If you are an old reader of my blog, you know how extensively I have covered dermatitis and products that are effective for it. All of these products that I have reviewed were moisturizers and lotions that work well for extremely dry skin. However, today I will talk about a product that can be useful to those whose scalp gets affected by this skin condition.
It all began when my mother’s persistent dermatitis flared up on the scalp and forehead, causing not only discomfort but also a distressing fallout of her once-curly locks. The relentless itchiness and unsightly flakes had taken a toll on her self-esteem. Desperate for answers, I embarked on a research journey to find a remedy that could alleviate her dermatitis and stop the hair fall. It was during this quest that I stumbled upon Selsun Blue shampoo. Little did we know that this humble blue bottle would do that many expensive treatments couldn’t.
What Is Selsun Blue Shampoo?
Selsun Blue is a brand of medicated shampoo that is primarily designed to address various scalp and hair-related issues, with its main focus on combating dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. It is recognized for its active ingredient, selenium sulfide, which plays a key role in treating these conditions. Selenium sulfide is known for its antifungal properties and works by slowing down the growth of Malassezia, a yeast-like fungus commonly associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
Review of Selsun Blue Shampoo
Scent: It has a strong smell and definitely not a very pleasant one. It is exactly how a medicated shampoo should smell.
Packaging: It is packaged simply in a dark blue plastic bottle.
Formula: The sea green liquid formula works directly on eradicating the source of the dandruff. It has a very strong formula so I would suggest diluting it with water to lessen the potency. Also, the product is too runny, unlike other shampoos. If not poured into your hands carefully, you’d end up with a lot of spilled product.
Results: Just after using it once, my mother noticed that the dermatitis had stopped getting worse. It immediately controlled the spread. After this, she used it two more times and her dermatitis was healed. However, the shampoo made her hair super dry and she was also happy to stop using it after it controlled seborrheic dermatitis.
How To Use Selsun Blue Shampoo Correctly?
Many people have complained about Selsun Blue not working for them because they probably don’t use it right. It’s not a regular shampoo and can’t be used like one. Below, I am writing the steps that worked well for my mother. You can also use the same steps but only after getting the green light from your dermatologist.
Wet Your Hair: Begin by thoroughly wetting your hair. You can do this in the shower or using a basin, depending on your preference.
Method 1: Pour a small amount of Selsun Blue shampoo into your hand. The amount you need will depend on the length and thickness of your hair. Then dilute it with some water, it’s a rather safe way to use it. Applying it directly can be too harsh unless your dermatologist has recommended it.
Massage into Scalp: Gently massage the shampoo into your wet scalp using your fingertips, focusing on the areas where you have dandruff or scalp issues. It is important to only apply it to the affected areas and not on the whole scalp.
Leave on for a Few Minutes: Allow the shampoo to sit on your scalp for a few minutes. The specific duration may vary depending on the product’s instructions. But it’s typically recommended to leave it on for 2-3 minutes.
Rinse Thoroughly: After the designated time has passed, rinse your hair and scalp thoroughly with warm water. Make sure to remove all traces of shampoo. Don’t go for a second turn with Selsun Blue, it won’t work any better.
You don’t have to immediately wash and condition your hair after using it as it is a medicated shampoo. It’s best to use organic products that don’t have any chemicals and fragrances that would keep the skin aggravated.
It’s important to note that Selsun Blue is a medicated shampoo, and it should be used as directed on the product label. Overusing or leaving it on for longer than recommended may lead to skin irritation or other adverse effects. If you have any concerns about using Selsun Blue or if you experience any unexpected side effects, consult a healthcare professional or dermatologist for guidance.