Selsun Blue Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

This review is sponsored by Selsun Blue Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Ever had a case of dandruff so bad that you scratched till you see blood under your fingernails?

Well, I used to have this problem. It was so bad sometimes, I find myself running my finger through my hair, looking for those hardened dandruff stuck on my scalp... and I would peel them out manually.

Super disgusting right hahahahaa but it seems to be rather therapeutic for me, except that apart from aggravating the scalp even further, it doesn't help one bit at all wtf. -_-

Thankfully, after my pregnancy, my hormones are somehow more "controlled" and I have a less oily scalp after that. Combined with a proper shampoo schedule, I can now proudly proclaim that I am dandruff-free!

Talking about dandruff-schedule, I am going to shamelessly tell you that I use THREE different types of shampoo on my head every single week.

1. Anti-hairfall control to control my post-pregnancy crazy hairfall!

2. Clarifying shampoo that I use once a week for a total deep cleansing of my scalp. I will match this with a hair mask because this is when the hair is super duper free from any other residual products and will be able to absorb new hair products better.

3. Anti-dandruff shampoo - I used to use it weekly, but recently, I've cut it down to whenever I have an itchy scalp or when I spy some sneaky flakes coming right up.

Thanks to Mentholatum and EK Media, I replaced my usual anti-dandruff shampoo with the Selsun Blue Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for the past weeks to try it out.

In the quest to eliminate these annoying little flakey bits, I realized that there are many reasons to the occurence of dandruff. Some of which are:

- Fungal infection
- Allergic reactions to shampoo, conditioner and other hair products
- Excessive perspiration
- Oily scalp

With Selenium Sulfide as its active ingredient, this shampoo works very well if your dandruff is caused by fungal infection because it is an excellent anti-inflammatory antifungal agent widely used to control dandruff and other skin-related fungal problems.

Selenium Sulfide is also an excellent anti-itch agent that never fails to relieve my itchy scalp.


The large opening and squeezable bottle enables users to have access to the shampoo quickly and easily.

I've had times when the squeeze-holes were so small, I had to stand in the cold (you do turn off your shower while soaping up right?), banging the opening against my palm while the shampoo takes its time to craaaaaawl out of the hole. It is absolutely annoying, so thankfully, this didn't happen with the Selsun Blue Shampoo.

Ease of use:

Am I the only bimbotic one around or...?

With the name Selsun Blue, I was actually expecting the shampoo to be blue in colour hahahaha so imagine my surprise when it came out as orange! It was really an O_O moment for me wtf.

The shampoo is non-menthol (there is a menthol version available though), but it smells reasonably well for me. It also lathers well, which is good because that means it can cover each strand of hair more evenly.

Apart from targetting at dandruff problems, online reviews also show that the active ingredient is useful for targetting other fungal problems. For example, if you get back acne from excessive persiration, or Tinea Versicolor (the Chinese call it 白斑), just apply Selsun Blue shampoo on it whenever you shower and let this wonderful active ingredient do its magic.

Just remember to shake well before use and rub it on the problem area for at least a minute or two, and don't use it on open wounds.

As for the price and availability, I'm sorry I don't know how much it costs or where it is available. However, I've already gotten in touch with EK Media and Mentholatum, so I'll update accordingly when I get a reply from them.

It costs $12.90 and is available in Guardian, Watsons, National Skin Centre, Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, pharmacies and supermarkets.

Would I recommend this anti-dandruff shampoo to you guys? Yes I will. In fact, I think the Selsun Blue has more efficacies as compared to other anti-dandruff shampoos in the market so it is probably more worth the money spent.

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  1. Will try this when i return to SG soon! Saw this numerous times on the Watsons shelves and thought it probably wouldnt work since i tried literally a lot of the anti-dandruff hair care. Last resort was going to the polyclinic to get a legit shampoo! Thanks for the informative writeup!


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