Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Revolutionary Journey of Herbal Shampoo for Multiple Cosmetic Applications: An Imperative Review

Mayank Rajput, Lalit Sharma, Mamta Kadawla


Dandruff is a common scalp ailment caused by the yeast Pityrosporum that affects the majority of people. The condition of dandruff cannot be entirely removed; rather, it can only be efficiently managed and maintained. The three most typical signs of dandruff are particles on the scalp, scalp itching, and redness near the scalp. There are two approaches to treating dandruff. These anti-dandruff shampoos include chemical-based anti-dandruff shampoos and herbal-based anti-dandruff shampoos that include antibacterial and antifungal chemicals such as ketaconazole, sulphur dioxide, zinc pyrithione, and other similar substances. Hair loss, increased scaling, itching, irritation, nausea, headache, vomiting, and photosensitivity are all possible side effects of anti-dandruff shampoos, which not only slow down the peeling of the scalp but also have their own risks. Formulations made from herbal extracts are a feasible alternative to manufactured medications. There are now a large number of herbal shampoos on the market, and many contain herbal ingredients like plant herbal extracts. In this review, we will address the causes of dandruff, as well as synthetic chemicals, different herbs, and the assessment factors for anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner.


Herbal, Natural, Shampoo, Cosmetics, Dandruff, Marketed products

Full Text:



Preethi PJ, Padmini K, Srikanth J, et al. A review on herbal shampoo and its evaluation. Asian J Pharm Anal. 2013; 3(4): 153–6.

Gubitosa J, Rizzi V, Fini P, Cosma P. Hair care cosmetics: From traditional shampoo to solid clay and herbal shampoo, a review. Cosmetics. 2019; 6(1): 13.

Potluri A, Shaheda SK, Rallapally N, et al. A review on herbs used in anti-dandruff shampoo and its evaluation parameters. Research Journal of Topical and Cosmetic Sciences (RJTCS). 2013; 4(1): 5–13.

Arora P, Nanda A, Karan M. Shampoos based on synthetic ingredients vis-a-vis shampoos based on herbal ingredients: a review. Int J Pharm Sci Rev Res. 2011; 7(1): 42–6.

Patidar K. Polyherbal Anti-dandruff Shampoo: Basic Concept, Benefits, and Challenges. Asian J Pharm (AJP). 2018; 12(03): S849–S858.

Shabaraya AR. Herbal shampoo: benefits, preparation and evaluation. J Xi’an Shiyou Univ. 2020; 17(9): 646–660.

Thakur A, Pandit V, Ashawat MS. A review on herbal shampoo. World J Pharm Res. 2020; 9(8): 1132–7.

Nipurte DS, Datir MB, Fulsundar AS. A review on formulation and evaluation of herbal shampoo. World J Pharm Res. 2022; 11(3): 412–8.

Sravanthi MK, Kavitha N, Sowmya K, Nazneen S, Vaishnavi U, Anil CH. A Review on Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. Int J Pharm Res Appl. 2021; 6(3): 1300–11.

Jadhav AV, Morale D, Daunderkar A, Bhujbal N, Kshirsagar S. Herbal Hair Cosmetics: An Overview. World J Pharm Sci. 2018; 6(9): 144–52.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2022 Research & Reviews A Journal of Pharmacognosy