I've heard it bunches of times.."I used Rid (or Nix) on my kid's lice...and it DIDN'T WORK!". Both Rid and Nix are toxic to lice and humans. The active ingredient in Rid is Pyrethrin, and the active ingredient in Nix is Permethrin, both insecticides designed to target the respiratory and/or nervous system of a louse. Here's the problem...for the first 4 to 5 days whole a louse is forming it HAS NO RESPIRATORY OR NERVOUS SYSTEM! You could use a gallon of Rid or Nix, and it wouldn't kill any recently laid nits (eggs)! The main benefit of an enzyme lice control product is that it is non-toxic and kills lice on contact. The one we use at my natural lice removal salon Bernadette's at the Beach is called Absolute Clear. It has 4 digestive enzymes, the primary two are protease and lipase. Lice manufacture protease when they molt. It acts a bit like a 'zipper', it dissolves their exoskeleton, and they die within about 30 seconds. The best part is that lice cannot develop any kind of resistance or immunity because they make it in their own system. No side effects, kills lice...natural is definitely the way to go!
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