Collagen: An Important Ingredient For Youthful Hair
Monique Meneses , Contributing Writer
While many people associate collagen (a protein that is found in most connective tissues and makes up about 30 percent of our body) with skin, it's important to note, that it's a vital ingredient for hair health as well, especially as you age. Here's why:
Each bulb of hair on your head is surrounded by a sheath of collagen. That's where it connects to micro-vessels that deliver necessary nutrients for thick, shiny hair. Just like collagen helps keep your skin plump, it helps each strand of hair maintain thickness too. Unfortunately, as we age, the delivery process slows down, which noticeably affects your hair in terms of strength, shine and growth.
That's why Roy Teeluck's Concentre de Collagene ($55 for 60 applications) is an exciting new treatment for those with fine, limp hair. The breakthrough product not only claims to restore collagen, but also boost its production in your scalp and give your hair it's healthy, natural sheen back.
The hair and scalp serum is formulated with a unique, hair-plumping delivery system that effectively penetrates the scalp's epidermis with Type 1 collagen (the most abundant collagen in the human body) and a proprietary blend. At home, Teeluck recommends using it every time you shampoo as part of your normal hair-care routine: towel-dry hair after showering, shake the bottle, apply drops to fingertips, and massage into the scalp. Or you can simply pop into Teeluck's New York City salon, where you'll receive the hour-long Collagen Spa Treatment that includes shampoo, conditioner, head massage, serum application and processing under a steamer for $45.
Benefits are both immediate and long-term. You'll see a boost in volume post-blowout, while stronger, shinier and more resilient hair will develop after a few applications. “Consistent use of the product not only replenishes lost collagen (after the age of 25, your body's ability to reproduce collagen is diminished), but boosts future collage production, making it an ideal product for all age groups and all hair types,” says Teeluck.
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