The ideal treatment for lice and nits should be natural and free of harmful ingredients.
Head lice are very active, they cannot hop or fly, they crawl, moving 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.
Holistic Hair offer 4 products to Treat, Wash-out, Remove and Prevent Head Lice:-
- Showdown Head Lice Treatment Oil to suffocate & immobilise live lice ready for comb-out.
- Pure Shampoo to wash-out the excess oil after the treatment time from the scalp & hair.
- Herbal Finishing Rinse Concentrate to assist in removing the glue holding the eggs. Also acts to soothe the scalp.
- Showdown Shield Spray to protect against daily infestation.