A lot of people ask me what to do in order for their hair to grow. My response is broad.. because it is could be a case by case answer and there is more than one yellow brick road. One client may be experiencing hair loss due to iron deficiency, while another is battling an auto immune disease, low thyroid or hormonal imbalances. But here I will describe how collagen can be a great addition to anyone for healthier hair!
Elasticity is one essential indicator of healthy hair. It is the capability of the hair strand to stretch and return to its previous form without breaking. Unbalanced diet, and too much mechanical (example: flat iron) or chemical use (example: hair color) can lead to loss of elasticity. Also as we age, the ability to produce collagen reduces, resulting in loss of hair elasticity, hair color degradation and decrease in overall vibrancy of the hair.
This is why it is always important to have a healthy regimen from the inside out to rely on.
Hair and skin can benefit from the amino acids found in collagen. It can help build hair proteins and strengthen the skin that contains your hair roots and may prevent hair follicle damage and greying. Collagen is also a natural antioxidant and can neutralize any free radicals, allowing hair to grow normally.
There are two different ways to add collagen into your diet. Supplements and Natural Sources.
Supplements can be great because 90% of people don't get the recommended amount of important nutrients from food alone. Supplements boost the ratio higher since they are nothing but the essential nutrients. No carbohydrates, protein or fat. Also, as we age our body doesn't have the same ability to absorb nutrients. Have you ever thought that even your modern medications actually deplete essential nutrients? Supplements can help restore this imbalance.
Natural Resources are obtained from whole food sources.. and to get collagen you can eat Kiwis, Berries, Almonds, Avocados, Carrots, Dark Green Vegetables and Garlic. When you eat real food, you are getting a whole range of vitamins, minerals and other enzymes that allow for optimal use from the body. Higher fruit and vegetable intake provide us with lower risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis and some brain disorders.
Whatever your method, bottom line is that certain groups of people are at risk of nutritional deficiencies, so by implementing a healthier balanced diet or adding supplements will ensure your way to a healthier you!