An itch that triggers scratching and a feeling of something moving in your hair are probably caused by head lice. However, finding a live louse in your hair, or nits (lice eggs) is the surest way to know if you have a lice infestation. 

Head lice are small wingless mites that live in the human hair and survive by feeding on blood from the scalp. Even though head lice are more common among children, they can affect the whole family. They are transferred through head-to-head contact and do not have anything to do with dirty hair.

Apart from being creepy and annoying to get rid of, itchiness and scratching from the bites of head lice can lead to infection. Fortunately, getting rid of head lice is possible if you use medicated shampoos, cream rinses, sprays, and lotions that kill lice.

These are some of the best head lice treatments you can use for head lice removal:

1. A-Lices Lotion 1%

An effective head lice treatment with permethrin that kills head lice in only 10 minutes with 1 course of treatment.

Direction of use:

  • Wash hair with shampoo.
  • Towel dry your hair with a clean towel.
  • Apply A-Lices lotion onto hair.
  • Leave the lotion on your hair for at least 10 minutes.          
  • Rinse off with water completely.   
  • Repeat the treatment after 10 days to complete the full course.
2. Lice Clinics Lice Treatment

This lice remover kit has a non-toxic, pesticide-free liquid gel that kills lice, detangles hair, and facilitates the removal of head lice eggs. This chemical-free head lice treatment gel has a fresh pear-blossom smell, and it easily rinses out from the hair. It also comes with a no-mess applicator to assist you in applying the right amount of the gel and a premium metal head lice comb to remove dead lice and nits.

Direction of use:

  • Apply an appropriate amount of gel to your hair.
  • Comb out your hair using the provided comb, to remove both dead lice and eggs.

It should be used on children over the age of three years old.

3. Mata Piojos Lice Shampoo

Mata Piojos Lice Shampoo is used for the treatment of head, body, pubic crab and lice. It contains 4% of piperonyl butoxide and pyrethrum extract (equivalent to 0.33 percent pyrethrins). This head lice treatment shampoo also comes with a nits comb.

It should be used on adults and children over the age of 2 years old.

Directions of use:

  • Apply shampoo thoroughly to dry hair or other affected areas.
  • Allow the shampoo to remain in the hair for 10 minutes.
  • Use warm water to form a lather with the shampoo.
  • Thoroughly rinse your hair.
  • Towel dry hair and comb out tangles then remove lice and their eggs.
  • Ensure the hair remains slightly damp while combing. However, if the hair dries during combing, you can dampen it slightly with water.
4. Nix Ultra Lice Removal Kit

A head lice management kit that kills lice and eggs, including hard-to-kill super lice. Nix Ultra 2-in-1 Super Lice Treatment Solution comes with 1 bottle of Nix Ultra 2-in-1 Super Lice Treatment Solution; 1 Nix Premium Metal 2-Sided Lice Removal Comb and 1 bottle of Nix Lice.

The comb removes lice and eggs from hair after treatment. It has both a wide-tooth side for detangling hair and a fine-tooth side for removal of eggs and lice. 

The spray has no odor, is non-staining, and leaves no sticky residue after spraying. It kills lice and bed bugs on furniture and bedding for up to 4 weeks.

It should be used on adults and children over 2 years old.

Directions of use:

  • Apply Nix Ultra Solution on dry hair, completely saturating hair and scalp.
  • Make sure you cover the areas behind your ears and on the nape of your neck.
  • Allow the solution to sit in your hair for 10 minutes.
  • Wash hair thoroughly with regular shampoo- avoid using a conditioner or shampoo with a conditioner at this stage.
  • Rinse thoroughly and towel dry hair.
  • To remove nits and lice- part hair into four sections and comb one section at a time.
  • Comb properly by placing the teeth of the comb as close to the scalp as possible. You can then comb with a firm, even motion away from the scalp to the end of the hair.
  • Clean comb during use by wiping lice and nits onto clean tissue or dry paper towel which you must dispose of after use.

If lice or nits are still present in the hair after seven days- repeat the process.

5. Licefreee Spray - Lice Treatment

Licefreee Spray is a natural, homeopathic solution that contains sodium chloride used for treating head lice. It instantly kills super lice and eggs upon contact without the use of chemical pesticides.

Directions of use:

  • After spraying, let the head lice spray dry naturally.
  • You don’t have to rinse or wash out the spray.
  • You can resume regular grooming habits after the hair has dried completely after the treatment.

Although not mandatory, you can also use the patented lice comb to remove dead lice and nits from the hair.   


Don’t be embarrassed if you have lice. It does not indicate illness or that you or your child is filthy. It affects even the most hygienic person. Consider informing your friends and teachers so that they can inspect their children and classrooms to prevent the spread of these pests.