Sonali S Gadge, Sakshi P Wankhade, Sakshi Tapare, Sakshi M Kalaskar and Sakshi D Holey
The main aim of this research is to formulate and evaluate polyherbal anti-dandruff shampoo against the Malassezia furfur, by using ingredients from the natural sources. The herbs were extracted by using the simple decoction process. Most effective herbs-Shikakai, Reetha, Neem, Aloe vera, Hibiscus, Fenugreek, Onion juice, Sidar powder, Curry leaves were chosen in order to improve anti-dandruff activity. The formulations were evaluated for physical appearance, pH, dirt dispersion, determination of percent solid content, foam stability test, antimicrobial activity for M furfur, skin irritation test and stability testing. Stability studies were conducted for one month for all the three formulations and shows slight changes in their physicochemical properties. From the results, it may be concluded that First formulation meets all the requirements of the evaluation parameters which is harmless and cost effective.
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