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.



MYTH OR FACT: Pregnancy makes hair fuller and thicker

FACT. Hair looks noticeably fuller and thicker during pregnancy because of the presence of higher levels of estrogen in the body. It does not mean new hair strands are growing rather, less hair are being shed than normal. In a normal hair growth cycle, 90% of the hair follicles are in the anagen or active phase while around 10% percent are in the telogen or resting phase. During pregnancy, increased estrogen levels prolong the growing stage of the hair follicles and prevent those in the resting stage from falling off naturally. Thus, hair appears thicker and fuller.



Deciding to change your natural hair color is an easy enough decision, but picking out the best shade could pose a challenge. Choosing the most flattering hair color for your locks goes beyond trends and what hue your fave celebrity is currently sporting. It could spell the difference between looking glowing and vibrant, and appearing dull and washed out.

Want to know the secret to finding the best color for your mane? Read on for a few tips on how to choose the right hue that’ll further accentuate your beauty.

1. Know your skin undertone. The ideal shade for your mane is one that complements your skin undertone, whether it’s warm, cool, or neutral. Undertone is described as the color underneath the surface of your skin. Colors that blend well with your undertone results in your skin tone, or skin color, looking brighter, smoother, and more rejuvenated.

To determine your undertone, try this quick trick – stand in natural light, turn your palms up, and check the veins on the insides of your wrist. If your veins appear to be blue, you have a cool undertone. If it seems greenish, you have a warm undertone. If it’s something in between, your skin undertone is neutral.

A cool skin tone has undertones of pink, red, green, or blue while a warm one has yellow, peachy, brown or golden undertones. Those with warm undertones also tend to tan easily while those with cool undertones tan minimally and get sunburned instead. A neutral skin tone is usually a mix of both warm and cool undertones.

2. Determine what hair dye shades enhance your skin tone. The general rule of thumb is cool undertone=warm hair colors, and warm undertone=cool hair colors.

For cool undertones, play with the hues of golden blonde, ash brown, auburn, platinum blonde, and blonde. The most flattering highlights are honey, wheat, taupe, or ash shades. For those who are more adventurous, deep reds, orchids, burgundies, and even purples also work well, but avoid gold, yellow, red, or bronze hair dyes.

For those with warm undertones, go for golden brown, golden blonde, warm red, rich chestnut, reddish or strawberry blonde, chocolate brunette, or jet black colors. Highlighting is best done with copper streaks or golden brown shades. Most hair colors that have red-orange or gold base complement warm undertones well, but be careful of unnatural shades like blue and violet, and ash-based colors.

3. Stay within your hair’s natural color range. Before making the color switch, pay close attention to your locks’ natural hue and make sure to stay within two to three shades of this to achieve a natural looking coloring job. If your aim is just a subtle change of color, lighten or darken your hair just by one shade. For more dramatic (and drastic) color changes, it’s best to consult your hair stylist first or a professional colorist at your favorite salon.




Dandruff is a common scalp condition characterized by the appearance of flaky skin and itchiness of the scalp. Other symptoms may include irritation and redness of the scalp. Although not a serious problem, having dandruff could potentially be a very embarrassing one.

Causes of Dandruff
Unlike what many think, dandruff is not a result of poor hygiene. Although there are no definite known causes of dandruff, a yeast-like fungus that is present in everyone’s scalp, malasezzia, is believed to be a major contributing factor when it grows out of control. As a result, it feeds on the oil secreted by the scalp, irritating it and producing more skin cells. These extra skin cells take on a white and flaky appearance, die and fall off.

Not shampooing properly and often enough is also a probable cause of dandruff. If excessive shampooing strips the hair of its natural oils, not enough shampooing, on the other hand, causes the buildup of more oil and dead skin cells on the scalp, giving the yeast and fungi a feeding frenzy.

Extreme and excessive flaking on the scalp may also be a result of other underlying fungal and inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis.

Dandruff may also be a reaction to certain ingredients found in hair care products like shampoos, dyes, and styling gels or wax. These sensitivities could result in an itchy and scaly scalp.

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Treatment Options
Although having dandruff does not pose a risk to your health, some people who have a severe case of dandruff may experience some social or confidence issues that’s why it’s always better to treat it right away.

For most cases, medicated and specially-formulated shampoos, which are conveniently and easily available in groceries and drug stores, usually address the problem. Check the label if it contains zinc, which is used to fight against dandruff.

Other shampoos, like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, also has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties, which are helpful in managing and treating dandruff. Novuhair is made from the best herbal and natural ingredients combined together to promote healthier, thicker, more manageable, and stronger hair. It contains essential oils of peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and lemongrass, moringa, aloe vera, and virgin coconut oil, which are all proven to alleviate scalp itching, redness, and irritation, and reduce the appearance of dandruff.


Regular use of an anti-dandruff shampoo should solve the problem for mild cases. But in severe conditions, it is best to see a dermatologist to address the root cause of the problem and get appropriate treatment.


FIVE GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD:Father’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Dad

Dad. Papa. Tatay. Pop. We might call him by different names but in reality, he’s every family’s very own Superman. Dads, like moms, take on varied roles in our life – protector, driver, all-around handyman, playmate, chef, human insecticide (admit it, it’s always Dad who runs after those wayward cockroaches), financier, mentor, and so much more. So, this coming Father’s Day let’s show our dads some love and appreciation with the following thoughtful and meaningful gift ideas.

1. For the sporty dad. Score him tickets to his favorite team’s game or a signed jersey or cap from his fave player. If he’s actively into sports, you may also give him an extra accessory or equipment like a golf ball, tennis racquet,boxing gloves, and the like.

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2. For the techie dad. Your dad already has the latest mobile phone or top of the line laptop, so why not get him smaller yet useful gadgets or accessories like a portable multiple device charging station or a Bluetooth keyboard. The options are endless, just pay those sleek gadget shops at the mall a visit.

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3. For the classic dad. An elegant tie for special meetings, another color of his favorite shirt brand, a bottle of really good wine, or if you want to go bespoke, a monogrammed pair of cuff links will go well for a sophisticated, classic dad.

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4. The bookworm dad. If your dad loves to read, he’ll appreciate a gift card to a bookstore or downloads of his favorite titles from Kindle or Amazon.

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5. The stylish dad. If your dad loves to pamper and take good care of himself, why not prepare a basket filled with luxurious and thoughtful body and skin care products like a massage oil, sunblock, feet lotion, hair wax, and other things he enjoys. And if your dad is having some mane issues like thinning hair and receding hair line, throw in a complete set of Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Novuhair shampoo and topical lotion has been proven to effectively promote healthier, stronger, and thicker hair.

dad05Novuhair 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. Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watson’s branches, and other leading drug stores.


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.



Almost halfway into the year and some international celebrities are making major buzz for their unexpected, sometimes drastic, yet still chic hair transformations.

Check out some of this year’s top star hair turns:

50 Shades of Grey breakout star Dakota Johnson chopped off a major length of her locks and now sports a chic brunette bob.

Sexy siren and Avengers star Scarlett Johansson surprised everyone at the Oscars with this punk-meets-glam undercut.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and one-half of the KimYe power couple, Kim Kardashian steps out for Paris Fashion Week with a platinum blonde ‘do. But her blonde moment is short-lived, Kim returned to her raven locks weeks after.celeb3

The star who played Snow White on the big screen, Lily Collins, debuted a playful pixie also at this year’s Oscars.celeb4

It Girl and in-demand model Cara Delevingne reveals another layer to her edgy persona with a shaved side hair style.celeb5

Popstar Taylor Swift exudes rocker chic with a shaggy cut and full bangs.celeb6

Lady Gaga never ceases to surprise her Little Monsters and the rest of the world. Here she is with an elegant goth-inspired dark and blunt bob after sporting long platinum locks.celeb7

Nicole Kidman looks even more ravishing in her shorter ‘do and new side part. Long or short, this Australian-born actress always looks like a true Hollywood star.celeb8

The one and only Pretty Woman goes back to her roots, so to speak. Julia Roberts enthralls in a deep red mane she was originally known for.celeb9

Actor, singer, songwriter, and director Jared Leto graces the Paris Fashion Week with a bleached ‘do after saying goodbye to his long locks.celeb10