The Truth about Dandruff and How to treat it with Selsun Blue

If you're like me who have grown frustrated for the embarrassing experience of having white flakes falling down on your shoulders, then this article is for you. 

Dandruff is a chronic, non-inflammatory scalp disorder affecting almost half the population past puberty age. Most of us will likely experience this condition at some point in our lives. And while this is a comforting thought that we aren’t alone, this does not downplay the fact that dandruff causes itchy scalp, and can be very annoying. 

Many anti-dandruff shampoos in the market provide relief to that annoying itchiness. But other than that time off from the uncomfortable feeling, there is not much these shampoos can do. Most people still experience flaking and sooner or later, the itchiness will come back. 

The truth of the matter is, most “anti-dandruff shampoos” merely wash off flakes, but the fungi in the scalp remain. The most common cause of dandruff is the fungi “Malessezia,” a kind of fungi that feeds on oils (sebum) in the scalp. This organism doesn’t simply go away and is very difficult to eliminate. It is also capable of reproducing and replicating fast.

This is why, if you are really serious about getting rid of dandruff, it should be treated medically, not just cosmetically. Selsun Blue is an effective product in helping reduce symptoms of scalp disorders. 

The medicated shampoo is US FDA-approved and is clinically proven to offer faster and longer-lasting relief against itchiness compared to other dandruff shampoos. According to studies, selenium sulfide, the active ingredient in Selsun Blue, helps lessen the severity of dandruff, thus helping keep flakes and itchiness at bay. 

In addition, the new formulation of Selsun Blue has Honeyquat ingredient, which moisturizes and softens the hair. Those who are familiar with the previous version of the product say that although effective, it makes the hair a little brittle. But the new formulation has that hydrating effect, so no need to worry about hair getting unmanageable.

More than just a cosmetic problem, dandruff is a health issue that needs to be addressed medically. It’s important to get to the root of the problem to know and apply solutions that can deliver results and make a difference. 

It only took a few days for my dry, itchy, flaky scalp to clear up. This product really cleansed my hair like nothing else. 

Selsun Blue is an over the counter brand of dandruff  shampoo manufactured by Mentholatum. 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Selenium Sulfide 1%

1. Massage the shampoo onto wet scalp.
2. Allow to remain on the scalp for two to three minutes. 
3. Rinse scalp thoroughly 
4. Repeat application and rinse thoroughly 
5. After shampoo, wash hands well.
For best results, use at least twice a week or as directed by a doctor. 

Selsun Blue has 2 variants:
Medicated- for itchy scalp 
2 in 1- with conditioner for normal hair

SRP: 120ml- Php335
6ml sachet- Php34

The product, which has gotten better since it was first launched in the market, has made a comeback in the Philippines this year and is now available at all Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets nationwide

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  1. Selsun BLUE is bit pricey but good thing they have 6ml Sachet for only Php 34, my husband been complaining for an itchy scalp.

    Will try to get one of these soon..
    great article Ms Rochelle.

  2. just wondering if it can be used daily? have used twice already with 1 day interval. what i missed was that i need to apply 2x per wash.


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