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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Poonam Bhardwaj
Ritu Verma
Saloni Manglik
Deepika Chauhan
Renu Tiwari
Mohd Irshad
Km. Shiva


Shampoo, Herbal formulation, Chemical formulation, Evaluation, Rheology


In this research, we created and evaluated pure chemical and herbal shampoos based on information gathered from various sources. The herbal shampoo was prepared by combining extracts from Hibiscus leaves, Henna Leaf, Neem Leaf, Amla fruit, Shikakai fruit, Rita Fruit, Aloe Vera leaf, Lutrous, Soya milk, and other ingredients, which were decocted with water. Guar gum was added to thicken the shampoo. Additionally, a chemical shampoo was formulated using ingredients such as Sulfur, Benzoic Acid, Sodium lauryl Sulphate, Salicylic Acid, Urea, Citric Acid, Sodium EDTA, Guar Gum, Tween-80, and Distilled water.

To determine the physical properties of both shampoos, including pH, solid content percentage, rheological evaluation, skin sensitization test, wetting time, foam amount and stability, surface tension, detergency, and soil dispersion after washing, various tests were conducted. These tests aimed to assess the physicochemical characteristics of the formulated and chemical shampoos.

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