Post delivery hair fall was making me bald & nervous, here’s what saved me.

Memories have a peculiar nature, they remain deep within one’s heart until something triggers them. One such incident happened with me recently. The other day, I was browsing through my timeline and I came across a Tweet by BlogChatter. I caught my attention because it featured a brand that brought back fond memories for me. A brand that had instilled confidence in me and told me that life was worth living for. A shampoo that told me that my baby wasn’t the cause for my hair fall. A remedy that brought back a smile to my face and restored my faith in myself.

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This tweet triggered so many happy memories associated with Selsun.

15 years ago, in the year 2005, I have birth to a bonny baby boy. I was so happy at his arrival that I forgot my C-section pain and weakness. As per the Indian tradition, a lady would come every morning and massage me and the baby. She would pour lots of warm oil on my head and give me a relaxing massage. However, she didn’t allow me to take a head bath. She believed that I would catch a cold and pass it on to the baby. Those were days where social media wasn’t so widespread and nor doctors available on call. Google wasn’t our go-to for every remedy. I therefore innocently believed her and allowed her to oil my hair every day without taking a head bath. She ensured that I took a head bath only once a week and then would immediately apply oil on my wet hair. This went on for about a month. One day, while taking a bath, an enormous chunk of hair came into my hand! I was shocked and stared at it as tears rolled down my cheeks. Itchy scalp, dandruff and hair fall – the deadly combination left me sad. What annoyed me the most was the fact that everyone around me brushed this off as a normal occurrence.

Delivery ke baad aisa hota hai.”
(It’s normal to have post-partum hair fall.)

 

“Baccha maa ko khokla kar deta hai”
(A baby ruins the mother’s health completely)

I looked at my little baby and asked myself: Is it fair to blame this cute baby for my hair fall problems? I used to look at the pictures of all celebrities and public figures who had delivered babies, and they all looked prettier than before. How can motherhood suit them and bring awful news for me?

I spent the next few days mulling over how to bypass my family and massage lady and seek doctor’s advice. During my routine check-ups for the baby, I asked the doctor about my problem. She checked and told me that my scalp was very unclean and thus a slight infection had set in. The oil got mixed with the perspiration and played havoc with my hair roots. She told me that oiling hair was okay as long as I washed it off after an hour.

The doctor prescribed Selsun shampoo and asked me to use it 2 times a week for 15 days and then once a week for the next fortnight. I found that the dandruff and itchiness reduced within the first usage itself. By the last use, my hair fall had reduced by 80% and I felt so much better. My confidence returned, and I was happy.

Selsun brought back the smile to face. It instilled confidence for me to live a better life. After using Selsun for a month, I discontinued usage for myself and started my husband on it. Amarkant had a dry scalp, dandruff and hair fall. With regular usage, that too stopped and both of us were happy.

My son is now 15 years old, we used Selsun for him last monsoon when he caught dandruff after he played football in the rains and didn’t wash his hair properly. 

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Through this post, I urge everyone reading this to try Selsun to tackle their dandruff, dry scalp and hair fall issues. 

Let me know your suggestions and views in the comment section below. 

Penned by:

Mayura Amarkant

Disclaimer: The author is not a medical professional. This post is merely a narration of the personal experiences of Mayura Amarkant. We request readers to use their discretion before using any of the remedies mentioned in this post.

16 comments

  1. Too many people are not aware that scalp therapy shampoos for fast hair growth (obviously without any sulfates, parabens or DEA) exist. We all are now able to achieve longer hair and achieve more alternatives. For sure worth looking up.

    If you’re discussing alopecia, hair damage, avoiding skin disorders, fast hair growth, hair and scalp care in general, the same principles become relevant.

    As a general rule, you will want to stay away from hair treatments and products that contain chemicals like parabens, DEA and sulfates.

    What is good for your hair is healthy for your skin as well.

    Obviously your content above hits the nail in the head for many reasons. It avoids the common pitfalls and traps most fall into: purchasing bad alternatives. Thank you so much!

  2. Very helpful product for hair fall solution. When I was shopping and I came across this brand blackwood for men. Only tried it because the bottle looked cool but it helped my dandruff a lot (google it. I found them on Costco)

  3. I think I have heard of the product before however thank you for listing down this wonderful product.Post partum hairfall is really crazy and I think mine was never cured.

  4. I have started having hair fall after my 2nd child n now he is 4yrs old but I still have the issue. Ive tried all oilf and shampoos to no success. I need to try this shampoo.

  5. I had the same advice from everyone after my daughter was born but I decided otherwise and got medicated. Wil check this shampoo during dandruff issues as well.

  6. Goes through the same n had hair loss too. Tried so many oils but it didnt work at all. But after some time it gets normal. I never heard about this shampoo. I will use it because in winter I face dandruff issue. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Selsun shampoo was recommended by a Dermatologist to me for itchy scalp, I was really frustrated already after using a number of tips and products nothing worked. I did not have any hopes from this proy but it actually worked for me too.

  8. Such a heartfelt post Mayura. I was battling acute dandruff for the past few months, thankfully it is now getting better with the usage of Selsun #Beselsunsure

  9. Oh, I can totally resonate with this blog.. After giving birth to my child, I had started getting bald, but now the thing is okay but of course not better.. I will try this Selsun Shampoo.. I never heard about this before.. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I have the same issue. Hair fall . it was made me so sick of it. I have tried so many oils and hair masks and even home made oils. But nothing seems to work. Would for sure give this one a try. That nd for the review.

  11. Yes one of the worst side affects of the best job in the world. I have found something that has been helping me. I started a postpartum hair vitamin from baby blues (www.babyblues.care). It has a lot of vitamins and minerals to help support hair health and growth after pregnancy and honestly it seems to have slowed down my shedding and helped with regrowth. I’m really happy finding it .. wish I had it my first pregnancy. Thank you for your article. wish you the best in your postpartum journey.

  12. I m hearing a lot about selsun shampoo. After reading post feeling like to recommend this to my mom. She is having severe hair fall.

  13. Yes u said right lots of oil and less frequent head wash create itching, dandruff and lots of hair fall…but I think after pregnancy the hormone level reduces as compared to pregnancy that also leads lots of hair fall.. nice article

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