n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - Treating common hair complaints naturally : hair care

Volume 38, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



Hair is damaged by the effects of sunlight, pollution, stress, styling, cleansing and by the disruption of the antioxidant defence mechanism of hair melanocytes. Environmental effects cause hair to become dull, dry, brittle, unmanageable and can lead to irritated or dry scalp. Therefore, essential properties required for hair care products demand that they be protective, repair the hair, fight free radicals, increase hair density and strength, hydrate and improve look and feel.

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