Headlice can't jump... they don't have any knees!

Their instinctive survival drive to stay on a human head is strong; once it's off the scalp and loses access to a blood meal, it will starve and die within 8 to 12 hours.

Headlice claws have evolved to fit neatly around a single strand of hair and the curvature of it is close to the average hair diameter that they would come in contact.

However, the claw has one more very special feature... it is equipped with an internally facing barb/spike that pieces the hair fiber like a spear. 

This action of clasping and piecing the hair strand simultaneously with every one of its six claws gives the louse serious staying power!

With its tight grasp a hair strand, it can swing or crawl from hair to hair like a speedy acrobat... think of a Trapeze Artist at the circus... holding on with one claw whilst extending full-reach with the other.


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.