African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2283

Full Length Research Paper

Formulation of herbal conditioner shampoo by using extract of fenugreek seeds and evaluation of its physicochemical parameters

Gholamreza Dehghan Noudeh1*, Fariba Sharififar2, Payam Khazaeli1, Ehsan Mohajeri1and Javad Jahanbakhsh1
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran. 2Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 November 2011
  •  Published: 15 December 2011


Nowadays, people are interested in hair preparations and conditioner materials, such asshampoos. Hair tonic and conditioner formulations containing herbal extracts, such as fenugreek, can prevent hair loss and retain hair conditioning. First of all, the proved seeds offenugreek were extracted with 50% ethanol by maceration method, and then were freeze dried and stored in the fridge. After preparing the formulation, some physicochemical properties suchas pH, foam formation, viscosity, conditioning and wettability were evaluated. The pH of theformulated shampoo was determined as 6.6. The results of its rheogram showed good thixotropy property. High foam production and stability were observed; this may be due to theexistence of saponin in fenugreek seeds extract. On the basis of wettability and conditioningresults, formulated shampoo can represent an attractive and suitable product. The pH of theformulated shampoo was in the standard range of 6 to 8. The formulated shampoo has also shown the better foaming productivity and thixotropic properties which shows its suitableviscosity. The wetting effect of shampoo was taken 5 min which indicates its proper qualityin comparison to some other shampoos in the market. Based on the wettability andconditioning data, it can be concluded that the formulated shampoo has a good quality ofintroducing it to the market.


Key words: Trigonella foenum graecum, herbal shampoo, conditioner, fenugreek.