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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.

16 replies
    • Emmarhie Castro
      Emmarhie Castro says:

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      Reply
    • Emmarhie Castro
      Emmarhie Castro says:

      Hello Rochelle 😉 Thanks for the inquiry.

      Please do remember that the main product that can help in promoting hair growth is Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion. NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion is an effective, safe, and a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients and essential oils, developed by scientists and researchers. NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion is highly recommended for both men and women, 12 years old and above who experience excessive hair loss, thinning and bald patches. NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion aids those who want to regain hair luster and vibrancy and stimulate new hair growth.

      Reply
    • Janine De Guzman
      Janine De Guzman says:

      Hello lyn 🙂 Thanks for the inquiry.

      NOVUHAIR® is effective in treating hair loss. NOVUHAIR® is a Topical Scalp Lotion combining highly potent standardized herbs with essential oils and co-factor nutrients, especially chosen for their hair growing properties. NOVUHAIR® penetrates to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation to the scalp and thus contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

      Have a great day ahead!

      Reply
    • Janine De Guzman
      Janine De Guzman says:

      Hello Gloria Gonzales 🙂 Thanks for the inquiry.

      People who suffers from Hair loss, Hair Fall, Hair Thinning and even dandruff problem may use Novuhair. NOVUHAIR® is effective in treating hair loss. NOVUHAIR® is a Topical Scalp Lotion combining highly potent standardized herbs with essential oils and co-factor nutrients, especially chosen for their hair growing properties. NOVUHAIR® penetrates to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation to the scalp and thus contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

      Have a great day ahead!

      Reply
  1. Harry
    Harry says:

    Nagulat n lng po ako na bakit prang may prang maliit n bahagi ng walang buhok yung ulo ko tas nagulat po ako prang lumalaki po sya..mga ilang weeks po ang nag daan tas sa ibang part ng head nagkakaroon po sya..nahihiya po tuloy ako ano po bng Novuhair kailangan ko po..thnk u po

    Reply
    • Janine De Guzman
      Janine De Guzman says:

      Hello Harry 🙂 Thanks for the inquiry.

      NOVUHAIR® is effective in treating hair loss. NOVUHAIR® is a Topical Scalp Lotion combining highly potent standardized herbs with essential oils and co-factor nutrients, especially chosen for their hair growing properties. NOVUHAIR® penetrates to rejuvenate the hair follicles, provides optimum nutrition to help combat hair loss and/or thinning of hair, improves blood circulation to the scalp and thus contributes to the stimulation of hair growth.

      We recommend that you use the Novuhair 3-in1 pack, which includes the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal conditioner, is priced at P4,980 per set. NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion is the most important product when used in combination with Novuhair Herbal Shampoo and Novuhair Herbal Conditioner provide the user the optimum benefits of NOVUHAIR® natural hair loss solution.

      Have a great day ahead!

      Reply
  2. Odelle
    Odelle says:

    Hi.,
    How long it needs to apply or using it,? and if it works and hair is already grown.,do it needs to continue using it.?
    if its yes, how long ,is it for lifetime just to maintain the hair.?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Mariella Bobila
      Mariella Bobila says:

      Hi Odelle:) Thanks for the inquiry. After achieving desired results, one may pause for two (2) months then start another treatment should the noticeable warning signs occur. If your case is hereditary, once you have achieved the results, you may apply the lotion once a day for maintenance. Have a great day!

      Reply
  3. bless escalante
    bless escalante says:

    please tell me how to use the scalp lotion step by step. is it after shampoo or before? will i wash my hair after using it – with shampoo or just water…

    Reply
    • Mariella Bobila
      Mariella Bobila says:

      Hi Bless:) Thanks for the inquiry.

      There are 2 ways to use NOVUHAIR.

      Option 1: IF YOUR LIFESTYLE IS ON THE GO: SPRAY, MASSAGE, RINSE AND GO!
      Recommended if you are always on the go and frequent outdoor activities. Best if used both morning and evening. Results can vary, depending on hair and scalp condition prior to using the product, frequency of usage as well as one’s overall wellness lifestyle.
      Step 1: Morning and night, spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion on scalp. Gently massage for 5 to 10 minutes.
      Step 2: After massaging, let rest for another 15 minutes.
      Step 3: Wash hair using NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo or any herbal shampoo. Rinse. Consider using NOVUHAIR® Herbal Conditioner or any herbal conditioner to moisturize your hair for best results prior to rinsing. Step 4: Towel dry. Style as desired using water-based hairstyling products.

      Option 2: TAKE-IT-EASY-LIFESTYLE: SPRAY, MASSAGE, LEAVE ON AND GO ON!
      Recommended if you are not as hectic and spend a significant amount of time indoors. Best if used both morning and evening. Results can vary, depending on hair and scalp condition prior to using the product, frequency of usage as well as one’s overall wellness lifestyle.
      Step 1: Morning and night, wash hair using NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo or any herbal shampoo then rinse. Recommended to follow up with NOVUHAIR® Herbal Conditioner.
      Step 2: Towel dry. Then spray liberal amount of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion on scalp and gently massage for 5 to 10 minutes.
      Step 3: Leave on. Extended contact on your scalp allows greater penetration into the hair follicles.

      Have a great day!

      Reply
  4. harlene jandayan
    harlene jandayan says:

    hi po…nag pa rebond po ko after po ako ma rebond mga 2days may nakapa po ako sa anit ko n matigas s dulo un pla nasunog po ung buhok ko mula roots po at nag h
    sstart n po mag hairfall po buhok ko..nag pa 2nd option po ako sbi need n kalbuhin ako pra maagapan ung ibang buhok n nasunog skn…ask po pwede po ba ako gumamit po ng product nyo po? ilan days or months po n mging effect po ng product nyo po?? slmat po

    Reply
    • Mariella Bobila
      Mariella Bobila says:

      Hi Harlene:) Thanks for the inquiry.
      As a rule of thumb, any person with chemically treated hair or has undergone any salon treatment may use NOVUHAIR® but must observe a resting period of 2-4 weeks if the salon chemical treatment used will produce any allergies or hypersensitivities.

      This is recommended in order to easily identify with certainty the real cause of the adverse reaction/s and not put the blame on NOVUHAIR®. All the active ingredients of NOVUHAIR® are natural and safe.

      However, we can’t vouch for the safety profile of salon treatments. While on NOVUHAIR® treatment, the person needs to refrain using any hair products with high concentrations of chemicals for this may defeat the purpose. Should the person opt to have another salon treatment while on NOVUHAIR® treatment, the person should stop using the NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion.

      Thank you and have a great day!

      Reply

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