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Ayurveda and Hair Care

According to Ayurveda both our hair and our nails are a by-product of our bones.  So in order to have healthy hair, we need to maintain proper nutrition for healthy bones.  If calcium and magnesium are not completely absorbed by our bones, we'll se it in our hair as split ends, hair that breaks easily, or even hair that falls out.  Dairy products are a good source of calcium and magnesium, but many of us are either vegan or lactose intolerant.  Luckily there are many alternatives: daikon, coconut, cooked apples, and cabbage.  Sesame seeds are packed with calcium and magnesium, sprinkle some on your breakfast cereal, on your toast, or in your salad at dinner.  A gentle scalp massage with sesame oil is also beneficial because it improves circulation at the root of the hair.

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