This first rather long testimonial says some interesting things. I think readers will find the specifics in the message helpful even though the time element is a little depressing. I wish positive results would be quicker.
Stuart on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Hi Tom! Hope you've been well! Just wanted to write you to let you know something interesting!
I've noticed some kind of hair growth on my hairline! I know it was never there before.
In 2014 after you gave me the better DVD that had all the exercises on it, as you know I saw how your scalp moved back and forth and I finally understood the scalp exercise.
From 2008 when I began doing the scalp exercise until that time in 2014 when I got that DVD, I struggled to practice the occipitalis contraction and would check my hair line in the mirror and there was nothing new there.
I started doing the scalp exercise correctly the summer of 2014. I then noticed around November or December 2014 that there were little thick dark hairs coming into view spotty around my hair line on the right side of my forehead. They weren't very long. Some just peaking thru the scalp. Others breaking free of the scalp just 1 mm long like a stump.
I noted it thinking this is a good sign because nothing was ever there before! Some more time went by until this year and I've noticed that more have filled in!
The right side of my forehead got more hairs that filled in more on the right corner where it started and spread more to the center of my forehead, but gets less towards the center, but it was never there before. Now my left side of my hairline has gotten random growth across it.
Thinking it has to be the scalp exercise!
Anush on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Hi Tom and other users ,
This is the 10th month of doing SE .Along with pointing my progress ,I would also like to ask a question .
-Hair loss stabilization ( 30-50 hairs per-day in contrast to previous 100+ hairs )
- Decrease in vellus hair fall . About 90% of the hairs which fall are healthy terminal ones. Before starting SE >60% of the hairs falling were vellus . So I assume that after several hair cycles my vellus hairs are being replaced by terminal hairs
- Extremely flexible scalp . My friends have observed scalp moving even when I am talking
-Strong occipital muscles. I can feel its strength while contraction .
- Disappearance of forehead lines .I never expected this miracle .
-Easy to do if done on a daily basis twice a day . (I did 25 minutes twice) I was never in a strict diet. No medicines or supplements . Earlier I had several of them and none benefited o me.
To all the users here I recommend trying this and you will surely benefit from it . I am sharing this wonderful website to as many users I can .
Wu Bin on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Happy new year!
I have been doing the scalp exercise for 5 months. Several days ago I noticed no hair on my pillow when I got up. But I used to find more than 20 hairs on the pillow. It seems like I have reached stabilization. I hope I can regrow some hair in another eight months. I will keep doing it and thank you for your help.
Arjun on Monday, February 13, 2017
Hope your doing well.
I don't know if this is the right place to write a Honest Testimonial. If not could you please post this in the appropriate page.
I cannot thank you enough for sharing such a wonderful exercise. I have personally used a lot of hair loss products say it rogaine, minoxidil, Propecia. It definitely seemed to work wonders in my case, but I was more afraid of its side effects. In 2013 around November, I completely stopped using all of these products when I came across your website. I liked what I read and everything looked sensible for me. I thought of giving it a shot. I have been performing scalp exercise ever since then. Initially my hair loss never seemed to stop until an year and a half. There came a situation were I thought of giving up on scalp exercise, since my hairline receded day by day. I also had a very bad scalp inflammation. One of my friend suggested me to give up on milk and all milk products for a week and see if the scalp condition improved. I tried and to my surprise my inflammation reduced a lot. I have now completely given up on milk products.
My suggestion to all the people out there continue with scalp exercise no matter what it definitely works. If I did not do it, probably I would have been bald by now. I do it twice a day morning and night also try to find out if you are allergic to some food contents. Because a healthy scalp along with Tom's scalp exercise can create wonders.
After doing scalp exercise for all these many years. My hair loss has stopped. I completely attribute this success to Tom and his scalp exercise.
Tom thanks a bunch for being such a wonderful person you are. I am sure a lot of people have benefited from you. Keep up with your good work. I wish you many more years of health and happiness.
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Stepan on Monday, May 29, 2017
It's been a year since when I started the scalp exercise, and now I'm confident enough about the effect it's had on my hair to take the chance to express my huge gratitude to you.
I do the scalp exercise every day (I didn't have to learn because I've always had control over the occipitalis). I usually do a dedicated session of 15-20 minutes (including some contractions-pattern variations, along with the advance exercise), and then I keep doing it whenever I can during the day. Thanks to my job, I spent a lot of time alone in front of a computer, and this very often allows me to do some quite long streaks of SE, even few hours per day.
I see some new hairs on my forehead (I know this for sure because I have kept track of my hairline quite diligently in the last couple of years, and I know if a new guy pops up there), but it's not much in terms of hairline or hair count in itself that I've seen the greatest improvements (after all I already had a fairly good hairline and hair count), rather, I've had an impressive improvement in hair thickness and hair overall health.
I can tell the difference in many ways:
1) In the past, if I wear a hat for even a couple of hours, my hair would look horrible after that. Now it's fine.
2) I am able to shampoo my hair every 4 or 5 days now. Until last year, I had to shampoo it every day or it would look terrible.
3) If I keep the frontalis contracted and look in the mirror, I don't see anymore that Mao Zedong-like silhouette, namely flat hair on the top of the head and protruding sideways. Now my hair it's proportional to the shape of my head.
4) I'm growing my hair longer and longer and this wouldn't have been possible until some time ago, for two reasons: 1) my hair simply won't grow beyond a certain point, and 2) it would start to look pathetic much before.
...and I could go on. People who have known me and who don't know a thing about the SE have told me my hair looks better.
OK, it's been a long message, but just one single note for people now doing or considering doing the SE. Please consider that it takes some time before you can actually see anything happening. For me, despite doing it every day and for a long time every day, it took more than the 'standard' 8 months to see anything happening. Not before the 10th month I was finally sure of what I was seeing. I read here and there on the forum that for some people it takes even a year or more. So... don't give up, not at least before having given it a long, long try.
For me, I personally think I'll never stop.
Tom, thank you very much indeed. 🙂
John on Monday, February 19, 2018
I turned 30 this past September and I want to say I've been doing the scalp exercises since 18. Still have my hair and long hair at that. It really works if done consistently and eating right helps fight inflammation in the body. A high sugar diet is no good for your hair. Thank you for your wisdom.
Michael on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
I have been doing the scalp exercise for approximately 7 months, my first initial results is my scalp doesn't feel irritated and itchy and the tight face look and the fine lines under my eyes have either faded or reduced significantly. Results are very slow I've seen thin hairs slowly darken and towards the front the darker hairs are thickening up. What's kept me motivated to persevere with the exercise once you do it frequently it almost becomes a subconscious action, the oilyness in my scalp becoming lesser as my scalp skin feels thinner and soft and closer to the skull bones as well as the firm trim face. When you place your fingertips on your scalp and do the exercise you feel the oils loosening up and coming out of the scalp.
Once you've got the desired results the hair will grow naturally as prerequisite to thick healthy hair is thin soft scalp. Another 6 months I will feel a lot more confident, another year from now I will be happy and proud. Good things take time. Hairloss is a slow process for many it can seem fast as the effects suddenly have crept up without noticing them, getting the firm regrowth is going to take a long time.
My scalp was swelling up and red at the crown although my hair was thinner all over the worst was the crown it was very oily also I would finger-press it and feel a lot of grease come onto my fingers. My hairloss began at 18 now I think about it I was talking myself into seeing the slight frontal recession as the natural hairline curvature. At around 22 to me the thinning became a lot more noticeable. I did a lot of internet research and tried massaging approach however I got results from pushing my scalp around I would get very inconsistent results this would produce thick dark lines throughout my scalp and the thin hair surrounding my thicker hair would show clearly when hair was cut short. Then tried a few other approaches such as lazer therapy and minoxidil. The results were also very slow and costly also temporary. Hair regrowth companies say you cannot stop hair loss and once you've got the desired results from them you need to pursue a maintenance programme. Many believe hairloss is intractable and once you've shown hairloss there's no stopping or reversing it.
I've often worn hats and beanies and would show my hair when it was longer as the thinning appearance is a lot less noticeable with longer hair.
I am convinced these exercises alone is the only treatment for hairloss, rowan atkinson from mr been can do the scalp exercise and he has shown no sign of hairloss or thinner hair. One man on youtube claims he got a full head of hair from quite bad thinning over approx 2-5-3 years referring to the website.
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This testimonial from Stuart that I just got is perfect to start out this new page. Like many people who do the scalp exercise, his progress at first was slow or even nonexistent. Perhaps this was because he was not doing the scalp exercise correctly when he started.
Many people think they are doing the scalp exercise correctly when they just contract the frontalis muscle at the front of the head. But this is not the right way to do it. The occipitalis muscle at the back of the head has to be brought under control and it has to be contracted in order to move the scalp an optimum amount of distance.
I get about a half inch of scalp movement. But even a quarter inch of movement is sufficient for good results. You don't get this sufficient movement, though, if you are not able to contract the occips.