Friday, November 4

Novuhair Reports the Truth About Chemicals in Hair Products

We may not be aware that we are unknowingly putting harmful chemicals on our hair every time we shampoo thus resulting to general conditions such as migraine, nausea and skin rashes. These symptoms may be usually attributed to stress but if you look closer to that hair product you’re using, you’ll be surprise to find culprits among the common chemicals that are included as ingredients.

Popularity does not equate to safety especially on personal care products such as the ones we use regularly on our crowning glory. Sadly, most popular shampoo brands and other top selling hair products that are sold in the market are loaded with toxic chemicals that are harmful in prolonged regular use. 

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Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss, gives you the lowdown on these common chemicals in hair products to help you choice the best product for your hair.

Myth: Shampoo must produce lots of lather in order to properly clean your hair. The more lather, the better it cleans.

Truth: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common compound that helps shampoo and other cleaning products in producing foam, lather and bubbles. Though it may effectively remove hair product build-ups, dirt and excess oil, it can also strip off essential oils that is needed to keep your hair healthy and maintain proper hydration.

Myth: Parabens have anti-bacterial compound benefits that outweigh harmful effects in common hair products.

Truth: Parabens are basically used to prolong the shelf life of hair and cosmetic products mostly for its ability to act as preservatives than the antibacterial effect purpose for the sake of healthy hair and scalp. Symptoms that are related to over exposure to parabens are Atopic Dermatitis and Rosacea. Further studies also show that use of products with parabens accelerates skin damage and aging related to sun and environmental exposures.

Myth: Love the sweet long lasting smell of your hair. But, behold the fragrance can do more harm than just sweetness.

Truth: A nice whiff of perfume might not be harmful but the fragrance that is mixed in your hair product might have come from harmful substances from highly toxic ingredients which can lead to allergic reactions and mood swings. That perfume is better off somewhere else than direct it to your scalp and hair.

Myth: Hair products that promise straightening, softening and smoothing effects use non-toxic Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate as a natural preservative.

Truth: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is a substance used in making your hair soft and bouncy, although it is considered as a natural preservative, it also releases formaldehyde upon usage which can lead to skin and eye irritations. Prolonged use may also affect your immune system affecting overall health in the process.
Use of some of these chemicals combined may also result to hair loss and other hair problems, thus, it is important to be an informed consumer. A lot of new products are easily made available in the market thus reading the labels for fine prints before buying is a wise move.

What are the side effects of chemicals in hair products:
TYPES of HAIR PRODUCTS and their dangerous ingredients

  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are also known as surfactants that can help get rid of excess oil and dirt form the hair to give it a cleansing effect. This process will strip off natural oils on scalp and hair making it prone to dryness, dandruff and rashes. Most surfactants can produce a harmful substance called 1-4 dioxane which is a known carcinogen which causes cancer.
  • Humectants, artificial fragrance, silicones and preservatives are very common in hair  conditioners. These chemicals are usually included on hair conditioner products for the ability to coat hair strands to make it appear shiny and soft. Truth be told that using your usual hair conditioner can do more harm than good and besides these products may not make any difference since it will just coat the hair. These usual hair product ingredients can cause hair fall, irritations, migraine and headaches since these stay longer on hair. 
  • Hairsprays and other hair styling products have carcinogens which are cancer causing agents. Alcohol is usually present in these hair products as well as other toxins that are damaging to the hair and to one's health. Aside from the toxins and cancer causing agents, these hazardous hair products are contaminants that can dry out hair and scalp.
  • Around 69% of hair dye products have cancer causing ingredients. According to US Environmental Protection Agency most hair coloring products are carcinogenics. Various studies linked hair dyes with different types of cancers mostly from harmful ingredients such as lead, phenylenediamine, aminophenol, ethanolamine, hydroquinone and 2,4-diaminophenoxyethanol. These toxins in hair dyes can seriously affect the endocrine system, nervous system, reproductive health, skin and even the immune system. Permanent hair dyes are the worst option since they contain the most amount of toxins. 


How can NOVUHAIR help in preserving healthy hair and scalp- benefits of novuhair:

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint. Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the absorption of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

  • Novuhair provides nutrients that maintain healthy hair and scalp
  • It prevents premature aging and graying of hair
  • Facilitates healthy hair growth 
  • Provides moisture and hydration to scalp
  • It promotes proper blood circulation
  • Reliefs dryness and itchiness
  • All-natural and safe

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

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