Hair and Nail Benefits of Collagen

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As I mentioned last month, recently I became a Vital Proteins Ambassador.  I enjoy sharing benefits of how it’s helped me personally.  Last month I shared about Recovering with Vital Proteins Collagen Protein as well as Skin Benefits from Vital Proteins Collagen.  This month I thought I would discuss the hair and nail benefits of Collagen.

A few months ago, I got a nice manicure.  I’m not a stranger to manicures and like to get them for special occasions.  I always go with gel because working in retail, you use your hands and honestly anything else isn’t worth my while.  Why does it matter?  When the gel manicure finally wore off over a month later, my nails were worse than they have ever been.  It looked like someone put them through the shredder.  I’ve several gel manicures but nothing that really ever did that.

It’s important to keep in mind these statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. Vital Proteins products are not intended to diagnose, treat, and cure disease or prevent any disease.

So How Does Vital Proteins Collagen Help Your Nails?

A lack of collagen in your body can often time be blamed for peeling, dry, or splitting nails. Collagen proteins are the building block of your not only your nails but also your hair.

Collagen peptides are characterized by their high levels of certain amino acids including glycine, hydroxyproline, plus the amino acids proline and alanine. The amino acids in collagen can help repair free radicals (which are linked to disease).

Since most people don’t go out of their way to eat animal bones to get more collagen, a Collagen supplement or collagen powder can be the next best thing to help hair and skin or gut health. Collagen is the most abundant protein and found in your connective tissue.

Hair Benefits of Collagen:

First, I’m not suffering from hair loss, but I have been trying to grow my hair longer.  Why I decided that was a good idea during this summer is beyond me.  I didn’t start taking Vital Proteins Collagen solely for hair, but along with nails, it’s been a nice bonus to see hair growth.

You can see how long my hair is getting

Did you know that Collagen is the building block of the hair?  Each strand of hair, including the hair follicles, are surrounded by collagen. I had no idea collagen is a key to hair quality!

I honestly didn’t know a heck of a lot about hair until I started doing some research about growing mine out. Even when my hair was subject to 2 hours of chlorine a day, I’ve always been lucky to have thick hair (and not even green).

This has definitely helped me and my hair has gotten longer than it’s been in a very long time.  Even my eyebrows grow quickly.

While neither hair or nails were my primary reason for taking collagen, I’ve seen benefits in taking them.  Currently, my personal favorite products are Beauty CollagenVital Proteins Whey Protein, and Bone Broth. Collagen beauty can be lumped into skin, hair, and nails. I wrote a post about how collagen peptides have helped my skin. They are known for their anti aging properties.

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I’ll have a recipe for you about using the Vital Protein Whey Protein soon.

Here are more Vital Protein Collagen posts:

Skin Benefits from Vital Proteins Collagen

Recovering with Vital Proteins Collagen Protein

Questions for you:

What do you do to help your hair and nails?

Do you use Collagen? Have you seen hair or skin benefits with collagen?



  1. I don’t use collagen, but I hear about it. I might try it out one day and see if it helps.

  2. Been wanting to try those out. Because my hair badly need it. But i am still breastfeeding and my OB don’t approved those. Maybe when my daughter self weaned. Hearing lots of good reviews about it though.

  3. There’s so much interesting buzz about collagen! Thanks for sharing your perspective.

  4. i love collagen creams that i started taking the powder too! i have not noticed any difference yet but i know it will come eventually! great informative article by the way!

  5. I tried one other collagen powder and it tasted funny…does the Beauty Collagen have much of a taste? I would like to get on a more regular regimen for my hair health. Thanks, Hollie!

  6. As someone who frequents the Whole30 diet, I always see Vital Proteins and collagen products being used by Whole30-ers and people on the Paleo diet. I have been using Biotin and vitamins to keep my hair and nails in check, but I think now i’ll try Vital Proteins and see what is does for that and my health. Thank you!

    1. Let me know if you do Julia, that’s awesome. I know a lot of people who use Vital Proteins and also do Whole30.

  7. I am happy for these supplemments. Mine grows naturally strong but for some people this can help them out even more.

  8. I’ve always wondered why my nails ain’t as strong since they break too much and too easily. Seems I’ll need to take care of my collagen with your recipe. Can’t wait for you to share!

  9. I have heard a lot of great things about collagen and how it’s supposed to help. But I have never tried it out personally. I will have to see what my daughter thinks.

  10. Interested to read this as I have an autoimmune disease which has been causing havoc with my nails/hair/skin in recent months. Will certainly be looking into collagen more now.

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