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Celebrating Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

September marks the month-long commemoration of alopecia areata awareness worldwide. Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012.

Abby is no stranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Alopecia areata is described as an auto-immune disorder that results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life. “It was a very big step for me. And I was amazed at the response I got from both my friends and random people who said my story had touched and inspired them,” Abby reveals after talking about her condition on national TV back in 2008.

Fast forward to September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them. Inspired by Abby’s transparency and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 100 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.

The group regularly organizes information drives about alopecia through different platforms– benefit concerts, symposia, and multimedia testimonials, among others. It has earned raves and waves of admiration in and out of social media for their confidence and pride in embracing their life with alopecia.

FROM BALD TO BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL:Abby Asistio’s Recovery from Alopecia

Singer-songwriter, TV host, Novuhair brand ambassador, 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 which are obviously growing on her previously bald head.

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.

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.

Abby’s secret? Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, which she has been using for more than 2 years now. “I use the scalp lotion, shampoo, and conditioner religiously,” Abby continues.

Having alopecia is a huge part of Abby’s life journey and after successfully recovering from it since being diagnosed at the age of four, 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.

“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 with the aid of Novuhair. Abby thanks Novuhair, “I now have a full head of hair and feel more confident than ever before.”

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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.

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#THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECT Celebrating Alopecia Awareness Month

September marks the month long commemoration of Alopecia Awareness worldwide. To culminate the month-long celebration in the country, Alopecia Philippines partnered with Novuhair for the #Beautiful Project Workshop held last September 28, 2014 at The Vault Manila, from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Led by Alopecia Philippines founder, Abby Asistio, the event was designed to bring together people afflicted with alopecia and provide an avenue for the free-flowing exchange of information, sharing of experiences, and create a support system for everyone in the community.

With the help of Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, #The Beautiful Project featured a talk on alopecia by renowned doctor, Dr. Cecilia Catapang. Abby, who’s also a Novuhair brand ambassador, gave a moving testimonial as to her journey to hair loss and eventual slow recovery from hair loss, thanks to Novuhair.

Attendees to the event were also treated to fun, games, and prizes courtesy of Novuhair, wigs from Lynelle: House of Hair Fashion, through the assistance of Ms. Jennifer Sevilla, and rousing performance by Aia de Leon of Imago.

Next year, Alopecia Philippines, together with Novuhair, hopes to reach more Filipinos in its goal of educating them about alopecia and empowering those who are already living with the reality of hair loss.

BALD AND PROUD:Celebrating Alopecia Areata Awareness Month

September marks the month-long commemoration of alopecia areata awareness worldwide. Leading this year’s celebration in the country is Alopecia Philippines, a group founded by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio in 2012.

Abby is no Abby Asistiostranger to alopecia, having been diagnosed with alopecia areata since she was four years old. Alopecia areata is described as an auto-immune disorder that results in partial or total loss of hair on the head and other parts of the body. Abby’s decision to come out in public with her condition was a major turning point in her life. “It was a very big step for me. And I was amazed at the response I got from both my friends and random people who said my story had touched and inspired them,” Abby reveals after talking about her condition on national TV back in 2008.

Fast forward to September 2012, Abby decided to start an online campaign in time with Alopecia Awareness Month by inviting family and friends to pose with the double “A” (inverted “V”) sign using their fingers on the photo sharing site, Instagram. It quickly caught on and Abby was overwhelmed by the response from netizens, with over a thousand photo contributions to date.

This paved the way for the beginnings of Alopecia Philippines. It aims to raise awareness about alopecia and correct common misconceptions and perceptions about it, provide encouragement to people afflicted with it, and create an online support community for them. Inspired by Abby’s honesty and courage, men and women, kids and teens from different walks of life began sharing their own stories and struggles living with alopecia. What started out as a group of ten is now more than 100 members strong and its Facebook page – Alopecia Areata Awareness, draws followers from all over the world.

The group regularly organizes information drives about alopecia through different platforms– benefit concerts, symposia, and multimedia testimonials, among others. But the most creative and inspired initiative so far is the group’s pictorial capturing selected members in all their bald and beautiful glory. It has earned raves and waves of admiration in and out of social media for their confidence and pride in embracing their life with alopecia.

Meeting Mark Zuckerberg and My Facebook Friends Day Experience


Last January 31, 2016, I flew to San Francisco and had the wonderful opportunity of being chosen as one of the eighteen invited by Facebook on their 12th Anniversary Friends Day celebration with California-based Alopecia awareness advocate, Rachel Regal.  Alopecia is an autoimmune condition which results in partial or total head and body hair loss.  I have had it since I was four, and hers just developed sometime in 2012, the same year she discovered that her 10-year-old daughter, Eliana, had it, too.  Six inspiring stories were picked by Facebook among its 1.64 billion users and we were all amazed when we’ve found out that our Alopecia story was one of them.  Imagine that!

We’ve met each other through the double A hand sign campaign that I’ve started in 2012, and we’ve been “connected” since then.  Last year, Facebook Stories featured how we were able to build a friendship, as well as campaign for disease awareness through Facebook!  And last February 1st, we’ve had the chance to tour their headquarters in Menlo Park, San Francisco, meet and chat with the people behind Facebook (Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox, and a whole lot of awesome people), get crazy cool gadgets and have one of the best experiences of our lives.

It was such a surreal feeling to be in the same room as the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. He was wearing his trademark look (jeans, sneakers, shirt and a big smile on his face), and had such a friendly, approachable aura and demeanor about him.  Not at all intimidating!  He told us stories about how the company started, its mission-vision, the ups and downs that come along, and their future plans.  We’ve also had the chance to ask him questions and I especially loved how he answered Rachel’s question about achieving success and life’s “impossibilities”.  He said, “There’s a difference between impossible and things taking a really long time. Even if you’re not going to be able to do something in a short time period, if you care about something, you want to see the world to move into that direction…  So the best thing to do is just get started and not be discouraged.  It’s tough because this stuff is hard, or else people would’ve already done it.”

I’ve also got the chance to ask a question to one of the world’s 50 most powerful, successful women in business, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.  Aside from Alopecia awareness, I am also an active Real Beauty advocate with girls and women struggling with various insecurities, being so consumed by the world’s unrealistic and sometimes superficial standards of beauty.  So I’ve asked her about her perception of it.  She said that beauty is just like success and that no one could really define it for you.  We are all unique.  We have different stories, dreams and desires. We should explore our own inner and outer beauty, believe and embrace that we are beautiful, and never allow anyone to tell us otherwise.

Mark capped off his talk by sharing their company philosophy with all of us. Though already having over 1 billion subscribers, there are still 7 billion people all over the world without access to all the meaningful connections and information that Facebook brings.  One thing that the company stands by is that “things are always 1% completed”.  It keeps them grounded, reminding them that there is always so much work, growth and progress to be done, and so many people to reach out to and help.

Everything about the Facebook trip was overwhelming and inspiring.  More than anything, it reminded me about “responsibility”.  We are all given our own platforms, in this case “accounts and connections”, to make a dent in this world.  It is up to us to become complacent and take these vehicles for granted, or maximize the opportunities and use them to make a positive impact in this generation.  I am grateful that Facebook has become a medium for me to communicate disease awareness and touch people beyond the confines of my tiny room and my country.  I’m glad Rachel and I are two out of millions of people choosing to recognize the importance of social media in contributing to making this world a better place, and actually doing something about it.

Truly, God plans the best adventures and creates the most beautiful surprises.  I know I wouldn’t have been handpicked for this if it weren’t for Him, as well as the countless individuals who have cared and showed support for my advocacy.  I guess one thing I could leave with everyone is that we should really take the time to search for and identify our “purpose” – that one unique, very specific calling that is the result of our talents, dreams, desires, passions and experiences.  Once you find it, be faithful to it no matter how long or difficult the journey towards its fulfillment may be.  You’ll never know where it could lead to, how far it could go and how large it could grow.  I’m glad my campaign continues to spread and reach new heights.  I’m grateful to Facebook for giving me this opportunity and to Novuhair, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss (www.novuhair.com), for always being so supportive of my advocacy and endeavors.  I am proud and honored to have represented the Philippines and the Alopecia community in this once-in-a-lifetime, international event.

Here’s a link to a song and video that I’ve made for Friends Day!  It pretty much sums up how the experience made me feel, and how grateful I am for friends, family and meaningful connections.

FRIENDS DAY SONGTAG SOMEONE WHO MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYDAY IS #FRIENDSDAY! Everyday is Friends Day with the ones you love 🙂 I was inspired to write this after being invited as one of 18 to take part in last week’s 12th anniversary Friends Day celebration by #Facebook. I got to reunite with my friend Rachel Regal (whom I met through Facebook when I began my #AlopeciaAwareness campaign in 2012), tour their headquarters in Menlo Park, California, meet and chat with the people behind it (Founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, CPO Chris Cox and a whole lot of awesome people), and have one of the most amazing, surreal, unexpected, overwhelming experiences of my life. *Inhale, exhale* Wild.This song and video pretty much sums up how the experience made me feel, and how grateful I am for friends, family and meaningful connections. Just a little something to show how real friendships make our lives fun, easier and during tough times, better and a whole lot bearable.Thank you, Facebook for this incredible opportunity. And thank you for bringing us — the whole world, together.Special thanks to Tita Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano and my Manila Genesis family, Ms Mae Vellila and Novu Hair, CameraHaus Philippines, Eleksis Marketing Corp and my dearest friends and family who have always been there to support me, my music and advocacy 🙂 I love and appreciate you all.#EverydayIsFriendsDay! Thank you, Elvin Reyes for helping me bring my song to life 🙂 #FriendsDaySong

Posted by Abby Asistio on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

 

 

Post A Photo, Win a Gift Pack

WAVE 89_1 with Abby Asistio HostingTune in to Wave 89.1 on June 9-11, 2014, between 6am-10am. Call the station, join the discussion with Ms. Abby Asistio and get the chance to win freebies.

Post a photo of the person that you know who needs Novuhair, write some comments #novuhaircares and earn an entry. Through e-raffle, we’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

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Abby Asistio helps raise awareness on Alopecia Areata

Activa MediaSince she was four years old, singer, songwriter and TV host Abby Asistio has been suffering from alopecia areata, an auto-immune skin disease resulting in partial or complete loss of hair on the scalp and the rest of the body.

“I went through a lot of tough periods in my life. Growing up, I accepted the fact that I could never meet that standards set by the world when it comes to beauty. If I were to even fit in and be considered normal, I must resort to hiding under hats, bandanas and my ever reliable wigs,” said Abby.

Abby lived through the entire process of experiencing hair fall: losing it little by little, and then deciding to shave it all completely. She even tried other hair loss remedies when she lived in the US for several years, including chemical-based products that have resulted in negative side effects.

She was just starting to finally embrace her “baldness”, when upon prodding from family and friends, Abby decided to give Novuhair a try. She experienced remarkable results in just a few months of regular use.

“It was the first time since I was diagnosed with the disease that I actually saw hair growing on my scalp. I never stopped using Novuhair since,” remarked Abby.

Novuhair is made of herbal ingredients that rejuvenate and nourish the hair and scalp. It increases nutrient flow and maintains its moisture, as well as helps improve blood circulation. This stimulates hair growth and aids in the prevention of excessive hair fall.

In addition to remedying hair loss, Novuhair also alleviates scalp itching and prevents hair-graying, ultimately improving the overall health and appearance of the scalp and hair.

Late last year, Abby became the newest brand ambassador of Novuhair alongside TV host Kim Atienza. Past endorsers include hairdresser Fanny Serrano, beauty queen Gwendolyn Ruais and athlete Andrew Wolff.

“We at Novuhair are very happy to welcome Abby to our growing family. We are very happy for her as she triumphs over alopecia areata. Her testimonial is more than enough proof of our product’s efficacy,” says Sheila Mae Velilla, President of Nutramedica Inc.

One of the country’s top dermatologists have also affirmed the new growth of hair in Abby’s scalp, citing this as largely a potential result of the product’s effectiveness.

Speaking on behalf of other patients suffering from the disease, Abby is at the forefront of a national awareness campaign on alopecia areata. A couple of years ago, she started an Instagram campaign in which she invited friends and family to pose with a double “A” (inverted V) sign using their fingers. The response was overwhelming as it received more than a thousand photos to date.

Things are looking bright for Abby as she recently launched her album “Beautiful”.

“I have found my purpose and hope I can continue to inspire others with my story and music. I realize now that more than a disease, I have been given a gift to impart my testimony. Indeed, one must never give up hope.” said Abby.

 

 Spotlight on Alopecia Areata

More than just common hair loss

“A disease with unknown causes is very difficult to treat. This is the case with alopecia areata,” said Dr. Rica Mallari of the Philippine Dermatological Society.

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder where the immune cells of the body go against the hair follicles making the hair strands weak at the base and easy to pluck. It is characterized by bald patches on the scalp that may join together and eventually render an individual hairless. Alopecia areata and may also attack other hairy parts of the body such as the eyebrows and pubic area.

Alopecia has many types, among them are pattern hair loss or common baldness; telogen effluvium or temporary hair shedding; and alopecia areata which is considered the hardest to treat.

“The disease has a genetic predilection, meaning there are more chances of getting it if there is a family member affected. It is however, not infectious as no organisms are involved. Though inconclusive, extreme stress is said to trigger the condition in genetically susceptible individuals,” added Mallari.

Alopecia areata is generally asymptomatic – the patient is often unaware of his bald patches because there are no symptoms of pain or itching. Although some complain of a tingling sensation before a patch appears.

Alopecia can affect both men and women at any age. Its onset cannot be prevented and there are no studies to prove that healthy lifestyle can help cure the disease.

“There are a number of treatments and products for different types of alopecia depending on the case. It is important that the affected individual seeks help from an expert, preferably from a dermatologist of the Philippine Dermatological Society so that the condition can be evaluated and proper advice can be given,” said Mallari.

Among the products available in the market today is Novuhair. Dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss, Novuhair is made from all-natural ingredients, including moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil, as well as the essential oils of rosemary, peppermint and lavender. Collectively these ingredients help improve blood circulation and increase nutrient flow to the scalp.

Moringa oleifera or malunggay is one ingredient that helps restore the skin’s condition and prevent falling hair. Sweet almond oil, another ingredient, is a moisture-rich oil that contains vitamins A, B1, B6 and E, as well as minerals such as magnesium and iron. Scientifically known as prunus amygdalus, sweet almond oil easily penetrates the hair shaft and follicles, relieving hair dryness and itching and providing nourishment to the hair to promote hair growth.

Lavender helps relieve itching, and like rosemary, another ingredient, it contains properties that help combat dandruff and disinfects the scalp. Lemongrass helps clean the scalp’s pores, while peppermint is known to slow the growth of bacteria and fungi, aside from having a relaxing effect on the muscles.

Novuhair users already notice a decrease in hair loss after only just one week. Hair growth becomes evident with regular use of the product. Once desired results are achieved, Novuhair may still be used as hair and scalp maintenance.

In response to growing demand from its users both here and abroad, Novuhair is now available in a special 2-in-1 Plus One pack, a combo inclusive of Novuhair Shampoo, Topical Scalp Lotion, plus an additional bottle of Novuhair Shampoo.

Just recently, Novuhair introduced two of its latest endorsers – TV host Kim Atienza and singer-songwriter Abby Asistio.

Atienza, fondly referred to as ‘Kuya Kim’, is an advocate of true health and wellness. He believes in the use of all-natural ingredients and Novuhair is as natural as a hair remedy could get.

Meanwhile, Abby Asistio knows how it is like to live without hair. She has suffered from alopecia areata at a very young age, and until recently, has lived bald under wigs, hats and bandanas. Today, with the help of Novuhair, the entertainer is experiencing hair growth on her scalp for the first time in years.

 

Novuhair 2in1 Plus One ImageAbout Novuhair:

The natural ingredients in the formulation of Novuhair include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil, and the essences of rosemary and lavender among others.

In response to growing demand from its users both here and abroad, Novuhair is now available in a special 2-in-1 Plus One pack, a combo inclusive of Novuhair Shampoo, Topical Scalp Lotion, plus an additional bottle of Novuhair Shampoo.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide as an individual purchase, part of a combo pack that includes a bottle of Novuhair Herbal Shampoo, and a 3-in-1 pack that includes the herbal shampoo and herbal conditioner.

For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairUpdates. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575.

 

 

 

Abby Asistio – Alopecia Warrior, Singer/Composer – Philippines

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I’m one of the new breed of young artists to join Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management Inc. I’ve recently released my debut, self-penned single titled “Beautiful” which was arranged by Jay Durias of South Border. The single’s music video is directed by Joaquin Valdes and is currently enjoying massive airplay on Myx as well as on Manila’s hottest radio stations.

As early as the age of four, I knew what it was like to be without hair. Diagnosed with alopecia areata, a condition that causes patches of hair loss around the body, I have lived through the entire process of experiencing hair fall: losing it little by little, and then deciding to shave it all completely last year. I even tried other hair loss remedies as I lived in the US for several years, including chemical-based products that have resulted in negative side effects.

One day, I’ve decided there was no more hiding. In September 2012, I took a stand and embraced my baldness. Together with my good friend Jing Monis, I’ve shaved my head and began with an Alopecia Areata Awareness Month Instagram campaign in which I’ve invited friends and family to pose with a double “A” sign using their fingers. The campaign grew to success and to date has over a thousand photos. On September 25 of the same year, I did a coming out concert where I performed bald in public for the very first time.

Last year I was highlighted as one of the top 41 best vocalists on The Voice Of The Philippines as one of its chosen contestants out of thousands of aspirants. Also a finalist of the Dove Real Beauty Campaign and one of Meg magazine’s 30 Young Achievers, I’ve made it one of my life goals to be a voice for those with alopecia areata. I am honored to be chosen as brand ambassador to Novuhair. This new platform will help me to continue my advocacy to share my music and life story.

Abby Asistio Before and After

Since using Novuhair, I’ve experienced remarkable results. Visible signs of hair growth appeared within five months of use – and this is after years of baldness caused by alopecia areata. The strands of my hair are thicker and more healthy-looking. My scalp is clearly nourished and invigorated. When it comes to hair growth, nature is on my side with Novuhair.