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Have you reached the end of your wits because of nits? Not to worry, we’ve narrowed down 5 of the best head lice treatments on the market in Australia to comb out those irksome little insects. Head lice are tiny parasitic insects that dwell in human hair, particularly common amongst school-aged children.

A lice infestation, called pediculosis capitis, is the result from the direct transfer of lice through head-to-head contact from one person to another. Read on for the best head lice shampoos to stop you scratching away thinking of how to banish your child’s head lice.

The best head lice treatment in Australia


Tried, tested and true, the MOST trusted brand in head lice treatments, KP24 offer a range of medicated products to provide fast and effective solutions to head lice. For best results, use KP24 Lotion and follow by shampooing using KP24 Foam. Both products contain the active ingredient Maldison which has a double action that directly attacks both head lice and their eggs.

The brands latest product is a Rapid Shampoo that kills lice and protects against re-infestation in one 15-minute application. The product has a dual action formula which dissolves the wax coating that protects the lice to dehydrate the insects and also works to smother and suffocate them. The product also contains tea tree and eucalyptus oil to act as a repellent and prevent any future outbreaks.

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Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for head lice, which contains natural insecticides, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties which act to prevent and kill lice effectively. The natural oil simultaneously coats the hair and scalp to kill head lice and its eggs as well as to soothe and heal your child’s irritated scalp. The oil is versatile and can be used in a number of ways as a treatment and a repellent for lice.

You can add tea tree oil to your child’s shampoo and use regularly or as needed, or to create a spray you can mix 10-15 drops of tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and apply to hair, clothing, furniture, toys or any other lice affected area.

Alternatively, you can sprinkle a few drops of tea tree oil directly to your child’s scalp and leave overnight, brushing their hair in the morning to remove the dead lice and following with shampoo and conditioner.

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Moov Head Lice Solution

This product is highly acclaimed for effectively curing head lice outbreaks. The formulation is a combination of natural essential oils which breaks the life cycle of head lice in just three simple applications seven days apart each, killing both the lice and their eggs by interfering with their biochemical mechanisms.

To use, on dry hair firstly apply the product to the hair behind your child’s ears and the back of the neck. Continue by applying the solution to the rest of the hair and ensure sufficient product is used to coat until thoroughly wet. Cover the head with the included cap and leave on for 10 minutes. Remove the cap, being sure to rinse well with soap and warm water, and shampoo and condition the hair as normal.

For best results, don’t forget to repeat this process 7 and 14 days after the initial treatment. Get Moov now but ensure you buy the defensive spray too – to stop future infestation!

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NitWits Absolute Head Lice Solution

NitWits Absolute Head Lice Solution is an all in one 20-minute fast action formula which quickly and easily kills head lice in just one application. The product is a sensitive formula, perfect for children with irritated scalps. It comes in a no mess spray applicator and claims to have no awful smell.

To use, onto dry hair spray the product evenly to coat your child’s hair and scalp until saturated. Massage the solution into the scalp for 5 minutes. After 20 minutes, use the comb provided to remove the dead lice and eggs, regularly wiping from the comb onto a tissue. Rinse hair thoroughly and follow with shampoo and conditioner as normal.

Make sure to check your child’s hair again 7 days after the initial treatment to detect any hatchlings or re-infestations. If lice are present, repeat the treatment process.

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Comb and Conditioner

If you’re searching for a good old-fashioned technique to detect and treat lice infestations, the comb and conditioner method might be the one for you.

Begin by applying a thick conditioner to your child’s hair and brushing through with a regular comb or brush. Leave for 20 minutes to allow the conditioner to stun the lice and prevent them from gripping to the hair and crawling around. Using a quality head lice comb, systematically comb through sections of the hair from the scalp to the ends. Regularly wipe the comb onto a tissue to check for lice and eggs. Repeat this process several times until no live lice are detected.

Because some eggs may escape it is important to repeat this method a week later to completely eradicate the lice.

Most effective NATURAL head lice treatments?

We think the above are the best head lice shampoos on the market in Australia. BUT, we know lots of parents want to investigate natural solutions for head lice. If you want to find out what is the best natural treatment for head lice, we’ve written a detailed reivew for head lice products too! You can find the natural solution to head lice problems here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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