Rainy season has officially started. Some studies have shown that rainwater may be harmful to our crowning glory. Each hair strand is comprised of long bundles of keratin proteins. Keratin proteins act as an external protective protein in the cuticle (the outer layer of a hair strand) and an internal structural protein in the cortex (the inner core of the hair strand that helps determine its strength).

The acidity of the rainwater may cause hair-related problems such as itchy scalp, brittle hair, dandruff and hair shedding.

These tips may help you protect yourself, especially your hair from being soaked wet by rainwater.

Bad weather isn’t much of a problem if you have an umbrella. The device offers an instant shade from rain showers and protects your hair from being wet and frizzy.

A tousled or romantic up-do will get frizzier the wetter it gets, whereas a sleek style, particularly a lose ponytail, will survive the rain much better. You’re better off not washing it, but instead adding plenty of product to weight down the hair and prevent it from lifting up into flyaways.

But when the monsoon rains and thunderstorms have cornered you, and your hair is already wet from the heavy rainfall, immediately rinse your hair when you get home.

Use the right hair care products in order to maintain healthy hair and scalp and avoid hair loss. It is best to use a natural topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo and herbal conditioner like Novuhair 3-in-1 pack. Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion contains 19 natural ingredients that will help promote healthy hair and scalp, prevent excessive hair shedding, aid in stimulating hair growth and improve the overall cosmetic properties of your hair.


The Newcomer to Your Routine

When it comes to looking good and maintaining our figure, we all have our routines: eat healthily, exercise regularly, cleanse, tone and moisturize. When it comes to hair care however, our commitment to routine varies.

Some of us prefer hair we can wash and wear. Others like to spend more time working their mane: blow drying, curling or straightening, gelling or waxing it into style. Others, still, have extra special requirements: a trip to the hair spa every now and then, a preferred stylist for trimming or drastic makeovers. Hair, indeed, is the one arena in which we can all agree to disagree.

But one thing’s for certain: we all want healthy, or at least healthy-looking, scalp and hair.

Now, apart from shampooing and conditioning, how does one achieve that, given the spectrum of dedication to hair out there? More importantly, is this even achievable for those who don’t feel like exerting too much effort on their mane?

The answer is yes, and it’s simple. One only needs to incorporate another player to their routine for leveled up maintenance: Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion.

danjune201502Though primarily known as nature’s own remedy to hair loss, Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion also works excellently as a hair care agent. This means using it to help prevent hair loss, as well as taking advantage of its side effects. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying and whitening.

Made of herbal ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint, Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. This, in effect, helps solve hair loss and grow back hair. At the same time, it strengthens the scalp against premature hair loss.

Using Novuhair is quick and simple for everyone. Those who want a quick and instant solution simply need to squeeze out the lotion onto their scalp and take a few minutes to massage. Do this after rinsing out the shampoo, while bathing.

Those who don’t mind spending extra time on their crowning glory may also use it as a leave-on styling agent throughout the day. Again, simply massage on enough lotion to cover the entire scalp, and then style your hair accordingly.

It’s an easy single step to slide into your already established routine, and one that can be effortlessly applied by wash-and-wearers and high-maintainers alike.

Novuhair is available at all Mercury Drug and leading drugstores nationwide. Call 413-6570 or 0922-883-0575 and visit for more details.

Myth or Fact:Diet is related to hair loss

Fact. It’s important to eat right in order to be generally healthy. Nevertheless, no food has been proven to be beneficial or detrimental to hair.

Inheriting hair loss — and its solution

When considering the causes of an ailment, one of the first places to look is our genes. Could it possibly be something you’ve inherited?

With hair loss, this is certainly the case. In fact, it is the most common cause of hair loss, called Androgenetic Alopecia. It occurs in about 95 percent of males and 70 percent in females. Studies reveal that this also occurs in combination with other factors such as aging and hormonal changes.

Symptoms of hereditary hair loss include a gradual thinning of the hair to complete hair loss on a certain part of the scalp, if not entire baldness. The hair loss pattern and rate is different among men and women, though they similarly occur in the 20s and 30s. Family history is the biggest indicator of when hereditary hair loss starts to take place, and at what rate.

The good news is that hereditary hair loss is treatable. And while invasive options such as hair lasers and transplants abound, nature itself has bestowed us with the remedy we need to deal with hair loss.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is an all-natural formula for treating hair loss. It is made of herbal ingredients such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, aloe vera, the essential oils of rosemary and peppermint, and virgin coconut oil. Collectively, the ingredients help improve blood circulation to the scalp and increase nutrients to hair follicles. Other beneficial side effects include returning and locking the hair’s natural luster, and preventing premature graying or whitening.

Just as hair loss can be inherited from your family, so can you inherit the solution — from nature.




Wouldn’t it be great if we can step out every single day with salon-gorgeous hair? Unless you’re an A-lister celebrity with a team of hairstylists at your beck and call or a fashion model getting ready for that picture-perfect shoot, we all have to deal with our own hair issues. Thus, there are good hair days and bad hair days.

Say goodbye to bad hair days by changing the way you deal and feel about your hair problems. Sometimes, all it takes is one little thing to turn things around and feel more confident about your locks. Read on for a few tips.

Get a flattering haircut. Book an appointment with your stylist or if you have none yet, ask friends for a referral. Discuss with your hair stylist the best cut and color that flatters your face shape and suits your taste. Nothing says confident better than a woman who obviously rocks her ‘do.

shower no attribution requiredMake sure your locks are clean and smell good. Washing your hair regularly is part of a good hygiene and helps maintain your mane’s health. Give your tresses some extra TLC by choosing hair-friendly products that keep it stronger, shinier, softer, more manageable, and smelling good throughout the day.

dad05Treat hair conditions right away. Hair and scalp problems like dandruff, falling hair, or bald spots can instantly deflate one’s confidence. Make sure to address these problems right away before they get worse. Consult a dermatologist or look for a product could help solve these concerns like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Novuhair, made from all-natural ingredients, is a proven safe and effective way to fight hair loss and other problems like dandruff.

MYTH OR FACT:The use of steroids have no side effects on the hair

MYTH. Although not all types of steroids cause hair loss, many do. Some steroids may hasten the process of hair loss especially if a person is genetically prone to have male pattern baldness. An example are anabolic steroids used in bodybuilding. Continued or prolonged use of these steroids may accelerate the hair loss process due to potent chemicals and hormones that they contain.




Having a thick head of hair has always been identified with youth, masculinity, and virility among men. So just imagine how troubling it is for a man to discover he’s going bald. Hair loss is one of the most common problems men face even as early as in their 20’s. There are different causes for hair loss – poor diet, a deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals, stress, pollution, and genetics. Male pattern baldness, which accounts for about 95% of hair loss conditions among men, is largely due to a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that results in thinning hair and receding hair lines.

But it’s not yet too late. Guys, read on for several easy and simple ways on how to handle and manage hair loss and save those remaining strands.

1. Be mindful of what you eat. What you put into your body also affects your mane as it gets the needed vitamins and minerals for healthy hair growth from your food intake. Avoid fried food and too much sweets. Sugar enables the release of testosterone, which in turn will be converted to DHT.

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2. Load up on protein-rich food instead. Add more lean meat, fish, chicken, dairy, and other sources of proteinto your diet to promote healthier hair and keep your mane in optimum condition.

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3. Drink lots of water. Water is not only good for the body but for the hair as well. The hair shaft is made of one quarter water so drink at least eight glasses of water daily to keep the strands hydrated and healthy.

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4. Skip the after-shower brush. Hair is more prone to damage when wet. Using a brush after showering may cause the strands to break or snap due to the unwanted friction, leading to added hair fall. Use your fingers to untangle knots or if you have to comb, use a wide-toothed one instead.

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5. Let hair dry naturally. Take it easy on your mane when wet. Break the bad habit of rubbing the hair dry with a towel post-shower. Aggressive rubbing after showering will roughen up the cuticle and will easily cause frizz and breakage. Let hair dry naturally instead or use a cotton shirt to pat it dry.

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6. Ditch the cancer sticks. Proper blood circulation to the scalp and follicles is essential for the hair’s health. Smoking cigarettes affects the flow of blood to the scalp and this will inhibit the growth of hair.

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7. Take vitamins for the hair. Vitamin A facilitates a healthy sebum production; Vitamin B promotes the hair’s healthy color; and Vitamin E aids in proper blood flow. The right kinds of vitamins provide nourishment to the hair, keeping it strong and healthy.

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8. Exercise regularly. Devote at least 30 minutes of your time daily for exercise. It does wonders not only for your physique and general health but also for your hair. Regular exercise helps balance hormonal levels in the body and reduces stress, thus, also lessening the chances of hair fall.

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9. Switch shampoos. Check the label on your shampoo. You might be unwittingly using chemicals that are too harsh on the hair and scalp. Look for a shampoo with mild and natural ingredients that’s specifically formulated to address hair loss like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.


10. Use a tried and tested topical solution. There are many treatments and solutions touted to address hair loss but unfortunately, not everything works. Go for the tried and tested product that’s proven to effectively strengthen the hair, reduce hair loss, and promote hair regrowth like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.


Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Topical Scalp Lotion; or a 3-in-1 pack with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner and Topical Scalp Lotion; and a 2-in-1 plus one with two Novuhair Shampoos plus Topical Scalp Lotion, all in 200 ml bottles.

Distributed by Nutramedica, Novuhair products are available nationwide in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watson’s branches and other drug stores like Rose Pharmacy and South Star Drug. For more information, visit, check out their Facebook page at Novuhair Official, follow them on Twitter at@NovuhairNatural, or call their hotlines at (02) 413-6570 or 0922-8830575.



MY JOURNEY BACK TO HEALTHY HAIR: Abby Asistio’s Recovery from Alopecia

Singer-songwriter, TV host, and the poster girl for alopecia in the country, Abby Asistio is singing a happy tune nowadays. And it’s all because of those precious new strands of hair growing on her previously bald head.

Diagnosed with alopecia areata since the age of four, an autoimmune condition characterized by the loss of hair due to damaged hair follicles, Abby had to contend and overcome various physical, emotional and psychological obstacles. Having exhausted almost all possible treatments to no avail, Abby finally came to terms with her condition and even rose above it.

With much grace and courage, she went public with her condition in 2012 and shaved her head. Her message was loud and clear: It’s perfectly fine to be bald and beautiful. Her message was received with loud cheers of praise and her life has never been the same since that fateful day.

Today, Abby proudly shows off her head with its short hair, like a child showing off a prized toy. “It has consistently been growing longer these past two years. My hair is significantly thicker now and I could already style it in different ways, even without having to wear wigs, turbans, and other hair accessories,” she shares with an obvious gleam of joy in her eyes.

Although it might seem like a miracle or a scientific breakthrough, Abby quickly reveals her secret: Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.

After her public outing in 2012, Novuhair reached out to Abby and offered her their product. She had already heard about it from Fanny Serrano, a family friend and the brand’s endorser, but she was wary of trying another product just to get disappointed all over again.

She eventually relented and started using Novuhair in March 2013. After six months, Abby was pleasantly surprised to notice fine strands of baby hair growing in previously bald areas. “It was very exciting! It encouraged me to be more persistent in using it,” Abby recalls.

Since that day, Abby has been a loyal Novuhair user and swears by it. “I use the scalp lotion, shampoo, and conditioner religiously,” Abby continues.

It seems like a miracle, those delicate black strands of hair growing from her scalp and for Abby, the sensations are almost all new to her. “I never thought I could have a full head of hair again. I could actually “take care of my hair” now and even go to the salon to get a trim,” she says enthusiastically. “I love having hair again,” she further states.

Having alopecia is a huge part of Abby’s life journey and after successfully recovering from it, she has made it her mission to help others afflicted with the same condition. She started by putting up the first support group in the country – Alopecia Philippines, which aims to spread awareness about the condition and at the same time, inspire and motivate those with alopecia to become more secure and comfortable in their own skin.

As of now, the group’s online Alopecia Philippines Facebook group counts around 300 members from all over the country. There are those who are afflicted with alopecia themselves and some are their family members or loved ones. “People share stories there, share experiences, post inquiries as well as words of encouragement to help those in the group,” Abby states.

The group has already lined up a number of activities and campaigns for the year, especially during Alopecia Awareness Month come September, including a planned Alopecia Weekend Boot Camp and awareness concert. They also hope to formalize the organization before the year ends to do more for those with alopecia in the country.

“It’s never easy,” Abby says about living with alopecia. “But remember, you are not alone. People around you love and care for you, and accept and appreciate you for who you are. Look for someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, people to laugh about your journey and hair stories with,” Abby further shares.

“Everything happens for a reason. In the end, we can choose to rise above the disease and come out better, stronger, more courageous, and more beautiful. Our hair may come and go but it is who we are, what is inside that truly matters and lasts,” Abby says with a smile, the beautiful woman who has bravely battled alopecia and came out of it gloriously victorious.

ENJOY BEAUTIFUL HAIR AT ANY AGE: Tips on Keeping Hair Luscious and Healthy in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

For many women, hair is one of the definitive aspects of personal style and appearance. It is not called the crowning glory for nothing. But just like our skin and body, our ha ir also changes as we age, ranging from subtle difference in texture, luster, and manageability to more serious concerns like hair loss.

Hair is generally a strong indicator of one’s overall health. But don’t fret, there are ways to maintain our hair’s “youthfulness” regardless of our age. Below are a few tips on keeping your locks healthy and luscious throughout the years.

In your 20s
Our locks are supposedly at its healthiest in our 20s. However, fad diets and improper nourishment may contribute to lackluster tresses. Our hair also needs vitamins and minerals to grow strong and healthy and we get these from the food we eat. Eating a balanced diet is therefore necessary to ensure our hair gets the proper nutrients it needs.

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Our 30s are marked largely by hormonal changes brought about by life-changing events such as pregnancy. During pregnancy, hair growth hormones are working overtime resulting in thicker and faster-growing hair. But after delivery, hair shedding usually occurs. Although in most women, hair eventually grows back normally, some women may find out that the hair loss is more permanent.

Lessen the use of styling products such as gels, mousse, sprays, and the like to avoid further weighing down the hair. Also check if the iron level in your body is sufficient as iron deficiency usually triggers hair thinning. Lastly, learn to de-stress and relax amidst demands from your career and family life.

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Gray hair normally starts to become more prevalent in our 40s resulting in the popularity of hair dyeing among middle-aged women. Chemicals used in hair dyes may damage and harm the hair strands especially if done frequently. The best option for women who want to cover up their gray hairs is to dye their hair within three shades of their natural hair color. More than that, the hair is at a greater risk of damage since higher volumes of peroxide are required.

It is also advisable to amp up your vitamins and minerals intake at this age due to fluctuating levels of hormones prior to menopause. Load up on Vitamins B, C, D, and E, omega-3 fatty acids, and folic acid to counter the effects of hormonal changes like thinning hair.

Whatever age you are at, it also helps to establish a disciplined hair care regimen, which includes avoiding prolonged exposure under direct sunlight or heat from styling products, good hygiene, and using gentle, and ideally, all-natural products that do not damage the hair like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.


MYTH OR FACT:Does excessive washing and blow drying cause hair loss?

MYTH. Frequent hair washing is part of a good hair care regimen and while constant blow drying and/or styling, especially under high heat, may cause the hair to become dry and brittle, both do not cause or result in hair loss. If you’re worried about the amount of falling hair you see in your pillow, shower or comb daily, remember that shedding around 100 hair strands a day is normal.