Silk is a very unique ingredient. It naturally manages moisture, attracting it to the skin when it’s dry out, and releasing it when it’s humid. Its make-up is very similar to that of our skin and hair, which helps it regenerate. Silk helps add bounce and shine to hair, along with a nice silky sheen.
The silk we use is hydrolyzed, meaning it has been modified so it will dissolve in water. You can try using another hydrolyzed protein as an alternative, though I do not have a lot of experience with different hydrolyzed proteins so I can’t offer a lot of in-depth guidance here.
In general, though, a recipe will never fail for its lack of silk (or any other hydrolyzed protein), so go ahead and make it 🙂
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