Hair and Nail Benefits of Collagen

Hair and Nail Benefits of Collagen

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 Collagen Protein as well as Skin Benefits from Collagen.  This month I thought I would discuss the benefits of hair and nail I’ve personally had.

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?  The place actually deeply hurt my nails.  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.

I wanted to get another manicure in April, but my nails weren’t ready for it.

So How Does 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.

Since most people don’t go out of their way to eat animal bones to get more collagen, a supplement can be the next best thing. One of my personal favorite products from Vital Proteins is the Bone Broth.  I usually just heat up water and add a scoop or two.  I know a few people mentioned they cook with it too which sounds awesome!

The Other “Beauty” Component I’ve Seen a Lot of Success with is Hair!

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 Collagen solely for hair, but along with nails, it’s been a nice bonus.

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 is surrounded by collagen. I had no idea collagen is a key to hair quality!

Thinking out loud, 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, and my waxer has wondered if I live there.

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.

vital proteins collagen beauty water

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

Here are more Vital Protein posts:

Skin Benefits from Collagen

Recovering with Collagen Protein

Questions for you:

What do you do to help your hair and nails?

Do you use Collagen? Have you seen benefits?



21 responses

  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!

    • 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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