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Head Lice Shampoos
There are lots of different lice shampoos available and some may be more suitable than others. Prior to using lice shampoos, it is recommended that you are 100% certain that you or your children definitely are infected. If you are unable to find live eggs (that still hold an embryo) or live adult lice moving around then you should continue to perform regular checks but know that this is confirmation that you do not have an infestation. There may have been lice there but it is possible they have died or have been removed naturally. If you need more information on the head louse, please refer to our Head Lice page. Lice shampoos differ in strength and may not be appropriate for use on young children or those who have open wounds/severe skin irritation.

Shampoos for Lice
Some lice shampoos are made with natural ingredients (such as plant extracts or oils) and others with insecticides and chemicals. The severity of the infestation will determine which of the lice shampoos are most suitable, however it is suggested that a non-insecticide version is tried before opting for the assistance of strong chemicals. As lice can become resistant (build up immunity) to certain chemicals try to target them first with one of the milder and more natural shampoos. Young children and women who are pregnant or breast-feeding are not advised to use insecticides, unless specifically directed to by a doctor. Always exercise caution when it comes to using harsh chemicals in your hair, as some may potentially experience allergic reactions (those with asthma, eczema or dermatitis).

Natural Lice Shampoos
Extra strength dandruff shampoos are said to be effective on certain people (confirmed on various lice forums), however there are also the options of buying over the counter products or making lice shampoos at home using essential oils. Shampoos which include Dimethicone are popular choices to help get rid of lice. Dimethicone is silicon oil that has the ability to target and kill eggs/nits and adult lice, whilst not irritating the skin. Examples include LiceMD and Full Mark's. Alternatively, there are many other ingredients that are said to be helpful, such as coconut oil, tea tree, eucalyptus, citronella, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, lemongrass, peppermint oil and pennyroyal. A benefit of using natural shampoos is that you're not limited to a certain number of applications (as you are with insecticides), however the effectiveness of each one may differ per person. Should these shampoos cause irritation - stop using them.

Shampoos for Lice

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Best Lice Shampoos
If you have attempted to get rid of lice with natural shampoos and remedies but they simply aren't working, stronger shampoos may be necessary. Your doctor may be able to advise which of the shampoos are best in your area; otherwise a trip to the drug store or pharmacy may also help. Some of the insecticides that are found in lice shampoos include Permethrin, Phenothrin, Pyrethrin, Malathion and Lindane. Some insecticide shampoos will be stronger than others; however severe infestations may require the stronger options. Try to familiarise yourself with the contents before applying them to your hair and always follow the instructions on the label. Even though these shampoos contain chemicals, not all can guarantee they will kill the eggs as well as the adult lice, so it's usually necessary to use more than one application 10 or so days apart.
 

 

 

Lice Shampoo with Repellent
There are also a number of repellent lice shampoos for sale on-line. Whilst prevention and avoidance of the head louse are both vital in stopping outbreaks and spread, repellents can't guarantee that you'll definitely not catch lice. Look at our how do you get head lice page to understand what simple steps may help you avoid an infestation. To help with the removal of nits, it is a good idea to also buy a detection comb as well as one of the shampoos. A detection comb will help locate and draw any dead nits and eggs out of the hair once washed. Please visit our lice combs page for more information.

Shampoos for Lice
Thousands of people search to find out about different types of louse shampoos. Fortunately there are so many products available on line, you should be able to find what you want without too much of a problem. We hope that you have found this article on louse shampoos a useful guide and that any questions you may have had have been answered. You will find that this website is a great resource, whether you are looking to learn more, purchase products or just seek some quiet information. Men, women and children are all affected by these parasites and we hope you have located the treatment you may need, be it a comb, lotion, cream, medication or shampoos. Treatment shampoos should be sought after quickly and if you have crabs you should seek medical advice so they cannot be spread or infect others.

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