Hair loss has long been a problem that is more common for men. It has become a million-dollar industry that has led to companies producing tons of products that are said to solve the problem. Many individuals continue to seek ways to solve hair loss and benefit from fuller hair that increases their self-esteem. However, studies and reports also suggest that simple scalp exercises to reduce hair loss can be performed.
Tom Hagerty disrupted the industry when he created a set of exercises that are said to improve the quality of skin and hair. He compiled and explained everything on his own website for everyone to understand. He claims that his scalp exercise can stop hair loss and promote growth of hair. The technique involves contracting the frontalis muscles (front of the head) and occipitalis muscles (back of the head), alternately. When these muscles contract in a coordinated manner, the entire scalp moves and blood flow increases. This also strengthens the capillary walls, nourishing the hair follicles. The scalp becomes more flexible and elastic, leading to hair regrowth.
What Makes it Work?
Muscles exercised for a certain period will be filled with blood. This loosens and removes waste that contribute to scalp tissue inflammation. When the scalp is inflamed and irritated it is not a healthy environment for hair growth. Increase in blood flow reduces DHT and 5 alpha-reductase in the tissues of the scalp. Exercise stimulates muscles adjacent to the areas being worked on. It influences the hair cycle by keeping hair longer in the growing stage and shorter in the resting stage. It also slows down the aging process. Tom says that it will take about 6 to 8 months to notice improvement.
What Does it Do?
Scalp exercises quicken blood flow to the entire skin of the scalp, including the subcutaneous layer, the muscles and the galea. It builds up the capillary walls that nourish the hair follicles, promoting growth of new capillaries in the tissue. These should stop shrinking of the follicles, halt hair loss and promote growth of new hair. Hagerty came up with his exercise technique after noticing that bald men have a fringe of hair surrounding the balding area.
Scalp exercises are safe and natural. There is no harm in trying them or doing them religiously for months. You can make it a part of your hair care routine. If you are experiencing thinning or shedding hair, it helps to use gentle products and refrain from treatments that make use of harsh chemicals. Healthy, high-quality hair requires proper nourishment as well. Get enough sleep and eat a balanced diet.
Men suffering from permanent hair loss need not lose hope; there are non-invasive treatments they can try. One of these is scalp micropigmentation, which is like a medical hairline tattoo, in simple terms, achieved using natural pigments. This treatment lasts longer than microblading for hair loss, making it worth considering.
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