A Survey on Marketed Products Having Significance Role in Hair Loss Treatment: Bhilai-Durg City 2011-12

 

Sharma Mukesh*, Ajazuddin, V.Minu, Soni Sonam,Jyotsna, Rashmi, Hansa, Deepaveni, Hempushpa, Tripathi D.K.

Rungta Collage of Pharmaceutical Science and Research, Kurud, Bhilai-490026 (C.G.) India.

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mukesh.rcpsr@gmail.com

 

 

ABSTRACT

Hair is a fashion statement, its style & adornment can express person mood , outlook & attitude and when it is loss we lose our confidence .The average person has five million hairs (100,000 – 150,000 are on the scalp) hair is composed of keratin hair are produced by a small structure underneath the skin called the hair follicles. The aim of the current study was to explore the available brand in the market that is used in the treatment of hair loss. Data were collected by mailed questionnaires in 2012 March –April from a Local sample of Bhilai-Durg city, State-Chhattisgarh having group of medical stores (33), general stores (41) and fancy stores (26). It has been found that out of 22 brands sesa oil, keshking oil, Parachute oils, are the most available brands in market. It has been also found that shampoos like Head & Shoulder Shampoo, Sesa Shampoo, Clinic plus Shampoo, and Sunsilk Shampoo are most available in market for the treatment of hair loss. Also found that Aloevera, Amla, Bahera, Bhringraj Brahmi, Harra, Mehndi, Neem, OliveOil, Shikakai, yastiMadhu are the most useful herbal drugs in the hair oil preparation.

 

KEYWORDS: Hair loss treatment ,Bhringraj, Shampoo, Hair oil, Brahmi, Shikakai.

 


INTRODUCTION:

Hair is an important part of who we are. The average person has five million hairs (100,000 – 150,000 are on the scalp) hair is composed of keratin hair are produced by a small structure underneath the skin called the hair follicles. Hair follicles are formed while we are still a fetus, and after we are born no new follicles are produced each hair grows in series of phase in the growth phase hair is continually growing for up to five year. (1)These are three phase of hair growthAnagen is the first phase which is a growing phase and also very active. The second one which is Cartagena is a phase that is naturally hair cycle. It’s also a period when hair begins to break down continuously. (2)The last one is called Telogen. Under this phase the hair doesn’t grow.

 

Ayurveda is a form of alternative medicine originated in India. Today Ayurveda is emerging as a safe and effective way of treating several ailments including hair loss. The advantage of Ayurveda treatment, as opposed to traditional allopathic treatment, is that it does not cause any side effects in human body. The treatment is also more cost effective than most other traditional methods of hair loss treatments and hair transplant surgeries.Hair loss, according to Ayurveda, is caused by excess of "pitta" in our body. (3)Main causes of pitta are higher intake of oily and spicy foods as well as consumption of excessive tea, coffee, and alcohol. Smoking is also a major culprit for abnormal pitta level in our body.Hair loss may also be caused by anemia, general weakness following a disease, anxiety, stress, intake of too much medication and low blood circulation. Ayurveda also cites hormonal imbalance, chronic diseases like typhoid fever and presence of dandruff as other major reasons for hair loss. (4)

 

Cause of hair fall:

1.           Trauma, prolonged exposure to radiation therapy, burns and surgery. (5)

2.           A variety of prescription drugs have also been found to trigger excessive shedding. These include ulcer drugs, anti-coagulants, anti-depressants, beta blockers, blood thinners and Parkinson medications.

3.           Poor diet also plays a large contributing role in hair loss. A diet low in vitamins A, C, E and B12 has been known to result in brittle, unhealthy hair that is prone to breakage and falling out.

4.           Due to societal pressures, women are especially vulnerable to the social discomfort and even emotional trauma associated with early hair loss. (6)

 

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of the current survey is to explore the available brand in the market, which brand is most acceptable and what is the composition of brand that is used in the treatment of hair loss.

 

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The study is a part of field survey. In this survey data collected from different outlets like medical store, general store and fancy store(100) with the help of         questionnaires. (7)

 

RESULT:


 

Table: 1 Market availability of product

 

Table: 2 List of Hair oil/shampoo Brand with composition

Brand

Composition

Sesa Oil

Bhrungraj,Brahmi,Chameli Pan,Chanothi,Dhatura,Elaychi,GaliPan,Indravama,Jatamansi,karanjbeej

neembeej

KeshKing Oil

GlycyrrhizaGlabra,Eclipta,Alba,Rubiya,Cardifolia,Pteracarpus,Santalinus,Terminalia Chebula,TerminaliaBellirica,Symplocos Racemosa,Amomum Subulatum,Nardostachys Jatamansi,Enblica Officinaalis,Ziziphus Mauritiana Lam

Keshkalpamrit Oil

ghrit kumara,bhrungraj,brahmi,amla,mandur,harad,behead,mehndi,shikakai,gulab

nagarmotha

KeshVardhini Oil

sesamum indicum,cocos nacifera,hibiscus rosasinensis,aloe barbadenis,phyllanthus amblica,terminalia chebula,terminalia bellirica,eclipta alba,bacopa monnieri

Locks & Looks Oil

Bhringraj,amalaki,neem patra,brahmi,neelini,shikakai,mehndi,japapushp,dhatura

Gunja,jatamansi,yashtimadhu,chameli,chitrakamoola,daruharida,haritaki,bibhitak

Mustak,karanja

Parachute Oil

Coconutoil,mineral oil,isopropyl palmitate,isopropyl myristate,sarbitan oleate

Fragrance,hibiscuss,amla, brahmi blend,mineral blend(zn&cu),vitamine-E&B

Livon Hair Gain Tonic

aqua ethanol,aloe barbadenis leaf juice,propylene glycol,PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil,PEG-12 dimethicone,polysorbate-20,diamino pyrimidine oxide,D-panthanol PEG-6

caprylic triglycerides,copper tripeptides-1,imidazolidinyle urea ,fragrance

Keshking Shampoo

Pure extract aloevera,natural Vitamine E,Glycerine,Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate,CAPB,CDEA,Preserving Agent,Aromas

Keraglo Forte

Biotin USP,N- Acetyl Cysteine USP,Calcium Pantathenate IP,Sodium Selenite USP Equivalent,Elemental Selenium,Elemental Selenium,Zinc Oxide IP ,Lake Carmaisine

Tinfal Tablets

biotin BP,folic acid IP,excipients,tartrazine-colour

Dove Shampoo

Water,sodium lauryth sulphate,dimethiconol,dodecylven benzenesulphonate,

cocamidopropyl betaine,sodium chloride,perfume,glycol distearate,glycerin

carbomer,sodium hydroxide,guar-hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

mica,titanium dioxide,disodium EDTA,PEG-45M,DMDM-hydantoin,helianthus annus seed oil,methylchloroisithiazolinone,methylisothiazolinone

Livon Silky Potion

Cyclopentasiloxane,cyclotetrasiloxane,dimethyconal,tocophenyle acetate

mineral oil

Ayur Shampoo

cocamonoethanol amide,amla extract,cocobetaine,aqua,shikakai extract,propylene glycol,EDTA,phenoxy ethanol,methyl paraben,propyl paraben,imidazolidinyl urea

colour fragrance

Head&shoulder shampoo

Water,sodium lauryth sulphate,cocamide-MEA,zinc carbonate,glycol distearate,

sodium lauryl sulphate,dimethicone,zinc pyrithion,sodium chloride,sodium xylene sulphonate,cetyl alcohol,hydrochloric acid,fragrance,guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride,magnesium sulphate,sodium benzoate,ammonium lauryth sulphate,

magnesium carbonate,sodium carbonate,hydroxyl butyl phenyl methyl propionate

lemonine,hydroxyl isohexil3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde,benzyl alcohol

hexyl cinnamol,atranalol,halianthus annus seed oil,methylchloroisothiazolinone,methyl isothiazolinone

 


 

FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION:

Ø  It has been found that out of 22 brands sesa oil, keshking oil, Parachute oils, are the most available brands in market. (table 1)It has been also found that shampoos like Head & Shoulder Shampoo, Sesa Shampoo, Clinic plus Shampoo, and Sunsilk Shampoo are most available in market for the treatment of hair loss. Also found that Aloevera, Amla, Bahera, Bhringraj Brahmi, Harra, Mehndi, Neem, OliveOil, Shikakai, yastiMadhu are the most useful herbal drugs in the hair oil preparation.(table 2)

Ø  Some maintain that the balding process is mainly the effect of hereditary factors that can be inherited from either one of an individual's parents; although a person may even have a predisposition towards hair loss if both of his or her parents had full heads of hair.

Ø  This is due to a process known as spontaneous mutation, whereby the genetic information changes at conception.

Ø  Although hair loss in women can be contributed to a range of environmental stressors including (but not limited to) hormonal, nutritional, drug-associated, or stress-associated factors, the most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, a genetic sensitivity to the effect males hormones (called androgens) have on hair follicles.

Ø  Hair products—from shampoos and conditioners to wax and mousse—do not cause hair loss.

 

We can use these products as often as we like. We don’t need to use our shampoo or conditioner in rotation to prevent hair loss. In fact, it is recommended that we shampoo our hair every day.

 

CONCLUSION:

Hair loss may also be caused by anemia, general weakness following a disease, anxiety, stress, intake of too much medication and low blood circulation. Ayurveda also cites hormonal imbalance, chronic diseases like typhoid fever and presence of dandruff as other major reasons for hair loss. Ayurveda considers hair as a byproduct of bone formation. The tissues from which the bones are formed are responsible for the growth of your hair. Hair loss is more common in people who have straight and blonde hair. They are also more likely to gray faster than thick and coarse hair.

There are so many brands are available with different types of treatments for hair loss. Depending on the causes of the hair loss, remedies may be prescribed. In general, a combination of treatment that includes herbal medicines and oil massages along with a proper diet regime and stress-relieving practices like yoga and meditation can be the perfect solution to hair loss.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

I would like to convey my sincere thanks to M/s Rishabh Medical Hall,M/s Kamla Medical Hall,M/s Shobha Fancy and General store,M/s Maa ambe medical and general store,M/s Bolbam Medical who helped me to shape up this dissertation.

 

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Received on 14.12.2012                    Accepted on 20.12.2012         

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