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A 34-year-old male asked:

Can massaging the scalp help stimulate hair growth or thickening of existing hair?

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Dr. Carol Cheney
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Probably not: The factors affecting hair growth are complex but there is no evidence that simple massage will cause increased hair growth.
Dr. Robert Hartman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Mildly: No answer to male pattern baldness or you would see no man with this genetic condition. It is a fact that many of us we become hairing impaired with this terminal condition.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2013

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