Formulation and Evaluation of Polyherbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
Keywords:Anti-dandruff shampoo, Ayurvedic Shampoo, Malassezia furfur, Antimicrobial Activity, Polyherbal formulation
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.
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