There are four types of head lice treatments on the market today, all working in a different way. Understanding these head lice treatment types will help you decide which the best head lice treatment type really is.
1. Chemically acting treatments:
Have been around for many years and work by poisoning the lice. There is evidence that suggests that head lice already have, and continue to, develop resistance to some of the actives. Common actives include: permethrin and malathion.
2. Physically acting treatments:
Work in a different way to chemically acting treatments. They kill the lice through a non-poisonous action by coating and either stripping away their waxy coating, causing them to dehydrate OR blocking the opening to their air ways, disrupting their ability to manage water. This physical mode of action means there is theoretically no chance for the lice to build up a resistance. The main active ingredient currently in use is Dimethicone. NitWits All-In-One Head Lice Treatment is a physically acting treatment that will ensure that there is little to no chance head lice will become resistant to this treatment type.
3. Wet combing:
Involves using a conditioner or combing solution and lice comb to comb out the lice and eggs. It does take time and patience to ensure a thorough job is done. Try NitWits Anti-Lice and Detangling Spray for easy lice combing formulated to slow head lice so they are easier to fine and also detangles knots making it easier to comb thoroughly. Using the NitWits 3-in-1 lice comb will also help as it features a magnifying glass, a detangling comb and a stainless steel lice comb.