No-rinse shampoos are both trendy and, when effective, could have a significant impact on the quality of life and hygiene of the elderly, bedridden and ICU patients.
A study recently published in the journal Cosmetics by a research team out of Thailand and Japan, Duangjit et al., investigated the efficacy of a new type of no-rinse shampoo formulation with a focus to improve hygiene conditions for those who can’t bath easily.
As COVID-19 continues to infect people around the world, Duangjit et al. said the World Health Organization has highlighted the importance of hygiene, particularly for vulnerable groups and those who have to be in high-risk areas frequently.
Specifically, Duangjit et al. focus on how an effective no-rinse shampoo with electrochemically reduced water and a coconut-based surfactant could improve the ease of hair washing for the elderly, those who are bedridden and ICU patients, as well as their caregivers.