Copper peptides have been studies since the 1970s and have been used in a multitude of skincare products for the past 20+ years. Even today they are still regarded as one of the most potent skin regeneration ingredients. Copper peptides are known to promote collagen and elastin production, act as potent antioxidants, and aid in hair growth and regeneration.
1. Copper peptides block the DHT found in our scalp (the #1 culprit to hair loss)
Perhaps most importantly, in the fight against hair loss, it has been shown that GHK-Cu is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. In other words, this means that it prevents your body’s testosterone from being converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which severely damages hair follicles. DHT is the #1 cause of male and even female hair loss, and it is no coincidence that hair loss increases as the amount of copper peptides in our body decreases.
2. Copper peptides increase hair follicle size – leading to thicker hair
By increasing the follicle size of the hair, the hair will have a more thick and full appearance to it.
We already know that copper peptides play a significant role in regenerating new hair growth, but it is also good to know that they can make your existing hair look and feel thicker than ever before.
3. Copper peptides stimulate blood flow to the scalp
Another amazing benefit of copper peptides is that they stimulate blood flow to all the affected areas of the scalp. Blood flow is important because it gives our follicles the oxygen and nutrients needed to nourish hair. Over time, our blood flow diminishes which contributes to hair loss. With copper peptides, we can resume fresh hair growth by stimulating the capillaries under the scalp to support the follicles and bring healthy blood circulation back into the scalp.
4. Copper peptides prolong the “growth cycle” of our hair
Our hair is always in 1 of 3 hair growth cycles: Anagen (growth phase), Catagen (transition phase), or Telogen (resting phase). The anagen or “growth” phase of the hair generally lasts between 3-5 years and this is the state most of our hairs are in at any given time.
Copper peptides have proven to extend the life of the growth phase. This means they not only trigger the anagen phase, but also extend it. Enriched with copper peptides – our GHK-Cu spray initiates the anagen or “growth phase” of the hair follicles, causing hair to grow where it previously ceased, resulting in new hair growth that will be stronger and last longer than ever.