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Inventi Impact - Cosmeceuticals

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  • Inventi:pcc/18630/16
    FORMULATION AND EVALUATION OF ANTI-DANDRUFF AND HAIR GROWTHPROMOTING HERBAL SHAMPOO CONTAINING ALOE BARBADENSIS AND PIPER NIGRUM
    Dipika Chavda*, Mehul Vyas, Rahil Bhura, Samir Shah

    Hair fall (Alopecia), dandruff and whitening of hairs are most common problems associated with all the individuals irrespective with age. However people are ignoring this problem but we believe that this could be a serious problem and it should be taken care thoroughly. A shampoo is a preparation containing surfactant to remove surface grease, dirt and skin debris from the hair shaft and scalp without adversely affecting the user. Day by day dependency of people is rising on herbal or ayurvedic formulation not only for chronic ailments but also for number of acute problems. The assurance of therapy with minimal side effects has proven that ayurvedic formulation is promising for cosmetic use too. Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is often used in ayurvedic medicines and it stimulates hair follicles causing growth. Aloe vera’s (Aloe barbadensis) anti-fungal properties help in controlling dandruff and relieves scalp itching. This study was designed to formulate herbal shampoo in search of a safe and effective cosmetic product. The formulated shampoo was subjected to evaluation parameters like visual inspection, pH, viscosity, percentage of solids contents, dirt dispersion, surface tension, foaming ability and foam stability, antifungal activity test. Hence it was subjected to safety studies on animals, such as eye irritation test and skin sensitivity test. Stability studies for a period of three months were conducted for formulation and showed negligible changes in their physicochemical properties.

    How to Cite this Article
    Dipika Chavda, Mehul Vyas, Rahil Bhura et al. Formulation and Evaluation of Anti-dandruff and Hair Growth-promoting Herbal Shampoo Containing Aloe barbadensis and Piper nigrum. Inventi Impact: Cosmeceuticals, 2016(2):81-89, 2016.
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