Over 12 million children suffer from lice infestations each year. And because lice spread so easily, through close body contact or shared personal items such as clothing or hairbrushes, thousands of adults have to contend with this condition as well.
While lice infestations can be easy to detect, getting rid of the pests can be a bigger problem. Lice, and their eggs, must be destroyed in order to get rid of an infestation. Solutions purchased from a local store can require repeated products, and often involve picking through the lice-affected areas with a comb, looking for (and removing) each individual louse one by one. Not only is this process time consuming and frustrating, oftentimes it doesn't
work; if you miss just one, the lice will continue to spread - and finding their eggs, which hatch 7-10 days later, is almost impossible.
The Lice products we've reviewed make getting rid of these pests far easier. They kill lice on contact - no more need for combing through and picking out the lice and their eggs. And some of the lice products can even be mixed with your laundry, automatically killing any lice that may be hiding within your clothes, pillowcases, or sheets.
There are a number of features to consider when looking for an effective lice product. Some of these include:
Effectiveness. How quickly does the lice product work? Does it require multiple applications, or can you expect immediate relief?
Guarantee. What kind of guarantee backs up the lice product?
Cost. How expensive is the lice product, compared with other products?
TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best lice products available today. We hope this information helps you find the right lice product for you!
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Licenex is a powerful, all-natural product that eliminates lice and their nits. No more washing with potentially harmful chemical shampoos - Licenex is safe and contains no pesticides. Licenex can even be used as a spray for your furniture, and mixed with your laundry for your clothes and bedding, to give you a whole-house solution.
Licenex is a hypoallergenic, pH balanced advanced formula. You can use it immediately as a shampoo, in order to eliminate any lice infesting the hair. It contains no artificial or synthetic chemicals, so you are exposed to no chemical risk. Although the product is strong in its application, it is gentle on the scalp.
Licenex works to attack lice and their eggs with special biological enzymes, which penetrate and quickly break down their exoskeletons. It then dissolves the "glue" that holds lice onto the hair, so they can be rinsed out. Combined with their nit comb (included with every order), you can easily remove any lice or nits that have found their way onto the scalp.
Licenex does not require an overnight application. We recommend you use the shampoo on repeated days, to be sure you've reached all the lice and their eggs. The product can also be mixed with your laundry in order to remove the lice that may be hiding in clothes and bedding. Furthermore, it can be used as a spray for your carpet and furniture. Because of these reasons, we recommend utilizing the multiple-bottle
discount plans - If
you buy two bottles, you save $9.97; and if you buy the 4-bottle family pack, you save $57.81. This is a safe way to ensure your house is free from infestation.
Licenex comes with a consumer-friendly 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Since the product works very fast, this is more than enough time for you to see the benefits you need.
Licenex is a strong formula that attacks lice and their eggs immediately, and yet is safe to use every day. With competitive pricing and a money-back guarantee, Licenex earns our highest rating.
Clearlice effectively helps eliminate lice at every facet of your home and family. This comprehensive system provides shampoo, conditioner, laundry additive, household spray, and a high quality stainless steel comb. Best of all, Clearlice is made without dangerous or toxic pesticides or chemicals. The scientific component that makes Clearlice standout, are the unique, natural ingredients that work to break open the protective
shells of lice and their eggs and eliminate the glue that holds the nits to the hair shaft. Once the shells are cracked, the lice and nits die. Unlike the popular lice products sold at local drug stores and super markets, these critters have not become resistant to the ingredients of Clearlice as they are natural based.
Clearlice is made of a proprietary blend of natural botanicals, enzyme complexes, plant extracts, and homeopathic ingredients.
To use Clearlice, you simply shampoo the hair and head thoroughly. Next you'll apply the Clearlice conditioner that soothes irritation from bites and helps the comb glide through the hair without tangles. The comb will insure that any louse or remaining nits are extracted from the scalp and hair. The next step is to clean any washables such as bed lines, pillows, clothes, coats along with the Clearlice additive to kill
any lice or nits that may have left the scalp and landed in your home. Spraying and vacuuming down carpet, car seats, and anything you didn't wash is the last step in the process. All steps must be completed in the same day to avoid re-infestation.
Should you not be satisfied with your purchase, Clearlice comes with a 60 day full money back guarantee. Simply return any remaining portion of the bottles to the company for your money back.
Clearlice's peppermint formula is pleasant to the nose and scalp but works to quickly eliminate lice and their eggs no matter where they may linger. We appreciated the comprehensive formula and were willing to pay a little more to make sure our cars, house and laundry were also made lice free. If you're dealing with a lice infestation of any size, Clearlice is worth your consideration.
Liceadex, or DermaTech RX/Lice, is sold online by the Q Based Healthcare Company. The product is a safe, non-toxic shampoo sold for the removal and prevention of head lice and nits. The company boasts a 100% success rate with individuals using this product and offers a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee.
Q Based Healthcare states that Liceadex will work immediately and on contact. The specialized surfactants and chlorides in the gel base kills lice and eggs. The gel base also allows for easy comb-out of the dead lice, eggs, and debris. An application lasts approximately 20 minutes and is typically around 98% effective. Repeated daily applications are suggested to make sure all the lice and eggs are killed. Liceadex sells
for $29.99 for a 16 oz bottle, which can be used by up to 4 people with 2 applications each. Another option is the family pack, which consists of 64 oz of the lice and nit removal gel for $79.95.
Although the Liceadex website is relatively straightforward, it is somewhat confusing and unprofessional in its approach. Information is presented in a long one-page format, so you have to scroll through the entire page. We would have preferred if it was designed with menu-driven categories, so we could quickly find the information we were looking for. Some nice extras include a question and answer section regarding head
lice, the different types of lice, lice products, information on pets and lice, and dangerous pesticides found in some products among other topics. There are numerous pictures, which some customers might find very helpful.
Liceadex is an effective product that comes in a variety of options. It is safe and non-toxic, with an informative, if somewhat confusing, website. Liceadex earns high marks in our review.
Naughty Nits is one of over 100 products sold by Natural Remedies. As the name suggests Natural Remedies sells homeopathic herbal products. The web site is visually confusing, with almost too much information being offered in a variety of colors and different fonts. If you know exactly what product you are looking for, then the website is easier to navigate through. With the variety of products offered, the site is better
suited for individuals who embrace alternative medicines.
Naughty Nits offers 3 products in their line. A foam shampoo (50g tube), oil (60ml bottle) and spritzer (100ml bottle). Directions for use are to shampoo the hair and leave on for 5 minutes, then repeat. The oil is used next; it is applied to the wet hair and left on overnight. In the morning, this can be washed out with shampoo. The oil acts to loosen current nits and prevent future re-infestation. The Naughty Nits spritzer
is used as a follow up to prevent re-occurrence or prevention of head lice if there is an epidemic in your area.
All three products - the shampoo, the oil and the spritzer - contain lavender and rosemary. One interesting feature of the website is the detailed information available on the history and usefulness of these herbs.
The Naughty Nits products are offered a la carte or as a package deal. The company does offer a 1 year money back guarantee for orders under $200.00. For orders over $200.00 a 25% re-stocking fee is applied. Shipping charges are standard.
While Naughty Nits may be an effective product, and has a comforting return policy, it is considerably more expensive than our top-rated products.
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