Ingredient Name: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
What is it? Hydrolyzed wheat protein is the end product of the hydrolysis of wheat, which extracts smaller molecules like proteins and peptides. These smaller molecules are then used to penetrate into the hair shaft, delivering nutrients while locking in moisture.*
*= This information has not been approved by the FDA.
Wang, Shukun, et al. “Modification of Wheat Gluten for Improvement of Binding Capacity with Keratin in Hair.” Royal Society Open Science, vol. 5, no. 2, 2018, p. 171216., doi:10.1098/rsos.171216.
Burnett, Christina, et al. “Safety Assessment of Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten as Used in Cosmetics.” International Journal of Toxicology, vol. 37, no. 1_suppl, 2018, doi:10.1177/1091581818776013.
“Restoring Dry, Damaged Hair with a Novel Natural Wheat Protein and Wheat Germ Oil– Containing Shampoo and Conditioner Line.” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 62, no. 3, 2010, doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2009.11.320.
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