Evaluation of retardant property of green hair growth retardant formula


  • Joel Ogboji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi Nigeria






Depilatory Cream, Extracts, Phytochemicals, Retarding Property, Toxicity.


Background: The relevance of depilatory creams has appreciated significantly in recent time and their demand is on the increase. However most commercial depilatory creams contain chemicals with questionable health safety. These synthetic chemicals cause scaring, itching and burns on the skin.

Objectives: The study attempted to formulate green hair growth retarding cream, testing the formula for phytochemicals, hair growth retarding property and toxicity.

Methods: the cream was formulated from extracts of Tumeric (Curcuma longa), Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller), Guava (Psidium guajava) and Neem (Azadirachta indica), evaluated for its phytochemical constituents and tested for its hair growth retardant property and toxicity on mice.

Results: The results show the presence of phytochemicals like tannins, phenols, flavonoids, terpeniods, alkaloids, volatile oil, anthroquinone, glycosides, saponins and a 25% hair growth retarding efficiency on tested mouse, no signs of itching, redness, swelling and topical injuries on the mouse.

Conclusion: overall, the research therefore provide convincing evidence of the safety of the formula over the conventional ones and also exhibit satisfactory hair regrowth retarding property.




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