Fabrication and Evaluation of Herbal Hair Gel containing Zizipus jujuba, Hibiscus and Piper nigrum
Hair is an imperative part of human body. Various synthetic compounds, chemicals, and their derivatives have been proved to cause destructive effects. A number of herbal principles have been commended with hair growth promoting action and formulating them into appropriate cosmeceuticals can be well acknowledged as far as the patient compliance is concerned. The objective of the present research work was to develop a hair gel formulation with Black pepper (Piper nigrum) which is often used in Ayurvedic medicines and it stimulates hair follicles causing growth, and with Hibiscus leaves extract which is known as a hair growth promoter and a hair conditioner as well. The formulations also contain Ziziphus jujuba leaves extract, which has been reported possessing antibacterial activity which makes it beneficial against dandruff and scalp infections. Along with extracts of Ziziphus jujuba and Hibiscus leaves and Black Pepper seeds (3% w/w each). All the ingredients used to prepare the hair gel was found harmless and the physicochemical assessment showed ideal results, but advance research is required to perceive its hair growth promotion property.
Keywords: Ziziphus jujuba, Piper nigrum , Hibiscus, Hair Gel
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