Hydrolysed corn protein as a base for overall hair quality
Like everything in life, balance is a crucial factor for maintaining healthy hair. Even if you’re using the most popular or expensive in-depth treatments on the market to achieve strong and healthy hair, if the regime does not supply your hair with a balanced amount of proteins, the treatment will be in vain.
What are hydrolysed proteins?
Firstly, proteins are relatively large molecules with a high molecular weight. To optimise their benefits in formulations for the skin or hair they are hydrolysed into smaller fragments. A protein is hydrolysed when the peptide bonds are broken. This process requires water and an enzyme, and the result is smaller amino acid chains. Many of these hydrolysed proteins contain properties that are very beneficial to our body's health.
Benefits of hydrolysed corn protein
Specifically, hydrolysed corn protein provides numerous benefits for the hair, and especially for damaged hair. It has been proven to significantly help hair that has been chemically treated, either with a perm or hair dye treatment. This is due to the clear improvement of the traction properties of the hair fibres, particularly when being dried, helping to maintain the hair's elasticity by controlling its loss of humidity. This prevents the hair from breaking, as hydrolysed corn protein is capable of influencing the hair’s mechanical properties due to its capacity to penetrate into the cortex. What’s more, the more the hair has been damaged, the easier it is to penetrate.
Likewise, hydrolysed corn protein makes hair easier to comb, giving it a soft and silky feel and fully moisturising the hair from root to tip, helping maintain its natural structure. Although damage caused to the keratin cannot be repaired, gaps in the hair can be infused with cysteine, thus preventing any further weakening of the fibre.
All of these benefits are due to the corn's capacity to strengthen the hair follicles thanks to the antioxidant effect of the Vitamin C, which generates collagen production, keeping the hair moisturised, nourished and making it shine. On the other hand, thanks to its antioxidant action, the corn also prevents cell damage by trapping free radicals, thus preventing premature ageing, dryness and hair loss.
This type of protein is also capable of forming films, depositing itself on the edges of the cuticle and acting as an adhesive layer to keep it sealed.
Some REDENHAIR products contain hydrolysed corn protein as a natural base element:
- REDENHAIR HAIR REGENERATOR SERUM FORTE: an anti-hair loss treatment that helps increase the density of the hair while reducing hair loss and helping to stimulate new growth.
- REDENHAIR PRO-REGENERATIVE ACCELERATOR: a powerful, strengthening and conditioning hair moisturiser that provides shine and prevents hair from breaking, leaving it healthy and protecting it from future damage.