What Really Causes Hair Loss?

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.




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The Growband helps reduce scalp tension and boost blood flow in just 10 minutes per day, helping people with hair loss who want to grow thicker, stronger, healthier hair.

The Growband is relaunching on Monday the 20th February.

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Did you ever wonder why there is a 'pattern' in Male Pattern Baldness?

It's funny to think, but there's a very specific and scientific reason that our hair starts receding and thinning at the front first. 

It's known as as the Hamilton-Norwood scale. 

Take a look at the picture below and see which stage you're at:

The thing is, unless you do something about it now at the root cause, in two years time you'll probably be at the next stage.

Back to the pattern thing... 

Why does hair loss happen in this very specific pattern? 

Take a look at this image below:

This image shows the tensile force of the scalp. 

The lighter blue colour shows areas of higher scalp tension. 

More darker blue shows less scalp tension. 

Now take a look at the typical pattern of male pattern baldness:

Notice something weird? 

The patterns are almost exactly the same! 

Tension in the scalp matches exactly the pattern of hair loss most men experience. 

In fact, this isn't weird at all. 

Scalp tension and hair loss are directly connected. 

How are they connected you ask?? 

One thing...


When it comes to healthy hair growth, blood flow is everything. 

Your hair needs blood to survive and grow because nutrients and oxygen are carried in the blood and form the building blocks of the hair follicle. 

Need proof? 

Take a look at this picture:

This is an Indian man by the name of Amar Bharati. 

As a sign of his religious devotion he held his arm up above his body for over 40 years. 

The result? 

His arm withered away, leaving not much more than a useless stick. 

The reason, of course, was due to lack of blood which was vital to feed the growth of cells in his arm. 

Lower blood flow = stunted, withering growth. 

Now imagine what would happen if blood flow was restricted to your hair follicles! 

The hair follicles would surely start withering away. 

You'd be right - hair follicles go through a scientific process known as "hair follicle miniaturization", just like what happened to Amar's arm. 

Blood flow goes down, cellular growth stops, and the hair follicles (or arm) stops growing and slowly dies.

See how the hairs on the front of this man's head are miniaturizing and withering away?

Now maybe I can guess what you're thinking... 

"I thought hair loss was due to DHT" 

DHT is the hormone that is widely recognised to be responsible for male pattern baldness. 

The most popular hair loss treatment in the world is finasteride, also known as Propecia. 

This is a drug that artificially blocks DHT by stopping it from being converted from testosterone. 

And it helps regrow a small amount of hair... but the long term side effects that are almost always related to sexual problems are seriously scary. 

Anyway, back to DHT. 

You might be thinking that the blood flow and the DHT theories don't match up. 

Well this is where it gets interesting, because blood flow is actually the best way to block DHT naturally. 

Look at this chemical reaction below:

More blood flow to the scalp leads to more oxygen in the scalp. 

And more oxygen in the scalp leads to testosterone being converted to Estradiol (a normal, healthy hormone). 

But low oxygen (due to low blood flow) leads to more testosterone being converted into DHT. 

So instead of devastating your hormonal system and risking severe, long lasting sexual side effects and premature ageing by using a pharmaceutical for the rest of your life, you could just increase the blood flow to your scalp directly. 

But how? 

If only there was a way to reduce the scalp tension and boost blood flow back to the scalp, would the hair regrow? 

This is a question that our team of scientists and engineers asked ourselves. 

We wondered if it would even be possible to regrow massive amounts of hair, returning your hair to the state it was in 5, or even 10 years ago, just by reducing this scalp tension. 

After all, if you look at these two diagrams you can see that areas of the scalp with lowest scalp tension always have the most hair:

If we could make the whole scalp the same amount of tension, and therefore the same amount of blood flow, surely the hair would start to grow back where it had already been lost? 

We asked ourselves this question 3 years ago, and since then we've been working on something that did exactly that. 

Something that could reduce scalp tension throughout the scalp and boost blood flow to regrow all the hair. 

And 6 months into our trial we realised we might have discovered something that really could work. 

Our BETA product testers were experiencing visual hair growth within 4 months from using what we began to call the 'Growband'. 

The device is quite simple. You place it on your head and use a hand pump to inflate an inner tube. 

The inner tube lifts the scalp upwards as the air pressure increases. 

The motion of inflation and deflation causes the scalp to move up, release the tension and push blood back into the scalp. 

In just 10 minutes per day we were giving the hair follicles everything they needed to recover back to full strength. 

Scalp tension was meaningfully reduced. 

We used a skin thermometer to measure the temperature of the scalp whilst using the Growband before, during and after use. 

And the temperature had gone up by an average of 1.5% during that time and for 10 minutes after. 

This was a sure sign that circulation throughout the scalp had dramatically increased. 

Exactly what was needed to feed the hair follicles with blood. 

One of the best things about the Growband is there are no harmful side effects, and no monthly costs. 

Unlike using minoxidil and finasteride which you need to buy every 6 months. 

And, it is the perfect companion to be used with any other hair loss treatments you're also currently using. 

The reduced scalp tension and increases blood flow makes all other hair loss treatments much more effective, multiplying their effect. 

Let's take a deeper look at the Growband to see how and why it works so well.




The Growband helps reduce scalp tension and boost blood flow in just 10 minutes per day, helping people with hair loss who want to grow thicker, stronger, healthier hair.

Comes with free shipping and a 30 day money-back guarantee.

The Growband is relaunching on Monday the 20th February.

Sign up below to get an exclusive early-bird discount on launch day.

Customers are loving the Growband

"Early days still but promising"

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By Said H.

Early days still but promising so far with my scalp feeling much less taught and I've noticed less hair fall.

"My bald patch is slowly going"

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By Kurt

I've had a patch on my crown now for a year or more. I hadn't seen it getting bigger and bigger until a friend pointed it out. Which was so embarassing! I also felt my scalp was extremely tight so I decided to try the Growband. Much to my surprise I have seen a d

"Wow my scalp feels so much better"

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By John W.

Within couple of months and already an improvement. Wow. And my scalp feels much, much better and more relaxed. There's less tension on the top and way less dandruff and itching now as well. I'm seriously happy with it. I'm using this and the scalp brush. I really want to get my scalp into a better condition before I start on topical products or DHT blockers if I still need to. I probably won't need them at this rate.

"Gotten better over the past 6 months."

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By Toth O.

New hairs along hairline, crown and thicker on top all over. 6 months in, long journey but worth it now. Only getting better and better from here on.

"Gets to the root cause of hair loss"

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By Gaurav

Its easy to use and gets to the root cause of hair loss. I tried minoxidil for over a year for a large expense and almost no results. Now after adding the Growband to my routine I'm seeing a meaningful improvement (still using minoxidil). My guess is that they work well together. Getting rid of the scalp tension and then using the minoxidil to activate the follicles back into the growth phase is a good 1, 2 punch knockout for hair loss.

"Thrilled to see an improvement"

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By Lisa R.

Thrilled to finally see some improvement after a year of trying different products with no such results. I use the scalp brush, dermaroller and growband and although I was losing some at the start I can tell my hair has gotten thicker in the last few months. 

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How does it work?

1: Place the Growband comfortably on your head and hold the pump in your hand.

The Growband sits comfortably on your head with the soft inside cushioning and neck support. The strap at the front can be easily adjusted to fit all head sizes. Some users reported they like to use the Growband for whilst watching Netflix.

2: Use the hand pump to inflate the Growband inner tube with a couple of squeezes.

With a few squeezes of the hand pump the inner tube of the Growband starts to inflate. A couple of easy squeezes is enough to inflate the inner tube. The inner tube comfortably pushes upwards against the back and sides of the head lifting up the scalp and relieving tension throughout the top, sides and back.

3: As the band inflates the scalp is gently lifted upwards, releasing scalp tension.

As the inner tube inflates it naturally pushes the scalp upwards, relieving tension throughout the scalp in an enjoyable way. Blood is forced back into the scalp and the pressure causes creasing and pinching of the scalp which is very important to help reduce calcification and fibrosis.

4: Press the button on the hand pump to release the air and let the scalp back down.

We recommend holding the upwards inflation for a few seconds. This helps stretch out the muscles and skin which hold the scalp tight. You'll start feeling a slight warming sensation in your scalp as blood starts to move around and towards the hair follicles. Press the button to release the air pressure and the scalp will return to it's previous position. Now start again at step 1.

Relax your scalp in just 10 minutes per day.

We recommend holding the upwards inflation for a few seconds. This helps stretch out the muscles and skin which hold the scalp tight. You'll start feeling a slight warming sensation in your scalp as blood starts to move around and towards the hair follicles. Press the button to release the air pressure and the scalp will return to it's previous position. Now start again at step 1. Continue for 10 minutes each day.

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What Really Causes Hair Loss?

Although this goes against mainstream wisdom, the real cause of hair loss is lack of blood flow. 

The hair follicle itself is directly connected to the capillaries which feed its growth. 

The capillaries deliver oxygen, nutrients and minerals which are vital for hair follicle growth - and without them the hair follicle will die for certain!

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Why is blood flow so important for hair growth?

To understand how important blood flow is for cell growth we can take a look at the interesting case of Sadhu Amar Bharati -

This incredible Indian man held his arm above his head for 38 YEARS as an act of religious devotion. 

But as a result, the decreased blood flow due to gravity caused his arm and hand to shrink and wither, almost like a stick (as you can see in the photo)- rendering it basically useless now

Cells grow where the blood flow is strong, and the hair follicles are no exception. 

Without strong blood flow the hair follicles shrink until they eventually fall out. This is known as 'hair follicle miniaturization'.

Low blood flow makes hair follicles get thinner.

When the follicles start receiving less blood flow over time, they gradually shrink, leading to eventual hair loss throughout the scalp. 

If your hair is thinning or receding it means your hair is starving from lack of blood flow. 

Without blood flow, your hair doesn't receive the nutrients it needs to grow and stay healthy!

Scalp Tension Restricts Blood Flow

Scalp Tension Restricts Blood Flow Imagine a drum skin, pulled so tight over the drum that it hardly moves when you touched it. 

The same can happen with your scalp during and after puberty due to the growth of the skull. 

The skin gets pulled so tight that blood flow to the hair follicles gets lower and lower leading to hair loss as time goes on. 

Look at the picture below and notice how hair on the top where tension is high has already died from blood starvation.

If it were true that scalp tension causes hair loss, then relaxing the muscles (the galea) that pulls the skin tight over the scalp would boost hair regrowth right? 

Well, in 2010 a study was conducted where botox was injected into the scalp, shutting off the muscle contractions and effectively forcing it to relax.They were basically loosening the drum skin. 

The results were incredible. 

In the 48 week study, 40 male subjects between 19 and 57 years old had an average amount of hair increase of 18% across ALL the subjects. 

So, just by relaxing the muscles in the scalp using botox injections the average hair count for all participants in the study increased by a whopping 18%! 

From the diagram below we can see how the areas of the top of the scalp under the most tension correlate with the areas of the scalp that start losing hair first in the typical pattern of male genetic hair loss. 

We can confidently assert that scalp tension lowers blood flow, which then causes hair loss.

Areas of highest tension in the scalp are the same areas that go bald first.

But there's more... 

Scientists now know that DHT is directly affected by blood flow to the scalp. 

Read on to find out how!

Block DHT The Right Way!

Did you ever consider taking, or are even currently taking finasteride (Propecia)? 

This mainstream drug works by artificially blocking DHT, a completely natural and normal hormone which you've likely heard of if you've done any research into hair loss. 

As you probably read (or even experienced) - the side effects of using finasteride can be extremely harsh, after all, you're messing with your bodies' hormones using a very powerful drug. 

What's interesting though, is that there is a 100% natural, completely effective way to 'block' DHT directly in the scalp so that it doesn't harm the hair follicles at all. 

What is this secret natural DHT blocker? 


Yes, oxygen is the #1, ultimate DHT blocker. 

Professor Freund from the University of Arizona in the US discovered this about DHT: 

"The enzymatic conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is oxygen
 dependent. In low-oxygen environments, the conversion of testosterone to
dihydrotestosterone is favored; whereas in high oxygen environments, more
 testosterone is converted to estradiol" Freund, B. J. et al

The chemical reaction takes place like this:

Now you can finally stop trying to artificially block DHT with finasteride (and dealing with all the shocking sexual side-effects associated with it.) 

It has even been suggested that the mechanism through which minoxidil generates hair regrowth is its vasodilation effect (widening of the blood vessels), causing more blood and oxygen to go to the scalp! 

You can simply increase the oxygen flow in your scalp and convert DHT into the harmless chemical estradiol before it even has a chance to attack your hair follicles.

Why is The GrowBand So Effective?

The GrowBand is a device that you place around your head that inflates, pushing your scalp up, thereby reducing the tension in your scalp and increasing blood flow. 

In just 10 minutes of use per day, scalp tension can be reduced by enough to allow blood to flow back into your scalp and feed the starving hair follicles again giving them exactly what they need to grow.


Having a tense scalp means there's less blood flow - so you're not getting the nutrients and oxygen required for healthy hair! 

Reducing scalp tension and massaging the scalp with the Growband allows for supercharged hair growth like you've never seen before.

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  • No known side effects
  • Doesn't harm your hormonal system
  • Affordable and lasts a lifetime
  • Easy, quick and enjoyable to use


  • Harmful side effects, potentially permanent
  • Ageing, itchy, hormone-disrupting chemicals
  • On-going expensive monthly costs
  • Lose all the hair you've gained when treatment stops


The GrowBand is simple and easy to use. Simply sit in a comfy chair and position the device correctly on your head. Then simply use the hand pump and let it do its work.


Scalp tension is uncomfortable and can cause an itchy scalp and headaches. The device reduces tension making your scalp feel amazing.


Constructed with quality materials, simply let the Growband do the work whilst you relax and catch up with your favourite TV show.


All the risk is on us because the Growband comes with a 30 day refund guarantee. Simple as that!


Reducing scalp tension has been proven to help regrow hair in men and women with hair loss.


Pay once and use it forever. No on-going costs like most hair loss treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this work for women too?

Clinical studies showed that scalp tension relaxers worked extremely effectively for both men and women, causing a significant amount of regrowth for both genders.

How long before I start seeing results?

Initial tests show that after 3 months results start becoming visible. Typically the treatment works like this:

30-60 days: Hair loss is stabilized, with less hairs coming out and hair follicles preparing for the growth phase.

60-180 days: Hair regrowth kicks in and the hair follicles increase in both number, thickness and tensile strength. Hair looks thicker, stronger and healthier with higher overall coverage. 

180 days onwards: Continued maintenance and continued thickening, strengthening and regrowth. Individual results may vary.

How long will it take to arrive?

International delivery takes 2-5 days. We currently ship from the U.S. and U.K.

Are there any side-effects from using the Growband?

There are no known side effects that come from scalp tension relaxers like the GrowBand. 

Some people have reported a temporary increase in sebum production which usually decreases after a few weeks. Minor swelling or irritation is also a possible minor side effect, especially to start with. However this usually resides after the scalp gets used to it. 

In general, scalp tension relaxers are a much safer treatment option than minoxidil and finasteride, both of which have significant side effects because these drugs affect the body on a biochemical and hormonal level, artificially manipulating the body. 

Scalp tension relaxers directly fights the true cause of hair loss, which is lack of blood flow making it an incredibly effective and low-side-effect treatment.

Are there any customs/import duties?

We ship mostly from the UK, as well as some products from the US. As such some packages may be subject to customs/import charges. 

However, it is almost impossible for us to say how much these charges will be since they depend on the laws in your country of residence and the value of your package.

We are working hard to make our distribution centres available worldwide to reduce shipping times and customs charges.

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If any any point you're not satisfied with any of your purchases from us then you have a full 365 days to request a refund. Simply email us by replying to your receipt to make your refund request. We will then issue your refund within a maximum of 48 hours, no questions asked. Payments are made through secure 3rd party providers, Stripe and PayPal. You can pay with PayPal or Credit/Debit card.

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The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The Growband is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, heal or prevent any condition or disease. Nothing contained on this website is intended as medical advice. If you have any questions about whether the use of this product is appropriate for you, please seek the advice of a health care professional prior to use.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. Individuals differ, as will results from our products. Please see our full disclaimer here

Can I use other treatments as well?

We strongly recommend using the other Hairguard products such as Biogaine, Dermaroller, and the Essentials Supplement whilst using the GrowBand. 

However, they are not necessary to see results. In the clinical studies on the effectiveness of scalp tension relaxers, no other changes were made to the participants diet, lifestyle and hair care regime.

What if I want to return the Growband?

Simply email us within 30 days of purchase. We will then require you to return the Growband back to us, in its original packaging. 

The Growband is your responsibility until we receive it back at warehouse, so we recommend you send it via a Tracked & Signed For service. Once we have received it we will issue your refund within a maximum of 48 hours, no questions asked.

Is there a warranty?

Yes, the GrowBand comes with a 1 year warranty, so if for any reason a part needs replacing then you're covered.

What do we stand for?


We know that when it comes to hair loss, there are a lot dishonest people selling products that simply don't work. Our core principle is based on integrity to do what's best for our customer, no matter what. We also use our own products everyday so we expect the best.

Backed by science

Our products are developed using scientific principles and as a company we base our decisions on scientific evidence. Nowhere is this more obvious than in our product range where ingredients are only added based on their proven ability to support healthy hair.


When you buy online you never really know what you're going to get in the mail. We want to take all the risk off you, & put it on us, so you can buy with confidence. That's why the Growband comes with a 30 day, 100% money-back guarantee.