Episode 3: Treating Head Lice

Head Lice: THE FACTS

Treating Head Lice

Don’t panic. Lice are harmless.

If you find a few lice or maybe a dozen running rampant in your child’s hair, don’t panic. Dealing with head lice is, understandably, an unpleasant situation. But there are a number of products available to help banish lice as easily as possible. 

Before we look at treatment steps, it’s important to understand the life cycle of head lice, which can last for up to 35 days. Starting off as an egg (nit) and then hatching into a nymph, or a young louse, nymphs then mature into adult lice¹. And as long as there’s a source of food, the adult louse will continue feed – usually every three to six hours – or it will dehydrate and die².

The adult louse can live on a human scalp for about five weeks. During that lifetime, the female can lay up to 120 eggs. Although that might seem distressing, head lice are actually harmless – and yet they must be treated. 

When treating head lice, one treatment is usually not enough as many of the lice may still be in their eggs when the first treatment is carried out. Treatment should be repeated a second and third time to help ensure all head lice are targeted. The key to treatment of a head lice infestation is to break their life cycle! 

Moov-on. Moov is here to help.

MOOV Head Lice Solution can help. It is quick, easy and, in three applications, seven days apart, it can help to kill both the head lice and their eggs. 

After applying the solution onto dry hair, place a shower cap on your head, ensuring all hair, including the ears and the nape of the neck are covered. Leave on for 10 minutes, then remove the cap, and wash the hair as normal. 

MOOV Head Lice Solution is a natural deadly solution. It is formulated with essential oils and clinically proven to kill head lice and eggs, all while remaining kind on kids³.

You can also use our MOOV Head Lice Shampoo or MOOV Head Lice Sensitive to kill head lice and eggs.

MOOV Head Lice Solution is suitable for normal scalps and uses natural essential oils to kill lice and eggs. Also suitable for normal scalps, MOOV Head Lice Shampoo is an easy to use head lice treatment and shampoo in one⁴. Lastly, MOOV Head Lice Sensitive is free from common irritants and designed for those with sensitive scalps⁵.

1,3. Greive KA, Altman P, Rowe JS, Staton JA, Oppenheim VMJ. A randomised, double-blind, comparative efficacy trial of three head lice treatment options: malathion, pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide and MOOV Head Lice Solution. Aust Pharmacist. 2007; 26(9): 738 - 743. Research sponsored by Ego Pharmaceuticals.

2. Nash B. Treating head lice. BMJ. 2003 Jun 7;326(7401):1256-7. doi: 10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1256. PMID: 12791744; PMCID: PMC1126126.

1,4,5. All MOOV Head Lice treatment products are clinically proven to kill head lice and eggs.