Apr 30 2012
Do Head Lice Prevention Sprays Work?

How to Prevent Head Lice - Anti-Lice

Even though we are heading into the cooler months head lice are still prevalent, in fact we had a head lice case here in the office just last week; right in the middle of school holidays!

So how does a prevention spray actually work? Let’s be absolutely honest, there is no iron clad prevention for head lice. There are defence sprays that help to deter or ward off head lice and reduce the chances of a possible infestation.

Natural oils such as Eucalyptus and Lavender Oils are used in defence sprays to coat the hair with a scent that helps to repel head lice.

These oils contain the components citronellal and geraniol that have shown to actively deter head lice. Lavender and tea tree oils are also part of the blend that have shown to reduce the feeding ability of head lice therefore discouraging the head lice lifecycle.

Hot Tip: Try to avoid defence sprays with a high alcohol content as these can dry and irritate the scalp. The NitWits Anti-Lice & Detangling Spray has been specifically formulated with these natural oils to leave a protective type of shield that repels the lurking lice while the addition of conditioners detangling the hair making the everyday combing / styling routine that much easier. Who doesn’t love a 2-in-1!! (And doesn't contain alcohol.)

Nadine Ismiel - Author | Nitwits head Lice Treatment Blog
Nadine Ismiel | Author

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