FORMULATION, EVALUATION AND COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COST-EFFECTIVE HERBAL SHAMPOO WITH MARKETED SHAMPOO
*Priti R. Neware, Shivani D. Kolhatwar, Rahul G. Urade, Parul R. Turkar, Pooja R. Meshram and Shraddha A. Meshram
A shampoo may be described as a cosmetic preparation meant for the washing of hair and scalp, packed in a form convenient for use. Its primary function is of cleansing the hair of accumulated sebum, scalp debris and residues of hair-grooming preparations. The main objective of the work is to formulate and evaluate cost-effective herbal shampoo. Shampoo was prepared by simple mixing process. Ingredient used are Shikakai, Aamla, Reetha. All ingredients were mix together using mortar and pestle. Prepared herbal shampoo was found to be turbid, brown in color, pleasant in odour. Ph was found to be 6.06, Percentage of solid content was found to be 11.75, foaming index was found to be 500. Skin sensitisation and dirt dispersion test were also performed. The present study was carried out with the aim of preparing the herbal shampoo that reduces hair loss during combing, safer than the chemical conditioning agents as well as to strengthen the hair growth. From the result, in the present study, the prepared herbal shampoo formulation was comparable to the market shampoos in many parameters. Our data suggests that, prepared herbal shampoo is recommended as a choice product in cost effective hair care cosmetics.
Keywords: Herbal shampoo, reetha, shikakai, amla, anti-dandruff, dirt-dispersion, foaming index.
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