Development of Grey Hair Dye Cream Formulation from Bark Extract of Cassis fistula L. and Acacia catechu (L.f.) willd.

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Jatuporn Prathumtet
Pongsit Kaewpuang
Saranya Janthapong
Ronnachai Poowanna
Nattanida Jantarach


Grey hair affects the feel of self-confident especially in teenagers and middle-aged adults that arise from it contains a decrease amount of melanin with a lower activity of tyrosinase enzyme. The hair dyeing with herbal colorants as bark of Cassis fistula L. and Acacia catechu (L.f.) willd. is one of the most popular choice used to alleviate the problem. This study aims to develop grey hair dye cream formulations from bark of Cassis fistula L. and Acacia catechu (L.f.) willd. extracted by water, ethanolic and methanolic at concentration of 5, 10 and 15 %w/w with 19 formulations. The effectiveness of all developed formulations was investigated by using the staining ability and the staining appearance as indicators while the product stability was also assessed under heating cooling cycle. The results were found that all developed grey hair dye creams are stable and effective products for the staining of orange brown color. Formulation containing methanolic extract at concentration of 15%w/w (formulation no. 10 and 19) possessed the highest staining ability. Moreover, the color was coated on the cuticle layer of hair. They can’t penetrate into the cortex layer. Thus, this attribution to the temporary hair dyes.


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