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Is Hydrolyzed Silk Good For Natural Hair?

Hydrolyzed silk protein can be found in numerous skin and hair products and is made from actual silk – one of the strongest fibers you can naturally find. It is made by breaking down the chemicals in silk into smaller parts so they can be dissolved in water.

After this process is finished, the silk proteins can be combined into formulas like our Flaxseed Edge Control. Let’s take a look at why hydrolyzed silk protein is so beneficial to your hair.

Hair strands are made up of a protein called keratin. Because your hair is built from protein, it needs a certain amount of it  to maintain its structure. Without enough protein your hair becomes weak, loses elasticity, and is more prone to breakage. 

is hydrolyzed silk good for natural hair?

More specific to silk protein, its benefit comes from the property of the ingredient it is derived from. Silk is one of the strongest naturally occurring fibers you can find. Because of this when it is broken down into just its proteins, it forms a barrier around the hair. This wall of protective protein is what makes silk protein able to improve your hair’s elasticity and strength.

Using products with hydrolyzed silk in them is a great way to help strengthen your hair in your everyday routine. Not only will this ingredient strengthen your hair, but it will also make it shinier, softer, and overall more manageable.  Our Flaxseed Gel Edge Control with Yogurt contains hydrolyzed silk, which is perfect for protecting your edges against breakage! 

Have you ever tried any hydrolyzed proteins on your hair? Let us know in the comments below!

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