The present study includes formulate an herbal conditioner for extra smoothening of hair by using garden cress seeds and to evaluate its physicochemical, phytochemical screening properties. Main purpose is to reduce friction between strands of hair to allow easier brushing or combing. It is also evaluated for cleansing action, stability studies, and dirt dispersion test.
Materials and methods: The herbal extract of guava leaves, neem leaves, curry leaves, amla fruit, fenugreek seeds, hibiscus flower and aloevera is used. The extraction is carried out by Soxhlet extraction method by using ethanol and water as a solvent. Mucilage of garden cress seeds is used for smoothening and strengthening of hair. After preparing the formulation, some physicochemical properties such as pH, foam formation, viscosity, conditioning and wettability were evaluated. The pH of formulated conditioner was in the standard range. The results of its rheogram showed good thixotropy property. High foam production and stability were observed, this may be due to the existence of saponin in fenugreek extract. Phytochemical screening was performed. It is also evaluated for eye irritation test, skin sensitization test, dirt dispersion test, On the basis of wettability and conditioning result, it can be concluded that the formulated conditioner has a good quality of introducing it to the market.