24 Wister rats were taken in 4 groups. The dorsal hair portion of all the animals was removed.
The first group of animals were treated with placebo gel,
next group with Kesh raksha gel,
third group with Minodixil (2%) and
fourth group was maintained as control.
Pattern of hair growth in all the groups was observed daily and hair growth initiation time and hair growth completion time were recorded.
Hair growth completion time was found to be reduced by 30% in Kesh raksha gel treated group of animals.
The texture was found to be soft, silky and shiny in Kesh raksha gel treated animals
whereas the hair formed in Minoxidil treated animals was rapid, long, thin and highly irregular.
The findings of the study prove the hair growth promoting effect of Kesh raksha gel
Hair damage repair and protective effect of Kesh raksha gel
This study was carried out to assess Kesh raksha gel in the treatment of hair damage for repairing and protecting.
Hair was subjected to different types of damages
Alkali treatment using 5% potassium hydroxide solution
Bleach treatment using 6% hydrogen peroxide solution
Ironing of hair at different time (2minutes and 10 minutes separately)
Then extent of damage and change in the hair morphology was observed through phase-contrast microscope at different time intervals.
Damage recovery and protective effect of Kesh raksha gel:
The damaged hair was taken and to which the Kesh raksha gel was applied completely and left for 2-10 minutes. The hair was the washed with distilled water and pat dried. Few hair were collected and placed over the slide and was observed under the microscope.
The hair tresses were pre-treated with the Kesh raksha gel for few minutes (2-10) and washed with water followed by various treatment procedures to damage the hair. The damaged hair was washed with water and pat dried and then observed under the microscope.
Kesh raksha gel treatment form an adhesive coat on the damaged hair.
Dryness and frizyness of the hair decreased.
Pretreatment with Kesh rakshagel results in forming adhesive layer which on damage with KOH protects the hair.
The damage is less compared to post-treatment.
Damage recovery effect of Keshraksha gel post-treatment
Protective effect of Keshraksha gel pre-treatment
Protection and repair/recovery of hair shaft damage is much needed benefit in today’s circumstances of high pollution, heat conditions.
The study findings show regular application of Kesh raksha gel can protect hair from damage and also repairs the already damaged hair.