What Is Selenium Sulfide?



Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength Shampoo contain selenium sulfide to target the toughest dandruff. But what is selenium sulfide?

The Clinical Strength Shampoo is our maximum strength dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis fighting solution.

Unlike our other products, which use zinc pyrithione, the Clinical Strength Shampoo uses selenium sulfide as the active ingredient.

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What is selenium sulfide?

Selenium sulfide is a powerful antidandruff active which is extraordinarily effective at helping eliminate cases of severe dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. The microfine particle has an orange color, so shampoos with selenium sulfide naturally have a peach or orange tint.

Why do we use it?

Shampoos in our core range contain a slightly different active ingredient, called pyrithione zinc (ZPT). It’s perfect for relieving mild and moderate cases of dandruff.

However, more severe cases come with additional symptoms such as severe itching and irritation to the scalp and larger, more persistent flakes. Selenium sulfide works quickly and effectively to deal with these.

The Clinical Strength Shampoo

Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength Shampoo with selenium sulfide is great at fighting severe dandruff, but it has other benefits as well.

This shampoo is formulated to give you soft, fresh-smelling hair, with the ability to protect against dandruff for up to seven days in one wash. That makes it a boon for severe dandruff sufferers.

If you suffer from severe dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, regular use of Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength Shampoo can provide the relief you need.