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Ingredients 101: Silk Amino Acids

By January 27th, 20215 Comments

Ingredients 101: Silk Amino Acids

by Sunshyne of HairliciousInc

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

My hair really likes products with silk protein… me thinks it’s my fav protein.

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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  • mangomadness says:

    Silk Protein is in Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk. I love that product for moisture and shine.

  • Anonymous says:

    Salerm21 leave in is my detangling bff!

  • DiscoveringNatural says:

    I've been using Silk Elements Luxury conditioner for some months and love the way my hair feels afterwards. This product has it listed as "Hydrolyzed Silk", which is essentially the same as Silk Amnio acids.
    Yeah for Silk Amino acids!

  • Dani @ says:

    You should try I LOVE THIS LINE and they're having a sale 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    Lacio Lacio and Kerasilk lines also contain silk proteins. Both are amazing!!

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