Ingredient Spotlight Pt.4: Hydrolyzed Keratin

Monday, September 19, 2016

What is Hydrolyzed Keratin?

Amino acids broken down small enough to penetrate and adhere to the hair shaft providing it with strength and protection against damage.

What does it do for the hair?

Due to its low molecular weight, Hydrolyzed Keratin provides temporary repair to damaged hair by filling in the cracks along the hair shaft caused by i.e. chemical treatments, excessive direct heat, manipulation etc. Hydrolyzed Keratin will fortify and strengthen the hair by penetrating into cuticle and cortex of the hair shaft. Due to its moisture binding capabilities, Hydrolyzed Keratin increases the moisture content in the hair, restores shine and body, increases elasticity, reduces breakage and increases manageability. Hydrolyzed Keratin is a necessary component in keeping your hair healthy.

Which products contain this ingredient?
  • ApHogee 2 Minute Reconstructor
  • Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor
  • ION Repair Solutions Reconstructor
  • TRESEMME Keratin Smooth Restoring Conditioner
  • TRESEMME Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Mask
  • Mill Creek, Keratin Conditioner, Repair Formula
  • Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment
Do you use any products that contain Hydrolyzed Keratin? If so, how often do you use it?

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  1. Wow! Posts like these that explains what exactly are those ingredients we see on our hair products must be kept alive. I have seen that ingredient in one of my hair conditioner!

    1. Yes!! Knowing the ingredients in your hair products is everything!! It will take your hair care journey to another level. It's typical to find Hydrolyzed Keratin in conditioners/reconstructors. Thanks for reading.

  2. I use the Aphogee 2 minute reconstructor and it really makes a difference for me. My hair feels moisturized, softer and easier to comb. I try to never run out of it!

  3. Hey Sunshyne! This is totally off topic but when will Hairlista be back up. I miss it so much. Please let me know.

    1. Hey Manda. Hairlista Inc. is currently going through some changes. It will be back up soon. Thanks for inquiring :)