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ASK THE EXPERTS: Fanny Serrano

Get the answers straight from the NOVUHAIR® panel of experts for all your hair-related, and health and wellness questions.

Dear Tito Fanny,

I’m a PR and Events Manager based in Makati and my job always calls for me to be well-groomed and fashionably put together whenever I’m working. Lately though I am stressing out because of extreme hair fall and bald patches are starting to form on my scalp. I’ve tried several hair loss treatments but they don’t seem to have any effect.

Styling my hair in such a way that it hides the bald spots is becoming more and more challenging every day. It’s really frustrating and I’m getting self-conscious because I don’t want other people to see the bald spots.

Do you have any hair styling tips that will disguise my thinning hair and conceal the shiny patches?

Distressed Chick

Dear Distressed Chick,

I totally understand your problem. I went through the same thing as well. There are many ways to hide bald spots and make thin hair appear thicker and fuller. Believe me I’ve done all of them and more. But these are all temporary solutions and what you need is a permanent one to lessen your hair fall and make your hair grow back.

I swear by the NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion and I highly recommend you try it too. With regular use, you will see results in two (2) weeks. I can personally attest to this. Before I discovered NOVUHAIR® I was already resigned to wearing wigs but now you will see I have a full head of healthy and shiny hair.

NOVUHAIR® is made of all-natural ingredients like moringa oleifera (malunggay), panax ginseng, aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, among others, that stimulate hair growth, improve the flow of nutrients to the scalp, and nourish the hair follicles to make it stronger and lessen hair fall.

Try NOVUHAIR® and there’ll be no need to hide bald spots.

Fanny Serrano is one of the country’s pioneering make-up artists and hairstylists, a leading and respected beauty expert, a salon owner and fashion designer.

Hair Strands as Raw Material: Creative or Bizarre?

People worldwide spend billions each year just to keep and maintain a healthy hair while others make a big fortune using hair strands to create their masterpieces…

The role and function of the human hair is so powerful and significant throughout history. Samson stored his strength in his hair while Rapunzel used hers to help her prince sneak into her tower.

There are speculations that Donald Trump represents his wealth with a comb-over made from 40 karat gold while it’s been a proven fact that Madonna changes her hairstyle each comeback.

The hair may simply be a thing made of keratin and dead cells but must have affected a lot of men and women who have lost or have started losing it. People worldwide spend billions each year just to keep and maintain a healthy hair while others make a big fortune using hair strands to create masterpieces – creative in general but bizarre to some.

Aside from wigs, here are some of interesting finds online about products derived from hair strands.

Hair Strand 1 edited• Literally, a hair brush and a “Praying Mantis” sculpture made from human hair strands
• In celebration of the 60th founding anniversary of Communist China, Huang Xin (hairdresser) created a 3-foot replica of Beijing’s Gate of Heavenly Peace, Tiananmen Square, out of the hair of his customers.
• Phil McCrory collected human hair strands from local salons and stuffed them using his wife’s pair of pantyhose to help clean the Cosco Busan oil spill in 2007 at San Francisco Bay, USA.

Hair Strand 2• Pair of elastic socks made from human hair strands
• Hongshuai Soy Sauce from China promoted their product using amino acids derived from human hair swept from barber shop floors instead of getting the acid from soy and wheat.
• Acrylic suitcase with infused human hair in the resin
• Sculpture of Gollum – a fictional character in the children’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit, was introduced in 1937 and became a supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.

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• “Hairy Obama” was created out of four kilos of human hair by Chinese hairdresser, Huang Xin, in honor of Obama’s visit to China. He spent seven days and seven nights to produce the sculpture.
• Wedding ring embedded with the hair strands of the dead ancestors
• Twisted human hair fibers made by Native Americans to make strong ropes
• Castle tower sculpture made from human hair strands.

Hair Strand 4• Pair of moccasins made from human hair stitched together
• Human hair weaved into a fabric and produced an evening gown
• Church sculpture
• Animal headdress

Hair Strand 5

• Occult Jam claims that one of its ingredients include the hair strands of Princess Diana. The product is up for sale at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.
• Hairy Teddy Bear
• Braided necklace

Hair Strand 6• Fashionable neckpiece made of human hair
• Zaira Pulido of Bogota, Columbia created various embroidered portraits of her friends using their own hair strands.
• Doumé Jalat-Dehen made a sweater out of her dogs’ hair strands. It took her seven years to collect the hair strands by gently brushing them regularly and saving what comes off.
• Mayuko from Japan created an ad for Adidas using human leg hair fonts.

But wait, there’s more…

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Sources:

http://www.holytaco.com/25-bizarre-things-made-from-hair/
http://shanghaiist.com/2009/08/20/hairman_mao.php
http://www.odditycentral.com/art/chinese-hair-stylist-shwocases-hair-made-obama-sculpture.html
http://thebeautybrains.com/2007/12/30/top-10-strange-uses-for-human-hair/
http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=11615
http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/zaira-pulidos-human-hair-embroideries.html)
http://www.erwanfichou.org/
http://asiajin.com/blog/2011/10/14/leg-hair-font/

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WHAT HAIR CAN DO: Creative Uses for Human Hair

Have you ever wondered what salons and barbershops do with all the hair that falls on their floor daily?  Well, aside from sweeping it off to the trash or donating it to make wigs, hair is also sold and bought for other unconventional purposes.  Below are a few examples of the creative, albeit sometimes peculiar, uses of human hair and items made out of it.

1.Make a diamond. Yes, you read it right. A company called Heart in Diamond specializes in highly unique and personalized synthetic diamonds made from carbon extracted from a lock of hair or the ashes of your loved one. Its website markets these lab-made diamonds as ideal gifts fit for any special occasion such as anniversaries or the arrival of a new baby.

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2. Eco-friendly eyeglasses. Designed by graduates of the Royal College of Art-London, these sustainably fashionable eyewear, aptly called Hair Glasses, make use of human hair with bioresin as a binding agent.

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3.Create jewelry. Kerry Howley, a contemporary British jewelry designer, designed a collection of jewelry, particularly neck pieces, made of human hair.

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4.Hair gowns and dresses. Designed by Thelma Madine of UK’s Big Fat Gypsy Weddings TV show, the gown pictured below is made out of a total of 820 feet of hair. Another designer/artist, Charlie Le Mindu, whose celebrity clients include Lady Gaga, also works with human hair as the main material for his fashion pieces.

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5.For home and structural improvement. In some rural areas in Asia and Europe, human hair is mixed with clay and other binding agents for plastering walls. A study on the various uses of human hair claims that human hair provides extra reinforcement and “significantly reduces cracking.”

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Sources:
•http://unconsumption.tumblr.com/post/7015576405/royal-college-of-art-london-graduates-azusa
•http://www.incrediblethings.com/style-and-gear/wedding-dress-made-of-human-hair/
•http://www.npr.org/blogs/theprotojournalist/2013/11/22/246152187/9-good-things-to-do-with-human-hair
•http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6129774/Woman-builds-house-out-of-human-hair.html
•http://www.oddee.com/item_98142.aspx
•http://www.artsthread.com/profile/kerryhowley/
•http://www.kerryhowley.co.uk/
•http://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Five-Things-You-May-Realize-Can-Made-Human-Hair-4415195#photo-4415195
•http://thebeautybrains.com/2007/12/30/top-10-strange-uses-for-human-hair/
•http://www.modernsalon.com/news/salon-industry-news/Paris-Fashion-Week-Haute-Coiffure-Creations-by-Charlie-Le-Mindu-268534402.html
•http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jwm/2014/498018/
•www.heart-in-diamond.com

MYTH OR FACT: DAILY HAIR FALL IS NORMAL

Answer: FACT.  Worrying about all those hair in the drainage every time you shower? Or those little clumps left behind after brushing? No need to panic.  Falling hair is normal even if it happens everyday. Hair shedding occurs on a daily basis at an average of 50 to 100 hair strands, even going up to 150 strands in some women.  Normal hair shedding happens when old hair fall out so new hair may grow in its place. But if you notice large clumps of hair regularly coming out, visit your doctor right away just to make sure it’s nothing beyond normal.

Sources:
•http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-hair-care-methods/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal-2/
•http://www.dailymakeover.com/trends/hair/how-much-hair-loss-is-normal/
•http://hairloss.org/
Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule July 2014

Mercury Drug Corporation:

Metro Manila

Taguig City BGC 32nd Street July 3-6 , 2014
Quezon City Araneta Farmers Plaza July 2-5 , 2014
Manila Sampaloc Espana July 2, 4-6 , 2014
Mandaluyong City St. Francis Square July 1-4 , 2014
Muntinlupa City Alabang South Supermarket July 3-6 , 2014
Kalookan City 11th Ave. July 3-6 , 2014
Makati City Cash & Carry Mall July 10-13 , 2014
Quezon City Ortigas Robinsons Galleria  July 8-9, 11-13 , 2014
Pasig City Ever Gotesco Mall  July 8-10, 12-13 , 2014
Quezon City Alabang Town Center Madrigal July 8, 10-13 , 2014
Quezon City Novaliches Gen Luis July 11-13 , 2014
Manila Ermita Robinsons Place July 12-16 , 2014
Cainta Q-Plaza July 15-17 , 2014
Paranaque City Asiana Business Park July 15-20 , 2014
San Juan City Greenhills Shoppesville July 18-22 , 2014
Pasig City Robinsons Metro East July 19-20 , 2014
Pasig City San Joaquin July 22-25 , 2014
Manila Tondo Tutuban Center July 18-20 , 2014
Quezon City TriNoma Mall Level M1 July 25-27, 30-31 , 2014
Mandaluyong City EDSA Central Pavillion July 29-31 , 2014
Quezon City Fairview Center Mall July 29-30 , 2014
Manila Malate Harrison Plaza July 25-27, 29-31 , 2014

Metro Cebu

Cebu City Ayala Center July 2-7, 9-10 , 2014
Cebu City Fuente July 12-14, 17-20 , 2014
Mandaue City Basak Fatima July 22-26 , 2014
Consolacion Nat’l Hway July 29-31 , 2014

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule June 2014

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One of the value-added services that we provide in promoting hair and scalp health awareness, is through the free clinic activities that we conduct monthly on selected drugstores. These free clinics are intended to help you monitor the progress of your Novuhair treatment. Our trained promodizers will assist you in getting a closer look at the present condition of your hair using our hair and scalp analyzer. Our trained promodizers will show your scalp’s captured digital images and the corresponding analysis. Your data will be recorded to our database for your future reference and monthly monitoring while using Novuhair.

Mercury Drug Corporation:

Metro Manila

Quezon City Araneta Center Ali Mall June 1 – 3, 2014
Pasig City Ever Gotesco Mall June 1 – 4, 2014
Quezon City Novaliches Gen. Luis June 1 – 4, 2014
Las Pinas City Philamlife June 3 – 4, 2014
Makati City Ayala Center Glorietta June 3 – 4, 2014
Muntinlupa City Alabang South Supermarket June 5 – 8, 2014
Pasig City Ever Gotesco Mall June 6 – 8, 2014
Makati City Ayala Center Glorietta June 6 – 8, 2014
Quezon City Commonwealth Ever Gotesco  June 6 – 8, 2014
Quezon City Novaliches Lagro  June 6 – 8, 2014
Marikina City Shoe Ave.  June 6 – 8, 2014
Paranaque City Asiana Business Park June 10, 2014
Quezon City Trinoma Mall Level M1 June 10, 2014
Manila Malate Harrison Plaza  June 10 – 11, 2014
Pasig City Robinsons Metro East June 10 – 12, 2014
Kalookan City Zabarte Town Center June 11 – 15, 2014
Taguig City BGC 32nd Street  June 11 – 15, 2014
Paranaque City Asiana Business Park June 12, 2014
Quezon City Trinoma Mall Level M1 June 12 – 15, 2014
Manila Malate Harrison Plaza  June 13 – 15, 2014
Pasig City San Joaquin  June 13 – 15, 2014
Paranaque City BF Homes President Ave.  June  14 – 15, 2014
Paranaque City BF Homes President Ave.  June 17 – 18, 2014
Kalookan City 11th Ave.  June 17 – 18, 2014
Makati City Cash & Carry Mall June 19, 2014
Muntinlupa City Alabang Town Center Zapote Rd. June 19 – 22, 2014
Kalookan City 11th Ave.  June 20 – 22, 2014
Mandaluyong City Shangri – La Plaza June 20 – 22, 2014
Makati City Cash & Carry Mall June 21 – 22, 2014
Quezon City Katipunan Loyola Heights  June 21 – 22, 2014
San Juan City Greenhills Shoppesville  June 24 – 25, 2014
Mandaluyong City EDSA Central Pavilion  June 24 – 27, 2014
Paranaque City Better Living  June 25 – 26, 2014
Las Pinas City Casimiro  June 27 – 29, 2014
San Juan City Greenhills Shoppesville  June 27 – 29, 2014
Pasig City Armal Center  June 28 – 29, 2014

Metro Cebu

Cebu City Ayala Center  June 1 – 2, 2014
Cebu City Ayala Center  June 4 – 5, 2014
Cebu City Ayala Center  June 6 – 8, 2014
Cebu City Fuente  June 10 – 11, 2014
Cebu City Fuente  June 13 – 16, 2014
Mandaue City Basak Fatima  June  18 – 22, 2014
Consolacion National Highway  June 23, 2014
Consolacion National Highway  June 25 – 26, 2014

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule May 2014

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One of the value-added services that we provide in promoting hair and scalp health awareness, is through the free clinic activities that we conduct monthly on selected drugstores. These free clinics are intended to help you monitor the progress of your Novuhair treatment. Our trained promodizers will assist you in getting a closer look at the present condition of your hair using our hair and scalp analyzer. Our trained promodizers will show your scalp’s captured digital images and the corresponding analysis. Your data will be recorded to our database for your future reference and monthly monitoring while using Novuhair.

Mercury Drug Corporation:

Metro Manila

Quezon City E. Rodriguez Sr. Broadway Ave. May 2-4
Taguig City BGC 32nd Street May 2-4
Parañaque City Asiana Business Park May 2-6
Kalookan City Samson May 2-4
Antipolo City Masinag May 2-4
Manial Sta. Mesa Teresa May 2-4
Manila Ermita Robinsons Place May 6-11
Pasig City Frontera Verde Fun Runch May 6-7
Pasig City Armal Centre May 9-11
Kalookan City 5th Avenue May 6-7
Kalookan City 11th Avenue May 8-11
Parañaque City Upper Bicutan May 8-11
Taguig City BGC Market Market May 7-11
Quezon City Araneta Center Farmers Market Arcade May 6-8
Quezon City Araneta Center Ali Mall May 9-11
Parañaque City BF Homes President Avenue May 13-15
Manila Malate Harrison Plaza May 13-15, 16-18
Mandaluyong City Edsa Pavilion May 13-18
San Juan City Greenhills Shoppesville May 13-14, 16, 18-19
Quezon City Commonwealth Ever Gotesco May 20-22
Quezon City Quezon Ave. Scout Brromeo May 24-25
Pasay City Rotonda May 20-21
Makati City Rockwell Center May 23-25
Parañaque City Baclaran Airport May 20-22
Kalookan City Zabarte Town Center May 20-22
Mandaluyong City Shangri-La Plaza May 20-25
Manila Tondo Tutuban Center May 20-21
Manila Ermita Padre Faura May 23-25
Quezon City Novaliches Gen. Luis May 23-25
Las Piñas City Philamlife May 23-25
Las Piñas City Perpetual May 27-31
Marikina City Dela Paz May 28-31
Quezon City Trinoma Mall Level M1 May 27-31
Makati City Ayala Cebter Glorietta May 28-31
Quezon City Fairview Center Mall May 27-31
Pasig City Robinsons Metro East May 27-31
Metro Cebu:

Cebu City Ayala Center May 2-5, 7-8, 10-11
Cebu City Fuente May 12,14-16,18
Mandaue City Basak Fatima May 19-20, 23-25
Consolacion National Highway May 26-27, 29-30

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule April 2014

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule April 2014
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One of the value-added services that we provide in promoting hair and scalp health awareness, is through the free clinic activities that we conduct monthly on selected drugstores.
These free clinics are intended to help you monitor the progress of your Novuhair treatment.
Our trained promodizers will assist you in getting a closer look at the present condition of your hair using our hair and scalp analyzer.
Our trained promodizers will show your scalp’s captured digital images and the corresponding analysis. Your data will be recorded to our
database for your future reference and monthly monitoring while using Novuhair.
Mercury Drug Corporation:

Metro Manila:
Tuguig City BGC 32nd Street April 4-6
Pasig City Robinsons Metro East April 1-2, 4-6
Las Pinas City Philamlife April 2-4
Las Pina City Perpetual April 5-6
Quezon City Araneta Center Farmers Plaza April 1-2
Quezon City Katipunan Loyola Heights April 4-6
Manila Ermita Padre Faura April 1-2
San Juan City Greenhills Shoppeville April 2-6
San Juan City N. Domingo April 11
San Juan City Pure Gold April 12-13
Taguig City BGC Market Market April 9-10
Antipolo City Masinag April 9-11
Cainta Q-Plaza April 12-13
Muntinglupa City Alabang Town Center Madrigal April 9-13
Quezon City Cubao Pinatubo April 7-8
Manila Binondo Reina Regente April 7-8
Quezon City Novaliches Gen. Luis April 8-10
Kalookan City Zabarte Town Center April 11-13
Quezon City TriNoma Mall Level M1 April 15-16, 19-20
Manila Malate Harrison Plaza April 11-15
Kalookan City 11th Ave. April 15-16, 19-20
Makati City Cash & Carry Mall April 15-16, 19-20
Pasig City San Joaquin April 15-16, 19-20
Paranaque City Asiana Business Park April 15-16, 19-20
Makati City Rockwell Center April 23-25
Mandaluyong City St. Francis Square April 23-25
Paranaque City BF Homes President Ave. April 23-25
Quezon City Ortigas Robinsons Galleria April 25, 27 29-30
Makati City Ayala Center Glorietta April 27-30
Manila City Sta.Mesa Old Sta. Mesa April 22-24
Manila City Ermita Robinsons Place April 27-30
San Juan City Greenhills Tiangge Center April 23-27
Paranaque City BF Homes April 27, 29-30
Kalookan City Monumento April 29-30
Mandaluyong City Shangri-La Plaza April 26-27, 29-30

Metro Cebu:
Ayala Center Cebu April 1–3, 5-8, 10
Cebu City Fuente April 12-16
Cebu Mandaue City Basak Fatima April 19-21, 23-24
Consolaction Nat’l Hway April 25-27, 29-30

 

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule March 2014

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule March 2014

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One of the value-added services that we provide in promoting hair and scalp health awareness, is through the free clinic activities that we conduct monthly on selected drugstores.
These free clinics are intended to help you monitor the progress of your Novuhair treatment.
Our trained promodizers will assist you in getting a closer look at the present condition of your hair using our hair and scalp analyzer.
Our trained promodizers will show your scalp’s captured digital images and the corresponding analysis. Your data will be recorded to our
database for your future reference and monthly monitoring while using Novuhair.

Mercury Drug Corporation

Metro Manila

March 3 – 4 , Quezon City Quezon Ave. Scout Borromeo
March 1 – 5 , San Juan City Greenhills Shoppesville
March 1 – 2 , Marikina City Shoe Avenue
March 4 – 5 , Manila Tondo Tutuban Center
March 8 – 9 , Manila Ermita Padre Faura
March 6 , San Juan City Greenhills Tiangge Center
March 6 – 9 , Quezon City Katipunan Loyola Heights
March 11 – 13 , Pasig City Robinson Metro East
March 11 , Manila Paco Paz
March 12 – 13 , Las Pinas City Perpetual
March 11 – 14 , Quezon City Novaliches Gen. Luis
March 11 – 12 , Quezon City Ortigas Robinsons Galleria
March 14 – 16 , Las Pinas City Philamlife
March 15 – 16, 18 , Kalookan City 11th Ave.
March 15 – 16, 18 – 20 , Cainta Q-Plaza
March 19 – 21 , Kalookan City 5th Avenue
March 19, 21 – 23 , Manila Harrison Plaza
March 20 , Quezon City Commonwealth Ever Gotesco
March 21 – 23, 25 – 26 , Kalookan City Zabarte Town Center
March 19 -23 , Muntinlupa City Alabang South Supermarket
March 22 – 23, 25 – 27 , Pasig City Ever Gotesco Mall
March 26 – 30 , Muntinlupa City Alabang Town Center Madrigal
March 31 , Manila Ermita Robinsons Place
March 26 – 31 , Quezon City Trinoma Mall Level M1
March 26 – 31 , Makati City Ayala Center Glorietta

Metro Cebu

March 1 to 3, 5 to 9 , Ayala Center Cebu
March 12 to 16 , Cebu City Fuente
March 19 to 23 , Cebu Mandaue City Basak Fatima
March 25 to 27 , Consolacion Nat’l Hway

Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule February 2014

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Free Hair & Scalp Analysis Schedule January 2014

One of the value-added services that we provide in promoting hair and scalp health awareness, is through the free clinic activities that we conduct monthly on selected drugstores.
These free clinics are intended to help you monitor the progress of your Novuhair treatment.
Our trained promodizers will assist you in getting a closer look at the present condition of your hair using our hair and scalp analyzer.
Our trained promodizers will show your scalp’s captured digital images and the corresponding analysis. Your data will be recorded to our
database for your future reference and monthly monitoring while using Novuhair.
Mercury Drug Corporation

February 1-3, 5-8, 2014 : Ayala Center Cebu
February 2-4, 2014 : Katipunan Loyola Heights
February 1-4, 2014 : Manila Harrison Plaza
February 1-4, 2014 : Makati Cash & Carry Mall
February 7-9, 2014 : Quezon City Don Antonio Heights
February 7-9, 2014 : Taguig City Bonifacio Global City 32nd Street
February 7-11, 2014 : Manila Ermita Robinson’s Place
February 9-10, 12-14, 2014 : Cebu City Fuente
February 11-12, 2014 : Ever Gotesco Commonwealth
February 12-16, 2014 : Ayala Center Makati – Glorietta
February 14-16, 2014 : Araneta Center Ali Mall
February 14-16, 2014 : Paco Paz
February 15-17, 2014 : Cebu Mandaue City Basak Fatima
February 18-19, 21-23, 2014 : Quezon City TriNoma Mall Level M1
February 19-21, 2014 : Global City Taguig Market Market
February 18-19, 2014 : Manila Times Plaza Ermita
February 22-23, 2014 : Rockwell Center Makati
February 22-23, 2014 : Marikina Dela Paz
February 24-25, 2014 : Quezon Avenue Scout Borromeo
February 26-28, 2014 : Makati City Ayala Center Landmark
February 26,28 2014 : Sampaloc Espana
February 27-28, 2014 : Robinsons Galleria Ortigas