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If there’s one beauty issue I have right now it’s the fact that I have very sensitive scalp. It’s so sensitive that it easily gets irritated when the weather changes. It suddenly becomes itchy and flaky. It’s so irritating. I’ve tried so many different shampoos and conditioners to help me with this problem to no avail. Some of them were even the cause of my flakes. Just when I thought I’d never find a good solution, I finally found Selsun Blue.

I’m no stranger to the brand because I grew up with it in the house. My dad used it before because he too suffered from dandruff. Unfortunately, when I started having the same problem, Selsun Blue was already off the shelves here in the country. So, I had no choice but to use only what’s available in the grocery stores and drug stores. While some of them helped temporarily, none gave me a long term solution to my scalp problem. So, I was so excited upon learning a few weeks ago that Selsun Blue is finally being relaunched in the Philippines.

Dandruff is More Than a Cosmetic Issue

We hate dandruff not only because it causes itchy scalp, which can be very annoying, but also because having white flakes falling down our shoulders is so embarrassing. However, did you know that dandruff is not just a cosmetic issue?

Dandruff is a chronic, non-inflammatory scalp disorder affecting almost half the population past puberty age. Most of us will likely experience this condition at some point in our lives. Sucks, right?

Well, you can get rid of the flakes by using anti-dandruff shampoos. However, based on experience, the effect is only temporary and sooner or later, the itchiness and the flakes come back. That’s because most anti-dandruff shampoos merely wash off flakes but are unable to remove the fungi from the scalp. The most common cause of dandruff is the fungi “Malessezia,” a kind of fungi that feeds on oils (sebum) in the scalp. This organism doesn’t simply go away and is very difficult to eliminate. It is also capable of reproducing and replicating fast.

So, what are we to do? Treat the dandruff medically and not just cosmetically.

Selsun Blue

Selsun Blue is an effective product in helping reduce symptoms of scalp disorders. The product, which has gotten better since it was first launched in the market, has made a comeback in the Philippines this year and is now available at all Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets nationwide.

The medicated shampoo is US FDA-approved and is clinically proven to offer faster and longer-lasting relief against itchiness compared to other dandruff shampoos. According to studies, selenium sulfide, the active ingredient in Selsun Blue, helps lessen the severity of dandruff, thus helping keep flakes and itchiness at bay.

In addition, the new formulation of Selsun Blue has Honeyquat ingredient, which moisturizes and softens the hair. Those who are familiar with the previous version of the product say that although effective, it makes the hair a little brittle. But the new formulation has that hydrating effect, so no need to worry about hair getting unmanageable.

Selsun Blue currently has two (2) variants – Medicated (for itchy scalp) and 2-in-1 (with conditioner for normal hair). The SRPs for these are Php 335 for the 120 ml bottle and Php 34 for the 6ml sachet.

I got to try both recently starting with the 2-in-1 version. This is what it looks like.

I super love the slightly sweet smell of this variant. Plus, I love that it already has conditioner because as a busy work-at-home mom with a new baby in the house, I normally don’t have the time to use a separate conditioner. So, the fact that this has added Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 to deeply condition hair is a major plus. This leaves my hair soft and easy to comb after shower but best of all, it didn’t cause any itchiness on my scalp like most shampoos do!

I tried the Medicated version a few days ago when the weather suddenly became gloomy and rainy. As usual, my scalp started acting up. So I took that as a chance to check if the medicated variant will work on me and it did! This has added menthol that really soothed my itchy scalp. It left my head feeling light and cool. Love it!

So far, I’ve been very pleased with the two Selsun Blue variants. I’ve been using it twice a week only as directed and it’s already working.

For those of you who suffer from itchiness and flakes like I do, Selsun Blue is definitely a must try! Remember that in order to treat dandruff, get to the root of the problem and treat it medically.

To learn more about Selsun Blue, visit selsunblue.com.ph and follow them on facebook.com/SelsunBluePhilippines.

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  1. Is it safe to use by an 11 yo?

    1. Hi Liz. I was told that it’s safe for 13 years old and above. No tests have been done yet for those below that age simply because dandruff among kids is rare. Better to ask your pedia first to be sure.

  2. Dandruff is also one of my issues. I’ve tried different anti dandruff shampoo but they tend to dry my hair.

  3. Oh I am so glad Selsun Blue is back. I grew up with this product in our household too.
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  4. Oh this sounds interesting. Never heard about this brand yet… its quite affordable din naman pala..

  5. Waaahh OMG! Yes, childhood memories with Selsun Blue because my dad used to use this brand as well. Hahahaha! Glad it had a comeback. I will tell my dad about it. I agree with you that at some point in our lives we experienced having dandruff. In my case it’s stressed related and when my shampoo is not compatible with my scalp.

  6. Yay!! Perfect for my husband!!! We’ve tried so many commercial anti-dandruff shampoos but those didn’t really work for him. 🙁 Will tell this to my husband, hope it would work on him
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  7. Wow, I am glad that Selsun Blue is back in the market. I remember having at in our bathroom decades ago- my mom adores this product. Although, my scalp is not oily and does not collect dirt easily it tends to get itchy too especially during the cooler months and for sure Selson Blue really helps in soothing and relieving itchiness and takes care of the small bumps. Good to know.

  8. Hey, Selsun Blue is back, just when I was asking my hubby about it the other day. My 9-year-old has dandruff already, as I have, too. I hope this would work on her.
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    1. Hi Cym. Please ask your pedia first before trying it out with your daughter. The products haven’t been tested on kids below 13 years old.

  9. Oh! this is also my hubby’s problem. He already tried a lot of hair products. I will ask him to try this one 😉
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  10. Before danruff is one of my problem and also hairfall and I experienced unpleasant scalp condition even my toddler. I think I bet this Selsun Blue shampoo, I can commend this also to my churchmates. This is also my first time ha na meron palang ganitong shampoo.

  11. I’m familiar with this brand, are they available in all leading supermarkets already?

    1. Not all supermarkets but they’re in Cash & Carry, Landmark Makati, South Supermarket in Alabang, as well as in Mercury Drug and Watson’s. 🙂
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  12. Season na naman ng dandruff ahuhu

    I am gonna try this product for me and husband. Mercury and Watsons lang ito available mother?

    1. Meron din in some supermarkets such as Cash & Carry Makati, Landmark Makati and South Supermarket in Alabang. 🙂
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  13. I have a super sensitive scalp too! It’s so hard to find the right shampoo. I’m definitely trying this one out.

  14. I can recall this brand from when I was young. I’ve been looking for a good dandruff shampoo for my husband and I will be purchasing this one soon. Hope it’ll work out! Thanks!
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  15. Is it really effective? I’ve been having a bad scalp problem (i’ve always had sensitive scalp since i was young) and no shampoo or condition has ever fully resolved my problem. 🙂 Maybe I should give this one a try talaga!! I’m not sure how effective it is, but let me know talaga after a month pleaaaase <3

  16. So happy they’re back! I spent weeks looking for one in here in Cebu and finally found one in Ayala. Used this when I was in college.
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  17. There are a lot of dandruff treatment nowadays pero not all our effective. Thanks for sharing this one.
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  18. I don’t know if I heard this one na before or ibang brand but i wanna give it a try for dandruff
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  19. Wow this product has been in the market for quite a long time. I remember my dad used this when he had dandruff issues.
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  20. Selsun Blue was a very popular brand of shampoo back then. I think I need to buy the Medicated variant that my husband can use during “dandruff” season.
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  21. I think I’m gonna need this one too. Ang hirap ng dandruff and I have to stay away from dark clothes as much as possible. I have to check this out 🙂
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  22. This product is new to me. I am interested on how effective this product to reduce the symptoms of scalp disorder.

  23. I really have to try this because I want to get rid of dandruff totally. The hair conditioners I have tried don’t give me long-time effect.

  24. Wow, meron na uli. Bata pa ako the last time I saw this. Makabili nga sa supermarket.

  25. I miss this brand! It’s a childhood thing for me, hehe. Although I’ve not really used it because I was very young when this came out.

    Anyway, yaiiiks, fungi pala yun! I asked Jay if he’s used it because he’s only been using one brand bec of the tendency to have dandruff when he uses another. He said ‘yes’ for not for hair haha. A doc in his childhood advised him to use Selsun Blue for another skin issue.
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    1. Oooh I didn’t know pwede pala sya for other skin issues. Jay and I are actually the same. I normally stick with just one brand because switching to others make my scalp itch. But Selsun Blue doesn’t. It really works for me.:)

  26. This cold weather is bound to give those with sensitive scalp a big problem. Good thing this brand is now back in the local market. I might just get a bottle on my next grocery run as I my scalp is turning flaky on some parts because of the change in season.
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  27. I remember that brand and it’s a classic. I love to try those because I have dry scalp due to my hormone imbalance and for my teens na medyo itchy ang scalp palagi.
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  28. We were also given the chance to try Selsun Blue and happily, it finally solved the dandruff issues of my husband and eldest. Both would have those white flakes and experience itchiness. Now, they both claim their hair are softer and smoother plus no more itchiness. We will definitely stick to this brand.
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  29. Oh, this brings back childhood memories! Although I just remember it for its name and blue bottle. Dandruffs are really bothersome. It’s good that this has come back so we have more choices to get rid of dandruff.
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