Why Vegan Silk Protein is so Good for your Scalp and Hair

Date: 01/10/2020


We’re very proud of all of our pioneering ingredients here at MONPURE – a testament to our clean, 100% vegan and cruelty-free ethos. But there is one we particularly wanted to shine a light on – our vegan silk proteins and why they are so good for your hair and scalp, which star in our Strengthening Silk Protein Shampoo and Strengthening Essence-Conditioner.

What are Vegan Silk Proteins?

Silkgel, A.K.A vegan silk peptides, is a pioneering new vegan alternative to regular silk protein, providing a “second skin” effect to the scalp and hair follicles. 

We chose this ingredient over regular silk peptides, not just because we are 100% vegan, but also because traditional methods of silk production are not sustainable by today’s standards. The bugs used to produce regular silk require a lot of feeding! Hence 150kg of raw materials (like mulberry leaves favoured by silkworms) are needed to produce just 1kg of silk.

Produced via a process of fermenting plant starch, our vegan silk proteins have been clinically proven to not only repair fragile or damaged hair strands, but also protect the hair and scalp from harmful pollutants as well as bacterial adhesion.

They are non-occlusive, which means they allow the hair and scalp to breathe, rather than weighing it down in the way their synthetic counterparts like silicones do. They have also been scientifically proven to remove 71% of PM2.5 carbon particles (pollution) from the hair and scalp after a simple water rinsing.

They also work to protect (by more than 35%) against the effects of pollution, irritants and bacteria, all of which are known to compromise the hair’s condition, as well as fade coloured hair. This isn’t an ingredient you’ll find in many contemporary shampoos, so we’re very proud to have incorporated this hero ingredient into our formulas. Your scalp and hair will definitely notice a difference.

Discover vegans silk proteins for yourself – shop our Shampoo + Conditioner Bundle.

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Learn about why vegan silk protein is so good for the hair and scalp with MONPURE