International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part B (2016)
Anti-dandruff activity of synthetic and herbal shampoos on dandruff causing isolate: Malassezia
Dandruff is the major problem for many people in today’s world. Many anti-dandruff shampoos, whether synthetic or herbal, and lotions are marketed to combat the problem of dandruff. The present study deals with testing the effect of different synthetic and herbal shampoos on dandruff causing fungus isolate Malassezia. Isolation of Malassezia was carried out by using Dixon and Sabouraud Dextrose Agar medium. Total six synthetic and two herbal shampoos were selected to check the effectivity against Malassezia by agar cup method. Different concentrations of shampoos were taken to check the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC). All the selected shampoos were proved to be effective as they all showed the inhibition against Malassezia. Synthetic shampoos were proved to be more effective compared to herbal shampoos. The highest zone of inhibition was obtained by Cipla-8X while minimum inhibition was observed by Nature’s Essence.
How to cite this article:
Mistry Zoya, More Bhikhu, Shah Gaurav. Anti-dandruff activity of synthetic and herbal shampoos on dandruff causing isolate: Malassezia. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):80-85.