Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein is naturally derived from wheat through hydrolysis - a process using water to extract the acids. A great source of non-animal protein, its small molecule size is able to penetrate the hair shaft, to strengthen the hair roots and shafts, encouraging hair growth and repairing damaged hair follicles in normal, chemically treated and heat-damaged hair. It also hydrates and improves the moisture-retention abilities of the hair, making it more manageable, more elastic, more voluminous, and adding shine. The proteins fortify the hair, making the hair less prone to breakage while also adding volume and texture. Hair is left feeling soft and silky.