Scalp tension

Watch our video below which explains how DHT, low oxygen, reduced blood flow and scalp tension are all related to hair loss and how the Growband helps beat all four.

Reducing scalp tension is the most effective and long term solution for pattern hair loss. There are two main ways to reduce scalp tension, and you'll learn about both methods on this page.


First let's look at how scalp tension causes hair loss, so you know why reducing the tension allows the hair to grow back naturally.


We can see the progression on hair loss through the usual stages by looking at the Norwood Hamilton scale in Figure 1. This pattern is caused by scalp tension which directly affects blood flow to the hair follicles.

In Figure 2 we can see a model of scalp tension across the scalp. green shows high tension and blue shows lower tension.


Notice how higher tension areas are the exact same areas which go bald first.

Figure 1.

By reducing these areas of high tension we can improve the blood flow to the hair follicles and allow the hair to regrow naturally. 

(We can speed up the regrowth by using other techniques talked about here.)


This module will be all about how to reduce this scalp tension to allow the hairs to grow properly.


A quicker, faster and easier way to reduce scalp tension.

As you know now, scalp tension is the primary cause of pattern hair loss, and so reducing the scalp tension is the most effective way to reverse it. That's why massages and exercises are effective.


However, there's also another way, which is also quicker, faster and easier. It's called the Growband, and it's the fastest way to reduce scalp tension.

It works by inflating an inner tube of the band, using a hand pump. This inflation causes the Growband to squeeze the scalp upwards, thereby releasing the downward tension.


The motion of inflating and deflating the Growband causes the scalp to release and then go back to normal and is very effective for reducing tension. In studies, men who used the scalp tension relieving device experienced thicker, stronger and more coverage of hair.

The Growband


Scalp massage & exercise demonstrations:

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Massage 7:

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