Chapter I. Introduction
A. Background Of the Study
The hair is our crowning glory that holds true for most people since it is one of the things that leave a lasting impression when we first meet someone. The way that we carry our hair, our haircut, our hairstyle and even hair texture are all visible traits that can greatly affect the way that other people look at you. This is the reason why we need to take extra care of our hair. Our hair and scalp, just like our skin needs special care and attention. One way of caring our hair is by using hair oil.
This research is about the possibility of oil extracted from calamansi peeling as preservative for hair oil. Hair oil is commonly used by people who have dry hair especially girls. Hair oil moisturizes the scalp, it provides hair into the sebacious glands and promotes hair growth.
The calamansi peelings we need in this study is abundant in thePhilippines. We can directly find them in our kitchen, etc. Calamansi peeilings contain a preservativecalled Pectin that is generally used in preserving jams and jellies.
In this study, we commonly use the extract of calamansi peelings which has pectin to preserve the fragrance of the coconut oil and which at the same time gives an additional fragrance to the oil.This study employs the importance of this experiment to our economy in the country.
B. Statement of the Problem
This study will determine the feasibility of the Oil Extracted from Calamansi Peelings as preservative for Hair oil. In so doing, the characteristics will be compared to commercial hair oil.
Most specifically, the researcher aims to:
1. Compare the product to commercial preparations in terms of fragrance
There is no significant difference between the product and commercial hair oil.
D.Significance of the Study
The increasingly high prices of goods and cosmetics nowadays are the main problems of the people concerned. One of the greatly needed cosmetic is hair oil which is very important to those people who have dry hair.
Since we are aiming to minimize our expenses, we can make use of calamansi peelings that are found in our kitchen. We can make use of the fragrant oil present in the calamansi peelings by extracting it.
This research study is worth making. And it can contribute a lot to our community. It can give people hair oil that is affordable and it can help the country minimize the economic problems.
E. Scope and Limitations
This study focused on the use of "oil extracted from calamansi peelings as preservative for hair oil".
F. Definition of terms
Calamansi Peeling - strippled rind that sorrounds the pulp.
Hair Oil - helps moisturize the scalp, provides hair nutrients to the sebscious glands and promotes hair growth.
Pectin - a solluble gelatinous polysaccharide present in ripe fruit,used as a settling agent for jams and jellies.
- grated coconut - calamnsi peelings
- water - bowl
- pot/frying pan - bottle
Preparation of the Coconut Oil
Put the grated coconut in a bowl and put water in it. Squeeze the grated coconut with water to produce coconut milk. Heat the coconut milk until all the water is dried up and that left the coconut oil.
The Making of the Hair Oil Agent
Put the calamansi peelings in the pot with the coconut oil and wait for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes,get the calamansi peelings and put the product in a bottle/container. Cool it first before applying it to the hair. Just gently apply it to your hair.
Testing of the Hair Oil Agent
The Hair Oil Agent was tested first by the researcher. It was applied gently to the hair and has effectiveness in it. The Hair Oil was tested in a survey method
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