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.”

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available as an individual purchase; as part of a combo pack that includes Novuhair dad05Herbal 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, Watsons branches, Lazada online, and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575 and visit Like us on Facebook: Novuhair Official and follow us on Twitter:@NovuhairNatural.

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.


MYTH OR FACT:There is a difference in how fast scalp hair grows on men and women.

MYTH. There is no significant difference in the growth rate of scalp hair in men and women. On average, women and men’s scalp hair grow approximately half an inch every month. Even if individual differences in growth rate are accounted for, these are considered too marginal to reach a definite finding.



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.


FLYING HIGH:A Novuhair Hairstory

Anna Florres was living the life she’s always dreamed about. Her work as a flight attendant took her to many countries and gave her the opportunity to experience different cultures, a luxury she thoroughly enjoyed. The schedule may be gruelling and sometimes takes its toll on her health, but she did not mind in exchange for the many perks of her job.

After leaving the airline industry, Anna Florres switched to her true passion – events planning and management. Her family and friends could not be more supportive of her decision. She was always known to organize the best parties – from simple and intimate dinners at home to her best friend’s wedding. It didn’t take long for Anna Florres to make a name for herself as one of the top events planner in her area. Her schedule was booked many months ahead.

The long hours, lack of proper rest and stress eventually affected Anna Florres’s health and often made her sick. Her hair started falling off but still, she wouldn’t slow down. Until one day, she received devastating news from her doctor that would change her life forever. She had an early stage breast cancer.

Arlene immediately underwent treatment. Her body reacted positively to the chemotherapy and she eventually went into remission. But her hair was not as lucky. Almost all of her hair had fallen off. She started using wigs until a friend urged her to try NOVUHAIR® after seeing its ad on the back of a bus. Figuring she had nothing to lose by trying, Anna Florres gave NOVUHAIR® a try even though she didn’t particularly like the smell.

Three months after using NOVUHAIR®, Anna Florres noticed significant hair regrowth. Her hair was starting to return to its normal state – thick, full and shiny, just like when she was still working as a flight attendant. Pretty soon, she was ditching her wigs and heading out with her “new hair.”

Now at 45 years old, Anna Florres is cancer-free and wears her dark, shiny, and healthy hair in a chic bob. She still plans and throws the most amazing events but she’s taking it slow. She also continues to be a loyal NOVUHAIR® user.



Aloe vera is widely known in the Philippines as a natural herbal remedy for treating burns, cuts and wounds, and promoting thick and shiny hair. Commonly grown as a house plant, the aloe vera’s leaves contain a rich gel-like substance, which is usually applied directly to the skin or scalp.

girls-524239_960_720The aloe vera (scientific name: Aloe Barbadensis) is the most popular among the family of aloe plants and originated from North Africa. It figured prominently in traditional folk medicine and was also believed to be used by the Native Americans and those in the Caribbean to treat scalp infections and promote hair growth.

The aloe vera gel has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties that relieve scalp itching and irritation, and remove dandruff and flaking. It stimulates hair growth by keeping hair pores clean, allowing new hair strands to push through the pores, and nourishing the hair follicles for stronger and longer hair strands. Aloe vera also has a moisturizing property that keeps hair strands from becoming brittle and falling off easily.

And now, the hair growing properties of aloe vera are now in a bottle – in Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss. As one of its active ingredients, Novuhair brings you the wonders of aloe vera to your daily hair care regimen.

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A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

A Tale of Style: Tim Yap on Preventing Hair Fall, the Natural Way

MANILA –  Meet Tim Yap, the newest ambassador of NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss.

If the name rings a bell, that’s because Tim also happens to be the style icon that hosts on TV and produces some of the most talked-about events in town. Yes, that Tim Yap.  Today, he joins the growing ensemble of personalities who swear by NOVUHAIR®’s efficacy – and reveals to us why he’s never looking back.

The Cost of Style
An influential figure in both Manila’s showbiz industry and elite social circles, Tim has donned an eclectic range of hairstyles throughout his career, from long and short cuts to straight and wavy fares, to dyed looks and fringed bangs. Unfortunately, going the extra mile in looks and style comes at a cost.  Eventually, all the styling took a toll on his mane, leading to one fateful morning when his pillow and shower drain gathered more hair than usual.  It didn’t help that members of Tim’s own family, including his dad and brother, suffered naturally from hair loss.  At such a point in his career, Tim couldn’t possibly go the route of losing more hair.

The introduction to NOVUHAIR® came during a jog with good friend Kim ‘Kuya Kim’ Atienza, who managed to convince the skeptical Tim to give the product a try.

Within just 14 days of continued use, the results were enough to change a mind. NOVUHAIR®, Tim knew, was working as promised.  Soon he was waking up to less fallen hair on the pillow.  Drainage flowed better in the shower.  In the mirror, not only did it appear that his scalp was growing more hair – it all looked like thicker and fuller, as well.

Tim knows he has found the real deal when it comes to addressing hair loss.  “My hair is my statement,” he says.  “My style is bold, but never bald.”  For Tim, living fully means living with a full head of hair – the crowning glory that is evident of one’s healthily cared-for scalp.

The Undeniable Power of Nature
NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner, are all made with herbal ingredients that collectively combat hair fall.  These ingredients – which include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the essential oils of rose-mary, lavender and peppermint – help increase nutrition and enhance blood circulation to the scalp, reducing the rate of hair fall whilst spurring hair growth.

NOVUHAIR® is available as a Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo, and Conditioner.  Purchase the Scalp Lotion individually, or any one of the following combo packs from Mercury Drug Stores and all leading drug stores nationwide: a NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion & Herbal Shampoo set; a 3-in-1 Pack inclusive of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo, and Herbal Conditioner; and a 2-in-1 Plus One Pack inclusive of two bottles of one bottle of Topical Scalp Lotion and two bottles of NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo.

For more information, visit, Like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official and follow @NovuhairNatural on Twitter. You may also call the following hotlines: 413-6570 and 0922-883-0575.

Why You Should Consider Supplements

We all need clothes. But not everybody thinks accessories are actually a necessity to make one look better in what they’re wearing. They consider accessories more as fancy baubles, not as a means to enhance an overall look or appeal.

3in1 Product shot for webSame thing goes with supplements – many consider them as an unnecessary to improve a condition or enhance overall health. However, what most people do not see are the numerous benefits and upsides of using supplements. Novuhair is a supplement that ensures your hair is nourished, and it also promotes hair growth – and those are just some of its benefits.

Here are some great reasons to consider on why you should try supplements:


  • They’re good for you.  – Supplements are vitamins, minerals, herbs, or antioxidants conveniently packaged in either tablet, capsule, liquid, powder, or even bar form. They provide nutrients that your body needs, which you would otherwise not consciously include in your diet or daily routines. This proves especially helpful, especially with dietary supplements, since having a truly balanced diet isn’t exactly easy.
  • They can improve overall health. – Since supplements contain ingredients that complement your body’s chemistry, they have the ability to boost your energy and efficiency in performing bodily functions. This can include the promotion of increased hair growth or having a stronger immune system.
  • They are generally made of nature-based ingredients. – Nature holds numerous wonders that can help make our bodies feel and look better. We normally do not pay attention to these herbs since including them in our daily diet or health routines seem to be too much hard work (grinding, juicing, etc.). Luckily, these wonder herbs take the convenient form of ‘medicine’ as supplements so you can easily drink or apply to them as necessary. Perfect examples of herbs that help in alleviating hair loss are aloe barbadensis (sabila), panax ginseng, and centella asiatica (takip-kohol) – these can be found in hair grower formulations in the form of natural active ingredients.
  • They are usually safer to use than chemical-based products. Medicines are normally made of chemicals – artificial elements that may work, but can also pose great risks.  Most government-approved supplements on the other hand are a careful formulation of natural ingredients, and generally do not pose significant danger of having harmful side effects.

Supplements may not be as popular as their ‘medicinal’ counterparts, but they provide you with a risk-free, potentially effective, and overall health-enhancing option that’s definitely worth trying.

The Magic of NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1: Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss

Fairy tales are a favorite read by children and even adults, it lets them into a magical world where even the impossible can happen. In the realm of hair loss and hair thinning though, there seems to be a perpetual dark cloud hanging. Like it is a hopeless ‘end of the road’ kind of condition where no fairy dust can help out.

Truth is, hair loss or alopecia is not a dead end. There is a certain kind of ‘magic’ that does exist to help alleviate the condition. And contrary to popular modern belief, the answer is not exactly in chemicals or technology – it is and has always been in nature.

novuhair-3in1-lotion-shampoo-conditionerNOVUHAIR® 3-in-1, an innovative product from Nutramedica, has brought to the Philippines the ‘fairy dust’ of hair loss. Containing a formulation of natural active ingredients of herbal extracts, essential oils, and co-factor nutrients, Novuhair provides a safe and effective means to promoting hair growth.

NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 pack contains one bottle each of Herbal Shampoo, Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Conditioner to provide the user the optimum benefits of NOVUHAIR® natural hair loss solution. When used in combination, one should experience an even better result than used individually.

NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion, works wonders in ensuring that your hair gets a daily dose of enriching botanical extracts to make it healthier and stimulate hair growth such as Panax ginseng, Zingiber officinale (ginger or luya), and Aloe barbadensis (Sabila). These elements promote increased hair growth by nourishing and stimulating the hair follicles.

NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo contains pure botanical extracts contributing to a healthy scalp and stronger hair follicles, thus, resulting in softer and healthier hair everyday. NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo has been developed especially to prepare the scalp in an optimal way for the application of NOVUHAIR®  is a topical scalp lotion and is expected to enhance its effects.

NOVUHAIR® Herbal Conditioner contains standardized herbal extracts which moisturize and condition your hair giving it a shinier, softer and supple look. NOVUHAIR® Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specifically to complement the use of NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR® Herbal Shampoo.

These three Novuhair products provide a safe and effective combination for anyone who’s experiencing hair loss, and is feeling hopeless with his or her situation. Perhaps magic sounds ‘unreal’, but the healing and therapeutic wonders of nature have been proven effective for centuries. Thankfully, that ‘magic’ is now conveniently packed in NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 – ready for you to use whenever, and wherever you need it.

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 a 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.

The brand was first endorsed by hair care expert and beauty icon Fanny Serrano, whose testimony sheds light on Novuhair’s tried and tested effectiveness. Recently, Mr. Andrew Wolff, first-runner up to Mr. World 2012, has also joined the ranks of Novuhair’s brand ambassadors. Known as the NovuMan, Wolff has been using Novuhair as a preventive measure against hereditary hair loss, as well as for hair care maintenance.

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

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion is available at Mercury, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star, Manson and selected salons in Metro Manila. For more information on Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, visit, Facebook: Novuhair Official or follow us on Twitter: @NovuhairUpdates. Call 413-6570 or 0922-883-0575 for more info.