Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin and are in nearly every tissue of our bodies.
Extensive scientific research has proven that peptides can support your hair and skin on multiple levels. By applying peptides topically, we have the ability to stimulate cellular activity at the root of our hair strands. Peptides help provide healing properties through protective skin barrier proteins that have anti inflammatory properties and minimize free radical damage and oxidative stress.
This activity helps make collagen which may help reduce the appearance of gray hair by supporting the healthy structure of the hair follicle (where the pigment that gives hair its color is produced). Elastin is a key extracellular matrix (ECM) protein that provides resilience and elasticity to tissues and organs.
Elastin is roughly 1000 times more flexible than collagen; thus, the main function of elastin is the elasticity of tissues or the stretch of your hair! Keratin is the type of protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Keratin is a protective protein, less prone to scratching or tearing than other types of cells your body produces. All three of these components provide the livelihood of our hair.
The best metaphor to describe what a peptide does for your future hair is to imagine a jumper cable being hooked up to your car battery. Once gas (vitamins and minerals) are in the tank, peptides send the signal to your body that stimulates the cells that produce the proteins that physically make up hair.