Head Lice can be a recurring problem once you have children at school and pre-school. You need to take a pro-active stance in order to defeat them, but this does not mean that you ever have to use the chemical-ridden – and many would say, downright dangerous, insecticide treatments that you are normally offered at the pharmacy. These Tea Tree products are equally effective along with regular combing, and they are much, much nicer to use!
The perfect answer…
Head lice hate Tea Tree oil and many pharmacists recommend its use for the natural treatment of head lice, amongst other scalp disorders. Tea tree oil in these products has powerful anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. It is non-irritating, anti-inflammatory and totally non-invasive. A combination of Tea Tree Oil and Neem Oil dissolves waxy protection and makes the lice susceptible to water.
Here are three new products: a scalp rub for the treatment of head lice once they are discovered, a shampoo that can safely be used daily and a leave-in detangling conditioner to help prevent further infestation. None of these products are laced with the insecticides that other head lice treatments contain. They are safe to use as often as you like and along with regular combing, will combat the dreaded beasties. We found that they actually were far more effective than the chemical treatments. The shampoo is lovely and leaves hair soft and feeling very, very clean! The Detangling Conditioner is genius as it does not have to be rinsed out, you just spray on after towel drying the hair – if your children are anything like most with hair washing, then the extra rinse involved with using normal conditioner is always a step too far!
The Conditioner leaves the hair very easy to comb.
The low toxicity formulation of this shampoo specifically targets head lice and is suitable for all hair types and everyday use.
The main active ingredients:
Tea Tree Oil
Eucalyptus – natural analgesic and parasiticide
Neem Oil – used for many centuries on the Indian sub-continent as a natural insecticide.
Aqua, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamide DEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Eucalyptus Globulus Oil, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
What Nits! products contain NONE of the following ingredients:
Parabens – linked to breast and testicular problems. What Nits
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate – carcinogenic. Can irritate eyes and skin.
Cocamide DEA – can form a carcinogenic compound.
Methylchloroisothiazolinone – linked to skin allergies.
Formaldehyde – suspected of being carcinogenic. Linked to asthma and headaches and can irritate eyes and throat.
Triclosan – may upset the functioning of naturally occurring “good” bacteria.
Copolymers – can cause respiratory problems.
No short cuts have been taken and wherever possible Tea Tree Natural Products have used organic ingredients.