Can Collagen Improve Hair? Talk To Our Hair Expert

Absolute Collagen has teamed up with top trichologist Eva Proudman to offer advice for customers who want to know more about how collagen can benefit their hair.

Looking for hair advice? Customers are welcome to contact Eva at eva@absolutecollagen.com.

What is a Trichologist:

A Trichologist is clinically trained in all aspects of the hair and scalp health, they are able to identify and diagnose conditions accurately.  Always look for a Trichologist who is a member of The Institute of Trichologists, with over 100 years of experience in training and researching, you can be sure that a member of the Institute will be competent and ethical.

About the Hair and Scalp:

Hair is made primarily of a protein called alpha-keratin, this is why Absolute Collagen benefits the hair as the essential amino acids contained within it all help to build and maintain healthy hair. The scalp provides the growing environment needed for hair, it is equally as important to have a healthy balanced scalp as it is to have lovely hair, they go together.

Hair and Scalp Problems:

There are many different hair and scalp problems, some are treatable and correctable, some are permanent and need the very best cosmetic or surgical solutions possible.  The health of our hair and scalp is very much influenced by our lifestyle, health and diet, and this is where Absolute Collagen can really help with dietary deficiencies to ensure that protein and essential amino acids are all consumed in a very easy to take small liquid sachet.

Hair problems vary greatly, any changes in your hair health are worth investigating, as often the earlier we see a condition the better the outcome.  Common problems are excessive hair shedding, a general thinning, patchy loss, a flaky itchy scalp.  Any hairline changes in a female should always be investigated.  Once a diagnosis is made and you start to take control of your hair and scalp destiny the effect on your well being is massive, it can literally change your life!

How does Absolute Collagen help the hair and scalp:

In a recent trial Absolute Collagen helped with improving hair texture, decreasing hair fall, and calming inflamed itchy scaly scalps - pretty impressive for a little package that delivers a mighty 8 grams of protein and all 8 essential amino acids.

Hair and the Science of Absolute Collagen:

The absolute collagen supplement contains the essential amino acids that the body requires, that can only be obtained from diet, (i.e. the body cannot synthesis these essential amino acids).  Amino acids are the building blocks of keratin, the protein that makes up the hair, amino acids are also responsible for the strength and elasticity of the hair, and support the natural growth cycle, and can be effective in treating disorders of the growth cycle where the hair sheds and regrows prematurely, leading to a loss in overall density.  The amino acid cysteine is very important to the hair, and is produced by the body, and supported by the supplements contained within absolute collagen. Cysteine forms the covalent disulphide bonds in the hair, and these are the strongest bonds found in the hair and essential to overall hair health.

Amino Acid

Benefit for the Hair

Arginine

Helps to improve blood supply to the roots of the hair and encourage hair growth

Histidine

Improves the tensile strength of the hair

Isoleucine

Aids muscle recovery and usage of proteins

leucine

Aids muscle recovery and usage of proteins

Lysine

Aids in the absorption of iron a major cause in excessive hair shedding. Increases the efficiency of DHT blockers in the body, DHT is a major factor in male pattern hair loss

Methionine

Helps the body manufacture keratin, the main structure of the hair shaft, adds smoothness and shine to the hair.

Phenylalanine

Can help with the symptoms of depression, something that many people with hair and scalp concerns suffer from, we know that feeling better and managing stress has a positive impact on the hair growth and scalp.

Threonine

Essential for protein metabolisation, the formation of collagen and elastin. Can enhance  the immune systems function.

Tyrosine

 

Needed for our metabolism, and for adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands, all of which have an impact on hair growth cycles, also good for treating anxiety and depression.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does Absolute Collagen make the hair grow stronger?

Absolute Collagen can help to improve the quality of the hair when used as part of a treatment plan for certain conditions, it helps with blood supply, cell renewal, absorption of iron, and the overall strength of the hair.

Does taking Absolute Collagen make the hair growth thicker?

It depends what is meant by thicker - the overall density of the hair is set by our genetics, it doesn't create new hair that will add to your existing hair, it can however help with keeping hair in the Anagen, (growing phase) for longer, which in turn can make the hair fell much denser in cases of excessive shedding.

Does taking Absolute Collagen make my hair grow faster?

Unfortunately the rate of hair growth is determined by the length of each individuals Anagen Cycle which can be between 2 - 7 years, (growing Phase) and the rate of growth on average around 0.5 cm per month - so no it doesn't make it grow faster!

Does taking Absolute Collagen affect the feel of my hair?

Yes, in the perception trial every participant found that their hair was much smoother with need for less conditioner, this change was evident as early as the second week of the trial and improved by the end of the first 4 weeks.  When the trial ended and absolute collagen was stopped, hair texture started to return to what it was prior to the trial.

Does Absolute Collagen help with Hair Loss?

It depends what the underlying causative factors are for the hair loss, in the case of Telogen Effluvium, (an excessive shedding) if the cause is dietary related then yes Aboslute Collagen can definitely help in the treatment and recovery plan.

How long does it take to see the effects of Absolute Collagen?

In the perception trial texture improvements were seen as early as 2 weeks after taking, with hair as a general rule you are looking at 4 months to see any real improvements from treatment and this was the case with one of the participants who had an improvement in excessive hair shedding.

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