Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hair Exercise


HOW RUBBING NAILS WORKS ON LOST HAIR:

Hi Friends,

Most of them are confused and excited to know more on how rubbing nails helps in hair growth. As per one of our reader's request i thought i will give more details and explanation on this exercise. Here we go.....

Nerves below the nail bed are connected to the scalp and regular nail rubbing stimulates blood flow and oxygen to the scalp. Frequent rubbing continuously stimulate the scalp thus rejuvenating hair follicles and enhancing hair growth by controlling DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) resulting denser, thicker and stronger hairs. Balayam even stops graying of hairs. It is also known to soothe head aches and heal neurological disorders of brain.

To most people Balayam (Ancient Nail Rubbing Exercise) seems like a joke at first but my experience says it's the most effective yoga for hairs. It is the best natural remedy to control hair fall and regain lost hairs. Balayam can be practiced by anybody irrespective of their age and gender. In many cases, it works slowly but gently, gives expected results only after a long regular practice of at least 6-7 months. To get expected results do nail rubbing exercise daily for an hour or in four sessions of 15 minutes each. People with high blood pressure should not practice balayam since it may aggravate their blood pressure.

Factors responsible for hair problems are:

Thyroid disorders
Hormonal imbalance
Smoking
Anaemia
Heavy medication
Using hair dye of high ammonium content
Deficiency of vitamin B12
Protein deficiency
Hereditary and old age

Rubbing fingernails:

Rubbing left and right hand's fingernails with each other is a powerful technique for curing hair fall and increasing hair growth.

It is a simple yet very effective technique. It is a powerful hair loss solution.

Besides convenient, quick, powerful and pleasant this technique is relaxing as well as free of cost.

It is a tried and tested technique and will definitely shows results.

This is a potent unified solution of hair all problems.

Procedure:

Fold both your palms inwards and place the fingernails of both hands against each other. Then with regular swift motions, rub them against each other. It is a simple technique and can be done anywhere anytime.

Rub fingernails for 5-10 minutes twice a day.

Benefits of fingernails rubbing:

Prevent hair loss
Reverse baldness
Prevent greying of hair
Restore natural colour of hair
Usually it takes 3-6 months to get relief from hair loss, 6-9 months to watch new hair growth and 9-12 months to see prominent re-growth and substantial increase in hair volume.

Adult stem cells theory:

Adult stem cells are undifferentiated cells, found throughout the body after embryonic development. 

They can make identical copies of themselves for long periods of time and multiply by cell division to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues for self-renewal and self-healing.

The adult stem cell has unique ability to heal itself. Whenever a tissue is damaged, adult stem cell are activated to produce new cells that will regenerate the damaged tissues and revitalize the organ.

The adult stem cells are mostly found in brain, spinal cord, blood vessel, bone marrow, peripheral blood, dental pulp, skeletal muscles, skin, digestive system, retina, pancreases and cornea.

The stem cells that are located in the bulge of a hair follicle actually cause hair growth.
Rubbing fingernails stimulates the brain to send the chemical signal to the adult stem cells located near the damaged/unproductive hair follicles.

The adult stem cells migrate to the base of dead/damaged hair follicle and due to their ability of self-renewing they make new hair follicles and revitalize the damaged follicles.

Thus by fingernails rubbing one can manipulate the adult stem cells into becoming new hair follicles, and can accelerate the hair growth and revitalize the damaged follicles to revere the hair loss or baldness.

Reflexology:

In reflexology it is believed that stimulation of certain parts of body will directly affect other parts of body.

The nerve endings just under your fingernails are directly connected to your hair follicles or scalp.

By rubbing your fingernails together, the blood circulation in your scalp is activated.

Thus rubbing procedure increases the blood flow to the scalp and helps in strengthening the hair follicles, which in turn reduces hair fall and premature greying.

Precautions:

Don't rub your thumbnails because it will accelerate the growth of beard, moustache or facial hairs and soon hairs will start peeping from the ears also.

Avoid it during Pregnancy; rubbing nails can cause uterine contractions and can elevate blood pressure.

Avoid in it in some surgical conditions such as acute appendicitis and angiography etc.

Don't do it on problematic skin/nails or if there are infected sores or lesions on the hands, or on brittle/diseased nails.

People with the history of hypertension should avoid vigorous rubbing of finger nails as it may elevate their blood pressure.

Avoid long, excessive and vigorous rubbing as it may damage nails permanently.

Before rubbing fingernails, you may apply small quantity of castor oil/almond oil/olive oil/petroleum jelly on nails, for beautiful and strong nails, the extra lubrication will decrease the excessive friction produced during rubbing procedure, this will make the nails stronger, lustrous and moisturized.

Only rub the fingernails gently for 5-10 minutes, twice a day for better results.


70 comments:

  1. its very useful and thanks for posting this. good job.

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  2. I am a dental surgeon.. I very much appreciate this guy"s attention-to-detail in fingernail rubbing hypothesis for hair gain and also endorse the technique....hair loss causes dispair regrdless of gender and has plagued the generations...so guys,our indigenous ayurvedic technique of balayam cannot fail u.. let's ask our very own stem cells to start growing new scalp hairs for us.. make good,BYEEEE...........

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  3. Hello, My hair is falling at a rapid rate. I'm pretty sure that this is due to the secretion of excessive DHT (hormonal imbalance. I'm also doing the nail rubbing routine regularly. Is it the only solution as per the yoga or ayurveda?
    Please suggest. The hair fall is becoming a cause of great dispair for me.
    Please reply soon.

    Thanks

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    1. This is a particular exercise in yoga which will help in your hair growth. Generally if you do yoga regularly you will be free from diseases and you will be healthy. By being healthy you will not lose your hair. Hope this helps.

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    2. Dear Soumya,

      I have been rubbing my fingernails since last 1 month, even more. Still there is no evident change in my hair-fall rate. Besides, I have recently shifted base to Saudi Arabia, the water here is harder than India. May be that is the cause. Is it destined for me to loose my hair and become bald now ?? :(
      Please suggest, if you can. I would feel very grateful to you

      Regards
      Mayank

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    3. Hi Mayank

      Hope you are doing good. Generally people say when water changes there are chances of hair loss. Also you say its very hard there. I think it will take some time for you to get settle down with that type of water. Once you get used to it might be you will not lose your hair.

      But please keep doing the exercise. Hope fully that helps you not to lose much hair.

      Thanks

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  4. Hi loved ur blog but hav one question hav u found this nail rubbing technique to work personally. Wht is the condition of your hair. I mean no offence to you or to yoga, im seriously interested thanks

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    1. Yes i have hair till my chest. Even i faced lot of hair loss daily. After i tried this exercise daily i can see the hair fall is reduced in few days itself. It worked for me. You can also try and see the difference in your hair fall.

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  5. hello mam.
    i am 19 yrs nd i am suffering frm premature grey hairs:(
    nd its a very big concern fr me..so will the rubbing of nails everyday work?
    pls help!

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    1. Hi Sameeksha

      Sure it will work. Thats what even the yoga expert baba ramdev says. You can refer to few of his videos to get more details on how it works.

      Thanks
      Soumya

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  6. Dear Sowmya,

    My self Mithun Kumar 28 yrs from bangalore, I have a hair fall from past about 2 yrs, My dad and bro also has the same problem. and i have started rubbing nails from past 2months but there is no any diff still iam losing my hairs. Is there any other way to reduce hair loss n get my scalp active again!!!
    Waiting for ur reply Thanq.

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    1. Hello Mithun

      I encourage you doing it for atleast 6 months continuously. Also appreciate it that you did for 2 months.

      Thanks
      Soumya

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  7. hi! I'm a 19 yr old girl, I had pretty good thick hair, but i have been losing hair for the past one month, i did have little bit of hair loss but now its getting worse, and its getting colder in UK as well. I feel its the winter that's made it worse. I have started the nail rubbing exercise. You said it worked for you, I hope it works for me as well. Just a question... the longer the hair grows...the more it falls...because i had my hair at its longest since my birth this year:p and hair started falling even more...i got an haircut...do u think it will make a difference too ??

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    1. Hello Henna

      I personally believe that having long or short hair does not matter but hair what we have should be a healthier one. You keep doing this exercise continuously and you will see your hair is not falling anymore.
      Refer videos of baba ramdev, a yoga specialist.

      Thanks
      Soumya

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    2. thanks.... i hope to see some results ...as it says it takes 3-6 months to see a reduction in hairloss... can you suggest some vegetarian (obviously) protein rich foods .... or foods that are good for hair ...thanks ...

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    3. Hey

      Regarding protein rich foods for hair you can have fish if you are a non veg or else badam and all vegetables.

      Thanks

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  8. I want to know how to control DHT production in male ? :/ is there any yoga for that ?my hair was good only. I tried doing rubbing nails it was fine. but it start to fall more when i stopped.

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    1. Hi Krishanth

      What i feel is its not because you stopped rubbing nails your hairs are falling more. I think for preventing your hair fall keep rubbing your nails whenever you get time and also eat healthy food to maintain your hair.

      Thanks

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  9. sir, my name is ravi kumar and my age is 21year sir mera qustion ye hai ki jinke hair loss hona gentic problem hai kya nails rubbing krne se unke bhi hair vapis ajate h

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  10. please sir mere qustion ka answer jaldi reply kro plzzzzzzzzzzzz hurryyyyy

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    1. Hi Ravi

      So your question is EVen if we have genetic problem will the nail rubbing bring back hair? Right?

      Thing is if you had enough hair and you lost it then definitely nail rubbing helps you. Regarding genes i am not sure but you can try it out.

      Thanks
      Soumya

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  11. Natural beauty tips - for easy and home made beauty tips which enhance your beauty with out side effects.

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  12. The condition of hair and nails most of all depends on nutrition

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  13. Hello...!

    Myself Deepak 15yrs.....my hairs are turning grey rapidly....is this exercise of rubbing nails can turn my hairs back to black.

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    1. Hi Deepak

      In yoga, we have a belief like that and there are articles too that it happens.

      Thanks
      soumya

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  14. Hi,
    If this exercise is going to increase the blood flow & stimulation on the head , why not rub or massage the head directly with the finger tip instead of rubbing the finger nails?
    so please tell me what is the difference between both the ways?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Pavithra

      Good question. Personally what i see here is when massaing your hair you need some one to do that and again if you do it by yourself i dont think you will touch each and every area of our scalp.

      But by rubbing your nails you have a nerve underneath nail which is connecting to your hair roots directly. So its science that you give pressure to that nerve to be active all the time thus keeping your hair root strong always.

      Hope i answered your question :)

      Thanks
      Soumya

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  15. what if i will rub the nails for 30 minutes

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    1. Hi Aamy

      Thats good. You will see the result soon.

      Thanks
      soumya

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  16. Hi.
    I've been thinning on my crown severely. I used to have very thick hair but suddenly lost loads of hair. Now the situation is worse. I can actually count the hair on my crown. Will the wove suggested exercise he'll me? Long back I had tried but it gave me more facial hairs! Apart from this is there any other exercise in yoga? Pls help

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    1. Hi

      Apart from nail rubbing you have lot of other postures to increase your blood flow to your head so that you get healthy hair. You can try those postures also. You can see blood circulation asanas here.
      http://yogaandasana.blogspot.in/2011/10/var-gaq-gaq-gaq.html


      Thanks

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  17. HII...

    what is the best position from doing this nail rubbing ??

    i am almost 2 mouths doing this technick 1 hour a day
    still no results

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    1. Hi

      you can check the posture here.
      http://yogaandasana.blogspot.in/2011/08/tips-for-beauty-and-health-through-yoga.html

      Few people mentioned like they are bale to see the hair growth but not sure on the time limit.

      Thanks

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  18. Hi There,

    Can i rub nails with Nail polish on it? I regularly apply nail paint or a clear paint. Would that make any difference? please suggest. many thanks.

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    1. Hi BB

      It doesn't matter. Yes you can rub with nail polish. :)

      Thanks

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  19. hi somya.., i want to ask is that instead of rubbing what if we press our finger nail one by one with other hand giving some pressure...???

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    1. Hi Sheetal

      If you press i do not think that much force you will get as in rubbing. Its better to rub ur nails instead of pressing.

      Hope pressing your finger points will cure some pain in your fingers rather affecting your hair.

      Thanks

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  20. Hi Soumya,

    Am a 28 year old guy and suddenly started developing Alopaecia Aerata problem last year and though I was under continuous medication the spot hair loss multiplied in most of my scalp and started looking as very big spots in few places. Hair starts regrowing in those spots after few months but not with my actual density. But invariable its spreading across my scalp continuously and now I have lost almost half of my density. Other than these spots luckily am not looking bald till now but my over all hairloss is also very high. Will this Balayam & Kapalabakthi combines with other Asanas which promotes more blood circulation to my scalp, will help me to reduce or over come this problem ???

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    1. And also I feel like if this hair shedding continues then before this year end I would become completely bald... Please guide me what are the things I shold do in this case.....Waiting for your needful reply...

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    2. Hi Ans

      To be frank this exercise will help you to stop your hair fall and improve your hair growth but i am not sure whether you can overcome your problem 100%. To some extent you can regain your hair i believe.

      Since this is a slow process you should be in patience for the results.

      Thanks

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  21. Hi.. loved ur post..
    I m 24 years female. I have thin hair from child hood. Will this technique help to grow thick and long hair?
    And should we rub nails for 1 hour or just 5-10 mins twice daily??

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    1. Hi Megha

      Appreciate writing your comments. Its good if you rub for long time. You can see the results soon if you do it for longer time.

      Thanks

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  22. i am doing this exercise from last 3 months and i found good results...now my hair turned dense...doing this exercise for 1 hour is a lot better.

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    1. Dear Bharath...is it important to have itching an tingling on the scalp while rubbing nails. In most of the blogs people have mentioned that if you are not feeling a tingle or itch in the scalp while nail buffing then you are not doing it right

      is there any right way of rubbing your nails

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  23. Hair fall is a common problem now a days, some people earning lots of money in this business but i don't think natural hair will come back after bald. thanks for nice writing. Yoga Sutras

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  24. Are there any success :P stories associated with this? If so, please give a link. And what about you? How long have you been doing this? Any results yet?

    Thnx
    Tejas Bajaj
    18 and balding ;(

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    1. I started doing this exercise 2 months ago and i can see a very good difference in my hair fall count. It got reduced. Let me try doing it for another 4 months and update you the results :). So far i have heard that it fetches very good results.

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  25. Hi guys,

    Wanted to share my experience on nail rubbing. Have been practicing nail rubbing for more than two months now(15-20min a day). After i started within a few days there are an high increase in hairfall. I googled and found that this is an indication that nail rubbing works. Now the hair fall is reduced(atleast i don't see much when i run my fingers through my hair).
    Will continue with the practice for a another 6months atleast and will keep this loop posted on my results. As of now i don't notice any new hair or improvment in the hairline but i have a feeling it is working.
    Worth the try for me because i've spent enough on the fake homeopaths.

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    1. hi ashok, myself jeevan.
      my condition is very much similar to you.
      i want to know about your current hair condition .
      please reply...

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  26. Hi,
    I have been hearing about this exercise from quite some time. But I did not believe it earlier. I have lost lots of hair till now and let me tell u that I have tried various medicines suggested by allopathic doctors including monoxidil. But nothing seems to be working. So this is probably the last option I am going to try before going for last option i.e. Transplantation.
    So please share if there are any success stories and the timeline in which u observed the results

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    1. Hi Romit

      I can share you a video where they say about this exercise. Please Refer

      http://yogaandasana.blogspot.in/2013/09/hair-exercise-video-by-baba-ramdev.html

      Thanks

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  27. Hello sir
    i have same problem.so i searched techniques that how can i reduce or stop this Problem..i will also try this.
    thnx.

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  28. hello,
    i am shifting to Mysore for the sake of my job.. already i face a heavy hairfall.. and am not sure about water in mysore.. will the change in water make me lose hair even more than now?? is there any prevention to guard ma hair from further hair fall..

    thanks

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    1. Hi Appusha

      People say so when you shift you may lose your hair coz of water change. I prefer you to continue with this exercise to prevent lot of hair fall in case if you face also.

      Thanks

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  29. Iam 15yrs and my hair line decreases very much due to masturbation. Will this balayam help me to regrow my haor back? Otherwise I will have to suicide.

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    1. Hi Abhihit

      Can you try this exercise as per in the video. Dont worry. Lets hope for the best.

      http://yogaandasana.blogspot.in/2013/09/hair-exercise-video-by-baba-ramdev.html

      Thanks

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    2. Hai im giri 18years old nd im facing hair loss since 1 year ....i had lots of hair but nw it has reduced a lot...i tried this technique from last2 months ....nw my hair loss has become less but is it working .....i do it nearly a hour per day ....

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    3. It really works. Keep doing it... :) dont stop it.

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  31. Hey soumya... I have a very thin hair & i can count my hairs on my head.. I was very depressed & went to check to Ayurveda doctor where he suggested me the nail rubbing exercise & some asans... Besides that he figured out my hair loss causes which i would like to share here... Excessive consumption of junk food, tea, coffee also cause hairfall... I also had constipation problem so the main reason of hair falling was constipation also.. So i am medicating with ramdev churna & all... I used to eat chicken once or twice a month but now d doctor have said me to completely leave chicken in my diet as he said eating chicken has caused excessive heat in my body-reasoning hairfall and this thing is quite strange...


    Besides this after reading d net articles i have applied onion & garlic juice on my head since 2-3 days.. I can notice hairfall but i am doing this in d hope that i will regain my hairs... Is it good to apply onion & garlic?? plzz say me coz ginger didnt suited me coz my scalp is very sensitive...

    I do the nail rubbing exercise but what i noticed is that my facial hair has become more dark (Black in colour, earlier it was brown)... I have never done facial bleach since my birth but i could feel my facial hair grow longer & darker so i am thinking of quitting this exercise.. what should i do??? Plzz suggest me coz i can count my hairs.... & its getting bald day by day...

    & last question r u a yoga expert or a normal viewer who was suffering from hair fall problem...

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    1. nitika u should not rub your thumbs along with the fingers. Thats the cause of your facial hair growth. Rubbing thumbs increase facial hair growth. Hope this helps. :)

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  32. applying coconut oil and shampoo to hair will effect our hair or it is good to applying...

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  33. can i rub deferent finger of hand with deferent finger with another hand
    like index finger with middle finger

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    1. i think you can do it like that but whats the need to do like that. just don't rub your thumbs. use both the hands as swami ramdev ji explained. It is lot more easier to do balayam that way. :)

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  34. heyy i wanted to ask..nails should be rubbed upside down or just downside vigorously ?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Jaggu

      You have rub your nails side by side and not upside down. You can do this in medium speed for long and not vigorously too :)

      Thanks

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  35. Baldness is absence of hair or The condition of having no hair on the top of the head is known as Baldness. Baldness is usually most noticeable on the scalp, but can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows. The condition is more common in men than in women. The Ayurvedic Keshking oil is best for prevention of Baldness, long grow of hair, shining, maintain color deep nourishment of hair roots & scalp, checks loss of hair, stops premature of hair, prevents from dandruff, whiteness, regrowth of hairs, sleeplessness & headache.
    More information visit this websites link below :www.keshking.com,www.keshking.in
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxnf97rRvjk

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