Samson derived his strength form his hair, for Rapunzel, her golden hair was the source of her youth and beauty, and Kojak was known for not having hair. Beautiful and well-groomed hair has been admired since ancient times, and both women and men desire it.
Similar as skin, hair is also highly exposed to a variety of harmful factors:
- polluted air,
- aggressive cosmetics (shampoos, sprays, dyes …),
- mechanical damage,
- poor grooming and care.
Hair is also a clear indicator of human health, as it absorbs toxins introduced into the body (traces of drug consumption, for example, are quickly detected in the hair). All this weakens and destroys hair; therefore, it needs a lot of care and multiple substances for healthy growth.
The secret of hair follicles
Each hair consists of a root and a stem. The root is wrapped in cuticle. Together they form a hair bulb, which is attached to the hair follicle. The hair follicle is located in the dermis, under the epidermis, where it is in direct contact with the nutrients we provide to the skin. Seventy percent of the dermis is constructed by collagen. Hair follicles are threatened by free radicals. To fight them, we use antioxidants, including collagen, a powerful antioxidant that prevents damage to hair follicles and consequently prevents damage to the hair and hair loss.
Collagen36 for keratin
Keratin is a key structural protein making up hair. For keratin formation, the body requires various amino acids, including those found in collagen (proline, glycine, hydroxylsine, and hydroxyproline). Put more simply, by consuming Collagen36, which breaks it down into amino acids, the body gets a lot of proline to produce keratin and consequently hair.
Healthy skin, healthy hair
Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin, where the hair follicles are located, and with age, the skin has a diminished ability to provide ideal conditions for hair growth due to the reduced natural collagen production. This also affects the hair follicles, and thus the hair, which in case of excessive reduction of collagen formation, becomes thinner and ever more brittle; consequently, hair loss can also increase. By taking care of your skin and providing it with enough collagen, you also take care of hair follicles and the result is strong, resilient, and healthy hair.
Slow down graying of hair
The graying of hair is age-related and cannot be stopped. The cells that produce melanin (the pigment that gives the hair color) begin to fade with age, causing the hair to turn gray. This process can also be initiated and accelerated by free radicals, which are the result of harmful habits (smoking, alcohol consumption), lack of exercise, poor diet, etc. We cannot stop the natural graying; however, we can help the cells responsible for melanin by providing them with antioxidants that prevent premature graying of hair. Collagen36 can also help, since collagen is a good antioxidant and makes up a large portion of the skin with hair follicles.
The fragile oily balance of shiny hair
Hair is shiny because sebaceous glands found along the hair follicles discharge oily fluid. The condition for normal functioning of the sebaceous glands is a healthy environment – the dermis where the root of the hair “lives”. Collagen is also responsible for its health as it supports the functioning of the follicle and the sebaceous glands. If the balance is broken, the discharge of the oils increases or decreases and various problems occur (inflammation, hair loss, brittle and dry hair, dandruff …).
Collagen36 is closely related to hair health, especially through the skin (dermis), where the hair follicles are located, and keratin, which is an important component of hair. Hair is a good indicator of aging, poor lifestyle habits and, of course, collagen deficiency.