|What is it?
|Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein is protein from quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) that has been modified to make it water soluble.
|Thin brown liquid
|Approximate Melting Point
|Liquid at room temperature
|Hydrolyzed quinoa protein contains proteins with both cationic (positive) and anionic (negative) charges.
|Why do we use it in formulations?
|Hydrolyzed quinoa protein is excellent for hair care, helping increase substantivity, protect the hair, increase hair dye uptake, and reducing hair dye wash-out. It is a good hydrolyzed protein choice for anyone seeking a vegan, gluten-free option.
|Do you need it?
|Refined or unrefined?
|Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein only exists as a refined product.
|Hydrolyzed quinoa protein is fantastic for hair care products, adding shine, helping to protect the hair, and extending colour retention.
|It’s one of the harder-to-find hydrolyzed proteins.
|Alternatives & Substitutions
|Try other hydrolyzed proteins, like silk, oat, or rice.
|How to Work with It
|Include hydrolyzed quinoa protein in the water phase of your formulations; it should be added to the cool down phase or cold processed.
|Storage & Shelf Life
|Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein should last eighteen months.
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks
|Quinoa is a vegan complete protein, containing seventeen amino acids, which includes all eight essential (meaning our bodies cannot product them) amino acids.
|Recommended starter amount
|30mL (1fl oz)
|Where to Buy it
| Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier.