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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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Why Does My Hair Grow So Slow?

Why Does My Hair Grow So Slow?

You may have noticed that your hair grows faster or slower at different times throughout your life. Many factors can contribute to these fluctuations, and when we’re talking about slow hair growth, nutritional deficiencies, stress and hot styling tools are just a few of the culprits. 


But before we dive into all the reasons your hair grows so slow, it’s important to understand the hair growth cycle and how it can impact how fast or slow your hair grows.

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BNY is featuring a mature woman blow drying her gray hair. First of all, when you blow-dry your hair, you don’t want it to be sopping wet, as it becomes more prone to damage.

11 Ways You're Causing Hair Breakage

Hair breakage can make having a good hair day even harder—but it’s easy to avoid if you take care of your hair the right way. This means more than just using high-quality products on your hair, though. Preventing hair damage or hair breakage can even come from changing up your diet, taking on new habits at the salon, and eliminating stress (easier said than done, we know). But when you do all these things and more, you’re not just preventing hair breakage—you’re giving your locks the chance to really thrive and be the luscious face-framing tresses you truly want. Keep reading for 11 hair breakage causes and their solutions.
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A Beautiful Mature Woman Holding A Heart Shaped Supplement Pill

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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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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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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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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