How I’m Using Collagen Peptides to Reach Hair Goals

Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 03:51 pm

I’ve been working on my waist length hair goal for a while now. I’ve not reaching hair goals for many reasons. Plus, I had a few set backs but so I’m now consuming collagen peptides for hair growth.

Initially published on 10/30/15. Updated with add’l info.

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Oct 2018 UPDATE: I did end up cutting my hair twice due to the first cut not growing in well. I’m back to using Vital Protein Collagen Peptides to assist with my hair growth goals.

One of the components I’ve added to help me reach my goal is focusing more on my internal health. That’s because, you can put all the different products you want on the outside but not see much of a difference. They will be of some benefit but real health for stronger hair comes from within.

Introduced to Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

When I attended BlogHer15, I received a sample of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. I didn’t initially start using the sample when I got home but then I received an email from the company asking if I would like to review their Collagen Peptides.

Before I share my experience, let’s first examine some of the claimed benefits.

How Collagen Peptides are Beneficial

Collagen is a basic building block of our body, also responsible for maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails, bones and joints.

Collagen peptides are gelatin proteins broken down using an enzymatic process so that they are mixable in cold or hot liquids. They are said to also help with improving sleep and maintaining healthy weight. Protein consumption in general, can help you feel full for longer periods of time.

Since, I know I need to work on my internal health as it relates to my hair, I decided to give collagen peptides for hair growth a try.

Vital Proteins Collage Peptides for Hair Growth Results are In!

hair before and after

It’s been about two months since I started regularly consuming Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. I add 1 scoop of the collagen peptides into a cup of liquid (water, juice, tea or coffee) nearly every day. I sometimes miss a day on the weekends.

As you can see from the pictures my hair definitely looks longer and thicker than when I started consuming the collagen peptides back in August of 2015.

I can’t attribute all of my hair’s health to the collagen peptides but they definitely had a hand in the improvement of my strands. One of the reasons I waited so long to review this product is I wanted to give it an opportunity to really work.

I am convinced that I need to keep this as a part of my regular dietary regimen. My hair has been a big recipient of consuming collagen peptides but there’s more.

Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits I’ve experienced.

Nails too!

In addition to healthier hair, my nails have gotten stronger. I am currently keeping them short because they get dirt under them when I let them grow long. That’s no bueno!

Plus, I work in a corporate environment and long nails are not conducive to my productivity. However, I like that my nails don’t split or peel as much as they used to. I do however plan to figure out how to better maintain my nails so that I can grow them longer.

Joints are Smoother

Even more important than my hair and nails, I also notice that my joints aren’t as “creeky” as they once were.

My knees used to ache a lot by end of the day due to inflammation (probably my sugar consumption problem). I would also get joint pains in my hands. Since taking the collagen peptides from Vital Proteins, the pain has decreased by about 95%.

Still Looking at the Results for Skin Care

Finally, the jury is still out on how effective the collage peptides have been for my skin but my overall diet hasn’t been very great so I have to continue working on that.

October, 2018 UPDATE: First, I’ve pretty much kicked that sugar habit (yay!). Second, OMG my skin had really taken a beating…cystic acne break outs etc. It’s been about 2 months since I re-started my consumption of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. All I can say is WOW. Let’s just say I’ve had very visible, marked improvement! I’m talking 75% clearer than before I began. This supplementation is coupled with me now following the Korean 10 Step Skin Care Method.

CJ and Collagen Peptides

I also starting giving Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to my son, CJ. CJ has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Being immobile and taking anti-seizure medications weakens his bones. He’s already had 3 fractures.

CJ’s doctor recently put him on a regimen of Vitamin D, Calcium and Magnesium so I discontinued giving him the Collagen Peptides. I don’t want to overwhelm his system and haven’t had an opportunity to check in with his doctor on if I can give him all of these supplements. I will do so at a later date and if she gives us the go ahead, I’ll reintroduce the collagen peptides back into his diet.

In Conclusion

To sum it all up, while I initially started consuming collagen peptides for hair growth, I have definitely experienced many other benefits.

From Around the Web:

Research on the Health Benefits of Collagen – This is a pretty thorough and in depth articles on the benefits of collagen for your health. Check it out.

About Vital Proteins: Based in Illinois, Vital Proteins provides 100% whole food proteins (no fillers) via collagen sourced from free range cows raised in Brazil in an eco-friendly way. They also offer Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin which you can add to soups, broths and gravies. This will boost their protein content. You can also use it to make jello and gelatin snacks. I’d like to start doing for my son soon.

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  1. This is really appreciated that you have presented this data over here, I love all the information shared. It will be very helpful to understand the content on how im using collagen peptides to reach hair goals . Indeed a great post to share!! Loved it…If possible visit this website Gembrahealth.com to gain more idea or tips on the same.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about your son’s epilepsy. Check out The Charlie Foundation — they have found that a ketogenic diet of mostly animal products reverses epilepsy.

    1. thank you. Unfortunately, he’s not able to go keto because he has to be tube fed with a formula that’s more than 20 grams of carbs

  3. La Starr Wicks says:

    I take one teaspoon/scoop of collagen Peptides, MSM, Moringa, Pure Vitamin C Powder, and Super Green (ORGANIC BLEND Wheatgrass Spirulina Barley Stevia Alfalfa Parsley Kelp Powder) I put all this in a glass and mix it with juice and drink on Monday, Wednesday & Friday..I recommend this drink to everyone…Thanks for sharing

    1. I drink Wheatgrass juice too but I like to keep it separate from my Collagen Peptides. I also don’t drink juice. too much sugar

  4. Do you still use the collagen peptides?

    1. I haven’t in a while. I have to purchase more. I’d like to though. It was great for joint pain too

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