Dimethicone acts as a physical inhibitor, killing the lice by smothering the louse
This odourless non-chemical lotion does not contain pesticides. Can be used on all hair types and multiple times because lice do not become resistant to this type of formulation. Not absorbed by the skin so it is suitable for use by everyone in the family from the age of 6 months upwards including women that are pregnant or breastfeeding
Apply by coating the hair from roots to tip, leave overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours. Comb through hair if necessary. Wash with normal shampoo and conditioner. Repeat treatment after 7 days to grab any eggs that may have hatched during that period
Non-perfumed and suitable for use on sensitive skin
Apply the lotion to dry hair, covering the full length of hair and working systematically around the head
Use enough product to thoroughly moisten the hair and scalp
Once applied to the whole head of hair, combing the hair with an ordinary comb can ensure even coverage and distribution of the lotion
Leave the product to dry naturally and wait at least eight hours before washing the hair with usual shampoo
Covering the hair with a wrap is not necessary to increase effectiveness or prevent lice escaping. Head lice become immobilised within a minute of being covered with 4% dimethicone lotion.
A fine-toothed comb can be used to remove remaining eggs after treatment and any dead lice which were not washed out; a specialised head lice comb can be used for this purpose but is not essential.
Eggs are firmly attached to the hair shaft and need to be manually removed regardless of the treatment used.
Applying conditioner or water to the hair before combing loosens the eggs from the hair shaft and makes combing easier.
Repeat the application process in seven days
ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. USE ONLY AS DIRECTED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST TALK TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. THIS MEDICINE MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. INCORRECT USE MAY BE HARMFUL. READ THE WARNINGS BEFORE PURCHASE. THE PHARMACIST RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT SUPPLY CONTRARY TO OUR PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATION.