FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL SHAMPOO
Vandana M. V.*, Dr. Suja C., Farzana, Fathima Abdulla, Muhammed Jasim K.V. and Shaharba Mohammed Ashraf
Shampoo is a hair care product used to remove the sebum, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant elements. The present study is aimed to formulate herbal shampoo containing extracts of natural products such as peel of pomegranate fruit (Punica granatum), henna leaves (Lawsonia inermis), curry leaves(Murraya koenigii), leaves of touch- me- not plant (Mimosa pudica) and to evaluate the formulated herbal shampoo, so as to improve its efficacy and reduce side effects. Qualitative phytochemical analysis were performed to find out the phyto-constituents present in the herbal extracts.All the formulations were then characterized for their physical appearance, pH, solid content percentage, wetting time, rheological evaluation, dirt dispersion, surface tension, foaming ability and foam stability, skin irritation test, microbial study and conditioning performance. Among all the formulations, F5 containing combination of herbal extracts was found to show better result. F5 showed the least percentage solid content and hence can be washed out easily. It also wets easily and has good rheological property. This formulation has reduced surface tension of water which shows that it has good detergent action. It shows greater foaming ability and good foam stability when compared to other formulations. Skin irritation tests revealed that the all the 5 formulation shows no harmful effect on the skin. The formulation F5 also showed good conditioning properties.
Keywords: Herbal shampoo, Punica granatum, Lawsonia inermis, Murraya koenigii, Mimosa pudica.
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