Active Ingredient: Tea Tree Oil 30mg/g
Tea Tree Oil
Contains a substance known as terpinen-4-ol, which has been identified as the healing property of the plant. Research shows it has a high solvent action that attacks mature lice and dislodges them from the scalp. The result is a high mortality rate after the first application. Valued for its astonishing antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil is a powerful medicine that is gentle to your scalp and skin. It has a complex chemical composition that makes it difficult for organisms (like head lice) to develop a resistance to it.
Has astringent, antiseptic and disinfectant qualities. Lemon oil helps to strengthen and improve hair's shine. Lemon oil helps balance cell fluids and sebum and increases circulation. It brightens dull skin and calms redness. Lemon oil has antibiotic, astringent and antiseptic properties.
Is distilled from the leaves of the herb rosemary. Rosemary is related to lavender, sage, peppermint, hyssop and many other plants. Some of rosemary oil's properties are listed as stimulating, restorative, antiseptic, carminative, digestive, analgesic, antioxidant, antimicrobial and astringent.
Is particularly rich in aromatic molecules called esters, which are antispasmodic, pacifying and tonic, while other molecules give it its antiviral, bacterial and anti-inflammatory powers. Lavender oil has a reputation for being able to kill a variety of insects, bacteria and fungi. The oil effectively kills both human head lice and household dust mites, according to findings in a study published in Fitoterapia in 2007. It also has use as an insect repellent and may help prevent head lice infestations.
It has a history of being used for its medicinal purposes. The oil is recognized for some of the remarkable medicinal properties, which includes anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, antiseptic, analgesic, antiviral, antibacterial and stimulant properties. For hair properties, this oil is used to promote healthy hair. It helps to get rid of unwanted dandruff thus it also aids to promote hair growth.
Thickener derived from a type of bacteria that release a sticky gum. This gum is extracted and dried and is a corn-based, fermented product. It’s used to make products thicker.
Is a, natural, non-ionic surfactant, ideal for all foaming and cleansing products. Our Decyl Glucoside, obtained from renewable raw materials, is a combination of plant based fatty alcohols (coconut c8-16) and glucose (corn starch).
You may be familiar with the uses of aloe vera for healing cuts, wounds and burns. But do you know that actually the plant is very beneficial for hair? The gel of the plant that is contained by the leaves has the ability to cleanse and nourish your hair. It is able to balance the PH, decrease the amount of oil on the hair, and nourish dry hair effectively. In short, the gel fixes harmed hair quickly and effectively without worrying about bad side effects. Aloe has a huge amount of protein which is necessary for your hair it even has the ability to encourage hair growth.
Head lice, the most common communicable childhood disease except for the common cold.
Head lice are wingless insects two to four millimetres in size. They spend their entire lives on human heads and cannot survive if they are removed from the head for over 50 hours.
These little insects resemble six-legged grains of rice, greyish-white or reddish-brown in colour. The females lay 80 to 100 eggs (nits) within their lifetime. The nits are glued tightly to the hair, close to the scalp. 90% hatch within 7 to 11 days and mature 8 to 9 days later. New adults live 22 days, laying the next generation of eggs.
Lice cannot hop or jump, but are able to crawl onto clothing or nearby surfaces. Infestation is easily spread. Scratching spreads the lice to hands and under fingernails. Borrowing combs and brushes or sharing pillows, towels or other linens can spread lice, but lice are not transmitted from animals to humans.
The symptoms of lice infestation are excessive head scratching, usually at the back of the head and around the ears; scalp inflammation; black faecal specks on the back, shoulders and pillows; and a rash on the scalp.
Professor Rick Speare has spent many years researching these pesky little critters and he says there's no evidence to support the theory that head lice prefer to live in clean hair, nor is there research to suggest lice prefer dirty hair.
While this comes as no surprise, there are some other interesting facts about head lice that researchers have found:
• head lice are more common in long hair
• infestations are two to four times more common in girls
• head lice spread through head-head contact – explaining why they spread through childcare centres, schools and families
• head lice don't always make your head itchy – so you need to look closely to find them
• head lice can't survive for too long off the head – focus treatment on the hair not the house.
Speare says new research has found one of the biggest problems with head lice is that people either don't know how to treat them properly or aren't satisfied with the treatment options available.
"People want to move on from a treatment method that is more than 9,000 years old (nit comb and chemical applied to hair) to something that suits their modern lifestyle. The problem is what they want is possibly not widely available."
There are a number of reasons head lice are difficult to treat:
• lice can be resistant to many of the insecticides designed to kill them
• no single product kills the lice and their eggs at one time
• people don't like using toxic chemicals in their hair (especially their children's hair)
• you need to spend time combing hair with a fine tooth comb to remove the lice and eggs – this needs to be done on several occasions and can be time consuming.
There's no silver bullet for head lice whether it be keeping your hair clean, not washing your hair or zapping head lice with a product, but applying No Nitz to stun the suckers and loosen the eggs while you comb them out is a good place to start.