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5th Aug 2020

Maybe your little one swapped hats in the playground or gave their friend a big hug at lunchtime. Either way, they’re itching and one thing’s for sure: you’ve got a head lice infestation on your hands.

Before you cancel your plans for the next three weeks and prepare for an onslaught of smelly chemicals and endless combing, you should know about an innovative head lice treatment, dimethicone.

NYDA express® uses dimethicone to fight the creepy crawlies on your child’s scalp. But what is it and how does it differ from other head lice treatments?

What is Dimethicone?

Dimethicones are silicon oils that are usually colourless, odourless and water repellent. They can be volatile (thinner, vaporise quickly) or viscous (thick in consistency).

You might already have dimethicones in your cupboard at home without realising. They’re commonly used in medicines, cosmetics, hair care, perfume and toothpaste.

How Does Dimethicone Help to Eliminate Head Lice?

When combined, volatile and viscous dimethicones can work together to create a liquid that spreads easily across your child’s hair and scalp to deeply penetrate the breathing holes of the lice.

When the thinner dimethicone evaporates, the remaining silicon oil thickens to effectively close the airways and suffocate the lice.

Because this deprives the nits of oxygen and suffocates them, it is an effective method for killing head lice at all stages of the life cycle (egg, larvae and adult).

Would you like to learn more about NYDA® express? If so, you can find more information and explore the range here.

What Makes Dimethicone Different?

Dimethicone targets the breathing holes of head lice, larvae and their eggs rather than the nervous system. Because dimethicone suffocates nits, it’s free from neurotoxic pesticides.

This means there’s no burning, no harsh chemical smell, and it’s suitable for all ages, including pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants.

Because of its ability to kill head lice at all stages of the life cycle, NYDA express®’ dual action dimethicones require just a single application, ten-minute treatment.

Would you like to find out more about the benefits of a dimethicone head lice treatment? You may like to learn more about NYDA express® or explore the range here.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Have you found this information useful? If so, you may enjoy the following:

Headlice: The Facts, Myths & How To Avoid Them 

Introducing NYDA Express 

Life Cycle Of A Nit (And How You Can Beat It)

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