Treat The Itch With Selsun Blue Dandruff Treatment Shampoo

Posted on Feb 7 2017 - 11:27am by tweenselmom

Itchy scalp and dandruff had been our ongoing problem at home. My husband fortunately has a healthy scalp and he has less hair (semi-kalbo). But me, I have long hair which is not thick naman but I have this hormone issues when my scalp gets too dry due to stress or the weather. My eldest daughter has a very thick hair and she sweats a lot. Most of the times, I see her scratching her head and told her to make sure that she’s washing her hair and scalp properly. Sometimes, the dandruff will go away, sometimes our scalps are itchy and flaky.

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My eldest has thick hair while I have long (used to be much thicker) hair. Dandruff and itchy scalp can be a serious problem not only because it is unsightly to have those flakes but it can lead to scalp irritation.

Some people may think that dandruff is contagious. Hindi naman. But still, it’s not pleasing to look at and scratching your head again and again is very uncomfortable plus it damages the scalp. Sometimes, my daughter’s scalp can get too irritated she already has tiny scratches on it which sting when she takes a bath. What I did last time is I let her see a dermatologist. The dermatologist did not exactly prescribe a medicated shampoo but she prescribed the antibiotics and topical ointment to heal the irritation.

Since dandruff can be inevitable sometimes, and we don’t want the itchy scalp to come back, I thought using anti-dandruff shampoos will simply not be enough. I also find most of the dandruff shampoos available in the grocery to be too strong and dry up my hair. They can clean my hair, yes, but my hair kind of feel heavy with residues.

Selsun Blue, an over-the-counter medicated shampoo, as I’ve tried it these past few days, had been quite effective in removing our scalp’s itchiness and flakes. If you’ll remember this brand, it has been popular for many years when I was a lot younger. When the brand sent me an email about sending me some samples, I agreed since we regularly use anti-dandruff shampoos.  There are 2 variants in the market, the medicated treatment shampoo and the 2-in-1 shampoo with conditioner.

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The new Selsun Blue Dandruff Treatment Shampoo

I let my daughter use the shampoo and conditioner while I used the medicated one. Both of these variants have Selenium Sulfide to control dandruff flaking and itching. They also have moisturizers which address my issue on dandruff shampoos that can dry up the hair. The 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner variant smells nice although you can still notice the faint medicated scent. My daughter said she likes how it smells and her hair feels soft after using it. I also rarely see her scratching these days.

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Selsun Blue 2-in-1 Shampoo with Conditioner

As for me, the medicated variant has cool and soothing effect with it,  as it has added menthol as ingredient. The smell is also quite strong but when you rinse it thoroughly, the medicated smell fades away and a nicer and more subtle smell remains on my hair.

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Selsun Blue Medicated Treatment Shampoo with Menthol

As I see it, Selsun Blue is not an ordinary dandruff shampoo. It’s a medicated over-the-counter shampoo which means it has ingredients which are targeted to control dandruff and prevent it from recurring.  A 120 ml bottle costs P335 while a 6ml sachet costs P34. I expected that these won’t come cheap because as I said, they are not ordinary shampoos which you will use forever. The bottles specifically mentioned that if your dandruff does not improve after regular use, you should stop and consult your doctor. For me, it’s a straightforward way of telling the consumer that the product works and if it doesn’t in your case, stop using it. To know more about Selsun Blue, go to

Hope this post had been useful to you! Here’s to our dandruff-and-itch free hair! If you have comments or questions about this review, feel free to send me a message below.

29 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lougyn March 7, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks sa info Mommy Lani, flakes and dandruff has always been our problem too! Sobrang makati! Hehe I will surely try this one.

  2. Shalene R March 8, 2017 at 1:42 am - Reply

    I occasionally get dandruff. Sabi dahil daw sa stress. And when I scratch my scalp the flakes are all over the place eww. I’m not familiar with this brand (even before) but I’ll try it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jen Ubongen March 8, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Flake problem is my hubby’s one. He tried a lot of anti dandruff shampoo but he hasn’t found “the right one” yet. Maybe this will work for him, especially the menthol one. 🙂

  4. Juvy March 8, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Nice to know the Selsun Blue is back. I grew up with this brand as a stapple at home.

  5. Chessy March 8, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Oohh, it’s not a blue shampoo pala! Haha I wonder where they got the name from. I remember this had a commercial pa before.

    • tweenselmom March 9, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

      I remember, it’s blue talaga dati 🙂

  6. Michi March 8, 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    The only thing that I don’t like with dandruff shampoo is the smell, amoy gamot talaga. 🙂

  7. RJ Dancel March 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I probably have to try this! I’m using another brand and so far, it’s working naman but maybe I should go for a more medicated choice, such as this 🙂 I’ll give it a go!

  8. Josephine March 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Wow! Didn’t realize that this brand is still available in the market until now. We used to have this brand in our household when I was younger. Will keep this in mind the next time I do the grocery! 🙂

  9. Michelle March 10, 2017 at 1:59 am - Reply

    My husband complains about having itchy scalp. Dinadandruff rin sya sa ordinary shampoo namin. So I think we will give this a try. Grabe din kasi sya magkamot ng anit eh.

  10. Mommy Levy March 11, 2017 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I saw this is at Watsons today but unfortunately I bought another brand of shampoo. Maybe I’ll try this next time.

  11. Maan March 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I was about to show this to my sister who gets the occasional dandruff, but then I read the part where it’s medicated, so I don’t think she needs it. But it’s a really awesome product to have around for people who always has dandruff!

  12. Nini Perez March 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I need this! I do get dandruff sometimes. It’s irritating. No matter how meticulous I am with washing it to make sure that there’s no residue, they still come back. 🙁

  13. Rowena Wendy Lei March 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Medyo may phobia na ako sa anti-dandruff shampoo bec Head and Shoulders really hurt my son’s scalp.

  14. Malot March 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I once tried an anti-dandruff shampoo that only worsened my scalp’s condition, and I could not understand why. 🙁 Anyway, I’ll keep this brand in mind, in case one of us in the family gets dandruff again. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Joy March 12, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Wow, tamang-taman nagtatanong si Slide ng shampoo pang dandruff. Sana maeron sa Landmark. 🙂

  16. Mommy Queenelizabeth March 12, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    I knew someone who needs this, my cousin who lives with us! I should tell him this coz he has tried so many anti-dandruff shampoo and nothing’s change. Maybe he should try this 🙂

  17. Badet Siazon March 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Good thing they are available in sachets because a bottle is not really affordable. But if it works, then it’s worth the price.

  18. Janice March 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I’ve been using Selsun blue for two months now. I’m really happy with it!

  19. Abby March 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I also have dry and flaky scalp and I remember using Selsun Blue when I was a teenager. I didn’t like the strong scent back then. Hopefully their scent is much better now.

  20. Peachy March 12, 2017 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Selsun Blue is a really know brand when it comes to dandruff shampoo. It’s a good thing they’ve returned in the market.

  21. Ayi March 12, 2017 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    I have to check this out 🙂 I’ll look for the sachet first and see if it works before I buy the bigger bottle 🙂

  22. Teresa Martinez March 13, 2017 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Good to know Selsun Blue is back, my daughter and I sometimes encounter dandruff issues as well.

  23. Maria Teresa Figuerres March 13, 2017 at 12:13 am - Reply

    I’m looking for a mild dandruff shampoo for my son. Is Selsun Blue safe for those below 12?

  24. Berlin | Momi Berlin March 13, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

    My husband and Firstborn both use Selsun Blue. It is indeed heaven sent as they are now enjoying a softer and hair.

  25. Denice March 13, 2017 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I have thick hair too, like your daughter. I would often catch myself scratching my scalp, I think I do this unknowingly. Maybe I should give this a try, odd colors lang for the shampoo.

  26. Macy Santos March 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Wow- glad Selsun Blue is so back in the market and happy to see variants of this product. This has been our family choice when it comes to scalp issues- tho I never had dandruff in my lifetime there is a time that I’ll need something to get rid of the excess oil and grime of my scalp and this is where this shampoo could help. Perfect for the summer heat.

  27. May Palacpac March 15, 2017 at 5:10 am - Reply

    I hope this works for my hubby. He can only use one brand. All others cause his scalp to dry and itch.

  28. Cheryl Polican March 28, 2017 at 4:17 am - Reply

    I remember this from back when we were kids. I just didn’t know that it was for dandruff though. Hehe. It’s nice to learn that it’s back and that we have a go-to shampoo for dandruff.

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