GET TERM READY!

For every new term there are certain essentials you can’t live without.

That’s where our Squeaky Clean products can help. Not only do they leave little ones’ hair shiny and healthy-looking, our 3in1 Shampoo and Conditioning Defence Spray also help to prevent head lice.

That's one thing you can tick off
your Term Ready check list!

Find the latest product offers at:

#TermReady

Get yourself Term Ready with these handy videos about everyday school challenges.

TermReady

Protecting yourself

Keeping heads apart

TERM READY TIPS

Being Term Ready isn't just about buying oversized uniforms and the right pencil case.

Check out these handy tips on what will really help you get #TermReady

TermReady

You Asked, We Answered

You asked us all sorts of questions about how to help prevent
head lice. Browse through the handy head lice prevention advice to get yourself #TermReady

Answer

Thanks for the great question. The answer is nope, human head lice cannot survive on pets!
But they can affect humans of all ages, so if you get a head lice alert, be sure to check the whole family.

Answer

Thanks for the great question. This is actually a common myth and head lice like clean and dirty hair!

Answer

Here's our top tips! Start with a good conditioner and wide toothed comb to detangle hair. Then, when your child is sitting comfortably, use clips to section off hair to make it easier to comb through. Give them something to watch or play with while you do this to keep them entertained!

Answer

In an ideal world, you would ask someone else to check your hair for you. Nit comb your hair and ensure you have a white towel on your shoulders/ground to see if head lice are falling. If you find them, then do treat your hair!

Answer

We suggest visually checking the hair line after every wash and detection combing once a week, unless there's an outbreak in which case it will need to be more frequent.

Answer

Yes, a male and female mate and then within one day the female will lay her eggs!

Answer

This is a very common question!

Head lice need the human body to live. They can't survive more than a couple of days off the body, so soft furnishings don't need to be treated.

Answer

Head lice can live on hair at least 1cm long, so it needs to be pretty short to deter them. Hope that helps :)

Answer

Unfortunately there is no simple answer as there are so many variables such as environment and age. Our research shows that 63% of primary school children have had head lice, so not every single child is affected.

Answer

Interesting question! Generally, we see more reports when schools go back. Also, when the weather is humid head lice spread more easily.

Answer

Keeping hair tied back can definitely help to prevent head lice, but we also recommend using our shampoo and spray plus doing regular detection combing, to be really sure.

Answer

Thanks for your great question! The answer is yes - head lice need the human body in order to live. They generally can't survive more than a couple of days off the body and cannot live in the hair of pets either.

Answer

Unfortunately standard hairspray does not contain any ingredients that are natural head lice repellents. We would therefore recommend using our Squeaky Clean 3in1 Shampoo and Conditioning Defence Spray, which both help to prevent head lice.

Answer

We would recommend checking childrens' hairline after every wash, and then doing detection combing every week if possible!

Answer

It may come as a surprise that head lice can't jump! They can only spread by crawling during head to head contact.

Answer

Head lice like living on scalps because they survive by biting into our skin and feeding off the blood!

Answer

Most people catch head lice from head to head contact which is why regular checking and keeping kiddies’ hair tied back at school is essential!

Answer

Data does show that head lice can survive under water for several hours but are unlikely to spread.

Answer

The answer is nope, human head lice cannot survive on pets! But they can affect humans of all ages, so if you get a head lice alert, be sure to check the whole family.

Tell me more

Want to keep up to date with insider news, special offers and exclusive Vosene Kids happenings?

Sign up to our newsletter and make sure you never miss out.