Victoria Beckham’s hair stylist reveals the secret to healthy hair
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There are many things Victoria Beckham has that we’d like for ourselves: a fashion empire, a wardrobe full of coveted pieces, luxury homes around the world and one of the most handsome men in the world on her arm. And though many of those things are hard to emulate in our normal day-to-day lives, we can definitely take one aspect of her life into our own: her haircare.
Celebrity hairstylist, Jason Collier, who styles the locks of Beckham, has revealed the secret to healthy, glossy hair: collagen.
“Collagen can act as an antioxidant to fight cell damage, as studies suggest free radical damage to the cells that produce hair colour may be one of the reasons for early-greying,” says Collier, who is currently collaborating with LQ Collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and plays an important role in strengthening connective tissues.
Collagen is naturally produced but, as we age, our ability to produce it diminishes – one of the reasons our skin starts to develop wrinkles and our hair can feel more lacklustre.
“Lockdown has meant many clients have come in with hair in desperate need of a re-style and treatment; as well as recommending a good trim and/or re-style with a nourishing hair treatment, collagen will build hair from the inside out. Put simply, hair is primarily made up of the protein keratin.
“Your body uses several amino acids to build keratin, some of which can be found in collagen, so this could help keep hair healthy long after your cut.”
He adds: “Collagen makes up 70 per cent of your skin and your scalp is an extension of that, a healthy scalp could mean less hair thinning.”
Camera-ready hair and plump, youthful skin all in one go? We’re sold.
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