Collagen Hair Mask Recipe
DIY Collagen Hair Mask How-To Video
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Today I’m excited to share one of my secrets for how I got super strong, healthy hair. My little secret is collagen! And today I’m sharing my Collagen Hair Mask recipe. It’s such a good one! You’ll want to bookmark this recipe for sure, especially if your hair could use some help. And while this mask benefits all hair types, those of you with damaged and/or color treated hair will notice some pretty dramatic benefits.
Now I have naturally curly hair and if you happen to have curly hair like I do, you probably already know that curly hair is a lot more prone to damage, breakage and split ends.
And boy did I used to have some damaged hair. My hair was lifeless, dry, thin, frizzy, and super fragile. It took tons of product and work to get my hair to look halfway decent.
And then collagen entered my life. Oh, collagen! A girl’s best friend as I now lovingly like to call it 🙂 Supplementing with collagen works wonders for the skin, hair, joints, bones, and more. (Learn more benefits from collagen supplementation in my post HERE).
I sing the praises of supplementing with collagen and gelatin all the time. I take 2 tablespoons of collagen peptides every single day in my green tea frappuccino and I’ve experienced some really amazing benefits from it. The biggest benefits I’ve personally noticed are with my hair and skin.
But you may be surprised to find out that collagen can also do wonders for your hair when applied externally.
I started noticing that a few fancy-schmancy salons now offer collagen hair treatments. And those treatments cost around $200 and up! Woah.
So I did some research, discovered what I needed and developed my own homemade Collagen Hair Mask that costs about $1 to make and it’s just as effective as those expensive salon treatments. Super awesome, right? You are going to love this!
Benefits of Collagen for the Hair
Collagen peptides, also known as hydrolyzed collagen, absorb into the hair and strengthen it from the inside out. Collagen also helps fortify and strengthen the entire hair shaft by forming a protective shield over each strand of hair. This will not only reduce breakage and make your hair stronger, but it will also protect it from damage caused by heat, sun and other environmental factors. Collagen is also known to make hair shiny, soft and more manageable. How cool is that?!
Really cool if you ask me. Because collagen really did transform my hair. I went from having really fragile, damaged hair to strong, healthy hair in just a matter of a few months. I used to have a big clump of hair in the shower drain after every shower – ugh! After seeing that huge clump of hair after each shower, I was always amazed that I had any hair left! But since supplementing with collagen and applying this once a month Collagen Hair Mask, I don’t have any hair in the shower drain anymore. It’s crazy. That’s how awesome it works! I also rarely have split ends anymore, my hair has so much more volume and wait for it…..no more frizz!!!! For us curly haired girls, that is a small miracle 🙂
When shopping for collagen, it’s really important to look for collagen peptides or hydrolyzed collagen for this mask to be effective. Protein molecules are much too large to absorb into the hair, but collagen peptides or hydrolyzed collagen go through a process that make the molecules small enough to penetrate the hair, allowing the collagen to work it’s magic. I use THIS kind of collagen – it’s high quality and I love it.
*Just a word of caution* — there is such a thing as too much protein for your hair. As much as this Collagen Hair Mask rocks, you don’t want to overdo it by applying it too often. Once a month is all you need!
Collagen Hair Mask Recipe:
- Mix the water and collagen peptides together and then add in the oils.
- Mix until smooth.
- Apply to your entire head of dry hair massaging into the scalp and applying it all the way down to your ends.
- Leave on for at least 20 minutes.
- Shampoo out and rinse well. Repeat shampoo, if necessary.
*Make sure to use Collagen Peptides or Hydrolyzed Collagen for this mask to be effective!THIS is the kind I use.
That’s all there is to it! I can’t wait for you to try this! And please keep me updated on your results. I’m excited to hear how much your hair improves from collagen 🙂
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