Ingredient Spotlight: Silk Amino Acids

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What are Silk Amino Acids?

A natural water-soluble (and a non-animal protein) source of acid derived from liquid silk.

What does it do for the hair?
Silk amino acids penetrate the hair to strengthen, rebuild & nourish chemically damaged hair without weighing it down or causing buildup. These amino acids go deep down inside of the damaged hair cuticle to repair and protect it. They are hydroscopic, therefore having excellent moisture binding qualities"> excellent moisture binding qualities. It adds softness, body and strength to the hair. Silk Amino Acids, aka SAA's, seal your hair's cuticles creating silky smooth shiny hair!

Which products contain this Ingredient?

1. Joico Silk Result Product Line
2. Redken All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner
3. Organix Soft & Silky Vanilla Silk Conditioner
4. Silk Elements MegaSilk Moisturizing Treatment
5. Silk Elements Mega Cholesterol Conditioning Treatment


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  1. Ok..this may sound lame..but I am using MT and I am worried because most of the conditioners have amino acids or Wheat Protein. (Wave Nouveau)Is this ok?

  2. Thanks LAQT. Coley, if you are using MegaTek you should have a good moisture based regimen. Hydrolyzed wheat protein, SAA's won't harm the hair or cause protein overload. They are moisturizing.

  3. Thanks..that was the missing link. lol Have a blessed New Year!!!