Say no to chemicals and fight dandruff the natural way

Of late there has been an increased debate on tried and tested chemicals vs natural ingredients in products of daily use. One such product that is used across all age groups on a daily basis is the shampoo.

Of late there has been an increased debate on tried and tested chemicals vs natural ingredients in products of daily use. One such product that is used across all age groups on a daily basis is the shampoo. Although there are many herbal shampoos that have cropped up, in this segment the contest mostly boils down to our own Neem vs the Organic chemicals with proven and documented antifungal properties.

With increased focus on grooming, cleanliness came increased number of antidandruff shampoos in the market. Usually they are marketed in such a way that customers seldom think about the chemicals hiding in plain sight in these shampoos and get influenced by the shiny hair unveiled in the commercials. Many of these synthetic chemicals are known to be skin irritants, hormonal disruptor and carcinogenic. It is a well observed phenomenon that most anti-dandruff shampoo treats only the symptoms, but not the root causes of dandruff which explains the reason why dandruff symptoms reappear once the use of shampoo is stopped for some days.

Some of the chemicals used in antidandruff shampoos such as Zinc pyrthione, Climbazole and ketoconaloze are reported to have serious side effects. Ketoconoloze for e.g can cause severe itching, burning, irritation, oily or dry scalp, mild hair loss and there are also reports which say the use of ketoconazole in any product including cosmetic products is by nature related to a risk of resistance development against the azole antifungals. The topical antimicrobial zinc pyrithione is a heat shock response inducer that causes DNA damage and PARP-dependent energy crisis in human skin cells as per one of the research article published in a reputed journal. Climabozole is also one such ingredient which causes skin irritation and itchiness of scalp and scientific study on rat population has also suggested systemic or organ toxicity with regular use of climabazole.  Sodium laryl sulphate, widely present in shampoos which gives foamy lather, are not only known to be skin, lung and eye irritant but also cause irritation, redness and itchiness on the scalp and can also cause hair loss.

On the other hand neem which grows in our backyard is the answer to all these problems without any side effects. It is well proven that neem oil promotes hair growth, conditions dry and under nourished hair, helps with dandruff and itching, relieves eczema symptoms, gets rid of head lice. All these benefits without any side effects of the harmful chemicals is what makes neem based shampoos an indispensable product in daily life with a huge market potential.

GNFC Neem Shampoo, a forward integration product of Neem project started with the vision of honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of Neem coated Urea is enriched with high content of GNFC`s own Virgin Expeller Grade Neem Seed Oil, which is rich in hundreds of Triterpenoids for their therapeutic benefits to scalp and hairs. Moreover GNFC Neem shampoo has the highest neem oil content as compared to other commercially available neem based shampoos. Being free of any Parabens, the health risk associated with use of Parabens is also avoided.

GNFC with its Neem project has involved rural women in neem seed collection and extract pure neem oil from collected neem seeds. As part of forward integration, GNFC has used the pure neem oil extracted for consumer care products such as Neem soap, Neem shampoo, Neem Handwash, Neem repellent and a lot more.

GNFC Neem products can be purchased online from GNFC Neem portal (GNFC Neem Shop), Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Shopclues and e-bay. They can also be purchased from nearby Neem store, Neem Parlour, BigBazaar, Star Bazaar, Central Police canteen, Central Defense canteen, Metro stores, Khadi stores, Kendriya Bhandar and Naramada Khedut Sahay Kendras.

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