Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein

What is it? Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein is protein from quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) that has been modified to make it water soluble.
INCI Hydrolyzed Quinoa
Appearance Thin brown liquid
Usage rate 1–10%
Texture Thin, watery
Scent Mild
Approximate Melting Point Liquid at room temperature
pH 4–5.5
Charge Hydrolyzed quinoa protein contains proteins with both cationic (positive) and anionic (negative) charges.
Solubility Water
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? No
Refined or unrefined? Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein only exists as a refined product.
Strengths Hydrolyzed quinoa protein is fantastic for hair care products, adding shine, helping to protect the hair, and extending colour retention.
Weaknesses 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.

Some Formulations that Use Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein


Posted on

April 12, 2019