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Selsun Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review

selsun shampoo review

Selsun Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review – Dandruff can be stubborn and getting rid of it completely needs a correct and consistent routine. Most people are prescribed Ketoconazole based anti-dandruff shampoo like Scalpe+(Review) or Zinc pyrithione based shampoos like Cipla 8x(Review). But not everything works for everyone, the results may vary depending on your scalp conditions.

If the above mentioned ingredients do not help in relieving your symptoms, do give this selenium sulphide based shampoo a chance. Selsun shampoo is used to treat scalp infections like seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. It works well in treating such scalp infections and treats stubborn dandruff and related hair fall.

⛔Not For PREGNANT/Feeding Women OR if you are planning to get pregnant.


Selsun Suspension 120 ml is an antifungal medication, primarily used to treat seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff or scaly patches and red skin on the scalp), and tinea versicolor (a fungus that discolours the skin). Dandruff is a skin condition that causes itchy and scaly white or greyish flakes on the scalp skin.

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selsun anti-dandruff shampoo review


Selsun Suspension 120 ml contains Selenium sulphide, an antifungal agent which relieves itching and flaking of the scalp and removes the dry, scaly particles. It reduces skin damage due to infection, decreases flaking or scaling of the skin and helps in new skin formation by blocking the enzymes that are involved in epithelial tissue growth.

It is advised that pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult the doctor before starting Selsun


Selenium Sulphide (2.5%)


Shake the suspension bottle well before use.

SCALP – Wash hair first with a mild shampoo. Rinse off. Apply the advised amount usually of foam/shampoo on the scalp and produce lather with water. Leave it for 3 minutes and rinse with water thoroughly. Repeat the procedure and rinse thoroughly. again

SKIN – For the treatment of skin infections like tinea versicolor, apply the suspension/lotion on the affected areas (except for face and genitals)
Lather with a small amount of water.
Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes and rinse with clean water.

selsun shampoo review


Selsun shampoo does effectively get rid of dandruff and itchy scalp. Unlike other antidandruff shampoo’s, Do not use this as a long term treatment but only twice a week for 2-3 weeks. Use this as recommended and later, reduce its frequency of usage to once a month for maintenance.

To prevent dryness, Use a hair mask once a week like, yogurt-lemon juice, henna, aloe vera or any light weight oils that suits your scalp. Rinse off after an hour or two. Shampoo and condition as usual. This helps nourish and moisturise the scalp and prevents dry, frizzy hair.

You can use a regular shampoo on the days you are not using the antidandruff shampoo. Just make sure it is pretty mild and hydrating, At this point, harsh ingredients are the last thing you want to add to your hair care routine.

Be consistent in your hair care routine to prevent dandruff recurrence.

NOTHING WORKS – Include a probiotic supplement with Lactobacillus Paracasei is proven to have a positive effect in reducing dandruff. Probiotics are basically good bacteria that help maintain a healthy microbiome in our gut. This also helps with regulating the happy hormone, Serotonin which influences our mood and also strengthens our immune system.

You can get this naturally by including Sauerkraut(Pickled cabbage) in your diet. It is super easy to make this at home. Probiotics helped me a lot and that is exactly why I can’t stop recommending it to you.


Weight of shredded cabbage x.02 = weight of salt)

Mix thoroughly washed and chopped Cabbage(1.5kg) and Salt(2 Tablespoon) in a large vessel.
Crush the cabbage using your hands or a pestle for 5-8 minutes until the juices are released.
Transfer the contents to a jar.
Press the cabbage down until it is completely submerged in the juice.
Place a weight on top. This helps prevent mold from growing on top.
Leave it for 7-10 days. Your sauerkraut is now ready for use.

Cheap and easy, right. You can also include kefir, Kimchi, Miso, Kombucha if that is available to you.


Warm milk  – 1 Glass
Chilli with stem(fresh or dried) – 1 or 2

Leave it overnight to ferment. There you have it, Your live probiotic rich yogurt at home. I always use fresh ones but dried red chillies work just fine. The stems of chilli contains natural bacteria that act as starters for the whole fermentation process.

Summing Up..

Before concluding this Selsun Anti Dandruff Shampoo Review, I repeat this again and again in all my articles related to dandruff. I am going to say it again – Be consistent. Follow the recommended method of use mentioned on the bottle to a T. This is really important to get rid of dandruff completely and prevent recurrence.

Use moisturising hair masks to nourish your hair. Antidandruff shampoo can leave your hair dry, frizzy and damaged especially so, if you overuse it.

Do consult a dermatologist if over the counter products do not work for you or if you have uncontrollable hair loss.




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