hydrolysed wheat protein

Hydrolysed wheat protein is a protein fraction from wheat that has been hydrolysed, which is a chemical process involving the reaction of a substance with water and hydrochloric acid to form a modified substance. Functions as a hair conditioning agent and texture enhancer.

References for this information:

International Journal of Toxicology, May 2018, pages 55S-66S
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, October 2014, pages 1-22

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