In modern medicine, there is no approved substance that would kill both head lice and their eggs. The most efficient tested substances are oils of plant origin, such as tea tree oil and lavender or eucalyptus oil. Their biggest advantage is that head lice cannot become resistant to these substances.
An adult head louse (Pediculus Capitis) parasites in human hair, draining blood. A female head louse lives for approximately 30 - 50 days. All this time, it sticks its eggs near the base of a hair shaft. After cutting the hair, eggs remain on the host’s head and new head lice are hatched. It is important to respond as soon after hatching as possible, keeping with their reproduction cycle.
After 7 - 11 days, the louse nymph is hatched from the egg. Nymphs are light-coloured, 1mm long and very hard to spot. It does not lay any eggs, but is able to start to drain blood from its host right away, which may cause very unpleasant itch, which can also be eased by using Bioaquanol.
After eight days from the hatching, already mature lice are able to reproduce and lay eggs and the whole cycle repeats.
One week after the first signs of head lice presence in your hair and after using our product, it is usually suitable to repeat the treatment. In case there is an alive head louse or an egg left, repeat the treatment on 7th to 10th date from the first treatment. It is suitable to repeat it 2 or 3 times for full effect.
Even though the hair still grows, there is a dead egg (called a nit) still glued to it. Nits can be removed manually by combing them out or cutting the hair. If the length between the skin and the egg is more than 1 cm, the egg is most likely hatched or dead.
Without a source of fresh blood, a head louse can survive only for 18 hours. After that it loses the ability to suck blood due to dehydration and dies.
A head louse does not jump or fly, it crawls between its hosts. A shift between hosts therefore requires certain amount of time, it is not possible for them to move with just a light touch. They can change the host directly from a host’s hair or from a place such as a borrowed cap or a pillow. It is advised to avoid these situations when head lice could be spread to others.
Head lice are widespread parasites can affect anyone regardless of personal hygiene. The most commonly infested places are schools and kindergartens, it is important to check children’s hair at least once a week. If there is a known appearance of head lice, it is suitable for children to be checked daily. If head lice are discovered, notify a teacher. Children then should not be in contact with others until there is a possibility of living head lice or nymphs in their hair.
Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)
Almond oil is prepared from seeds of the almond tree, a species native to Caucasus. It is a fine oil rich in a variety of biologically active substances. It is one of the most luxurious cosmetic oils. Many vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids are contained. Almond oil is suitable for any type of skin. Almond oil has hydration and regeneration effects, soothes the skin and improves hair quality. It also does not cause any allergy reactions.
Coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil)
Coconut oil is an excellent fine oil suitable for soft skin and for hair care.
Neem oil (Azadirachta Indica Seed Oil)
Neem tree is native to India and Middle East. Is has a pleasant hazelnut aroma. Neem oil repels insect, particularly stinging and biting insects such as ticks, fleas or lice. It’s effect will endure for more than 12 hours. Neem oil also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal effects. Blended with another oil (almond oil, olive oil) prevents dandruff.
Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil)
Eucalyptus tree originates in Australia, nowadays also abundant in other continents in tropical and subtropical belt. Efficiently repels insects and has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects as well as healing effects on smaller wounds. It’s aroma has a calming effect.
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil)
Eucalyptus Citriodora tree contains citronellol, which can be found in citronella oils and has pleasant aroma. Lemon Eucalyptus oil has antifungal and disinfecting effects and also prevents dandruff, as well as repels insects.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil)
Tea Tree Oil is extracted from melaleuca alternifolia, also known as narrow-leaved tea tree, native in Australia. It has a specific camphor scent. Tea Tree Oil has antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial effects, also reduces dandruff. Has positive effects on healing of smaller wounds. Intensive repellent effects.
Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Leaf Oil)
Lavender Oil has antiseptic, healing and soothing effects. Efficiently repels insects, including head lice. This as well as its calming scent has effect on sleep (infested head itches, children scratch their head and cannot sleep).
Keeps the hair surface and the skin hydrated. Also binds oils and keeps repellent effects of the product for up to 12 hours.
Restores natural skin cover and supports wound healing.
Anti inflammatory, soothing and healing effects.
Antimicrobiotic and hydration effects prevent hair drying.
Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol - aromatic substances contained in plant oils. Might cause allergic reactions.