Head Lice have been around as long as humans have inhabited the earth and today is most common amongst children 3 to 12 years of age.
Head lice are very active, they cannot hop or fly, they crawl and will move from head to head very quickly. The adult head louse is 2 to 3 mm long, has 6 legs and is usually tan to greyish-white in colour. The female once mature can lay 7-10 eggs per day. These tiny eggs are firmly attached to the base of the hair shaft within approximately 4 mm of the scalp with a glue-like substance produced by the louse. The eggs are incubated by body heat and typically hatch in 7 to 10 days. Once it hatches a nymph reaches the adult stage in 9-12 days. The female louse can mate and begin to lay viable eggs approximately 1.5 days after becoming an adult. If not treated this cycle may repeat itself approximately every 3 weeks. The ideal treatment for lice should be safe,natural and free of harmful chemicals.
Holistic Hair offer 4 products to Treat, Wash-out, Remove and Prevent Head Lice;
- A Treatment Oil to eradicate live lice and eggs.
- Pure Shampoo to wash-out the excess Treatment Oil from the scalp & hair.
- Herbal Finishing Rinse Concentrate to assist in removing the glue holding the eggs whilst soothing the scalp.
- Showdown Shield Spray to prevent daily infestation.