Every hairdresser knows it! The struggle of damaged hair and returning split ends…

Countless of ingredients have shown to improve general hair health and one of them is silk.

But what makes silk so special? And what makes it an essential ingredient in hair care products?

Let’s have a look!

But wait.. Why do we call it hydrolyzed silk protein?

When silk protein is derived from its natural source, it comes in a shell that is not able to be put into liquid products. Hydrolysis simply means that this shell breaks with water in order to make it fit into hair products…

How does hydrolyzed silk protein improve hair health?

As a well-educated hairdresser, you may know that the primary element of hair is the protein keratin. You probably also know that this protein is what provides the hair with strength, protection and structure.

When hair is repeatedly exposed to chemical treatments and heat, this keratin breaks down and the hair becomes weak, loses elasticity and is more prone to breakage.

If you want to free your clients from these challenges – this is where hydrolyzed silk protein comes into play!

Fast Facts: Silk Protein

  • TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Amino acid

  • WHAT IT DOES: Gives strength, protection and structure
  • MAIN BENEFITS: Moisturizing and strengthening
  • EWG Score: 1

What are the outstanding advantages of hydrolyzed silk protein?

When the protein of the hair breaks down and the hair gets weak, inelastic and prone to breakage, you have to add more protein to it in order to keep the balance up and continue giving the hair strength, protection and structure.

Hydrolyzed silk protein contains cysteine which is exactly what is needed to produce new keratin and reinforce the hair.

Hydrolyzed silk protein has the ability to supply the hair with new keratin protein and thereby reinforce weakened hair. It infiltrates the hair shaft so that the hair gets moisturised and strengthened from within. Also, as silk protein is the strongest natural fiber known, when the protein infiltrates the hair, it creates a protective barrier around each hair strand that protects the hair from further damage.

Hydrolyzed Silk Protein

Like no other protein, hydrolyzed silk protein improves the shine of the hair, adds to the elasticity of the hair to prevent breakage and helps the hair retain moisture for longer periods of time.

Whether you want it or not – protein is necessary for the health of the hair…

… and so is silk protein!

By using hair care products with silk protein, you:

  • Strengthen the hair

  • Add to the elasticity of the hair to prevent breakage

  • Repair damage and avoid split ends

  • Help the hair retain moisture for longer periods of time

  • Improve the softness and silkiness of the hair

  • Improve the shine of the hair

  • Reduce dryness of the hair

  • Make the hair less frizzy and easier to style

Why hydrolyzed silk protein in NATULIQUE products?

At NATULIQUE, we deeply respect the vegan way of living and want to take a stand for animal welfare. For that reason, we never use animal testing for our products and never will! We believe that no one should suffer for beauty which is why we have added the vegan certification to selected NATULIQUE hair care products.

At the same time, we do not compromise functionality and quality. Hydrolyzed silk protein is to be found in a few selected products because it is important for us to provide you with the best products of the highest possible quality – always.

Of course, we are always looking for vegan-friendly options with the same high level of quality!

A great example

Anti-Hair Loss Conditioner is a product that proves the outstanding advantages of silk protein!

The product penetrates deeply into the scalp to stimulate and nourish hair follicles and keep hair roots strong while increasing the thickness of each hair strand.

The silk protein is combined with Aloe Vera Leaf Juice and Almond Oil to ensure deep nourishment vitamin enrichment.

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Hydrolyzed Silk for Hair

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