EVALUATION OF COSMETIC PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT BRANDS OF SHAMPOOS FROM MULTINATIONAL BRANDS IN OMAN

Authors

  • Nirmala Halligudi Pharmacy Department, Oman Medical College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Keywords:

Shampoo; pH; viscosity, hair, marketed shampoo

Abstract

Shampoo is a hair care product used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant particles that gradually build up in hair. Shampoos are products which remove surface grease and dirt from the hair shaft and scalp. The cleansing or detergent action of a shampoo is a primary function. However, the foaming characteristic of a shampoo has an important role in its acceptability.

Originally, soap and shampoo were very similar products; both containing the same naturally-derived surfactants a type of detergent. Modern shampoo as it is known today was first introduced in the 1930s with Drene, the first shampoo with synthetic surfactants. In this study, the cosmetic properties of different brands of shampoos available in Oman were evaluated by using different lab tests.

The best result was found with Clear Shampoo because of having good percentage of solids, excellent foam former with stable foam and highly viscous nature.

 

KEY WORDS: Shampoo; pH; viscosity, hair, marketed shampoo

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2013-06-30

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