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Ingredients 101- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

By January 27th, 20214 Comments

Ingredients 101- Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

by Sunshyne of HairliciousInc

What is Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein?

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is a moisturizing and conditioning protein derived from whole wheat.

What does it do for the hair?

It increases the hair’s ability to retain moisture and impart shine and gloss to damaged and dull hair. Due to its low molecular weight, it easily penetrates the hair shaft. Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein attracts and retains moisture, builds body, reduces porosity, improves hair manageability, improves luster and smoothness.

Which products contain this ingredient?

1. Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
2. Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion
3. Herbal Essences Replenishing Conditioner
4. Abba Color Protect Conditioner
5. Miss Keys 10 en 1

CN Says-
Also, it’s in that new Davines Shelter leave-in I’ve been using! I think my hair *likes* a little protein now. Hmmmm…


Sunshyne, the creator and founder of the award winning blog Hairlicious Inc. and top ranked Hairlista Inc. social network, has been on a hair care journey since 2007 and has successfully reached her hair goals while helping others. She has written over 100 articles and has been featured in Essence magazine, Sophisticate’s Black Hair and Spring Style. Sunshyne is passionate about growing and maintaining healthy hair. She’s dedicated and determined to help educate and provide knowledge on healthy hair care practices allowing women to achieve their hair goals, one head at a time. Follow her on Twitter @Hairlicious and @Hairlista and
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  • socialitedreams says:

    i just bought a bunch of products with hydrolyzed wheat protein because i found out my hair is highly porosed…so glad for info on this site 🙂

    Vonnie of

  • Anonymous says:

    I love the dominican wheat germ rinse after my dc. Does anyone else use dominican rinses? I swear by the 12 en 1 to help detangle and for a leave in at times.

  • Alyssa says:

    It's also in Cantu Shea Butter! Love that stuff! Without it, my hair would have been lost. LOL

  • Anonymous says:

    Very useful information. So if your hair is low porosity should you stay away from hydrolyzed wheat protein since it reduced porosity?

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