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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies
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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part D
Hair is an accoutrement, hair is jewelry, it’s an accessory- Realize “The killing effects of shampoo”

Ancy Thomas, Shithin Ann Varghese, Aeista Thomas, Jiju V and Elessy Abraham

Shampooing is the most common form of hair treatment. Shampoos have primarily been products aimed at cleansing the hair and scalp. The diversity of qualities demanded from a good shampoo by today's consumer go far beyond this general function. A cosmetic benefit is expected, and the shampoo formulation has to be tailored to all the possible variations associated with hair quality, age (baby shampoo), care habit (frequency of shampooing) and specific problems relating to the superficial condition of the scalp (dandruff, seborrhea). Regular shampoo can wreak havoc on not only our hair but also our bodies. Because it contains harmful and synthetic chemicals that are absorbed through the skins pores we are putting ourselves at risk by directly applying carcinogenic chemicals into the scalp. By doing this on a regular basis we are basically inviting these dangerous ingredients in to damage our system and potentially putting ourselves at risk of cancer and disease. Ingredients typically contained in regular shampoos have been proven to reduce the size of hair follicles, irritate and disrupt oil glands, dry out the scalp, which ultimately can result in hair loss. The herbal drugs are good for hair because they moisturize, clean, adds shine, and it also gives volume and texture to the hair.
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How to cite this article:
Ancy Thomas, Shithin Ann Varghese, Aeista Thomas, Jiju V and Elessy Abraham. Hair is an accoutrement, hair is jewelry, it’s an accessory- Realize “The killing effects of shampoo”. 2017; 5(2): 238-242.
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