During my younger days I suffer from seasonal dandruff condition. It comes and go. There was no dandruff shampoo that can ever get rid of my dandruff, that was until Selsun TVC appear again and again in between TVB dramas. One day I pick up a bottle and here I am. Still buying Selsun Blue Medicated Dandruff Treatment Shampoo whenever I need it.
Before I start, you might wonder how the heck am I able to use and review the shampoo without even removing the protective seal on the cap. Okay. This full size bottle is for photo purposes ya because I just bought a value pack and I’m using the smaller bottle. That’s the smaller bottle on the right from photo above 😀
Selsun Blue dandruff treatment shampoo comes in three variants:
- Extra Moisturizing With Extra Moisturizers – For dry and damaged hair (green bottle cap)
- 2-In-1 With Conditioner – For normal hair (light purple bottle cap)
- Medicated With Menthol – For itchy scalp (red bottle cap)
Of all three variants I prefer Medicated With Menthol which is meant for itchy scalp. It’s exactly what I need, a shampoo to combat dandruff and at the same time to tame the itchy scalp down. This one right here is the newest and latest improved formula. It is now infused with Honeyquat 50 for a softer and manageable hair. I’ve gone through a few bottles of the old version and two bottles of this new version. There is a distinctive difference between the old and the new. The old version tend to be drier and makes your hair coarse and unmanageable. With the newly infused Honeyquat 50, all the dry and unmanageable hair problem is now gone.
One downside with Selsun Blue shampoo is that the content tend to separate. Selsun Blue Medicated Dandruff Treatment Shampoo consists of two parts – a more runnier blue component and a thicker yellowish component. Each time before I use it, I will make sure I shake the bottle until my eyeballs popped out because if I don’t, all I get is the blue component. It doesn’t work as how it was designed to if I’m only using the blue component. Once I mix both components well, I get a greenish looking shampoo. The yellowish component I believe is where the medicated part is at. The shampoo used to have more shimmer grains in it. The new version is clear and smooth.
Besides that I also notice the change of scent. The old version is so much more stronger. Eventhough so, I’m quite glad Selsun remain it’s signature scent for the new version. The scent is still quite herbal-y but not as strong as before. The scent will be stuck onto the towel that was used to dry the hair. My mum complain about the odd scent and she wash my towel every single day because it stinks lol. It also leave it’s scent on your hair and scalp up until the next day. Yeap, that’s Selsun! Since mine is with menthol, I do get a cooling peppermint sensation as I was shampooing my hair. It wasn’t bad until it gets into the eyes. It is almost impossible to get rid of the minty sensation from the eye despite washing it over and over again with water. This cooling sensation will still be present even as I was drying my hair up.
I don’t use this shampoo continuously until I finish a bottle. When I know that my dandruff is back, I’ll use it for a straight 1-2 weeks. Sometimes the dandruff is gone in a few days. So it really depends. But the recommended usage is twice a week. So far this Selsun Blue Medicated Dandruff Treatment Shampoo works for my hair. THIS IS THE BOMB DIGGITY!
Here’s the ingredient list.
Selsun Blue Medicated Dandruff Treatment Shampoo comes with three main ingredients and features. All these features is proven to work, which is why I highly recommend this treatment shampoo to combat dandruff.
- Selenium Sulfide to control dandruff flaking and itching.
- Honeyquat 50 to effectively moisturize from within and to restore natural shine.
- Menthol to help soothe itchy scalp.
Now, there’s a value pack that made me runs around five to six Guardian pharmacy in order to hunt for it. I saw it somewhere but couldn’t recall which Guardian, which explains why I was hunting for it. I ran out of Selsun Blue Medicated Dandruff Treatment Shampoo for nearly three weeks and I still couldn’t find the value pack. Not even at Watsons. Finally last Sunday I managed to track it down at Guardian Suria KLCC. Bought two packs in fact because it’s so worthy.
I refuse to buy the 200ml bottle because it is now priced at RM32.90, comparing to the old RM20+++ which I used to paid for. I hate the price hike! This 200ml + 120ml Value Pack is only priced at RM39.88. Let’s see. 120ml is RM22.90 and 200ml is RM32.90. That’s RM15.92 saving in total! Not bad eh? 😀
Have anyone tried this bomb diggity dandruff treatment shampoo before?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own.