Kid's are not little adults! 

Kid's skin is uniquely different from that of an adult. You can not think that a product designed from an adult's skin is safe to use on a kid's skin, anymore than you can think that a product formulated for an adult's skin is safe to use on a baby's skin. 

The most important structural difference is in the Sebum Production.

 A child's skin and scalp produces almost six times less oil on a daily basis than an adult's and can be sensitive to synthetic perfumes, colours, preservatives, heavy film-forming conditioners and aggressive surfactants. Adult shampoos are too aggressive for kid's sensitive scalps. Although it may look the same, the skin of a child is not the same as the skin of an adult for one very important reason... Sebum.

800 Follicles (Sebaceous Glands) Per Square Centimetre of Skin on your Neck, Face, & Scalp.

Sebum is the oil that is excreted onto the human skin by the Sebaceous Glands. In humans the Sebaceous Glands are found in the hair follicles all over the entire body surface, except the palms, soles and tops of the feet. These Sebaceous Glands are relatively small over most of the body and are usually found at a density of less than 20 per square cm of body surface. These Glands in certain areas, such as the neck, face and scalp however, are much larger and more numerous, with a density of up to 800 Glands per square cm.‡

‡(M.Inaba, Y.Inaba Androgenic Alopecia Modern Concepts
of Pathogenisis and Treatment, Springer 1995 1.3.1)


These large glands are hormone dependant, being stimulated by the sex hormones, so they become highly active at puberty and in elderly individuals they may cease to function at all. A child's skin and scalp from birth to puberty produces very little sebum at all. An average Sebum production for a child between the age of 6-12 is 0.44mg per 10square cm, per 3 hours*.

The average for a teenager between the age of 15-19 is 2.35mg per 10square cm, per 3 hours*, and an adult between age 30-39 is 2.52mg per 10square cm, per 3 hours*. This means that the oil production of a teenager’s scalp is more than five times that of a child and the oil production of an adult is almost six times greater than that of a child.

*(Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology (1974) 62, 191–201; doi:10.1111/1523-


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.