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Usage properties of hair shampoos with the addition of fruit extracts




Key words: 

shampoo, fruit extract, quality, usage properties


Hair shampoos are considered one of the most popular and important products in the cosmetics market. They are mainly used to remove all kinds of dirt from the scalp and hair to restore a healthy and natural look as well as softness, shine and elasticity of fair. The shampoo base ingredients consists of water and surfactant. In addition to base ingredients, we can distinguish, among others, viscosity regulating substances, fragrances, healing agents, conditioning or clarifying substances. On the cosmetics market, you can find many cosmetics containing plant extracts. The beneficial effects of plant and herb extracts on skin, hair and human health have been known for centuries. They have moisturizing, soothing, toning, astringent, antibacterial properties and, above all, are a source of polyphenolic compounds. The aim of the study is to evaluate and compare selected functional and physicochemical properties of hair shampoos containing various fruit extracts, as well as to evaluate fruit extracts in terms of phenolic content.

Dr hab. inż. Daria WIECZOREK, prof. UEP

Poznan University of Economics and Business

Institute of Quality Science

Department of Technology and Instrumental Analysis

Aleja Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznan, Poland

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