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Research Journal of Topical and Cosmetic Sciences
Year : 2013, Volume : 4, Issue : 1
First page : ( 5) Last page : ( 13)
Print ISSN : 0976-2981. Online ISSN : 2321-5844.

A Review on Herbs Used In Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Its Evaluation Parameters

Potluri Anusha*, Shaheda S.K. Asma, Rallapally Neeharika, Durrivel S., Harish G.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Nimra College of Pharmacy, Ibrahimpatnam, Vijayawada

*Corresponding Author E-mail: anupharma88@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2013.


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. Symptoms of dandruff mainly include Presence of fragments, Itching of the scalp, and Redness around the scalp. Dandruff can be treated in two ways. They include chemical based antidandruff shampoo and herbal based antidandruff shampoo containing antibacterial and antifungal ingredients like ketaconazole, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione etc. The anti-dandruff shampoo only slow down the scalp flaking and have their own disadvantages like loss of hair, increased scaling, itching, irritation, nausea, headache, vomiting, photosensitivity. Herbal extracts formulations are viable alternative to synthetic drugs. Now-adays, many herbal shampoos are available in the market which contains herbal ingredients such as plant extracts and essential oils. In the present review we discuss about the causes, synthetic chemical, various herbs and the evaluation parameters for the anti-dandruff shampoo.



Dandruff, herbal anti-dandruff shampoo, Pityrosporum.


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