For years, my go-to protein has been hydrolyzed oat protein, but lately I've been trying a bunch of different ones, including hydrolyzed silk protein, lupine protein, pisum sativum peptide, and keratin hydrolysate, to name a few.
How to use a hydrolyzed protein? You can use them in the heated water phase of just about any product for your hair and skin. They are water soluble, so you can't add it to things like balms or whipped butters without including an emulsifier. I like to use hydrolyzed proteins in my conditioners, leave in conditioners, body washes, facial cleansers, under eye gels, moisturizers, lotions, and just about everything else.
From this post...
3-IN-1 SHAMPOO CONDITIONER AND BODY WASH WITH LUPINE AMINO ACIDS
10% cocamidopropyl betaine
15% C14-16 olefin sulfonate
10% rosemary hydrosol
10% witch hazel
10% aloe vera
0.5% polyquat 44
2% cetrimonium chloride
2% lupine amino acids
2% PEG-7 olivate
1% fragrance oil
0.5% liquid Germall Plus (preservative)
1.5% liquid white willow bark extract
You can use powdered proteins in powdered products, like this finishing powder.
FINISHING POWDER (by volume, not weight)
3 tbsp treated serecite
1 tsp micronospheres
1/5 tsp or 6 scoops calcium carbonate or kaolin clay (for oil control, optional)
1/5 tsp or 6 scoops powdered silk
(A scoop is 0.15 cc.) Mix together and put in an appropriate container.
Making a body wash for dry skin
More body washes for dry skin
Men's body wash!
Pisum sativum and coconut oil conditioner
Coconut oil rinse off conditioner
Formulating for dry skin: Toners
Toners for the oily skin type
Conditioning shampoo for dry hair
Conditioning shampoo for oily hair