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Nit Shampoo & Head Lice Treatment

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the human head, laying eggs and feeding on blood from the scalp. They can, therefore, cause the head to become very itchy and uncomfortable. You can tell if you have head lice because you will be able to see them crawling around the scalp. You can also see the eggs. You may have heard the term “nits”: this is actually the name of head louse eggs that are now empty. To get rid of head lice, using nit shampoo and a comb is a crucial step.

How to get rid of head lice

You can remove head lice by combing them out carefully and diligently with a special fine-toothed comb. Specialised head lice combs are designed to effectively remove head lice and nits, as well as detangling hair. Children’s hair can easily become very tangled, so we would recommend applying lots of conditioner before combing it through, to enable the comb to go through the hair without pulling.

How to use the Nit Shampoo*

First, use the head lice comb as detailed above on dry hair to remove head lice and nits easily. Then apply the nit shampoo onto dry hair, ensuring it is well worked in all over the scalp and ends of the hair. Leave the nit shampoo in the hair for 15 minutes, or as advised on the bottle, and then once again comb through the hair with a head lice comb to remove lice and nits. After, rinse the hair thoroughly to ensure all of the nit shampoo has been removed.

*Please note this is just guidance, refer to the instructions on each product for a more detailed and accurate description of how to use that particular nit shampoo.

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