What is Collagen?
Collagen is one of the main structural proteins found in the body's connective tissues, including skin, hair, tendons, and ligaments.
As we age, Collagen's production rate reduces in the body, which can cause hair loss and visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, sagging skin and hair loss.
How does collagen effect hair strands?
Hair is made of the protein called Keratin.
When you eat foods high in Collagen or other excellent protein sources, your body breaks the protein down into amino acids to use in the body and make Keratin construct your hair, promoting hair growth.
Collagen helps to maintain healthy hair growth by promoting scalp elasticity, hydration and strengthening the hair follicle.
How does Collagen help your hair?
With age, our bodies naturally produce Collagen at a slower rate.
Ensuring your diet is full of Collagen can act as an antioxidant, helping to fight cell damage caused by free radicals.
Too many free radicals can contribute to the breakdown and damage of the structure of our skin, hair and nails, by compounding in the body from stress, sun damage, alcohol, air pollution, poor diet choices, like excess sugar and smoking. High levels of these factors can cause increased hair loss and increase hair going grey early, due to damaging melanin-creating cells.
How do I increase my bodies Collagen to improve my hair?
Eating collagen-rich foods or foods that boost collagen production can help create amino acids you need for healthier hair and skin.
Foods to add are;
fish and shellfish
Most supplements you will find will say they are 'hydrolyzed' which means they are broken down already making the product easier to absorb into the body.
You can add the powders to hot or cold drinks or add to smoothies.
Some popular ones are;
The Beauty Chef's Inner Beauty Boost drink is concentrated with vitamin C, which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, and zinc, which contributes to normal skin structure and the maintenance of normal hair and nails.
Dose & Co Pure Collagen makes the perfect addition to hot and cold liquids including coffee, tea, hot chocolate and smoothies. It can also be added to your morning oats and baking.
Fight the signs of ageing and enhance your hair, skin and nails with Vida Glow Marine Collagen Original.
Healthy Chef Beauty Collagen has been formulated to support skin, hair and nail health. Combining pure Marine Collagen with natural Vitamin C, Zinc + B5 for hydrated, glowing skin. Beauty Collagen helps to boost natural cell regeneration; leaving your skin feeling nourished and glowing.