movement came quickly afterwards. So from May, I was able to do the rocking backwards and forward motion of my scalp (including getting my ears to peel backwards when contracting the occipitalis muscles).
Initally there was a noticeable burning sensation but that eventually disappeared as my muscles became stronger. From May last year I have being doing the excersize for about 15 minutes, twice a day (30 mins total a day). At the same time, I upped the my intake of Tofu and broccoli and have continue to do so since then. Over the a series of 3 months, I took pictures of my temporal areas, with intial 3 photo checks showing the hairline reasonably stable. The last few checks has revealed unfortunate news, the recession seems to be accelerating again with 5mm recession on the second to last one (3 months ago and a significant recession of 1 cm with the latest one. Unfortunately the only thing I can conclude is that the Scalp Exercise to date hasn’t done much to prevent hairloss and this seems to be leaving me in an uncomfortable situation whereby I may have to admit defeat and go onto propecia to halt the hairloss. So Tom, sorry to burst your bubble here, although I thank you at least presenting the S.E as a suggestion, but obviously as you’ve stated it doesn’t work for everyone.
SpaceCowboy – Posted on the Discussion Forum
Alright people. Let me set the record straight…. 1) I first came on this website in May 2005 2) In May 2005 i ordered the SE instructional DVD from Tom 3) In May 2005, i started doing the SE’s for at least an hour a day at 10-20 minute intervals. Now when I say an hour a day, i mean for AT LEAST an hour, many days i went for much longer than that. 4) I did experience what I believe was TE in November 2004, I am not sure, but it doesnt matter because my hair was already receding even before the TE started. 5) The TE was in an extremely noticeable MPB pattern, it looked as if i was def. balding in the MPB pattern, I thinned out completely on top in the horseshoe pattern. 6) Like i said, i started the SE’s vigorously in 5/2005, and i started taking brewers yeast and flaxseed daily, and started spraying liquid copper peptides(folligen) on my scalp daily(I have continued this even till now) 7) I did not begin to start to see any kind of recovery till perhaps around December/January. I began to see some of my hairs getting thicker and darker, and covering more area. 8) I started taking Protandim and Polyphenols about 3 months ago. I took Protandim for a month and then i experienced a heavy shed which really freaked me out. So i stopped taking it for a week and then grew some balls and started taking it again because I feel it can really help me. 9) I can honestly say that within the last 1-2 months i have seen the most growth that I have seen in the past 12 months of doing the SE’s. Tom is extremely correct when he says to be patient and wait till at least 9-10 months to see any results from the SE’s because he is very correct. It took me 10-11 months to see large-scale visible results, i.e. almost full recovery. 10)
I can swear for a fact that my hair was going downhill quickly. People barely even recognized me becuase my hair looked so bad. But when I found Tom’s site my life really turned around. I totally changed my diet(which was horrible and contributing to my balding), i started eating protein/vegetables/unprocessed foods, organic stuff, no sugar, low-fat, etc. I also started exercising almost everyday. I started taking all of the supplements that Tom recommends and i did not stop taking them. 11) The first step in the road to recovery is BELIEVING. You have to believe you can get your hair back, because I believe if you go into this (the SE’s) with the outlook that its a joke and wont work for you, then it prob wont. Im not sayin that if you believe then you will get your hair back, because all you have to do is take a look at the testimonial page and you will see that the SE’s have not worked for many. But on the other hand they HAVE worked for many. 12)
But its not just the SE’s. You must make a full body change. There are SO many controlling factors over our hair. We must give it what it needs for it to flourish. Things like laxticity and proper blood supply(the SE’s and exercise everyday), proper nutrients in the bloodflow(nutrients Tom recommends), low amounts of fat and sugar in the bloodflow(proper diet). I could go on and on but most of you already know these things. 13) Your body will tell you what things are working for you and which ones are not. That is how I have weeded through the different products that I have and have kept a few of them, because my body told me that I needed them. Not to mention, the mirror told me that they work. 14)
Finally, the key through all of this has been the SE’s. They gave my scalp a jumpstart back to life. It wanted to just die off and be laid to rest, but I wouldnt let it. I kicked its ass with the SE’s till I got the bloodflow pumping and all of the follicles breathing again. I really do believe in the SE’s because scientifically it makes since. We work out all of the muscles on our body when we go to the gym, except for the muscles on our heads. When you work out at the gym, your body gets healthier and your muscles flourish. Why cant the same be true about your scalp when you do the SE’s? Well, it is true. And people like Tom, Anagen, and me are living proof. 15) Now, i am going to go find that pic right now if it is the last thing i do. And by the way Holly, the reason why it is so hard to provide a pic of Before is because during the “before” time, you could never find me without a hat on. So it would kind of be hard to observe what my hair looked like with a hat on.
I am 26, norwood 2 and diffusely thinning at the front. I have been doing the SE 1 hour per day for the last 13 weeks. The SE is the only thing I do for my hair. After 2 months I noticed an improvement in the quality of my existing hair…daily hairloss continued at the same rate, it possibly even increased slightly, but this is hard to judge. After 3 months the quality of my hair is looking even stronger and healthier, and I’m talking accross the entire scalp, not just at the front. I had a thin patch of hair on the top middle of my head. This patch is filling in nicely. My hair is also growing longer, it’s no longer short cycling. Daily hairloss in the last 2 weeks has virtually ground to a total halt. I don’t see any fallen hair in my sink, my pillow, not even in my hands when I tug at it. It’s getting stronger. If we do lose 40-100 hairs a day then I really don’t know where they are coming from anymore…it’s strange. I haven’t seen any significant regrowth on my hairline as of yet. I haven’t seen any hair on my old hairline for up to 6 years so I don’t really expect much to happen there, or if it does it will take alot longer. The quality and density of my hair behind my hairline is improving every week, I can honestly say that it looks 10 times better than before I started. I will keep banging 60 mins per day in. I am very happy with the results of the SE, it gives me hope and a sense of control. p.s. I also take 1 cod liver oil tablet and 20 (YES 20!) brewest yeast tablets per day.
I’ve been doing the exercises for nearly 3 months now. I am 19, my hair has always been fine but in the last few months before I started doing them I started to notice that crown seemed to be thinner than the back or the sides of my head but no spots that looked like they we’re balding. It just looked a little thinner and my temples had receeded a little bit ( about a 1/4 of an inch). One week into doing them I cut my hair really short and started doing them 10 minutes 2 times a day (somtimes more), in the begining it was hard to do them, the muscles would really burn but nowadays I can 20 minutes like nothing, and I have to say I’ve noticed REAL improvment. My hair is thicker and better looking than it’s ever been. It no longer falls flat a while after I style it and the crown looks as thick as the rest of my hair. and 6 weeks into the exercise I noticed new hairs on my temples and now they’re about 3/4 of an inch long and they don’t pull out easy like they did a few months ago. I think your approach is great and i will continue to do them for life. Thanks so much for starting your website. Anyways my one question about them is Do you think I can possibly do them too much and if so what limit would you think is too much?……..Thanks again.
Slowly but surely, those vellus hairs are turning into terminal hairs. Now I’m starting to see noticeable progress on my right side, as well as the left. I’ve seen progress on the left for a while. If I pull my hair back and tilt my head up in the mirror I see tons and tons of hairs that aren’t quite as long as the terminal hairs that were not yet miniaturizing. These are longer than intermediatte hairs. growing 2 inches or longer. The reason I believe my vertex is slowly recovering in the same way is, I see these same hairs sticking out all the way up my middle part, and through the back of my crown. These are not dieing hairs. they have the same thickness as the terminal hairs, and are just as brown. When I magnify my forehead you can still see lots of tiny brown hairs that are exactly where my hairline was in 2002. Basically there’s a mix of fine white vellus hairs, tiny brown hairs, intermediatte hairs and terminal hairs.
Tom is definitely right. The progress is not dramatic. But I recently found photos of myself from when I was 17 in 2002. And it’s slowly but surely growing back to that head of hair. You can still see a thinner vertex, and a higher hairline…especially when it’s wet. You really do need to stay committed to this. Especially in cases like mine. I started balding at 18, and it happened FAST. I had been balding for around 3 years before I began to do something about it. 12 months is a good projected time to START to see progress. Depending on your MPB stage and velocity, it could take a long time for it to fully recover. I would guess 2-3, maybe even 5 years to regrow your full head if it works for you. It will be one hair here…another there….very gradual. I hadn’t started the advanced SE until a couple months ago. And I recently saw a few old friends I hadn’t seen in 9 months or so. And they kept asking me if I had lost weight, and I haven’t lost any weight. They were noticing my tighter looking upper face. When I looked into the mirror and paid attention to my face, it looks alot younger than it used to.
I’ve been through a lot of severe psychological and emotional stress, and have done alot of damage to my body, until I became a health freak and started changing my lifestyle a year or so ago. I thought it was permanent damage, and that I would always look alot older and unhealthy because of what I had done. But low and behold, I look like a 22 year old again. Not 40, like someone thought I was about 2 years ago. Yes. they thought I was 40, at 20. Just stick with it. Though it could take years, you won’t regret it.
James C – Discussion Forum
I’m a bit hesitant to post here saying that I’ve had results so soon but I’m pretty sure I have some new hair growth based on two things. Firstly, I wasn’t sure I was going bald until I noticed two rounded ‘dents’ carving into my temples over a 6 month period. Now these areas are no longer starkly rounded and this is because of the second thing I noticed… Most of the hair on top/sides of my head is over 2 inches long, but I have quite a few hairs in my temple areas that are under 1 inch.
Jordan – Discussion Forum.
Been on the SE’s for almost a year with a regimen of only green tea extract, fish oil, and a daily multivitamin. My hairloss has most definitely stabilized, and hopefully some regrowth will soon follow. Either way, I’m on the SE’s for life because of the hair stabilization and the face-toning effects they’ve had on me. If I can preserve what I’ve got now, which I think I can, than I’ll be one happy guy.
Danny De – sent to me in an email.
Well I’ve been doing the scalp exercises for about 9 months now and I have to say I am totoally satisfied with the results. My hairline is back to the way it was when I was 12 (I am 19 now). I am confident that as long as I keep them up I will have a full head of hair like you when I am in my 70’s…if I live that long. I’ve also noticed some other major benefits: I used to get alot of headaches and since I’ve been doing the SE’s I hardly ever do, and when I do, ten minutes of the exercises almost always gets rid of it, My hair was light blonde when I was younger and like most blonde people it started getting darker through my teens, but now the color is like it was when I was in grade school. thanks agian for sharing this wonderful approach to balding i’d say you can’t imagine how much this helped me but you probably can because you went through the same thing at my age…thanks again
Jordan – posted on the Discussion Forum in reply to another message.
Yeah man. I’ve basically cut out processed foods (all fried food, sodas, etc.)and started taking supplements about a year ago to go along with a better diet. The supplement routine that I’ve been following rigorously is as follows: Mega Green Tea Extract Brewer’s Yeast Powder (thanks Tom) Grape seed extract w/ Resveratrol Turmeric Taurine (1000 mg) I attribute my recent success to this regimen and daily SE sessions. Keep in mind that this was no overnight ordeal. It took a full year before I began to notice any regrowth. I achieved stabilization after about 4-5 months. I also exercise at least 3-4 times a week. I believe that the combination of these lifestyle changes have led me closer to the promised land. Hope this helps Joshua. Cheers.
Andrew – posted on the Discussion Forum.
I’ve been doing the scalp exercise for a good couple of years now. When i first started, i was losing hair like crazy. My brother, one year older was losing hair at the same rate. Fast forward to now and he is pretty much completely bald where as i still have a full head of hair. Has it made a difference? I believe it very much has.
CM – taken from an email sent to me, Tom Hagerty, after receiving the video CD about the scalp exercise. CM is more concerned about the facial toning aspect of the scalp exercise than she is about its potential for improving hair growth.
Tom, I received the package. Couldn’t get it out of the envelope fast enough! Thank you so much. I watched it several times and was blown away each time but how much your scalp moves! Then your face!!! How firm/toned it looks. You are truly the poster-child for a face that never grows old!
Now about the exercise, I cannot thank you and your forum enough for the discussion on the scalp exercise. I’ve been lucky to have only ever done it using the occipitalis, because while that was only half the exercise, I was at least doing that part correctly. When you first mentioned that the eyebrow movement was a necessary part of the exercise for deep exercising of the scalp, I totally got the wrong end of the stick and was contracting both at the same time, although I didn’t think raising eyebrows was “contracting” the frontalis; I thought frowning would be contracting the frontalis but I now know a different muscle is responsible for that.
So that discussion not only taught me the position of the frontalis muscle but also what action it is responsible for. And most importantly, it highlighted the fact that my latest “understanding” of the exercise involving the eyebrows was all wrong. But nothing shed more light on this than seeing you do the exercise. Even my hubby who’s been to reluctant to try the exercise since he finds it hard to do, couldn’t help but try it after seeing you do it with such ease.
And I did see your smile…. Your face is so expressive yet has the tone of a 40-year old who’s taken good care of his skin and overall health! You truly are an inspiration and your CD is very nicely done. Thank you for taking the time to do this for me and for all who benefit from your work.
Dear Mr. Hagerty, My name is Stijn and I’m a 22 year old boy from Holland, Amsterdam. First I would like to thank you for your website and all your effort to help people. The least I can do is tell you how the scalp-exercise helped me, so thats what I want to do now. I also have a question I hope you can and want to help me with … About 2 years ago my hair was awfully thin and my hairline had receded a lot. After studying your site for a while I mastered the scalp exercise in about 2-3 days. I think the scalp exercise was almost made for me because I always had a very wrinkley forehead. It looked like I was always pulling up my eyebrows. So after about a month of scalp-exercising and taking brewers yeast my hair looked amazing really ! It was like i never experienced any hairloss at all. And not even that, my hair looked thicker and shinier then most people without any hairloss. On top of that I also felt very great and energetic. So one more time .. thanks so much for your effort! After a while I was so enthausiastic that I started to add more and more supplements like vitamin E(synthetic), flax-oil, cod liver oil, biotin,MSM,grape seed, chasteberry, coconut oil etc. Im shure you know all of the supplements and oils people reccomend on the web. I also started to learn about a forum with some guy named Immortalhair (shure you know about him too),who reccomended so many supplements to regrow all your hair. So to make a long story short, I was popping alot of pills and forgot a little about the scalp-exercise. My hair became dry and thin again, and I had alot of side effects from all the supplements and oils. I was convinced about the scalp-exercise before, but now Im even more convinced about the fact that it takes effort and exercise and a good diet to regrow or at least thicken my hair. Except from the fact that I concider myself a real supplement-expert right now, I believe they did close to nothing for my health. I do however have one question I hope you can help me with. In the last few years I tried cod liver oil, flax-oil, fish oil and krill oil as sources of omega 3 but not one of them helped. I think your favourite is cod liver oil, but when I take this oil I experience some side effects.
The side effects I experience are cold feet, lack of sexual performance, dry hair and, as with all other sources of Omega-3, I experience an increase in inflammation. I remember once you wrote about cod liver oil and that some people have problems with converting the vitamin D, and that it has something to do with a liver problem. I really hope you can shed some light on this because I think omega 3 is very important. And I also wonder if you think it is sufficient to just take brewer’s yeast (love it) and do the scalp exercise and eat a good diet? Thanks so much and keep it up ! Greetings from Holland
Daniel – (This is not exactly a testimonial. The message tells how one man gained control of the occipitalis muscle at the back of the head – not an easy task. Now he can do the scalp exercise correctly and he didn’t even have to buy my video CD and the booklet to learn it. Now all the guy has to do is grow some hair. – Tom’s observation.)
Tom, yesterday I achieved success in moving my ears. For the last 3 days I have been working very hard to obtain movement in my ears and finally I got it! Here is what I did: For the first two days I stood/sat in front of a mirror for about 2 hours through the course of each day. At first I was just trying to figure out where the muscle was and how the muscles around it operated when I flexed my face.
I was always stuck on thinking that my ear was going to move with some variation of moving my eyebrow. That was completely wrong. When I move my eyebrow, my ear rocks but it is a involuntary motion resulting from my face shifting upward. I know this is no new news to you but I just wanted to go through the process for you in hopes that maybe something I did can help others.
The first day was the hardest. I knew I was working the right muscle because I felt some sensation in front of my ears. Here is where I went wrong. As I increased the strength of my ear muscle I began trying to move it upward. I could not make my ear go up vertically. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. After this I consulted a couple of friends that could move their ears easily. They told me to rock my ears backwards. Once I tried this, (after my ear muscle had been worked for 2 days), I noticed my ear would move backwards then up at an angle!
So I tried to put the 2 steps together and it worked perfectly. The first time I saw my ears go back and up I saw the skin on my forehead suck backwards and I knew I had discovered the truth! When I did the 2 steps together it felt perfect. I could feel the skin on my entire scalp tightening…not just my forehead. I want to note that when I first started attempting to move my ears I saw no motion at all. Now it is very easy. Practice, Practice, Practice. That is all it takes!
Tom, thank you for the advice and I will get back to you in the future with results I feel confident will occur. Thanks Tom, -Daniel.
Andrew – posted on the Discussion Forum
I’ve been doing the scalp exercise for years, everyday without fail. Do i think it has help? I would give that a big fat yes! Me and my older brother(1 year older) followed similar patterns. When we both got to about 18, our hair started to change. Started to thin and fall out. This freaked me out so i went searching for help and eventually found Tom’s website. I learned the scalp exercise and i do it religiously everyday. I’m doing it right now as i type this up. I only do it when i know i’m going to get a good solid 15-20 minutes of it because i don’t think it’s of much use if you just flex the muscles a couple of times during the day. You need to feel the pump!
But i digress. During the time i started the scalp exercise i did a few stupid things which didn’t do my hair too much good. I was on Tribulus to aid my body building. This is a herb which stimulates natural testosterone production. I was on this herb for months. I was also on a acne drug for a few months and this was very bad for my hair. I was able to stabilise my hairloss with the scalp exercise and this acne drug made it fall out in vasts amounts. It’s been over a year and a half that i’ve been off this drug and my hair is only just recovering. Anyway, i’m now 23 years old. My older brother is almost completely bald. Can’t grow it long otherwise it looks ridiculous. Me, i almost still have a complete head of hair. It isn’t as thick as it used to be, this i blame on the acne medication. But despite putting my hair through hell and back, it’s still there. I attribute this entirely to the scalp exercise.
Daniel – in an email.
Tom, I have been doing your exercise for about 4 months now…7 if you total the time I was doing it incorrectly. I think a huge portion of hairloss for me was mental. I buzzed my head about a month ago and began wearing a cap. Finally about two weeks ago I stopped wearing the cap and decided to stop hiding what was happening to me. I feel as if a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I worry about my hair infinite times less. I feel great. I notice a large decrease in the number of hairs falling out. Also, my hairline does not appear to be receeding any longer. I took pictures about 3 months ago so I could base my results on something substantial. When I looked back at the pictures the other day, what I noticed was amazing. I have a red blood spot on my head that has been there for as long as I can remember. This dot is located on the left side of my frontal region. My hairline had fallen about half an inch back from it in the picture. Now when I look in the mirror I see the same red dot but my hairline is almost taking it over. Also, I bought a 2x magnifying glass to study my results. I see tons of vellus hairs coming in but, the most exciting thing is when I look close, I see light brown hairs coming in. Not a lot going on but I am at most half way to your noted 8-12 month results. The results are small but I am working very hard at this. I usually do your exercise an upwards of 2hrs a day off and on. I began taking evening primrose oil, cod liver oil, brewers yeast tablets, and vitamin E. I also began eating less meats and more veggies. I will let you know further results maybe around month 8. Once again, thank you Tom for all the research and all the emails. -Daniel. DJ on Sunday, April 12, 2009 in an email – not exactly a testimonial but interesting. Hi Tom, thank you very much for answering my questions. I agree with you when you say the true worth of the scalp exercise is illustrated by the thick, healthy, colorful hair that you have at your age. I guess I’m essentially pessimistic about my situation. I’m not sure why but I find it challenging to believe that my hair will thicken and grow back, but knowing your story is certainly very encouraging.
I also know what you mean regarding the commitment to this exercise. Hair life cycles are a number of months and therefore the benefits of doing your exercise (ie. improved scalp circulation and decreased scalp tension) take a number of months to manifest. I’m hoping that combining your scalp exercise with the use of my laser comb, improved nutrition, and the scalp massages I’ve been doing daily will over the next 10 months/year really fill in the thinning spots that have developed over the past two years. I think your website is wonderful, and I appreciate the benevolent contributions you make to people who don’t want to lose their hair. Thank you very much.
Daniel – in an email.
Tom, I have been doing the scalp exercise for 6 months. The progress in the front of my scalp is amazing. At the rate I am seeing regrowth, I think I will have the bangs I had in high school within the next 6 months. The top portion of my scalp, the crown I guess, is a bit of a different story. Hair loss on my crown has stopped I believe. There is a lot of thinning up there but I consider myself half way there just by getting it to stop falling out. Thanks for everything Tom. -Daniel
Sharlaine Jones – in an email.
Hi Tom, Just an email to thank you for the scalp exercise. I’m 28 and started to notice my forehead getting wrinkled and even when I try to relax my forehead it still appears like I’m frowning. After doing this exercise for this first time I could feel my forehead relax with no signs of any frown. This exercise alone has made me look years younger. Eternally grateful, Sharlaine Jones
Martin – in an email requesting registration for the discussion forum.
My name is Martin, I’m 21 years old and come from Norway. I have been doing the exercises on your website for about 3months now, and i see improvements I never tought were possible to achieve. I also like the forum which is why I want to registrate and I have some questions I would like to ask there. Thank you for having a free website:)
Tom, I just wanted to let you know that I am beginning to see some promising success in the recovery of my hair. I, just like you did, agonize and study my hairline carefully almost every day. I noticed last week that in the thinning spots of my temples where there is low density and peach fuzz-like hairs that there are dark, thick hairs sprouting. They are growing right in the middle of the thinning area and along the hair line which proves the scalp exercise IS WORKING! I have only been doing the exercises consistently for 4 months and have not really made any permanent changes to my diet, drinking habits, or exercise frequency.
So, for anyone who reads this, I am 21 years old and was just as skeptical as anybody else whether the SE would work or not. It is DEFINITELY working and I know I am in store for substantial regrowth in the future, especially if I change my health habits as well. I luckily started the exercises young and have not experienced an extreme degree of hair loss. So for those of you worried about future hair loss, START NOW and BE CONSISTENT. I’m almost positive it will at least stabilize your hair loss. Thank you so much for your support, Tom. You literally gave me a chance to restore my quality of life and be optimistic about the future. I will post pictures once I have achieved a really noticeable amount of regrowth.
Dear Tom, I stumbled across your site towards the end of December last year ’09. I’ve now spent 8+ months on the SE and am beginning to observe some results. I’ve been estimating my current rate of recovery and believe that—should this growth pattern continue—I may have full coverage in another year or two. I know it’s been a while since you first regained your hair, but I was just wondering with what speed did the hair return. Right now I’m noticing irregular clusters of dark hairs sprouting in the denser portions of my thinning temples and crown. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and discovery. As of now I’m still not convinced, but I am hopeful. Patrick
Tom, Reading through your site over the last several months has given me the impression that you are honest. You have thoughtfully responded to my posts on your forums, and you even sent me a free copy of your CD. But I also occasionally wonder if all of it is just an elaborate show intended to manipulate the vulnerable psychological state of hair loss sufferers. I wonder sometimes if the forum posts in which people claim the SE have been successful are spoofed. You (maybe ‘you’ are actually a few people, all working together on an elaborate scam) could have easily just posted these yourself. And people will read them and send you that $25 for your CD. You claim on your site that you are not selling anything, but I don’t think that’s a true statement. Someone could make quite a fortune selling CDs for $25, especially when you claim that it can help regrow hair. How do I know that you didn’t just invent a bunch of facial exercises, and realized “Oh, these are not selling that well, maybe I’ll just add this extra claim about hair.” Maybe you are just some old guy trying to make a few dollars. If that is the case, I don’t blame you.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this hair loss nightmare, it’s that the universe does not play fair. Thus you can’t expect your fellow human beings to act in an ethical way either.
Tom, I have been doing the SE for about 11 months today. I have definitely seen an improvement in my hair’s condition in the following ways: – thicker diameter of individual hair – more mangeablility of my hair – less hair loss – hair is darker – hair feels stronger.
Hi Tom, I just thought I’d mention that I have been using your scalp exercises for about 3 years now and my hairloss has stopped. It hasn’t really reversed but it has stopped and for that I’m very grateful to you. Im 24 (started when I was 21) and the hair loss stopped after about 8 months. Anyways I just wanted to say thanks and I’m glad to see that your still an active poster on the forums and have kept the site up and running. Thanks again, JB
Mr. Hagerty- I wanted to write you and provide a quick update as to my progress so far with the face and scalp exercises. The results so far have been very impressive, especially considering that I have not been at it for very long and that my two stints of activity have been separated by several weeks of sporadic exercise. I am particularly impressed by the effects of the facial exercises. Within two or three days (!) of starting them I notice significant changes in the tone of my face. I get a great burn during the sessions, and my face feels nice for the rest of the day, just like any other muscle that has gotten the stimulation of a good workout.
I’m particularly impressed with these results as I’m only 23 and have a fairly strong facial structure as it is. I was aiming more for maintenance and the general self-improvement that comes with having a healthy routine, but I’ve actually gotten very visible results with only 100 quick repetitions of each exercise 6-7 days a week. I’m still working on mastering the scalp move, but I am getting better. I go for 1-2 sets of 100 reps each day, focusing on that last part of the pull when you feel the lazy part of the muscle atop the head start to activate.
Results so far have been a pleasant feeling scalp and a compliment from my hair stylist that my hair looked shinier than usual. As I haven’t changed shampoos or done anything else differently, I can’t help but attribute this change to the scalp exercise. I don’t doubt for a minute that it is what’s responsible, as my scalp just feels much healthier now than before (I have an awareness of it now, as though I can sense the blood flow, whereas if I skip the exercises I don’t feel it as much and it seems almost stagnant).
I think the biggest obstacle in reaping the benefits of this program is simply sticking with it. It’s very easy to get off track, but the investment in time is so small and the results are so quick that with a little motivation anyone ought to be able to stay with it. Thanks again for sharing this information with me, and I look forward to updating you with further progress soon. Be well sir, Steve
Well I think I’ve hit the 8 month mark already and so far I have seen no progress at all, not even stabilization. My hairline is worse than when I first started and I still experience itching and dandruff, my scalp is even a bit red at the hairline. I’m pretty young too, 19, so I expected at least some kind of benefit from the SE but unfortunately I got nothing. Still, I will stick with it until I reach a year of doing the exercise. If I see nothing after then, well I’ll be completely hopeless.
Tom, this is no understatement – the discovery of these exercises has changed my life. The eye exercise (1st one) has changed the shapes of my eyes to where they now look less cross-eyed, and weak, and now more attractive and strong, awesome. I am able to physically look people in the eyes better, make much better and more confident eye contact with them. It has made my eyes FEEL a lot better too, more healthy. And the scalp exercise is great, it gives a great pump of blood to the head and brain, and Makes the scalp just feel better. For me it has detached the scalp muscles from the neck muscles more, to where I can now move my head around better, feel more alive.
Previously I was doing it too alternatively, that is I would switch too slowly from contracting the frontalis and occipitalis. I started doing it the way you do it in the video, more quick-like and its providing a much better pump for me. After this I am pretty confident I can regrow my hair, I’m also taking L-Methionine which has changed the texture and strength of my hair. I am young and diet very healthy, so I’m hoping so. The front neck exercise: also very good results. Though the form must be figured out and done carefully each time, so that I am doing it effectively. Kind of annoying to have to concentrate that much but if practiced diligently it does make me look super sexy! Thanks again for figuring out all these ways to change our looks and health!! -rnp
KY Hello there,
I just thought that I should send you an email after all this time that I’ve been sneaking in the scalp exercise you invented. I used a different email before so you probably don’t remember me. I was the one who had issues receiving your package and you had to send out another one. Well truthfully, the first time I saw your video I did not take you that serious. But I still I gave the scalp exercise a shot. At first, it was very hard to even get a slight movement on my scalp. I didn’t see much improvement. Whenever I started to think about my hair or what’s left of it, I just started to move my eyebrows back and forth. Soon I started to feel my ears move. Then I started to feel the muscles behind my head contract along with the sides and with my fore head. I just started to take the scalp exercise more seriously about 2-3 months ago.
I do realize that the hair I have left is maintained and also, my side hair are a little thicker now. I hope to regain the muscles on my forehead now that I am really working towards it. I actually feel a little breathless about 4-5 minutes into it. I’m really starting to believe that I can gain some of my youth back now. I’ve been doing a lot of looking around for solutions. But it seems that all the companies out there are just really after your money and can really care less about your results. Hair loss has really changed my life a lot.
I joined the Army when I was 18 yrs old and that’s really when my hair loss began. About 3 years ago when I got back from Iraq, everyone noticed that my hair was hardly there anymore. I felt sad and alone for a long time. I am now 26 yrs old and sometimes feel much older. Because of the stress from hair loss, I have decided to dedicate my life into doing research about the genes that are responsible for hair loss as well as other heath related issues.
I had no idea that hair loss would change my life so much. I just wanted to take this time to thank you for being sincere and even creating such a video. I wish that there are more supporters like you around. We need more people like you and less of those money craving companies. I will email you back in another six months and tell you how my progress is going. You can post this email on your website so others will see that they’re not alone and there is help. Thanks again!
Hello Tom, As you (hopefully) remember, I received my hairloss booklet from you around five months ago. I had been doing the hairloss exercises on and off for about a year before that, and I have been doing them vigorously every day since. Being only 18 years old I have had some fast results which I am obviously ecstatic about. In the frontal area all of my hair has thickened! This alone has made me incredibly happy as it has continued to grow thicker and thicker. However, what is really making me excited is the growth of new hairs! As you can see in the attachments I am around a Norwood 2/3, but new hairs have filled in where there have previously been none! This hasn’t been a quick process as they initially started off as baby hairs, but some of them have continued to get thicker and thicker. Hopefully in the next sixth months to a year they will really fill in! Thank you so much for your website, it has truly hanged my life!
I can’t express my happiness in words…i hav reached the stabilization stage within 2 months!
I know its too early (2 months). just want to ask has anyone approached you telling the same and do you think its possible for me to experience regrowth.
Dear Tom, I ordered your CD last year and just wanted to say a big thank you for the effort you’ve put into your site. When I started the exercises my technique must have been terrible but I still got an incredible “burn” and felt a good flow of blood. The next morning no hair came out in the shower or on my comb, so I knew something was going right, and it was worth persevering! Well, it was downhill from there – I couldn’t isolate the occipitalis and the shedding carried on. It took months of trial and error, but I finally managed to isolate them last month and I think my hair loss is stabilising. At the very least, it’s visibly removing the lines on my forehead, as you said it would. I put clear scotch “magic” tape on my forehead early on when I was struggling to gain control and was relying too much on the frontalis, and I think that kept the lines from getting worse. Oh, and my forehead is much more expressive than before! If I was an actor this would be a godsend! Thanks again Tom, and all the best.
last couple of months I’ve noticed new hairs sprouting all along my hairline. They’re mostly thin, straight hairs (not vellus), but some are a decent thickness, and some are growing below the hairline where there have been none for quite a while. I don’t want to speak too soon – there’s a long way to go – but this is the first time in a long time that I haven’t felt like my hair is doomed! Thanks again, Ian
Hair is not everything but I know it’s not really nice to be in this position, it’s not nice at all. Treatments always say that they are almost there, but when will it comes ? One person in hair loss forum told us that he has been waiting for treatment “that will nearly come” in thirty years, this is his third decade already, where is the treatment ? But I know we are getting closer nowadays and hope should never be lost. That’s why I will keep on doing the scalp exercise and studying medicine while waiting for “the treatment” to come. Even if it’s just a mere 10% chance of regrowing hair, I will take it.
But, hey I have already seen an improvement, at least no more shed again to my hair and little hair has regrown in all over my temple. I will send my post and before pictures to you if it does becomes thicker and darker, I hope in the nearest future. Thank you for your opinion and for the exercise Tom, Sorry for my little whining, haha..I hope you stay healthy and can eventually see me when I eventually send you the pictures of my thick, dark hair, lol.
Thanks a bunch Tom. I think what you are doing is really cool…it’s rare to find someone who will take the time to hand out free, solid, unbiased information on this topic. Feel free to post the following under the testimonials section on your website. I’m 25 right now and I started to notice hairloss when I was a freshman in high school. It definitely wasn’t anything serious at that point, but I just noticed that my hairline did not look the same as it did when I was 9 or 10. I didn’t really think anything of it until college when it started to become noticeable to others.
Unlike your reaction, it really depressed me. I’ve always thought I was a pretty good looking guy and it was such a lame time to start loosing my hair. I was in college and I wanted to feel young, meet girls, and feel confident. I feel like hairloss made me look so dumb. I didn’t like to wear hats because it matted down my hair and made the hairloss look more apparent, and I didn’t like to go to the river or swimming because this also made my loss more apparent. I mean, if I started loosing my hair when I was 40 or 50, I don’t think I’d complain, but college was too soon. Anyway, I’ve been doing the scalp exercise for about a year and a half and I’ve definitely seen some major changes.
The reason I am just ordering the booklet now is because I still feel like I haven’t mastered contracting the occipitals. For a while I was only contracting the frontals and I was seeing results. I also want to remember to be more intentional about doing it daily, because I know it works. I’m pretty sure my hairline stopped receding after about 2 or 3 months. A positive side effect was that my scalp just felt so much looser and better. I never realized how tight my scalp was until I started the exercise. I think that I’m now regrowing my hair at the rate that I was loosing it. I suppose it could be several more years before I get back to my high school hair, but there seems to be no reason why I couldn’t eventually get it all back.
It’s pretty great, because I gotta figure that if I am regrowing hair when I was previously loosing it, then I never have to go bald. I know I can’t change the past, but I wish I would have found this out when I was 18. Then I’d have a full head of hair. And just for anyone who is reading this…I say give it a shot. It can’t hurt to do it for 5 to 10 minutes a day. I feel like I can contract my muscles better when I am standing up, so I usually do it in the shower.
Also, like Tom would suggest, my scalp is wet while I’m doing it. Also, I will sometimes put olive oil on my scalp prior to showering and leave it in for like 10 or 15 minutes. It helps to make the scalp soft and could possibly offer another benefit that helps to stifle hair loss (Tom talks about this on his site). I can’t be for sure if it helps, but it does make the scalp feel good. Thanks again Tom. I’ll be sure to keep you updated as I regrow more hair!
Paul on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (Tom’s note – I want people to know that the scalp exercise program does not always produce positive results. This is an honest email I got from Paul.)
I’ve been doing the scalp exercise for almost a year now. I do about 10 minutes sometimes a little more of the scalp exercise either in the morning or the afternoon. I do it in one go. I’ve missed a day here and there but for the most part I’ve been keeping it up every day. However, my hair keeps falling out. When I shower, I still see plenty of hair coming out. It has not really stopped.
Just to let you know that I can say for sure that your Occipital exercise works. They are frustrating to learn but once you do….you own magic!
I started trying in March and really only got the hang of it past couple months and glad I stuck it out. I know its worked for me b/c for the past several years my eye make up (liner/mascara) would end up on my upper lids after an hour or so. I do not have hooded lids nor did my eyes look that dropped but this never happened when I was younger and 3 years of Carolyn Facial fitness had done nothing to help that area.
Just over the last month or so I started noticing that I no longer get black smudge on my upper lids and it has to be your exercise has lifted my brows up…..just enough….so this no longer happens. I am beyond thrilled….it is actual proof…not just an observation of looking better. Again, didn’t even notice it happened until I no longer had the smearing and I’ve had that at least 5 years or more.
You are a genius…thank you again!
I’d just like to say another thank you – I believe the reason I still have an almost full head of hair, 2.5 years after starting the scalp exercises and about 4 years after my hair loss began, is you and your site!
I do the exercises most days and I’d say my hair is in a slightly better state than when I began. I feel the old itching sensation on my scalp more if I don’t do them, so I expect my hair would resume falling out if I stopped the exercises. By this point they are easy as pie. My left occipitalis muscle is still a little weaker than the right, so I’m unable to move my left ear as much, but that doesn’t seem to have any effect on my hair.
I discovered last year that if I do exercise 1 (eye muscles) on your shapeyourface website, and then try to open my other eye, it causes the occipitalis on that side (the opening eye side) to contract.
I originally gained a little control over the occipitalis by imagining an eight-pointed star at the back of my head in place of each occipitalis muscle. A Google image search of the muscles was helpful for building a mental picture. I focused on one side and “tried” to move it back and forth in each direction (up/down, left/right, diagonally). Frustration is inevitable when trying to learn this exercise but I realised the muscles actually existed when I started to feel twinges. Those twinges gradually became stronger, but as the muscles are so atrophied it’s easy to pull them by overworking them too soon.
Dear Tom, I came across your website maybe 7 years ago (I have a record of emailing the link to a friend in May08). Since then, I’ve been doing the scalp exercises almost every day. I bought your CD back in 2010. I’ve also recently combined this with some light fasting, cold showers, and HIIT. Its difficult to gauge the impact each of these have individually had. But they made me feel great. Although the rocking was working (vigorously), my hairloss continued, but in an odd manner. If I combed my hair down, I noticed that my hairline itself was thicker than the top of my scalp.
I theorised that perhaps in doing the exercise, although my frontalis and occipitalis muscles were moving, the galea itself wasn’t. Almost like the top part had been starched and locked in a plate.
Using your principles, I started again, but this time doing the reverse. Making the smallest movements I could, and trying to break down the rigidity of my Galea. I first mastered the crown, then slowly worked down the scalp towards my hairline. It took a good 6-8 weeks to achieve flexibility of the whole galea. I knew I was achieving something just by the (slight) pain and scalp sensation that I hadn’t felt before. Now when I do the exercises, I feel the galea moving – and it feels very stiff.
I’ve been doing this for a year now. Although the scalp is a little thicker, the acid test is when I get my haircut (short back and sides) – after a month, the hair growth is much more even all round. I feel that the scalp exercises are getting more and more comprehensive.
I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for having shared this information. I’d probably be bald by now if it wasn’t for you, or being hooked on some medication for the rest of my life. Perhaps the above feedback would be of interest to you.
Kind regards G
Hi Tom Sir , I am Vijay from India 21 years old. My hair line was becoming thinner but I had ni bald spots (similar to your story ). I became heavily depressed and soon i reached your website hairlossreversible.com and came to know about scalp exercisd . Learning this exercise was a marathon effort to me. It took about 1 month to learn the scalp exercise. Again after 2 months of doing it I SWEAR that i have acheived a reasonably good stabilisation of hair loss. I think that my hair diameter is being increasing . This is because the amount of vellus hairs falling have dramatically reduced. This email is being sent to thank you for your wonderful website . Seriously i lost interest to everything and your exercise has given a new life to me. Extremely thankful to you. With Regards Vijay Matt on Sunday, October 25, 2015 Tom, I can see results already, little hairs coming out at the temples, they are perhaps every month darker and thicker, it’s really a slow process though, but I’m glad for it and SE makes my whole face more muscular and tight as you say. Thank you
Thank you kindly for sharing this very valuable information.
In a world where the Internet is littered with sharllletons trying to scam suffering people with overpriced, ineffective solutions, coming across your webpage has been a very positive thing. I thank you for that.
I JUST turned 40, I started losing my hair at 19 years old, at it deeply depressed me and in truth 21 years later, still does, on a daily basis. I still have a lot of hair left, but I do have defined missing temples and crown. I have gone to great lengths, over the years, to hide it from my family and friends.
Silly, I know, but I blame it on it happening to me so young, and I guess I’ve just not broken the association of embarrassment and shame, that came with starting to lose my hair at such a young age. To this day, only my girlfriend has seen my balding spots.
Anyway, after years of using nanofibres and hats, to cover it up, I’m getting to the point where I cannot go on like this.
As I’m ONLY interested in the holistic and natural approach to all ailments, I’m especially interested in the technique you’ve outlined, and the theories behind it, hold up to scrutiny too.
After one day of trying the muscle movement, I can feel a descernible contraction of the occipital muscles, and my ears move backwards. This is very encouraging to me, and I will go forward with determination and in earnest, in the hope of improving my hairline and crown.
Hey there just wanted to shoot you a quick email on my progress , i have been doing the exercises fairly consistency for coming up on a month. I would say the burning feeling i have on my right temple hairline area were the thinning is has reduced from 100% to i would say around 30%. There are some times where an hour or two will go by and i almost forget about the burning which is something i haven’t felt since it started 4 years ago.
Rob – [Short but to the point.]
Tom’s scalp exercise has helped me to regrow my hair. I was shocked to see new hair growing in parts of my scalp that were bald/balding. Why don’t more people know about this?
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