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.


Keeping your mane in place while exercising is important. It helps you focus more on your exercise routine, free from unnecessary interruptions like tucking your hair behind the ears or securing stray strands with a pin. So next time you hit the gym or the field, try any of these easy and practical hairstyles, not to mention stylish too, for a better workout experience.

1. The Classic High PonytailThe Classic High Ponytail

To achieve this go-to workout hairstyle, use your fingers to gather hair into a ponytail high on top of your head. Tie it with a snag-free elastic band. You may even jazz it up with a headband right on top of the hairline to keep sweat from dripping on your face.

2. A Twisted Low BunA Twisted Low Bun

Tie hair into a low ponytail and twist it into a coil just on top of your nape. Secure with bobby pins at the end of the hair, close to the scalp. This is ideal for those with short to mid-length hair.

3. Messy Ballerina BunMessy Ballerina Bun

Keep hair off your face and neck by twisting it into a high ballerina bun. Opt for a few loose tendrils or secure them with bobby pins all over. This topknot is perfect for those yoga and other mat exercises that require you to lie on your back.

4. Braids and More BraidsBraids and More Braids

Braids, in all its reincarnations – side braid, French braid, ponytail braid, upside down braid, to mention a few, are also great workout hairstyles. These fun and young hair looks keep the hair off your face, including those wayward bangs and shorter layers. Braids are especially useful under cycling helmets and swimming caps.

5. Bandana-covered HairBandanaTurban

Don a bandana in your favorite color or print and your mane’s ready to work it out. Best for outdoor activities like hiking or running, tying a bandana around your head is a good and fuss-free way to keep the sweat off your face and stop your hair from flying in all directions.

For easier styling, keep your locks in tiptop shape with a proper hair care regimen. Use products that are good for your tresses like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Made from all-natural ingredients, Novuhair does not Nature's answer to hair loss contain harmful chemicals that contribute to your hair’s decline. Apart from revitalizing the hair’s growth, Novuhair makes hair softer, shinier, thicker, and more manageable. With Novuhair, styling your mane in different workout-friendly looks will be such a breeze.

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




Being a fitness buff and regularly clocking in at the gym, or even outdoors, is a good thing. It does wonders for your health and body, but some exercise-related habits may be damaging your locks without you knowing. Be mindful of your mane during and after working out and enjoy healthy looking hair and body in the long run.

1. Loosen the ponytail. It’s the best way to keep hair off your face while sweating it out, but make sure your ponytail gives your locks some breathing space. Avoid tight ponytails as they may cause hair breakage. Opt for loose buns instead or use a claw-like clip with some bobby pins to keep stray strands in place.

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2. Slather on some sun protection. On your hair, that is. The sun’s UV rays are not only harmful to the skin, but also to the locks and may cause dry, brittle hair, color fading, and itchy scalp. So before hitting the trail or track next time, apply some protective sunscreen specifically formulated for the hair or a moisturizing leave-in conditioner with SPF.


3. Skip the shampoo. Understandably, you’d feel the urge to hit the showers and give your hair and scalp a good washing after all that sweating, but think again. As much as you want to scrub all that gunk off with a cleansing shampoo, you’re better off simply washing your hair with plain water. Applying shampoo daily, or worse, more than once a day, strips the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry and brittle.

4. Use a bathing cap when swimming. Swimming is a good way to burn those calories but constantly exposing your locks to the chlorine in swimming pools makes hair dry and brittle. Protect your tresses while doing laps by donning a bathing or swimming cap. It’ll keep your head mostly dry and protected from the harmful effects of chlorine.


5. Go easy on the brushing. Be gentle on your hair and don’t force a brush or comb through post-workout knots and tangles. Use a proper brush or detangler to work through your hair to avoid frizz and broken strands.


Protect your locks against exercise-related hazards by using products that strengthen each and every strand naturally like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Made from the best all-natural plants, herbs, extracts and oils, Novuhair helps keep your hair strong, thick, shiny, and more manageable before, during, and after workout.
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. Available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watson’s branches, and other leading drug stores.



Many men and women alike are faced with the sad reality of thinning or losing hair. This could sometimes be attributed to genetics or hormones but other causes are sometimes man-made like poor nutrition, excessive styling, and lack of proper hair care, which could still be remedied.

Below are five easy ways that will help you achieve thicker and more luscious locks.

1. Eat a healthy and balanced diet.

Eating right is an important component of having a healthy mane. Be mindful of what you take in and make sure to include fruits, vegetables, and rich sources of protein like chicken, dairy and meat. Proper nutrition is necessary to keep your locks in optimum condition.

2. Avoid heat damage from styling.

Be careful when styling your hair and limit the use of heat styling products such as irons, curlers, and dryers. Exposing hair strands to excessive heat, especially when wet, damages the cuticle and makes it dry, brittle, thin, and more prone to breakage.

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3. Pamper your scalp.

Yes, your head needs some TLC too especially if you’re under stress. Emotional and physical stress also affect the tresses and manifest through falling or thinning hair. Indulge in a soothing head and scalp massage to help you relax and at the same time, stimulate the hair follicles to make hair grow thicker. Learn to manage and cope with stress to reduce its effects on your hair and body. 2

4. Use the right kind of shampoo.

Check the shampoo label and watch out for chemicals that may be too harsh for your mane. Use a shampoo that’s made of hair-friendly ingredients like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. Made of all-natural ingredients like aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, moringa, and other essential herbal oils, Novuhair cleanses your locks safely and at the same time, promotes stronger, shinier, and thicker hair.


5. Apply hair growing products.

There are many products in the market that claim to prevent or cure hair loss but sadly, not everything works. Choose a solution that’s proven to be safe and effective like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. It’s a topical lotion that’s specifically formulated to address hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Made from ingredients all derived from nature, Novuhair helps keep your mane looking and feeling healthy all the time.

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.


10 COMMON HAIR CARE MISTAKES:Hair Habits to Break for Luscious Locks

We all want salon-gorgeous, commercial-worthy hair every single day. Who doesn’t, right? However, in our constant quest to achieve beautiful hair, we could be doing our hair more harm than good. Below are ten of the most common hair care mistakes we are unwittingly doing on regular, oftentimes daily, basis. Avoid these damaging hair care habits and say good bye to bad hair days forever.

1. Chronic hair washing. Washing the hair is part of personal hygiene but don’t overdo it, especially applying shampoo on your locks. Frequent washing strips the hair of its natural oils and may leave it dull and lifeless. You may shower daily but hold off on the shampoo some days. Experts recommend just rinsing with water and shampooing every other day only. 1

2. Aggressive towel drying. Hair is at its weakest when wet. Vigorous rubbing after showering will roughen up the cuticle and will easily cause frizz and breakage. Plus, it does not really hasten the hair’s drying process. Next time, pat your hair dry instead with a cotton cloth or shirt and remove excess water by shaking your locks using your fingers. Remember, your mane needs some gentle handling too.


3. Brushing hair while wet. As already mentioned, hair is more prone to damage when wet. Taking a brush to your tresses right after washing may cause the strands to break or snap due to the unwanted friction. Ideally, hair should be at least 70% dry all over before you try to work through those knots and tangles with a correct comb or brush.


4. Donning a ponytail everyday. While a ponytail is one of the classic hair styles around, it’s not an advisable daily look. More so when you tie it up too tight or while hair’s still wet because it could lead to broken strands. If you must wear a ponytail everyday, switch the fastening points, go for a low pony one day and a high tail the next, and use seamless elastic bands instead of rubber bands.


5. Using high heat. When blow drying or using a curling or flat iron, choose the low or medium heat settings. Heat damage causes breakage, dryness, brittleness, and may even burn the strands. Most importantly, do not use any styling tools on wet or even just damp locks. Hair must be completely dry before taking a blow dryer or iron to it.


6. Excessive brushing. No, you don’t need to brush your hair 100 times to make it soft and shiny. On the contrary, too much brushing causes unnecessary friction resulting in broken strands. A few brush strokes is all it takes to spread your mane’s natural oils all over for that natural sheen and luster.


7. Piling on the hair moisturizer. When it comes to hair moisturizers or any other leave-in hydrating product for your mane, remember less is more. Putting on too much will weigh down your mane and leave it looking and feeling limp and sometimes greasy. Apply just a little every morning, paying extra attention to the ends, the hair’s most overworked part.


8. Bailing on your salon appointment. The next time your hairstylist tells you to come back in four weeks, make sure to do so. A regular haircut is important to maintain your hair’s style and shape. Plus, it’s a surefire way of getting rid of those stubborn split ends.

9. Leaving dandruff untreated. Dandruff is an inflammatory scalp condition that needs to be treated with permanent and lasting solutions. Ditch temporary cures like moisturizing oils or pomades that only mask the scalp’s flaky appearance. Instead, look for a shampoo and other tonics that are specially formulated to treat dandruff and eliminate flakes for real.


10. Using the wrong kind of brush. There is a reason why brushes of all kinds and sizes are available in the market. There’s a specific brush for each hair type. Don’t just grab the first brush you get your hands on as using the wrong kind of brush may cause tangles and prevent you from achieving the style you have in mind. Keep in mind this rule: more hair, more brush. Meaning, the longer your locks, the larger in diameter brush you should get. For volume, get a round brush while a paddle brush works best for smoothing out your mane.




LONG IS IN! 2015 Summer Hair Trends

Thinking of chopping off your locks to prepare for the scorching summer heat? The purveyors of style and fashion think otherwise.

Check out this year’s hot summer hair styles as seen on the runways in Paris, Milan, and New York. Long hair has never been this effortlessly chic!

Boho Waves
Bring out the free spirit in you and rock these carefree, sometimes barely-there waves.

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Clear, Center Partings
Update your traditional long do’ with a distinct part in the middle like supermodel Karlie Kloss (pictured).

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Slick and Wet
Wet hair, don’t care! As long as it’s combed back away from your face like Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured).

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Power Ponytails
The comfortable ponytail gets a fashionable upgrade with a sleeker front, and a bolder and more powerful-looking tail.

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Braided Beauties
From classic plaits to elaborate fish tails, braids of all kinds will surely invade the scene this summer.

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Strengthen your tresses and sizzle in these tres chic looks this summer. Switch to hair care products that protect your locks from the effects of constant styling. Use Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, made from all-natural active ingredients that make your hair strong, thick, shiny, and manageable for easier styling.

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




Who doesn’t want to wake up every morning looking fresh and radiant? Impossible? Not so!

Believe it or not, there are ways to waking up with bright eyes, glowing skin, and a sexy bed head. And it all starts before you go to bed. Our body repairs and heals itself while we sleep but we also have to do our part to keep it looking and feeling young and healthy during the day.

Take time to pamper yourself after a hard day’s work. Establish a daily nighttime beauty routine to achieve gorgeous skin and hair over time. Here are ten things you can do to get you started.

1. Go barefaced. Let your pores breathe and relax by removing all traces of makeup from your face. Sleeping with a clean face prevents clogged pores which could lead to breakouts and unsightly blemishes.

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. It is very important to make moisturizing a part of your daily skincare regimen. Moisturizers keep the face and skin refreshed and hydrated especially during humid or dry months. Moisturizing the face also gives you a radiant and dewy look throughout the day.

3. Invest in a good eye cream. The skin around the eyes are more sensitive than the rest of the face. To prevent wrinkles or manage existing ones, and continuously hydrate the area under the eyes, apply an eye cream that’s richer than ordinary facial moisturizers.

4. Pamper your digits. Show your hands some lovin’ by slathering a softening cream all over. It’ll keep your nail beds looking healthy, and prevent the early signs of aging like sagging skin.

5. Pamper your feet. Give your tired soles some TLC by rubbing a soothing foot lotion all over. Or you may use petroleum jelly especially on cracked heels. Finish off by slipping into a pair of socks for the night. You’ll love how soft your feet feels in the morning.

6. Get the right amount of sleep. Turn in early to get a full 8 hours of sleep every night and allow your body to properly repair and recharge itself. It helps reduce stress, prevents breakouts and those ominous dark circles under your eyes. Plus, you’ll wake up feeling energized each day.

7. Floss after brushing. Brushing is already a part of one’s regular oral hygiene but sadly, not everyone flosses after. Flossing is an important aspect of dental health because it removes plaque, tartar, and bits of food in spaces that normal brushing can’t reach.

8. Moisturize your locks. Yes, your hair needs some overnight attention too. Look for overnight leave-in conditioners you can apply before going to bed. Then tie your hair into a loose bun or a single braid and voila, you’ll have shiny and silky tresses in the morning plus some sexy waves.

9. Keep your hair away from your face. Tie your hair into a loose ponytail to keep the strands away from your face while you’re sleeping or wrap it with a silk scarf. Natural oils of the hair tend to cause pimples and other breakouts on the face.

10. Ensure strong, thick, and healthy hair. Prevent thinning hair and avoid hair loss by stimulating hair growth. Apply a topical lotion that’s proven to effectively address hair fall like Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss, and you’ll wake up to lusciously beautiful and healthy locks every morning.



The heady days of summer are coming! While everyone’s gearing up to showcase their sleek and toned bodies and get sun-kissed skin, very few pay attention to their tresses. What many don’t realize is that the hair needs just as much protection from sun damage as the skin. Prolonged exposure to the sun may damage the cuticle, the outside covering of the hair strand, and cause it to be dry and brittle. Sun damaged hair is also easily vulnerable to split ends, frizz, thinning, and lacks the shine and bounce of healthy hair.

But don’t worry, there are steps you can take to protect your hair from the heat of the sun and keep it lusciously healthy all summer long. Here are five easy ways to get you started:

1. Cover up! Accessorize with stylish hats, bandannas, turbans, and the like to provide full coverage for your locks from the scorching heat of the sun during extended periods of lounging under the sun.

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2. Say bye-bye to split ends. Split ends and dry tips abound during summer. Make sure to avoid split ends from damaging and splitting the rest of the hair strands by getting a regular trim.

3. Load up on fresh fruits and cooling fluids. There’s a reason why fruit juices and shakes are highly popular during summer time. Not only are they the perfect thirst quenchers but they also provide the needed vitamins to keep your skin and hair refreshed amidst the heat.Protecting the hair from summer heat - pinterestcom

4. Condition your hair. Since hair is more prone to dryness and frizz during hot days, use a le ave-in conditioner to moisturize your hair strands. Look for one that has a good amount of SPF to guard against harmful UV rays. It’s also ideal to use a deep conditioner at least once a week to keep your mane properly hydrated.

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5. Take extra care of colored hair. Protect colored or chemically treated hair by looking for products that are especially made for such. Avoid color fading and dryness brought about by too much sun exposure by using a UV protectant spray that locks in moisture and protects your treated mane.


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.