Secret to Maintaining Beautiful Hair Even in Monsoons

Seasonal changes can affect our skin and hair {7} . Summers mean our body demands more hydration, and winters can result in dryness which has made me finish bottle after bottle of moisturizers.

For me though, monsoons are the most trying times because of dandruff. This time too, without exception, the dandruff has returned along with an itchy and flaky scalp. This has led me to spend hours on the internet, researching on the causes of dandruff and how to choose the right anti- dandruff shampoo.

While I was trying to find a right solution for my dandruff –– I stumbled upon a very important point:
‘Not all anti-dandruff shampoos are the same’.

Any other time, I would have gone to an app and ordered the first shampoo that came under recommendations. But the point that ‘Not all anti-dandruff shampoos are the same’ made me pause and think; Was there a way I could choose an effective anti-dandruff shampoo without going through a trial and error method? Do anti-dandruff shampoos work? So, I decided to do an in-depth research on causes of dandruff and dandruff related treatments online.

Based on my in-depth research and personal experience, I have tried to answer some of the most common questions that may occur to most of the dandruff sufferers like me.

 How to choose the right dandruff shampoo? {3,6} 
1. Look for a shampoo that contains an active ingredient with three important properties: 
a. Anti-fungal Activity: This helps to treat your dandruff effectively as such shampoo works by targeting the root cause of dandruff i.e. kill certain type of fungi whose overgrowth on scalp may cause dandruff  
b. Keratolytic effect i.e. the ability to clear build-up of dead skin cells on scalp i.e.  flakiness 
c. Provide relief from itching and irritation of scalp due to dandruff 

2. And of course, checking online reviews of the products purchased in India.

Did I find a shampoo that fits all the above criteria?
Yes, while researching online, I came across a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo; Selsun Suspension 2.5%. It has been in India for over many years and contains 2.5% selenium sulphide as an active ingredient. Selenium sulphide is known to effectively treat and control dandruff due to its dual-action benefits i.e. anti-fungal and keratolytic actions. My further research online also confirmed that it is effective in providing relief from itching and irritation of scalp due to dandruff. {1}

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It is necessary to select a shampoo that solves your dandruff problem. . . The dandruff related itchiness on my scalp and the flakes falling on my shoulders have reduced to such a great extent, thanks to Selsun Suspension 2.5% a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo. . . Medicated shampoos are known to effectively treat dandruff and control its re-occurrence. I understood this when I used it myself. So, if you too are suffering from dandruff, then you can #BeSelsunSure like me. . . Disclaimer: The views expressed in the video are independent views solely of the blogger. This is a part of the public awareness initiative supported by Abbott Healthcare Private Ltd. This video is for product awareness purposes only and is not intended to substitute the advice given by licensed health-care professional. Kindly seek advice from health-care provider, if unsure about your symptoms or suitability of product or if pregnant or breastfeeding. We recommend you to read labels, warnings, and directions before use. . . #amritkaur_amy #antidandruff #antidandruffshampoo #medicatedshampoo #blogchatter

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Did it work after using it for myself?
YES, it exactly worked the same way I read about it! In fact, it should be your first choice too if you want to solve your dandruff problem. However, Selsun Suspension 2.5% being a medicated shampoo, it is advised to carefully follow the pack instructions while using it. It must be used twice weekly for 2 weeks and then only when necessary. For best results, you must apply it directly on your scalp and leave it for 2-3 minutes. Lastly, don’t forget to rinse your scalp and body thoroughly with water to remove all traces of this product. {13}

When we talk about hair care then we often look for shampoos that make our hair soft and healthy, but what about scalp care? Do you know that it is equally important to take care of your scalp?

Now, you don’t have to go for trial and error method while selecting a suitable anti-dandruff shampoo. With Selsun Suspension 2.5% in dandruff you can #BeSelsunSure!

I hope that now you know how to choose the right dandruff shampoo in India and not compromise with your scalp's health. However, the underlying causes and symptoms of dandruff may vary from person to person. So, if you do not see any improvement in your condition despite using a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo, you must seek immediate advice from your dermatologist.

If you have any questions then leave a comment below, I would surely help you with more guidance. Share this article with your family and friends, so that they are aware of right solution to their scalp problems (if anyone faces them).

1. {1} American Academy of Dermatology. 29. 1008-12. 10.1016/0190-9622(93)70282-X.
1. {3} Journal of clinical and investigative dermatology 3.2 (2015).
2. {6} The Antiseptic 201, no. 1 (2004): 5-8.
3. {7} Saudi journal of biological sciences, 24(2), 331-337.
4. {13} Data on File 

Thank You! 
Amrit Kaur (Amy) 
Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger, Delhi, India

The views expressed in the blog contents are independent views solely of the blogger. This is a part of the public awareness initiative supported by Abbott Healthcare Private Ltd. This blog is for product awareness purposes only and is not intended to substitute the advice given by licensed health-care professional.  Kindly seek advice from a licensed health care provider, if unsure about your symptoms or suitability of product or if pregnant or breastfeeding.  We recommend you to read labels, warnings, and directions before use.


  1. That's so true.. Using Selsun for such a long time and loving the changes. Its time for everyone to select the right Anti-dandruff shampoo and #BeSelsunSure

  2. These are very helpful tips to maintain hair hygiene during Monsoon. When it comes to handling my Dandruff, i need to #BeSelsunSure

  3. Infcat, I have the same experience to share. Selsun works the way its mentioned. I have used it in my teen years and I had dandruff free growing up years and even now. #beSelsunSure

  4. Dandruff is always a recurring problem, have tried various shamppoos and treatment, but it persists. These are good pointers or choosing the right shampoo, will try using them.

  5. Selsun is one of the best solution for Dandruff. Many of my family members using this shampoo from ages and this shampoo is one of the best shampoo.

  6. Yes, it's really difficult to choose the right anti-dandruff shampoo. Though I am not suffering from dandruff, my son is. Let me try on him and #BeSelsumSure.

  7. I have a greasy dandruff and my husband has scaly one, so trying Selsun Shampoo pretty soon as we both are also facing hair fall in this time.

  8. Manisha - Selsun was recommended to me by my Dermatologist. I tried various products but they did not work however Selsun made a difference.

  9. Yeah I've also heard it's a great hair care product for those with dandruff. I've told my hubby about this too. Planning to buy it soon.

  10. I have not used Selsun but I will given that I get seasonal dandruff. This sure looks like the right solution to get rid of my dandruff issues.

  11. During monsoon season my hair go crazy and was searching for some solution for it but now I think I have found one. Thanks for sharing the details about Selsun shampoo.

  12. I have chronic dandruff problem and very few things work for me.. This looks very effective! I will definitely try this shampoo!

  13. Yes I agree getting the right shampoo is so important and it helps in taking care of the hair during monsoons. Thanks for these tips, I will keep them in mind.

  14. Extraordinary reasearch!! Really grateful for putting out real facts out of all fake ads which most of the hair product companies do. Thanks for saving some precious time and Im sure it'll help everyone out there figuring out which shampoos are the best.

  15. These are really helpful tips. During monsoon hair needs special care .. I need this shampoo for my dry Fizzy hair.

  16. Dandruff can ruin beautiful hair. Selsun is indeed a very trusted brand and my friends are using it.

  17. Selsun is a medicated anti dandruff shampoo which I prescribe to some of my patients.
    The results varied accordingly.


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