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.
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.
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.
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.