About head lice

Vamousse Head Lice Treatment is proven to kill 100% of lice and eggs within 15 minutes in scientific tests.

The ingredients in Vamousse that have this effect are a blend of isopropyl alcohol, isopryopyl myristate and geraniol. This formula gets to work fast, targeting the protective exoskeleton that nits and eggs so rely on for hydration. In dissolving this layer, Vamousse kills off  the parasitic insects that so plague school children and their parents alike.

The length of time required for different head lice treatments to work can vary. Significantly, Vamousse is clinically proven to kill headlice and nits in one application, its ease of use simplifies what can prove a challenging process for all parties.

Having separated hair into four equal sections and applied Vamousse directly to each, a basic comb through will ensure the scalp is completely and thoroughly saturated. A 15 minute wait then ensues before another comb through - this time using the Vamousse head lice comb enclosed - removes dead lice and nits in three simple steps. Rinsing the hair in warm water before patting it dry with a clean towel completes the treatment.

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  • Head lice are parasitic insects that only attack humans.
  • Head lice thrive on the scalp and are often found behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the head. They can also be found on eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Head lice stay alive by sucking blood from the human scalp.
  • Head lice are very small. They can be tan, brown or grey.
  • Head lice are spread through direct head-to-head contact.
  • Head lice eggs (nits) might be mistaken for dandruff.
  • Once head lice have fallen off a person’s head, they die within 1-2 days.
  • Itching is the main symptom of head lice caused by an allergy to lice saliva or lice droppings.
  • Anyone can get head lice. They know no socio-economic or ethnic boundaries.

Head Lice Treatments


  • A female head louse lays eggs by cementing them to hairs (often close to the root).
  • After 7 to 10 days the nymph louse hatches out of the egg, leaving a shiny white empty eggshell (nit) - which can be found anywhere along the hair strand.
  • Head lice feed by biting the scalp and feeding on blood.
  • Head lice take 6 to 10 days to become fully mature and typically live for about 25 to 30 days.
  • Once mature the head lice can move from head to head if direct contact is made.
  • A female head louse can lay eggs as early as 7 days after she's hatched and produce 4 to 6 eggs per day.
  • She has between 18 to 28 days to lay her eggs, which equates to between 50 and 150 eggs within her lifetime.
  • To break the cycle and stop lice spreading, head lice need to be removed within 7 days of hatching.

Protecting Against Head Lice