Riley Eusden, a student of public policy now studying in Japan, sent me this video in August of 2019. It is an excellent video in that it shows the alternating contraction of both the frontalis and occipitalis muscles from all angles. The slow 360-degree view shows exactly how the contractions of the epicranial muscles should look when done correctly.
Someone who is trying to learn the scalp exercise should watch this video many times in order to see how the scalp moves when the scalp muscles are alternately contracted. The movement of the scalp should be between a half inch to three-quarters of an inch when complete control of the frontalis and occipitalis muscles is finally established.
But as Riley and others who have gained control of the scalp muscles will tell you, contracting these muscles correctly requires a lot of practice. Once success is attained though, the exercise is easy to do and it is also refreshing.
It is also beneficial for the scalp. It makes the scalp a healthy environment for hair follicles. Hair follicles do not flourish in a scalp that is tight and that has a constricted blood supply. They prefer scalp tissue that is relatively loose and that has capillary density.
Here is an email note that Mrs. LouLou just sent to me:
“Thank you soooo much for your kindness Sir and thanks Mr Riley Eusden. So happy to get this video. Your generosity mean a lot to us. All my respect and regards”
Return to My Approach, Part II for more instruction on how to do the scalp exercise.