Selsun Selenium Sulfide 2.5 Suspension Shampoo

Selsun Shampoo is one of the most famous anti dandruff shampoo in India. This is medicated shampoo which is highly prescribed by dermatologists in India.

Selsun Shampoo is a Selenium Sulfide 2.5 Suspension. That means the main ingredient in selsun shampoo is selenium sulfide which is 2.5 % in strength. It is the maximum strength of the active ingredient hence can only be obtained in pharmacies. This strength of selenium sulfide is not available in any cosmetic anti dandruff shampoo brand in India.

PRICE of Selsun Shampoo / Selenium Sulfide Shampoo : Rs 272.50

Selsun Shampoo / Selenium Sulfide Shampoo

Information about Selsun Shampoo / Selenium Sulfide Shampoo


Selsun Shampoo is a medicated shampoo which is used to treat mild to moderate dandruff. Selenium Sulfide Shampoo also works for seborrhoeic dermatitis (a greasy, crusting, itching scalp caused by excess oil).

Key Ingredients:
Selsun Shampoo contains 2.5% Selenium Sulfide.
Shelf Life of Scalpe Shampoo Anti Dandruff :
4.5  years from the date of manufacture
Color :
Selsun Shampoo is yellow ochre in color
Smell:
Strong chemical fragrance

Selsun Shampoo / Selenium Sulfide Shampoo

How does Selsun Shampoo / Selenium Sulfide Shampoo works

Selsun shampoo reduces the greasiness of the scalp and slows down growth of the layer of skin cells on the scalp that cause dandruff hence helps in reducing the dandruff. 

How to use Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo


Direction of use Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo:

  1. Shake bottle well before use
  2. Wet the hair and then massage enough into your scalp to form a lather
  3. Leave for two to three minutes
  4. Rinse thoroughly

When I was prescribed this Shampoo, the dermatologist asked me to wash my hair with Selsun Shampoo every single day until the dandruff disappears and then use once a week as preventive measure. 

It is advisable to use under Medical Supervision.

My experience with Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo

Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo comes in a hard plastic triangle shaped bottle with green screw cap. The bottle is sturdy and leak proof which makes it pretty travel friendly.

The fragrance of the product is very strong and unpleasant. It stays in hair for long after the wash.

Selsun Shampoo / Selenium Sulfide Shampoo


I have been facing medium to severe dandruff issues lately because weather changes and travelling. Recently I have travelled a lot and there was extreme changes in weather conditions which resulted in aggravated dandruff. I visited a dermatologist and he prescribed my Selsun Shampoo. As per his instructions I was suppose to wash my hair every single day with this shampoo until the dandruff disappeared. 

The Results with Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo

I followed the instructions and I saw results from 3rd day. I have experience with Ketoconazole shampoos which show result from very first wash. So i was little disappointed in this section. On first day the flakiness was still there but the itching had reduced a lot with this Shampoo. 

I had to use Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo 15 days in a row to get desired results. And after that I had a mild dandruff episode continuously. I had to resort back to  Ketoconazole shampoo to completely get rid of the dandruff. 

After every wash my hair feels drier. Although I try and apply the shampoo only on the roots but my hair is short and shampoo gets on the hair shaft which made my hair extremely dry. I had to condition my hair carefully keeping in mind that it doesn't gets to the roots which in turn will aggravate dandruff.

Acne and Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo

Along with extreme dandruff I faced issue of acne on my forehead which I presume was because of dandruff. and there was a strange rash on my chin as well which was again due to fungal growth because of dandruff.

I applied the selsun shampoo on the affected areas for 3 to 4 days and it helped me tremendously in this regard. My acne was subdued and the fungal growth on thin was gone. 

Also Read : Scalpe Anti Dandruff Shampoo

Pros of Selsun Shampoo

  • Easy to Use
  • Effective on mild to moderate dandruff
  • Easily Available
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    Effective on acne caused by dandruff

Cons of Selsun Shampoo

  • Takes time to show results on excessive dandruff
  • Fragrance is very strong
  • Dries out the hair

Overall Thoughts

Selsun Shampoo/ Selenium Sulfide Shampoo is a good shampoo when it comes to treating mild to moderate dandruff but someone suffering with heavy dandruff wont find it that effective. I will not say that it is not effective at all but it does takes time to show results. Plus it does dry out hair strands a lot. Something added like aloe vera would have been little kinder.