How long should I leave Lice Ice on the hair?
Leave Lice Ice on for at least 15 hours. Thick long hair will require the full amount of time to dry and effectively release the nits.
Can I tie my hair back into a ponytail or a bun, or cover with a shower cap?
Lice Ice must be allowed to air dry, freely. DO NOT cover hair. DO NOT put into a ponytail or a bun. Once the gel had dried for a couple of hours, it should no longer be tacky.
Should I use a lice shampoo when washing out the Lice Ice?
DO NOT USE A LICE SHAMPOO! Use a regular shampoo. Lice Ice is based in a hair styling product, so it should not dry out the hair.
How young can my child be to use Lice Ice on them?
Children under 2 years old have a tendency for a lot of hand to mouth contact. We recommend manual removal for any child under 2 years old, or consult your physician before using Lice Ice or any head lice treatment.
How can Lice Ice be used as a guard against head lice re-infestation?
Cleaning of the living environment is essential to prevent re-infestation. To use Lice Ice as a guard against re-infestation, dilute Lice Ice 1 part gel to 4 parts water, mix and apply with a spray bottle to wet or dry hair. Lice Ice can also be used straight out of the tube in place of your daily styling gel.
How often can I use Lice Ice?
Use Lice Ice as often as re-infestation occurs, or everyday as a preventative. It may be especially beneficial to use Lice Ice as a preventative for the hatch period, which is 7-10 days directly following a successful treatment. It is not necessary to wait in-between applications.
How do I know I have lice?
If you have itchy scalp, you should have someone check your head for lice. Also you may lay a white towel on your shoulders and comb or brush your hair to see if any head lice fall out.
Do I apply Lice Ice to dry hair?
Absolutely, You MUST apply Lice Ice to dry hair.
Can I apply Lice Ice to wet hair?
Lice Ice will not work if you apply it to wet hair. The hair must be dry.
Does Lice Ice kill the bugs?
Yes, Lice Ice will suffocate all the head lice if you leave Lice Ice on overnight or for at least 15 hours. Lice Ice must dry completely before washing out.
Does Lice Ice kill adult lice?
Yes. Lice Ice is formulated to kill all the head lice.
Does Lice Ice kill newly hatched lice?
Yes, Lice Ice will suffocate all the head lice.
Does Lice Ice kill the eggs?
Nothing “kills” an egg. It must be removed, or it will hatch in 7 to 10 days. Lice Ice helps to remove the natural glue substance the eggs are attached with. Washing vigorously with your fingers will help to wash the eggs out of the hair.
Are the eggs lice lay called nits?
Yes, the name for the eggs is nits.
How long do I need to leave Lice Ice on my hair?
Lice Ice must be left on the hair for at least 15 hours or overnight. Lice Ice must dry completely to the scalp or it will not work properly.
Will Lice Ice remove the nits?
Yes, if Lice Ice is left on the hair to dry completely, most if not all the nits will wash out as well as the lice when the hair is shampooed. Any nits left in the hair should not be attached and should flick out with your finger. Lice Ice has a special blend of essential oils and extracts that help to release the natural glue substance that hold the nits in place.
Is it safe for children with allergies and asthma?
Children with plant allergies or asthma may be allergic to the plant ingredients in Lice Ice. To test for allergy, dab a dime-size amount of Lice Ice gel on the child’s inside forearm and leave on for at least 2 hours.
Will I feel it working?
Children who have been scratching their head or have already used a chemical lice treatment may feel a slight stinging sensation from the lemon oil and alcohol when Lice Ice is applied. The stinging will only last seconds.
Can I use Lice Ice if I am pregnant?
Although Lice Ice is an herbal head lice remedy and contains no chemicals or toxic substances, we recommend for precaution sake, you consult a physician before applying lice treatments.
Can I use Lice Ice on my baby?
Although Lice Ice is an herbal head lice treatment and contains no chemicals or toxic substances, we recommend for precaution sake, you consult a physician before applying lice treatments. Children under 2 tend to flail with their arms, and they have a lot of hand to mouth contact.
How do I apply Lice Ice?
To apply Lice Ice, part the hair and squeeze some Lice Ice onto the hair at the part. Use your fingers and gently rub Lice Ice into the hair and onto the scalp. It is extremely important to cover all the hair and scalp. The nits are laid at the base of the hair shaft so the Lice Ice must get to the nits at the scalp.
Do I put lice Ice on my hands first and rub it into the scalp and hair?
You may apply Lice Ice either way. The important part is to get Lice Ice down to the base of the hair shaft and on the scalp for a good application.
Do I place Lice Ice directly on the hair?
Yes, and make sure Lice Ice is completely covering all the hair and scalp.
Do I rub Lice Ice onto the hair or just spray it on?
For the initial application, you must use Lice Ice straight from the tube. For prevention, you may dilute Lice Ice and use as a spray.
Will Lice Ice sting or burn?
Lice Ice may sting for 30 to 90 seconds if the skin is broken from scratching or burned from using chemical treatments. Do not wash it out as the sensation should go away. Usually a tingling sensation is what occurs.
Can I apply Lice Ice if there are open scratches or sores on the scalp?
Test an area first to see if there is discomfort, then apply as directed.
Will Lice Ice burn in open sores?
Lice Ice contains lemon oil and alcohol. If a stinging sensation occurs for 90 seconds or longer than is comfortable, rinse out and manually remove nits and lice.
What do I cover the hair with so Lice Ice does not get on the furniture?
DO NOT cover hair! Lice Ice must be allowed to air dry for at least 15 hours or overnight to be fully effective. Do not pull back into a ponytail or a bun. Do Not cover with a shower or swimmers cap, or with plastic wrap.
How do I keep Lice Ice off of the pillows and bedding?
Once you have applied Lice Ice to the infested persons, allow Lice Ice to air dry for 3-4 hours, or until it is no longer tacky. Leave it in the hair for at least 15 hours. After you have washed the hair and have done a manual inspection, it is very important to clean the living environment and bedding BEFORE you put the child to bed. ?A clean head in a clean bed? is our motto!
May I cover the treated hair with a plastic bag or shower cap?
DO NOT cover hair! Lice Ice must be allowed to air dry for at least 15 hours or overnight to be fully effective. Do not pull back into a ponytail or a bun. DO NOT cover with a shower or swimmers cap, or with plastic wrap.
How long must I leave Lice Ice on the hair before shampooing?
Lice Ice must be allowed to air dry for at least 15 hours or overnight to be fully effective. Wash out with regular shampoo. Since Lice Ice is based in a hair styling product, the hair should not dry out.
Do I really have to leave Lice Ice on overnight?
No, however Lice Ice must be allowed to air dry for at least 15 hours to be fully effective. This may be overnight. Do Not cover hair! Do not pull back into a ponytail or a bun. Do Not cover with a shower or swimmers cap, or with plastic wrap.
Is there a special shampoo I need to use to get Lice Ice out of the hair?
No, use regular shampoo. Since Lice Ice is based in a hair styling product, the hair should not dry out.
Can Lice Ice be used as a preventative or guard against re-infestation?
Yes! Lice Ice can be used as a guard against re-infestation either straight out of the tube in place of your daily styling gel, or diluted 1:4 in water and applied as a spray to dry or wet hair. Using Lice Ice as a guard against re-infestation is recommended if you know your child is coming into contact with head lice.