Dielectric measurements as a function of temperature and frequency are reported for non-irradiated and γ-irradiated keratin, the irradiation doses being 5 and 50 kGy. The effect of γ-irradiation on the dielectric permittivity of keratin is not observed up to 190°C. In this temperature range, the values of the relaxation time and dipole moment are similar for non-irradiated and irradiated keratin at the same temperature. The influence of irradiation is manifested as a shift of the parameter ( ∊s- ∊∞) peaks associated with the process of denaturation, towards lower temperatures. This fact is supported by lower values of the dipole moment for irradiated than for non-irradiated keratin, as a result of a decrease in the number of polar groups in the side and main chains of the macromolecule in the irradiated samples.