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Stress related to the coronavirus can cause a temporary hair-loss condition called telogen effluvium.
COVID Hair-Loss Treatments for Improved Hair Health and Thickness

Because of your hair’s growth cycle, it can take two to three months between a stressful event and the first signs of mass shedding. Doctors have reported seeing an influx of patients detailing with temporary hair-loss symptoms several weeks after their COVID-19 symptoms resolve. 

The condition, telogen effluvium, is not considered a coronavirus symptom, but it is a result of the infection. Though this hair loss temporarily lasts six to nine weeks, it can feel like an eternity while you wait for it to grow back. Thankfully, you can manage it in the meantime with a COVID hair-loss treatment.

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Enjoy shinier hair, softer skin, and stronger nails by boosting your diet with supplements by Better Not Younger.
How Long Does It Take for Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements to Work?

Poor diets or lack of sun can leave us with wispy hair, dry skin and brittle nails. Thankfully, vitamins and minerals are available in pills and delicious gummies to fortify our diets. Supplements formulated to target our hair, skin and nails are especially beneficial for those of us experiencing the effects of aging and menopause.

Because everyone’s underlying physiology is different, and our hair, skin and nails regenerate at varying rates, the timetable for results will differ for everyone. That said, it may take a year or more to see results, but improved moisture, thickness and elasticity are typically the first signs of a turnaround you'll see. 

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Are you finally done with chemotherapy and ready to take on the world, but don’t know what to do with your new post-chemo hair as it grows in? We’ve got you covered.
How to Care for Your Post-Chemo Hair

Are you finally done with chemotherapy and ready to take on the world, but don’t know what to do with your new post-chemo hair as it grows in? We’ve got you covered.

It’s perfectly normal for your new hair to regrow in a different texture or color than before. Your baby hairs will likely grow in as soft and fluffy as a newborn kitten. These changes are usually temporary—but even if they’re not, we’ll be here every step of the way. 

Need some inspiration on how to rock your new locks? Try searching #chemohair, #chemocurls, and #hairgrowth on Instagram, Pinterest and other social media sites to see how other women are styling their post-chemo hair.

Your new hair may be thinner, thicker or even a different color than it was before treatment. You might even be able to finally live your dream of having naturally curly hair, as the altered follicles that grow after treatment may have a different structure than before. This change in wavelength could be temporary or permanent. Post-chemo hair is different for everyone!

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A lot of women with thinning hair opt to keep their locks short to increase their hair’s volume.
How to Survive Summer When you Have Thinning Hair

Summer’s here, and after more than a year spent indoors, it’s time to get out and enjoy the warm weather. But even with your excitement for the new season, you might be wondering how you can protect your delicate, thinning hair from summer’s environmental aggressors.

Thankfully, we’ve got you (and your hair) covered. From tips to keep you looking your best without adding stress to your tresses to easy remedies you can do at home to ensure your thinning hair thrives, we’re here to help you survive summer and make sure it’s a worry-free one, well, at least where your thinning hair’s concerned.

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These delicious and fortifying gummies hold by our beautiful gray hair model, assist your body's creation of better hair from the inside out by:
What Is the Best Way To Take Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that your body makes and uses to form vital structures like skin, bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen production drops off as you get older, leading to various age-related issues like wrinkled skin, decreased flexibility, joint pain and thinning hair.

The most reliable way to replenish your body's collagen supply is through the foods you eat. Yet, taking dietary supplements can also boost your body's collagen availability. Collagen supplements are sold in multiple forms, including powders, liquids, pills and gummies.

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Which Supplements Are Best for Hair Growth
Which Supplements Are Best for your Hair Growth?

Though hair growth is contingent on many uncontrollable factors like age, genetics, and health, it’s also connected to nutritional intake, diet, and overall well-being. In fact, a lack of certain nutrients, like iron, can trigger hair loss. Researchers have isolated the nutrients necessary for healthy hair growth. By eating properly and taking vitamin-rich supplements formulated for growth and thickness over time, we can ward off age-related hair loss. Which supplements are best for hair growth? Keep reading to find out. 

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Hair Supplements by Better Not Younger
How Do Hair Supplements Work?
Though most women ingest enough nutrients to support hair and scalp health through their diet, aging, medical conditions, and other issues could lead to vitamin deficiencies.

Hair supplements are products containing vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients designed to ensure you are getting enough vital substances your body needs to produce dense, thriving locks.

All hair, nail, and skin supplements typically include vitamins A, C, and E, plus B-complex vitamins, and biotin. Marine collagens are also found in supplements promoted for healthy hair. Though uncommon, women with vitamin deficiencies can experience a number of side effects.

For example, biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss and scalp eczema, while insufficient consumption of A and E vitamins can leave you with dry skin and brittle hair. Read on to learn how hair supplements work.
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A woman over 40 years old with curly hair laughs beacuse she feels ver happy abut the results of the supplements she consumes for her hair
What Is the Best Supplement for Hair Loss?

Hair loss is a fact of life a lot of us will have to face. According to the Cleveland Clinic, one out of two women will face noticeable thinning. Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common cause, affecting nearly 30 million U.S. women. No matter how healthy and voluminous your locks have been, at some point, we are bound to notice more scalp showing through our strands. Age-related hair loss can be challenging to contend with; however, there are methods available to treat it.

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Does Vitamin A Cause Hair Loss?
Does Vitamin A Cause Hair Loss?

Is Vitamin A really the best haircare defense against hair loss and breakage? As we age, hair becomes much more prone to loss, thinning, and breakage. Understanding which essential vitamins and minerals your body and hair need is the first step to enjoying thick and healthy hair at any age. For women over 40, vitamin deficiencies can be a key element in hair loss. What are the best vitamins and minerals for hair loss in women over 40?

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Can You Thicken Fine Hair? Use a Hairdryer, Add Waves to Give Your Hair Dimension, Give Yourself a Fresh Look. Taking a Holistic Approach to Thicken Your Fine Hair: Significant Other Hair Fortifying Vitamins, Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum...
Can You Thicken Fine Hair?

Many women have always had fine hair; for others, it happens as we age. Hormone changes cause our follicles to shrink, while at the same time, a poor diet or slow nutritional absorption can give us fine hair. Our hair density decreases while the individual hair strands become thinner. Can it be undone? Can you thicken fine hair? 

6 steps to Thicken Fine Hair: 1. Use a Hairdryer 2. Add Waves to Give Your Hair Dimension 3. Cut off split ends and even out the tips 4. Take a Holistic Approach to Thicken Your Fine Hair > A. Hair Fortifying Vitamins B. Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum C. Wake Up Call Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner D, E, F >>>

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Can My Hair Grow Long Past My 50s?
Can My Hair Grow Long Past My 50s?

Hair length is an essential topic for many women. It can take effort to maintain, but the confidence we feel with long hair can outweigh the downside. Long hair needs regular trims, a healthy diet, and plenty of TLC. Long hair maintenance becomes even more troubling once we reach our 40s and 50s. Physiological challenges, including menopause, can hinder our ability to “grow it, show it — long as I can grow it” as the song lyrics go.

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What Vitamins Help Nails and Hair Grow?
What Vitamins Help Nails and Hair Grow?
Everyone yearns for healthy nails and vibrant hair. When we experience frizzy, lackluster locks, and dry, brittle nails no matter what we try, it can be disheartening. Most people identify Teflon nails and silky hair as a signal of health. Remaining active and eating a balanced diet are essential; however, sometimes, your nails and hair may need a boost. Taking nutritional supplements can invigorate scalp function and promote healthier, thicker hair while also improving your nails.
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