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a recent feature,
we at UKHairdressers were overwhelmed by the amount
of E-mails received concerning the problem of headlice
and treatments available. It would appear that there
is a particular problem at the moment in most UK schools
with mothers at their wits end in trying to treat and
control repeated outbreaks. Whilst much of the stigma
attached to this particular problem has diminished,
it obviously still causes embarrassment and upset to
children and parents when it occurs, and although it
causes no lasting damage to the hair, the condition
can be extremely uncomfortable for the sufferer.
Many of the e-mails we received complained that several
treatments tried have been unsuccessful and costly.
There was also concern that treatment could only be
used occasionally and therefore re-infestation was likely
We understand your concerns and have researched to the
best of our ability in order to find a solution.
After testing several brands on offer on volunteers
affected, we think we have come up with the most successful
product - Natural
Look Pyrethrum Care Regimen. This
consists of Shampoo, Leave-In Conditioner and Treatment
Oil, all of which can be used on a regular basis, unlike
most other products.
The active compound is Pyrethrin sourced from the flower
'chrysanthemum cinerarial folium'. When used regularly
the system prevents and controls headlice and their
Stage One - Pyrethrum Oil
The oil is sprayed through the infested hair and scalp
and starts to work immediately. It should be left on
the hair for 30 mins or more and during this period
the hair should be combed using the fine toothcomb supplied.
The oil is 100% natural pyrethrum, lavender, citronella
and tea tree.
Stage Two - Pyrethrum Shampoo
After applying the oil the shampoo should be worked
through the hair and scalp ensuring maximum saturation
of each hair. The shampoo has very little smell, unlike
other brands and can be used daily during virulent outbreaks.
Leave shampoo on the hair for 10 mins before rinsing.
Repeat if infestation has been particularly bad.
Stage Three - Leave In - Conditioner
After shampooing and rising, spray the conditioner through
the hair and once again comb through thoroughly with
the fine toothcomb, wiping from time to time on a tissue.
This conditioner can be sprayed on a daily basis to
prevent further infestation.
We found that this system worked more effectively and
was more pleasant to use than any other tried. The spray-on
method was much easier to use than other lotions, some
of which had particularly strong odours, and the advantage
of frequent usage meant further infestations were significantly
reduced. The oil spray (Stage One) we found particularly
effective with visible migration of the head lice. Although
by the very nature of essential oils the hair obviously
was very oily after spraying, it was effectively removed
by the shampoo. The conditioner does leave the hair
with a slight residue but we think this is a small price
to pay for the protection if offers.
All-in-all this was way and above the easiest, most
pleasant to use and cost effective remedy we tried.
We hope this will resolve the problem for you and would
welcome your comments on your success.
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Jose, the majority of us are still colouring our hair at home
rather than visiting a salon due to cost and convenience. This is okay but do
watch out for the pitfalls. Follow a few of Andrews's rules for best results.
Always choose at least one
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Follow all of the
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Always watch the timing carefully, don't
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Don't skip the strand test if you haven't used the product before -
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