Dr. Hindustan Abdul Ahad*, NareshGorantla, Sai PrasadK, Thimma Reddy VT, RagadeepikaJ, HajarabiT
Balaji College of Pharmacy, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Shampoos are based on soap or synthetic detergents used to cleanse, give gloss and to leave the hair lustrous. The present study was aimed to formulate and evaluate herbal shampoo containing natural ingredients like Chamomile powder, Rose petals powder, Orange peel powder and sodium lauryl sulphate as detergent. Four different formulations with varying concentrations of detergent were prepared and evaluated for physical parameters, Foaming studies and stability studies. All four formulations had shown good physical characteristics including color stability.The Formulation F3 shown good foaming ability and the formed foam lasts for 20 min. During stability studies the Formulation F3 shown good physical and foaming properties. Hence the antimicrobial activity of Chamomile has proved already further study is required to know the benefits of rose and orange peel on hairs in the Herbal shampoo formulation.
Key words: Herbal shampoo, Foaming, Stability studies