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5 Ways To Maintain Your Crowning Glory During the Lockdown

From managing stress to finding the right products, here are some tips on hair maintenance

Our hair is our crowning glory, and now that we’re still on lockdown, there isn’t much opportunity to maintain your hairstyle and color in salons. Nor is it easy to get expert hair treatments to cure your problem areas: from dandruff, to hairfall, to frizz. But hair is of utmost importance because it gives us confidence in our everyday interactions, even while it’s mostly virtual (or behind your face mask and shield)—for now. 

Here are some of our tips in addressing hair problems during the pandemic:


Be gentle to your hair

The key is to not exert pressure on your hair—and this can be caused by different things such as the use of hot water for your shower, over-shampooing, combing or styling hair while it’s wet, and having tight hair ties. These situations create opportunities for breakage and even hair-damage, so much so that your hair can appear dull, lifeless, and even frizzy.


Drink lots of water

Hydrating can have a phenomenal effect on your skin, and in turn, your hair. While you can use topical products to physically hydrate your hair, you can also do it from within by drinking lots of water. The negative effect is the reverse of hydrated—dry, brittle, and prone to split-ends!


Manage your stress

What does stress have to do with your hair? Plenty! And it has to do with how much hair you have. If you’ve started noticing your hairline slowly creeping up, or there’s more hair on your brush, or your middle part is looking wider than usual, well you might have experienced stress-related hair loss.

“Stress is one big factor in hair loss,” explains Dr. Risa Caldoza. “The good thing about stress-related hair fall is that it’s temporary. There is a push of stress hormones to the body and hair reaches a certain stage where it won’t grow. So this pushes hair to a resting stage.”

And when you minimize stress, you can also expect your hair to grow back in three to six months, the doctor adds. But can we really remove stress from our lives? Or better yet, can we really wait for six months for our hair to be pretty again? The answer lies in nature’s answer to hair loss—Novuhair. Novuhair is a revolutionary product line of hair loss treatment products that have been in the Philippines since 2010. They’ve reached international shores, too, as the brand is also available in the United States. 

Check out Metro Labs for our inquiry into stress-related hair loss:

Go natural

Do you remember the long list of ingredients with complicated codes. Well some of those ingredients might be in conflict with your unique body chemistry. True to its name of nature’s answer to hair loss, Novuhair makes use of natural ingredients.

What Novuhair does is that it nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving the blood circulation of the scalp. Novuhair also has 19 of nature’s finest herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help prevent and remedy hair loss.  


Find the right combination of products

With Novuhair, the key is to use products that work best in tandem. From the Novuhair product line, you can opt for different combinations of these products:

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion. This is highly recommended for men or women (and even kids 12 years old and above) who are experiencing excessive hair loss, hair thinning, and bald patches. It’s strongly suggested to those who want to regain hair luster and vibrancy, stimulate hair growth, and for those who need a natural and alternative solution in preventing dandruff and scalp itchiness, and to those who are in need of cleansing and detoxification.

Novuhair Herbal Shampoo. This shampoo is to prepare your scalp for the application of the Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion. This tandem can bring back the vibrance and luster of your hair. Novuhair Herbal Shampoo has pure botanical extracts contributing to healthy hair and scalp. 

Novuhair Herbal Conditioner. This conditioner is formulated to complement the shampoo and scalp lotion, as the Novuhair Herbal Conditioner has herbal extracts that moisturize and condition your hair giving it a shinier, softer, and supple look. 

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