The Growband: User Guide for Hair Health

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  • Written by: William Hartfield
  • Last updated: 21/10/2020

There are many hair loss treatments on the market which claim to stop your hair loss and help you to regrow hair. But many of these treatments are meant to be ‘quick fixes’ without lasting results because they don’t treat the underlying problem.

So, what if I told you there was a device on the market that could relieve physical tension and stress, stop hair loss, and even regrow your hair?

In this article, you’ll learn about the Growband, a device which can do all of the above stated things.

This will include a review of how the Growband works, including all the theory behind scalp tension as a major factor in pattern hair loss.

Then we’ll look at how to use the Growband and some of the experiments we performed whilst using it to see how effectively blood flow was increased to the scalp.

So if you’re ready to learn more, keep reading!

An Introduction to the Growband

The Growband is a special device which can help reduce tension on the vertex of the scalp.

By inflating an inner tube the air pressure lifts up the scalp at the back and sides, taking tension off the top.

Scalp Tension: The True Cause of Male-Pattern Baldness

It’s been said for decades that the androgen hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the real culprit behind androgenetic alopecia.. And while DHT does play a role in hair loss, it’s not the main cause.

So, what does cause pattern hair loss?

According to new research on the topic, scalp tension is to blame (1)

Let me explain.

The scalp consists of multiple layers, which include skin, subcutaneous, galea, subgalea, and pericranium.

The galea is a fibrous tissue which is affected greatly by the occipitofrontalis muscle. When the muscle is tense, this tension is relayed to the galea which is then relayed to the skin.

The tension may be due to mental stressors, but it’s often a result of physical stressors such as post-pubertal skull bone growth.

But whatever the cause of the tension, the result is the same (2).

The tension causes inflammation within the hair follicles, which triggers the arrival of anti-inflammatory androgens such as DHT. The presence of DHT then leads to the arrival of TGFβ-1 which itself is a promoter of hair loss (3).

If this process is allowed to continue, the scalp will soon harden due to a process known as fibrosis. This can eventually become scalp calcification, which is irreversible.

So, how exactly does scalp tension have such a big impact on hair health?

The answer is blood flow.

The Importance of a Healthy Blood Flow

When you remember that the hair follicle is an organ all its own, it’s easy to see why blood flow is so important to its functioning.

After all, blood delivers oxygen and vital nutrients to the follicle. Without either of these present, the follicle will soon miniaturize and this makes healthy hair growth difficult, if not impossible.

This is why the signs of hair loss are often subtle at first, but they soon become increasingly apparent.

As the follicle becomes miniaturized, it still manages to produce hair. But this hair is often thinner and weaker than its predecessor.

As the miniaturization continues and the skin begins to harden, the hairs being able to push through the scalp become less likely. This soon leads to permanent hair loss as the follicle withers away and dies.

The good news?

It is possible to reverse miniaturization as long as the scalp has not calcified. And it’s actually quite easy to do if you have the right tools.

The Growband: A Tension-Relieving Hair Growth Device

I’ve been researching hair loss for close to a decade now.

If there’s one thing I’ve seen marketed towards hair loss sufferers time and again it’s ‘quick fixes’.

But these quick fixes are really just a bandaid for the real problem.

Hair loss drugs such as minoxidil and finasteride work in the short-term by increasing blood flow and inhibiting the activities of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase, respectively.

And these work while you use them.

But once you’ve stopped using them, or even once your body has built a tolerance to them, they stop working and your hair loss returns.

Why? Because these drugs only treat small pieces of the problem.

That’s where the Growband comes in.

The Growband device

The Growband is a simple device that’s placed on the scalp. Using a hand pump, the inner tubes which sit on the sides and back of the head are inflated.

The scalp is then slowly and gently lifted so as to reduce scalp tension, break down fibrosis, and increase blood flow.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits of consistent Growband usage.

It Reduces Scalp Tension

There are many reasons for scalp tension to occur, from mental stress to mechanical stress to physical injury.

But whatever the cause, there’s one thing that’s for certain — you need to treat it promptly so as to reduce the likelihood of ill effects.

The Growband is a device which does just that.

By using the Growband for just 10 minutes per day, you can relieve years of built up stress and tension.

And best of all, with a device like the Growband, the feeling will be immediate.

You’ll be able to feel stress relief instantaneously as the inner tubes inflate and the scalp slowly lifts.

It Break Down Fibrosis

Fibrosis is a process by which excess fibrous connective tissue is formed. This is often a result of physical damage to the skin, but it can also be caused by a lack of blood flow (4).

As you can imagine, fibrosis of the scalp can make it difficult for hair growth to occur. And if left untreated, the fibrosis to progress to calcification which is irreversible.

The gentle pressure the Growband produces works to break down fibrosis and loosen/stretch the skin. This means the skin can return to its usual elasticity which is very helpful for hair follicle function and hair growth.

It Increases Blood Flow

The greatest benefit offered by the Growband, and the one benefit which contributes to all others, is blood flow.

As the Growband lifts the scalp, this reduces tension in the area immediately surrounding the hair follicles. When this occurs, the blood circulation resumes and this ensures the delivery of oxygen and nutrients.

But how do we know this?

During our BETA testing, we used a thermometer to measure the temperature of the scalp before, during, and after Growband use.

The temperature of the scalp increased by an average of 15 percent both during, and for 10 minutes following, the use of the Growband. This indicates an increase in subcutaneous blood flow to the area.

Learn More about the Growband

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  1. How does your theory explain how hair transplants work successfully? If the tension theory were true, when hair was transplanted from the back of the head to high tension areas of the scalp, at the front or crown for example, they would fall out shortly after a hair transplant as they would be susceptible to the same tension and restricted blood flow to these area of the scalp as previous hairs were.

    However, most transplanted hair never, ever, falls out once transplanted from a good donor source in the rear of the scalp.

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