The no-cry, 15-minute solution for head lice

How to treat head lice

Ok, we promised you a no-cry solution and when it comes to head lice treatment, the crying usually comes from kids (and mums) enduring a treatment being combed through their hair with a fine-toothed comb. It’s really not fun for anyone. But this solution involves no combing through of treatments, and it literally takes just 15 minutes.

Hedrin 15 is a super easy, spray-on gel that works in minutes, and doesn’t need to be combed through. We repeat – it does not have to be combed through. Praise be. It’s also completely odourless and works in mere minutes – it really is a clever, no-cry way to remove head lice and eggs in one go.

How does Hedrin work against head lice?

Hedrin 15 head lice treatment

The thing about head lice is that they’re crafty creatures. You need to kill both the live lice and the eggs to make sure they’re not coming back. The active ingredient in Hedrin 15 is Dimeticone, and it works in a really clever physical way so head lice won’t develop a resistance to it.

Here’s a little-known fact, head lice don’t produce urine (there’s one saving grace!), instead, they get rid of excess water through tiny passages in their exoskeleton. When the lice are treated with Dimeticone, a silicone oil, it coats the lice and they can’t move, feed or get rid of their excess water – some lice will die of starvation, others who have just fed will die from gut rupture (sorry, not sorry lice).

Hedrin 15 is easy to use

Tips on how to get rid of head lice

Once you’re sure the kids have head lice, head to the bathroom and cover their shoulders with a towel. Shake the bottle, spray the gel solution onto dry hair and work it through from root to tip using your fingers. Leave it for 15 minutes then shampoo out. Done. Just re-apply after seven to 10 days to make sure you’ve caught them all.

Why use Hedrin 15 to get rid of head lice?

  • Doesn’t smell
  • Works super quick
  • Spray it on, wash it out – no combing!
  • Free from solvents so safe for little ones with asthma
  • Head lice won’t become resistant
  • Kills both lice and eggs
  • Safe to use in children from six-months-old

Hedrin 15 is available from Chemist Warehouse ($19.99).


WIN with Hedrin

Hedrin 15 competition

Here’s a top tip – always have a pack of Hedrin 15 in the bathroom cupboard – you don’t want to discover head lice at 10pm at night and not be able to treat them. And here’s another ripper reason to grab a pack of Hedrin 15 right now – the chance to win a family holiday to the Gold Coast!

Plus, the first 200 people to enter get a back to school pack valued at over $35. What are you waiting for? Throw a pack of Hedrin 15 in the shop next time you’re at Chemist Warehouse as an insurance policy against head lice.

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(This post was written in partnership with Hedrin)