Collagen is the main structural, fibrous protein found in the skin and connective tissues such as the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen makes up one-third of the protein needed in humans and pretty much is what holds the body together. It is made up of 18 individual amino acids, which are essential for bodily functions. Nonetheless, as the body ages, less collagen is produced, affecting the way the body looks and feels. Although collagen is good for a variety of things, it is widely known that collagen has an abundant amount of benefits for the skin. However, we are not going to be talking about collagen and its benefits to the skin but instead, we are going to talk about why collagen is also good for the hair!
Not only is collagen beneficial for skin health but it also has amazing contributions for hair health as well. There are many advantages that can be attained with collagen in relation to hair. Such advantages include helping with hair loss, improving hair growth, increasing hair length, hair volume, and enhancing shine. However, there are different forms of how to use collagen, including consuming internally and using collagen externally, which we will further discuss how they work and why they work below.
When we are talking about taking collagen internally, we mean orally. There is a substantial amount of gummies, pills, and protein powders on the market today that are meant to increase the intake of collagen in the body. The way it works is that most companies use a form of collagen that is hydrolyzed, which makes it small enough to be easily absorbed by the body. However, most of the time when one is intaking collagen it is mainly to help improve the health and look of the skin as well as bone and joint health, as it is believed to help reduce signs of aging by enhancing the elasticity of the skin and help restore bone density. Consuming collagen may also improve hair growth when taken orally. Your body breaks down collagen into amino acids that are used to build proteins such as keratin, which is what your hair is made of. Also, lets not forget that the scalp is an extension of the skin, and collagen makes up more than half of the scalp, which is where the hair stems from. Therefore, having enough collagen in our bodies can account for a healthier scalp environment and healthier hair growth that may prevent hair loss and thinning. Collagen also has antioxidants that may help hinder the promotion of gray hairs. For example, gray hairs that are produced by damaged hair cells caused by free radicals may be fought off with collagen which could reduce the appearance of grays and signs of aging in the long run, and who doesn't want that?!
There is another way to use collagen as a way to improve healthier hair growth, and that is by using hair care products that are produced with you guessed it! Hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen, as mentioned before, is a broken-down form of collagen that can penetrate deep into the hair follicle to promote healthier and stronger hair growth. Some studies show that not having enough collagen in your body can lead to hair breakage, shedding, thinning, and hair loss. This is why using a hair product with collagen can increase the presence of the protein on the scalp and can help with the production of stronger looking hair. Some products are specially made with collagen and other important proteins and nutrients necessary for the production of healthier hair, including Progen Nutrifuse’s collection of hair care products, with the exception of their Thermal Spray of course. Nutrifuse products are all designed to help bring the hair back to life and help restore hair damage with a combination of nutrient-rich ingredients without unnecessary additives like sulfates and parabens. Looking to try a collagen-infused hair product that reverses hair damage? For more information or to purchase email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Arisleidi Hernandez