[1] Part dry hair and apply a small amount of the Nit-Picker to the scalp beginning at the nape and behind the ears. Massage Nit-Picker through the roots of the hair and comb through the midlengths and ends. Apply small droplets of Nit-Picker to the hair as required to enable thorough coverage of the hair. Pay careful attention not to get Nit-Picker Oil into the eyes as this will cause stinging (flush thoroughly with cool water if eye contact does occur).

[2] Once a thin film has been achieved on the entire hair use a fine toothed comb and begin to comb the hair from roots to ends. This will ensure that any head lice trying to escape the solution by travelling up the hair shaft will be removed from the hair.

[3] Wipe head lice and eggs from the fine toothed comb on a tissue as you proceed through the hair. Head lice and eggs will die when removed from the hair within a short time. Leave Nit-Picker on the hair for up to twenty minutes. Repeat the combing procedure at regular intervals throughout this application time.

[4] Use your fingernail to remove visible eggs on the hair shaft then rinse the hair using warm water.

[5] Lightly shampoo with Nit Ninja Daily Defence Shampoo to cleanse off eco.kid Nit-Picker Oil, follow with Nit Ninja Daily Defence Conditioner. Use these products to prevent headlice infestation in the future.

[6] Repeat the above procedure before every shampoo to ensure maximum effectiveness in head-lice infestation prevention.

Whether there is any pre-known sensitivity to any essential oils or not, a patch test should be trialed prior to the application of eco.kid Nit-Picker. Find a small patch of skin behind the ear and apply a small quantity of the product to be tested. Observe the patch for redness or irritation within the first few minutes. If no adverse signs are observed this will generally indicate that no sensitivity exists.

To use this product on sensitive skin, mix 50% Nit-Picker Combing Oil with 50% Vegetable Oil. Repeat the patch test procedure
described above and continue to dilute oils as described if sensitivity
persists. If irritation persists at a diluted level of 5:1 (vegetable oil to Nit-Picker) then we do not recommend using Nit-Picker Oil.

Water swells the hair shaft making lice egg removal very difficult.
Use on dry hair only for maximum assistance in lice egg removal.


Never use Water-based product to remove headlice eggs.

Schools often send notes home instructing parents to comb the hair with conditioner to inspect for headlice. Although well meaning, this advice is not as helpful as it is intended to be.

Water-based product will swell human hair 15% within 2 minutes making the lice eggs more difficult to remove.

Oil-based products will not swell the hairshaft and are transparent making it much easier to identify the live lice and much easier to remove lice and thier nit eggs from the hair.


Oil-based Are the Best Headlice Treatments

Oil-based Headlice combing solution and headlice treatments are the best choice for detecting and eradicating headlice.

Any oil will suffocate the live lice and the oil will help support the easy release of the lice nit eggs.


Why are nit eggs so tough to remove

The nit eggs are glued to the hairsaft by a liquid chitisan. Chitisan is the same natural material as the shell of a beetle, so once it dries and hardens it forms a permanent casing around the hair fibre.

Only sliding the casing up the hairshaft will allow it to be removed.

Nit Ninja Nit Picker Pre-Shampoo Combing Oil is formulated to penetrate beneath the tough shell structure and lubricate the hair fibre to allow for effortless removal of the egg.