The Dimethicone Head Lice Shampoo is a medical device for local application to the scalp and hair for the treatment against head lice and nits. The product’s efficacy is based on the silicone oil, dimethicone.
Before starting treatment, check all family members for the presence of head lice. It is important to treat all individuals within one day to prevent repeat transmission.
Cover the shoulders of the person to be treated to avoid solution spilling onto skin/clothes.
Unscrew the applicator cap and apply evenly to the hair. Start application at the front of the hairline near the forehead moving to the center of the head, before applying near the ears and neck. The amount of solution required depends on the length and type of the hair. For example, shoulder length hair would require approximately 30 ml-50 ml of the solution.
Apply a sufficient amount to the hair and scalp. Massage it from roots to hair ends. Leave for 15 minutes. For excessive cases you might have to wait for up to 30 minutes.
Wash your hair with warm water and usual shampoo. For longer hair it is recommended that you use a conditioner in addition. While the hair is damp, section the hair into strands of approximately 1cm wide. Repeatedly comb the individual sections with a metal comb to remove all dead lice and nits. Comb as close as possible to the scalp. Keep the sections that have been stripped of nits away from the untreated sections. Wash the comb after each use with warm water and soap. Repeat the application after 9-10 days to remove newly hatched lice.