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 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.

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 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?



Personal Beauty.

You might have seen this going around facebook.  People tag each other to post 5 beautiful photos of themselves.  I don’t normally ever get involved with chain tags, chain emails or chain link fences but this was such a great idea, I had too!

I think finding 5 beautiful photos that you are confident is actually a great idea for a facebook post or a blog post.  I won’t create it into a blogger award and I’ll let you do it on your facebook, blog, instagram or twitter.

Anyways on facebook if you are “tagged” the instructions say to find 5 photos of yourself that you feel beautiful.

Beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder.  In a society where we are constantly told to look like this, or that or change ourselves…it’s important to remember that every person is beautiful.  As cliché as that sounds, it’s true.  Each and every person has five photos they feel beautiful in.

If that is five selfies for you…great.

If that is five photos of you working out…great.

If that is five photos of you drunk at a bar…great.

Everyone has five photos.  Here are mine:




Left: My housemates 21st birthday.  Yes, I wear glasses and I love them.

Right: Swim team formal my junior year.  I had just dyed my hair black.


Left: The Nike Women’s half marathon last year.  I think that is my best race photo.

Middle: When I was on homecoming court in high school.

Right: Last year post college graduation.

So I challenge you to post five photos that you find beautiful of yourself.  I’d love to see some! 

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