Phytokeratin is a natural keratin derived from wheat, corn, or soy. It is obtained from wheat protein through an extraction or hydrolysis process. Thus, it can be extracted from wheat to be used in hair care and treatment products.
The wheat protein itself is rich in amino acids, particularly cysteine, which play a vital role in maintaining hair health and structure. When transformed into phytokeratin, this protein can be used to strengthen, repair, and protect the hair, providing similar benefits to natural keratin.