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What Are the Best Vitamins for Hair?

What Are the Best Vitamins for Hair?

As you age, you experience various body changes, including thinner skin, muscle loss, and the absorption of fewer vitamins. Lack of vitamins can affect your bones, skin, and immune system, and may take its toll on your hair and scalp. Unfortunately, there are no magic pills to give you long, flowing hair overnight; however, over time, a nutritious diet supplemented with vitamins can give your body what it needs to produce thicker, voluminous hair.
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In this article about How Pregnancy and IVF Takes a Toll on Your Hair, BNY features a mature female ginecologist with short gray hair wearing a blue uniform while holding ecosonograms in her consulting room.

How Pregnancy and IVF Takes a Toll on Your Hair

A lot happens to your body during pregnancy—you already know this, but this also includes your hair. In fact, this especially concerns your hair. Because your hormones are changing while you’re going through pregnancy and undergoing IVF, your hair can be affected. Hair loss during pregnancy may be a concern on your mind, especially for aging women who have thinner hair. But hair loss during pregnancy isn’t something to worry about (too much), because it’s likely to not happen. Undergoing IVF could be a different story, though, so let’s get into it.
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In this article about How to Increase the Anagen Phase of Hair Growth, Better Not Younger features a woman with long gray hair holding her strands

How to Increase the Anagen Phase of Hair Growth

The maximum length of time hair spends in the anagen phase, otherwise known as the active growth phase, varies from person to person depending mainly on genetics. Yet, various things can disrupt the time our hair spends growing, like our health, diet, stress and hormones. For example, an increase of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in our system during menopause leads to follicle miniaturization. 

When this happens, our once-healthy follicles start producing thinner, weaker hair. DHT and other issues can disrupt the growth phase for some of our strands, cause fragile hair and even result in permanent hair loss. But there are ways to counteract this issue and increase our hair's time in the active phase. 

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On this article about the relationship between prenatal vitamins and hair growth Better Not Younger features a mature woman with blonde hair looking happy while her hair seems to be blown by a wind and with beautiful sunlight hitting her hair.

Do Prenatal Vitamins Make Hair Grow?

There’s no denying the pregnancy glow of a mom-to-be—even her tresses tend to look thicker and more luminous. Perhaps you’ve even experienced fuller, longer hair firsthand during pregnancy.

What’s the secret behind this lustrous pregnancy-related hair growth? Some swear by their prenatal vitamins—prompting women everywhere to flock to their nearest supplement aisle. But is it all hype? Could it just be hormones? Keep reading as we take a closer look at hair growth during pregnancy, the role prenatal vitamins play and if the benefits make it worth adding them to your hair-care routine, even if you’re not expecting.

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Better Not Younger features a mature woman with blonde hair trying to figure out what her gift is by getting close to the box and putting her ear near it as if she is about to shake the box.

The Ultimate Holiday Hair Gift Guide

From stocking stuffers and gift sets to hair-care products that cater to all lifestyles, hair types and hairstyling habits, our ultimate holiday hair gift guide is packed with clean- and cruelty-free hair goodies designed to guarantee great hair days ahead for all the women on your gift list this holiday season.
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Better Not Younger features a woman holding her hair in signal of having stronger strands thanks to retinol.

Are Retinol Supplements Effective?

Our bodies use the nutrients we eat to create our cells and generate life-sustaining energy. This means vitamins are crucial for all our bodily functions, including our skin and scalp’s ability to retain their shape, conserve moisture and create hair fibers in the follicles.

Retinol is a form of vitamin A, an essential nutrient for skin and scalp function. Our bodies require retinol in our system to effectively build healthy skin from the inside out.

We receive vitamin A from the foods we eat, however, that isn’t always enough. Retinol supplements are an effective way to buoy our reserves and promote optimal skin and scalp health.

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Beautiful mature woman looking gorgeous with a summer look and amazing hair volume that implies she takes seriously her hair care routine to avoid hair damage during summer and grow hair all year long.

Do You Experience More Hair Loss in Summer?

Seasonal hair loss, more specifically hair loss that begins in the summer months, is a common concern among many women. In fact, even Google Trends supports this phenomenon with a marked increase in searches for “hair fall” beginning toward the end of summer and peaking well into the middle of autumn. So what’s really going on?


By understanding the link between healthy hair and the hair growth cycle, we can better recognize how our hair evolves through the seasons and whether hair loss in summer is real. While it’s unrealistic to think you can completely avoid shedding throughout the year, we’ll also take a look at a few hair loss treatments you can try at home to make sure your shedding doesn’t become extreme.

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Heart shaped quality supplements that will ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need to support healthy and beautiful hair.

Does Folic Acid Help Hair Growth?

Folic acid, also known as folate, is a B vitamin responsible for helping your body create healthy new cells. Everyone needs folic acid with no exception. A deficiency in folic acid could not only cause problems for your hair but for your body overall. 

If you notice new issues arising with your hair, there is a chance that, among other things, a folic acid deficiency could be involved. In that case, quality supplements will ensure you’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need to support healthy and beautiful hair. 

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Biotin vs. Collagen: Which Is Right for You?

Biotin and collagen have risen in popularity in the beauty supplement world. Yet, many of us remain unsure of the difference between the two and if we should choose one over the other. Truthfully, much of your decision about what’s right for you will depend on your beauty goals. 

For example, if hair loss is bumming you out, you may need to ensure you're getting the proper nutrients for stronger, shinier hair. Likewise, to achieve healthier skin elasticity, you may need products that can help you boost protein building blocks for smoother, thicker skin. 

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Dry, damaged and frizzy hair like this may result from a vitamin deficiency. Better Not Younger supplements tackle your hair challenges from the inside out.

Frizzy Hair: Could It Be a Vitamin Deficiency?

Many of us have struggled with frizzy hair all of our lives. For example, those with naturally curly hair know how it’s more prone to frizz, especially under humid conditions. For others, frizziness may be a periodic signal that your strands need extra TLC.

They could be broken, dry or damaged, with frayed ends and a texture that is wiry and out of control. Why the sudden change? Your frizzy hair could be attributed to hormone fluctuations, changes to your daily hair-care routine or even a vitamin deficiency. 

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Though it’s a normal part of the aging process, there are steps we can take to improve our skin elasticity: protect it from the sun, drink loads of water and supplement every day with Better Not Younger’s Power Within Skin & Scalp Collagen Gummies.

How Do Collagen Gummies Help Skin Elasticity?

Thanks to collagen and elastin proteins, our skin has innate elasticity—the ability to hold its shape and bounce back when stretched. Over time, however, our skin becomes less elastic. That’s when sagging, wrinkles and loose skin occur, like around our elbows and under the chin.

Though it’s a normal part of the aging process, there are steps we can take to improve our skin elasticity: protect it from the sun, drink loads of water and supplement every day with Better Not Younger’s Power Within Skin & Scalp Collagen Gummies

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Vitamins play an essential role in hair health. Learn more about several vitamin supplements you can take that will help stimulate hair growth.

The Best Vitamins for Hair Growth

Your hair growth can be negatively affected by many factors, but the most common reason is aging. With each passing day, changes in your hair can become more evident because your body’s ability to absorb all the vitamins and nutrients needed to maintain hair health and quality decreases.

Vitamins play an important role in your body, and if you’re not getting enough essential vitamins for hair growth through your diet, you can supplement them to ensure you get the daily amount necessary. 

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