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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 www.novuhair.com for more details.

FIVE PRACTICAL HAIRSTYLES FOR WORKING OUT

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.

 


Sources:

http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/7-fun-hairstyles-gym-and-beyond/slide/all
http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-workout-hair-styles-you-can-try/
http://dailymakeover.com/gym-hairstyles/
http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Best-Hairstyles-Your-Workout-14749598?stream_view=1#photo-36012252

FIVE SIMPLE TIPS ON GETTING THICKER HAIR

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.

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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.

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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 www.novuhair.com, 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.


Sources:

http://www.md-health.com/How-To-Get-Thick-Hair.html
http://www.newhealthguide.org/How-To-Get-Thick-Hair.html

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Sources:
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/beauty/hair/hair-mistakes-avoid
http://www.divinecaroline.com/beauty/hair/hair-care/top-10-hair-styling-mistakes-avoid?page=0
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/hair-care
http://beautyhigh.com/biggest-hair-mistakes-youre-making/
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/advice/g1289/hair-mistakes-women-make/

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.


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http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20411365,00.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071109201025.htm
http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-04/beautiful-hair-any-every-age
http://blog.tataharperskincare.com/9-rules-for-looking-younger-that-apply-at-every-age/
http://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20411363,00.html

SCORE FULLER-LOOKING HAIR IN 5 EASY WAYS

Wondering how to get picture perfect hair like those in shampoo commercials? Looking for ways to boost limp locks? Fret no more, you too can have commercial-ready hair right at your home. Here are just a few tips and tricks to add more body and bounce to your tresses.

1. Switch to hair-friendly products. Check the labels on your shampoo, conditioner and other styling products for ingredients that may cause more damage to your hair. Some products contain chemicals that strip off natural oils, causing the weakening and thinning of hair strands over time. Look for products made with natural and organic ingredients that protect and promote healthy hair plus some volumizing properties.

2. Load up on nutrient-rich food. Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet with nutrients essential for keeping your locks strong and shiny. Consume protein-laden food like eggs, milk, and cheese to strengthen the hair. A boost of Vitamin C from fruits also helps in adding more bounce to your mane. Iron, mostly found in red meat, also promotes faster hair growth for thicker hair.

3. Change the part of your hair. Part your hair differently than the usual. Simply switching your part to the opposite side instantly adds volume to the roots of your hair, whereas donning the same part every day tends to flatten the hair.

4. Pair the right styling tools and techniques. Ditch the flat brush and opt for a rounded one to achieve more fullness, starting at the roots. And when blow drying your hair, try this volume-enhancing technique – flip your hair over and start at the nape moving towards the crown of your head.

5. Go classic with rollers. Give your tresses an instant lift with classic velcro or snap-on rollers. When hair is dry, take sections of your hair and wrap them around the rollers. Leave them on for a few minutes, mildly heat using a blow dryer and once hair is cool, remove the rollers. Smoothly run your hands through your hair and you’re ready to hit the door.


Sources:
http://www.urbanewomen.com/5-steps-to-a-thicker-fuller-looking-hair.html
http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Thick-Hair
http://www.gq.com/style/blogs/the-gq-eye/2014/03/how-to-get-fuller-looking-hair.html
http://www.chatelaine.com/health/wellness/six-all-natural-ways-to-get-thicker-fuller-shinier-hair/
http://www.psychicsuniverse.com/articles/mind-body/10-ways-get-thicker-fuller-hair-naturally
http://www.redbookmag.com/beauty-fashion/tips-advice/fuller-hair#slide-10
http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/beauty-style/17-ways-score-sexy-fuller-hair-fast/slide/10

THE HORRORS OF SUMMER HAIR TREATMENTS

Nowadays, a multitude of hair treatments are easily available and accessible to women who want to change their natural hair styles or keep up with evolving summer trends in hair fashion. But do you know what really happens to your hair every time you have it bleached, dyed or permed? Instead of making your hair curlier, straighter, softer or more colorful, the chemicals used might have more lasting and harmful damage than you’ve imagined.

Perming is a century-old process of using chemicals or applying intense heat to the hair to make it curly or straight. Bleaching often involves the use of hydrogen peroxide to lighten the color of the hair while some hair coloring products use chemicals that cause allergic reactions and irritation to the scalp.

Some of the ill effects perming, bleaching or dyeing may have on your hair are the following:

Hair Breakage
The strength of the chemicals used in the treatments causes changes in the hair’s protein texture, stripping moisture from the hair and making it dry, brittle and porous. This makes the hair strands more prone to snapping and breakage, also referred to as a “chemical haircut.”

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Scalp Damage
When bleaching, perming or hair coloring agents come into contact with the scalp, it may cause adverse reactions such as redness, irritation, itching, skin discoloration, peeling, burning or development of sores. Extreme chemical burns may even lead to hair loss. Stop the treatment right away if any kind of discomfort is felt.

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Inhibits Hair Regrowth
Regular use of chemical-based hair treatments may cause irreparable effects to the hair follicles, preventing new hair growth to replace the cracked and damaged hair strands.

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So, before you get your hair straightened, permed or colored, make sure to choose a reputable salon and discuss with your stylist the overall health of your hair. Keep in mind that a head of healthy locks is more important than sporting the season’s latest hair style.

Sources:
•www.livestrong.com
•www.philipkingsley.com
•www.sharecare.com
•www.docakilah.wordpress.com

THE 411 ON HAIR CONDITIONERS

We read it in beauty magazines. Our hair stylist recommends it. Celebrities endorse it. Conditioners are part of the hair care regimen aimed at giving us softer, smoother, and shinier locks. But how do hair conditioners work exactly? How do they transform dry, tangled hair into a mass of light silkiness?

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Author Krystnell A. Storr writes it is all about opposites attracting each other in an article published on www.scienceline.org. Conditioners contain positively-charged cationic surfactants, or surface active agents, which binds to the negative charge of the hair strands. Storr further explains that the attraction is so strong that the surfactants completely cover the cuticle flakes protecting the inner layers of the hair strands, ensuring they continue overlapping against each other like fish scales. When cuticle flakes are snug and tight, they easily slide up past each other preventing them from jutting out and causing tangles and breaking off eventually. Thus, hair feels soft and smooth.

Hair conditioners also contain moisturizers and fatty oils that lock in moisture in each strand, preventing them from becoming dry and brittle. Some oils, like olive and coconut oil, also improve the hair’s elasticity, making it feel softer and more manageable. Glossers and detanglers, which are usually silicons and polymers, coat the hair strands with light-reflecting chemicals for a shinier appearance. Other active ingredients include thermal protectors to shield the hair from excessive heat from styling, lubricants, and sunscreen, among others.

With the abundance of different conditioners in the market, make sure to choose the right conditioner based on your hair type to maximize its effectiveness. For fine and flat hair, a volumizing conditioner is best to give it more bounce and body, while a deep and smoothing conditioner works better for big, curly hair to get the frizz under control. Specific conditioners are also available for color-treated hair to prevent color fading.girl-518321_960_720

For softer, shinier, bouncier, and more manageable tresses, make sure to condition your hair regularly with the right conditioner for you.

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Sources:
•www.webmd.com
•www.scienceline.org
•www.ehow.com
•www.wikipedia.com

TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR DAYS, 365 DAYS A YEAR

Imagine waking up every single day to a strong, shiny, and beautiful head of hair without having to spend hours and thousands on hair treatments and styling products. Such a lovely thought, isn’t it? Unfortunately, in the real world, achieving a beautiful hair day doesn’t just happen naturally. It takes time, effort, and again, a variety of hair styling tools and products.

But do you know that you can skip hours of primping in front of the mirror every morning without compromising your glorious mane? Yes, it’s possible! All it takes is making a few lifestyle choices to improve and maintain your hair’s long-term health and beauty.GYM

Sweat it out. Hit the gym, do an evening run around your village, or bond with your girls over a zumba session at home. Whatever it is, maintain a regular exercise routine. It’ll not only keep your body fit and healthy but it will also stimulate hair growth. Exercise improves blood circulation in the body, including to the scalp, increasing nutrient and oxygen flow to the hair follicles.

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Be mindful of what you eat. A balanced diet is not only necessary for achieving that dream summer body. Eating the right kinds of food and getting the proper nutrients are also important for strong and luscious locks. Load up on protein-rich food like fish, chicken, and lean meat to strengthen hair strands and hasten new hair growth.

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Get enough sleep. Strive for at least six to eight hours of sleep every night. This allows the body to repair, rejuvenate, and restore tissues and muscles necessary for it to function properly. When a body is strong and healthy, it becomes evident through full, shiny and equally strong tresses.

 

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.

Though 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.

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Novuhair is available at all Mercury Drug and leading drugstores nationwide. Call 413-6570 or 0922-883-0575 and visit www.novuhair.com for more details.