These days it takes me a while to write up reviews. Sometimes it’s because I’m really putting a product through its paces, other days I find that a product doesn’t work for me and I have nothing to say about it.
And then of course there are those products that I think don’t apply to me, but when I finally use them it’s like a lightbulb switches on. Like Selsun Blue.
This is a shampoo brand I remember from my childhood more from the fact that no one in my family ever had to use it. Dandruff just wasn’t a thing for us, so when Selsun Blue went off the local market I never noticed. On its return this year, the marketing guys sent me a few bottles — and I was just at a loss at how I’d use it.
Why would I need to use this? I don’t have a flaky, itchy scalp!I thought. Or did I? Whenever I would try a new shampoo brand, I would usually end up with an itchy, dry scalp and massive hair fall. I was wary about changing up my routine.
The bottles sat on my bathroom shelves for two weeks before I finally decided to give them a go. And you know what? My dry scalp and hair fall problem cleared up. I know, it shocked me, too! I always just thought my problems were caused by overexposure to pool chlorine plus sensitive skin.
Selsun Blue’s active ingredient is selenium sulfide, which kills yeasts and fungi that are the root cause of most dandruff cases. The new formulation also has Honeyquat 50, which moisturizes and restores shine. The shampoo is meant to be used twice a week, and you let it sit in your hair for two to three minutes before washing off gently with lukewarm or cold water. On other days, I use a gentle clarifying shampoo.
You can find Selsun Blue at Mercury Drug and Watsons branches, Landmark Makati, Cash & Carry Makati, Pioneer Center Supermarket Pasig, Tropical Hut Convenience Store Pasig, and South Supermarket Alabang. For more information, log onto their website at selsunblue.com.ph