Formulation and Evaluation of Polyherbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Authors

  • Anuradha G More
  • Priyanka D Pote
  • Padmaja S Kore
  • Yogish D Garhwani

Keywords:

Anti-dandruff shampoo, Ayurvedic Shampoo, Malassezia furfur, Antimicrobial Activity, Polyherbal formulation

Abstract

The Malassezia furfur fungal infection leads to dandruff formation. Dandruff cannot be fully eliminated but can only be effectively controlled. This study intends to formulate and evaluate the polyherbal anti-dandruff shampoo. The prepared formulation not only cleans the dirt and dandruff but also makes hair soft and lustrous and promotes hair growth. The formulation eliminates the use of harmful chemical ingredients that damages hair. The formulation uses various herbs like Neem, Bhringraj, Shikakai, Tulsi, Reetha, Aloe vera, Lemon juice, Orange peel, Ginger, Curry leaves, Hibiscus and other ingredients for preparing base shampoo which make an effective anti-dandruff formulation with smooth and shiny hairs, also provide conditioning and promotes hair growth. The formulated shampoo was subjected to evaluation parameters like visual inspection, pH, viscosity, dirt dispersion, surface tension, foaming ability, foam stability, antidandruff test and stability studies, etc. The major goal of the present study is to formulate and evaluate anti-dandruff shampoo for treating various hair issues. Dandruff  is  a  common  disorder  affecting  the  scalp  condition  caused  by  yeast  Pityrosporum.  Dandruff cannot be completely  eliminated but can  only be  managed and effectively controlled.  Shampoo is a  hair care product used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant  particles  that gradually build up in  hair.  Herbal  anti-dandruff  shampoos were formulated using herbal based ingredients like Lemon Grass Oil, Neem oil, Henna, Aloe Vera gel and other ingredients for  preparing  base  shampoo.  The  formulated  shampoos  were  subjected  to  evaluation  parameters  like visual  inspection, pH, viscosity,  Percentage of solids  contents, Dirt dispersion,  Surface tension, Foaming ability and  foam stability.  The main  objective of this study was to eliminate harmful synthetic ingredient from anti-dandruff shampoo formulation and substitute them with a safe natural ingredients.

Author Biographies

Anuradha G More

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, P.E. Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune. India

Priyanka D Pote

M. Pharm Scholar, Department of Pharmaceutics, P.E. Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune. India.

Padmaja S Kore

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, P.E. Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune. India. 

Yogish D Garhwani

M. Pharm Scholar, Department of Pharmaceutics, P.E. Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Nigdi, Pune. India.

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Published

08-07-2022

How to Cite

More, A. G., Pote, P. D., Kore, P. S., & Garhwani, Y. D. (2022). Formulation and Evaluation of Polyherbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(2), 365–369. Retrieved from https://ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam/article/view/2696

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