I recently added the selsun blue antidandruff shampoo to my wash day routine and decided to do a brief review, I will also be sharing my first impressions/thoughts on the mega growth anti breakage deep conditioner.
I am a lover of black soap, I like to use it on my hair and skin, check out my DIY black soap shampoo here and you can also read my review of Arami Essentials Onyx body polish (black soap) if DIYs are not your thing. As much as i love black soap I feel like it’s not a remedy for all hair problems. Don’t judge me, it’s just my opinion.
I never used to have dandruff or flaking scalp until a few months ago. I wash my hair regularly, oil my scalp after each wash and I do not use a lot of styling products on my hair. I was frustrated and couldn’t fathom the cause of my scalp issues, I tried tweaking my black soap to help get rid of the dandruff but it didn’t work, I also tried baking soda and white vinegar to get rid of the dandruff, it seemed to work for a while then it came back.
I still haven’t figured out the reason my scalp was flaking till date, it could be a number of reasons such as unconsciously applying Shea Butter on my scalp or not enough oil applied to my scalp. It could also be because of my black soap shampoo as I tend to add lots of oils and what not to it. So it’s more of a conditioner that lathers hence leading to build up that could have caused dandruff.
Fast forward to a few weeks later,My sister got the selsun blue antidandruff shampoo and I decided to give it a try.
Active ingredient – selenium sulfide 1%
Selenium sulfide is a chemical agent commonly used for treating dandruff. It is an antifungal agent that also relieves itching, flaking, scaling, and dry skin on the scalp due to dandruff.
Inactive ingredients – water, ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium Laureth sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, magnesium aluminium silicate, fragrance, cocamide DEA, DMDM hydantoin, hydroxyproplyl methycellulose, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, titanium diaxide, blue 1(283—138).
The shampoo also claims to have conditioning properties and claims to be effective for dermatitis. So let’s get down to my own personal experience using the selsun blue antidandruff shampoo.
The selsun blue shampoo smells really nice and it has a green / blue color. It also looks sparkly, I don’t really know how to explain this (you tell me in the comment section I think am colour blind ). Another thing to like about the selsun blue shampoo is that a little goes a long way. The selsun blue shampoo tingles on the scalp when applied and you get this really cool feeling (like ice water on your hair) while rinsing it off. I also love the fact that the shampoo doesn’t leave my hair dry and stripped after washing. The conditioning properties are effective I guess because it’s really mild on my hair, it leaves my hair feeling soft afterwards.
Did it get rid of my dandruff ? – Absolutely!!
I have used this shampoo at least twice in 5 weeks and I haven’t experienced any dandruff since I started using the shampoo.
Note – I do not use this shampoo on every wash day, in fact I am going to stop using it for now as I am no longer experiencing dandruff.. Black soap is my first love.
Would I recommend this shampoo to another person? – You betcha I definitely will!
The selsun blue antidandruff shampoo costs just nine (900)hundred naira. Which is really affordable.
First impressions mega growth anti-breakage deep conditioner –
I heard so much about the the mega growth line of products and how it’s effective for both relaxed and kinky curly /coily hair. I decided to get their anti – breakage strengthener deep conditioner (that’s a mouthful I know) as I needed an affordable but effective store bought deep conditioner.
I have only used the mega growth deep conditioner once so am just sharing first impressions. It has a pleasant fragrance and the consistency is really thick.
I applied it in my damp hair but I noticed that I couldn’t tell if the product was actually getting in,it just seemed like I was using too much and still couldn’t feel anything on my hair. I decided to wet my hair (not soaking wet) and I realised that when I did this, it was easier to work the product in and I ended up using less.
I put a shower cap over my hair and let the mega growth anti-breakage deep conditioner work it’s magic. I must confess I left it on for hours because “life and household chores” butted in.
When I decided to rinse off I noticed that my hair had absorbed the product really well and I could barely see the whites of the conditioner. The mega growth deep anti breakage deep conditioner left my hair feeling really soft and tangle free afterwards. I will do a detailed review after I have used the product a few more times.
Do let me know In the comment section, Have you tried any of the products mentioned? Would you use either one? How do you deal with dandruff?