Why Is Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Good For Hair?
What is Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein?
The word “hydrolyzed” simply means that the chemical compound has been split into smaller units through the process of hydrolysis. In fact, due to the low molecular weight of Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, it can be easily absorbed by the hair shaft. Our Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein has been derived from organic wheat, certified by ECOCERT.
How Does Organic Color Systems Hydrolyze Their Protein?
The fact is, hydrolysis is a naturally occurring digestive process in humans and animals. In humans and animals, the protein is hydrolyzed quickly with the assistance of proteolytic enzymes found in our stomachs, trypsin and pepsin. However, industrial hydrolysis is quite different, and conducted by dropping the Wheat Protein in a vat of sulfuric acid for hours or days to reduce the protein’s molecular size. The longer a protein is hydrolyzed the further it is broken down, and at times the protein can be over processed, reducing it to just the amino acids found in protein. At Organic Color Systems, our Wheat Protein is hydrolyzed in a way similar to the human body, through enzymes, or enzymatically. This process is more expensive than using the acidic industrial process, but because enzymatic hydrolysis doesn’t require the protein to be exposed as long, we can ensure that the protein is not broken down too far, and is still small enough in molecular weight to be absorbed by the hair.
What are the benefits of Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein?
Our hair is composed of approximately 91% protein, which is made up of long chain amino acids. The amino acids are made up of sulfur, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon; these building blocks are then joined together by peptide bonds. It is very important for the hair to have protein, as well as moisture. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein greatly increases the hair’s ability to retain moistures, adds volume to hair, reduces the hair’s porosity, and improves smoothness. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is able to repair the hair, and add the previously stated benefits through a process known as covalent bonding.
Why is Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein in Organic Color Systems Color line?
In addition to it’s great strengthening benefits, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is also a great film former. Naturally derived, hydrolyzed wheat protein contains wheat oligosaccharides (carbohydrates) and constitutes a unique hydrating complex offering a combination of moisture-balancing and film-forming properties that work synergistically to give hair better body control, as well as helping the structure of the color.