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Have you or your LOs got lice? Sign up to try out Lyclear Treatment Shampoo: £250 to be won for feedback. NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 28-Aug-13 10:51:49

Lyclear and Mumsnet are looking for 100 Mumsnetters who have someone in their family who currently has head lice to try out Lyclear Treatment Shampoo. All selected testers who add their feedback after both the first and second application will be entered into a prize draw to win £250 worth of Love2Shop vouchers.

Here's what Lyclear have to say about their product, "Lyclear Treatment Shampoo is clinically proven to kill 100% of head lice and is as easy to use as washing hair.(1) The unique double action formula suffocates and dehydrates head lice and their eggs and is free from insecticides. The shampoo acts in a purely physical manner, ensuring the head lice do not become resistant to the treatment." Lyclear Treatment Shampoo is suitable for adults and children over 2 years of age.

Note: You should only use Lyclear Treatment Shampoo if you have live head lice. Do not use if allergic to any of the ingredients.*

We are looking for Mumsnetters who have head lice themselves, or whose LO has head lice.
If you're selected you will be sent a 200ml bottle which provides up to 8 applications (RRP £14.99).

Lyclear says after checking the hair for lice with the fine toothed comb enclosed you should evenly apply the shampoo to dry hair, massaging from root to tip, paying particular attention to the neck and behind the ears. Leave on for 10 minutes then wash and rinse the hair thoroughly. Remove dead head lice and eggs with the fine toothed comb, thoroughly cleaning after use. Repeat the treatment after 7 days.

We intend to recruit daily to ship out the products to you as soon as possible so you can test it while you still have a use for it! In order to be eligible for the £250 Love2Shop voucher testers must provide initial feedback immediately after using Lyclear Treatment Shampoo and additional feedback after the second application.

If you would like to take part and try Lyclear Treatment Shampoo yourself, sign up here

Other products within the Lyclear range include Lyclear Treatment Sensitive and Lyclear Treatment Spray which are both clinically proven to kill 100% of head lice.(2,3)

Thanks, MNHQ

1. Izri,D. 2010 Evaluation of the pediculicide and lenticide efficacy of Paranix shampoo treatment. Paris
2. Lyclear Treatment Spray: Ex vivo study 2010 and In vivo clinical study 2008
3. Combescot, D. 2006. Report on ex vivo pediculicide and nit killing activity. Ecoparasite Laboratory. France.
* Ingredients include mineral oil, MIPA-LAURETH SULFATE, Laureth-4, Cocamide DEA and perfume

HeySoulSister Wed 28-Aug-13 12:07:06

done....i'm itching now! grin

fatsatsuma Wed 28-Aug-13 12:14:32

Done. Was about to post my headlice sob story but this has been a good distraction grin

Fillybuster Wed 28-Aug-13 12:31:10

Done - just come back from a camping weekend with some unexpected extras....

NotShortImFunSized Wed 28-Aug-13 12:50:38

Oh MN how I love thee grin

4 of us have the little critters. 'Tis not pleasant!

5madthings Wed 28-Aug-13 15:04:15

Ooh ds4 has a few! Have been combing but tempted to try this!

snorris Wed 28-Aug-13 15:12:20

This has come at the right time! I have been struggling all holidays to get rid of the pesky blighters on my girls. Fingers crossed smile.

swallowedAfly Wed 28-Aug-13 15:22:35

if you or your children have lice i should hope you're bloody well in the thick of getting rid of them already not sitting around for a free sample with school starting next week!

Fillybuster Wed 28-Aug-13 15:25:20

Been selected blush

Most embarrassing but useful and well-timed product trial yet.... thanks No nits for 7 years and then they appear the day before Lyclear look for volunteers.

<ponders co-incidence>

<decides not to point Finger Of Blame at MN Towers>

poppy1973 Wed 28-Aug-13 15:29:52

My child has come back from camp this week and has been mixing with lots of children. He has now got headlice, so it would be nice to try it out on him before I get the headlice comb on it.

Ditto good timing for us too. Just discovered that my teenage DSs have lice and knew about it but didn't tell me. They've been (fairly unsuccessfully) self wet combing in the shower for the past god-knows-how-long, which explains why DD can't seem to go a week without getting re-liced even though we wet comb every time she washes her hair. I was not amused. Plans have already been made to scalp and treat this week (boys needed haircuts anyway)

lisad123everybodydancenow Wed 28-Aug-13 16:21:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

topknob Wed 28-Aug-13 16:41:03

Dd defo ! We have tried Hedrin, full marks and normal conditioner with nitty gritty and the buggers are still about, all over the six week holidays! Need to do mine as well I think hmm by itchy again !

sewingandcakes Wed 28-Aug-13 16:46:17

Good timing for us, I'm itching to get started! First visit from headlice so we're a bit unprepared...

Tortoise Wed 28-Aug-13 17:10:04

DD1 and DD2 have loads at the moment. Can't clear the buggers. Was going to buy some treatment tomorrow but will hold off if I can get some to trial for MN. It's so expensive.

Tortoise Wed 28-Aug-13 17:16:30

Oh and I'm sure I have some, head is so itchy but can't find any when combing my own head!

insanityscratching Wed 28-Aug-13 17:46:55

Dd came home from her friend's with them. We have used the Lyclear, the lice were still happily running round after treatment so will be going back to Full Marks and Hedrin which at least kills them even if it is a pain to wash out. A big thumbs down for Lyclear from me I'm afraid I felt positively ripped off considering it cost £15 and the comb included is a joke unless you have lice the size of mice it won't catch anything because the teeth are too thick and the gaps too wide.

swallowedAfly Wed 28-Aug-13 17:52:48

it's probably psychological tortoise.

i fear my scathing comment earlier will now result in the karma fairies bringing nits into the house.

we have been massively lucky here. ds had nits once, nursery age, and nothing since despite being about to go into his third year at school and the warning, 'kids have nits at school please check' letters coming home half termly. he caught them from his very wealthy, uber middle class 2nd cousins whose parents seemed oblivious to the fact their child's head was heaving with the things.

FannyFifer Wed 28-Aug-13 18:16:07

The comb that comes with these products is no use at all.

Nitty gritty comb & conditioner is all you need.

Is anyone seriously waiting even a day for this product to arrive instead of getting the lice combed out?

FannyFifer Wed 28-Aug-13 18:17:27

You should be able get lyclear etc for free from pharmacy under minor ailments scheme.

swallowedAfly Wed 28-Aug-13 18:25:35

i really hope not fanny. it's only a week till school starts and i'd rather they were getting out the cheap conditioner and nitty gritty comb and annihilating the feckers rather than hanging around waiting for a free pack of chemical shite that doesn't work anyway.

HeySoulSister Wed 28-Aug-13 18:31:51

no you cant get it free.....never have been able to here either

HeySoulSister Wed 28-Aug-13 18:32:52

and I've heard that they are now becoming immune to hedrin! sometimes these chemicals give a false sense of security.....and you have to wait for the eggs to hatch

swallowedAfly Wed 28-Aug-13 18:33:56

they just don't work. you comb every 2 or 3 days and you are always taking out the nits before they are mature enough to reproduce - hence within a week you've nailed it. the chemicals do bugger all.

5madthings Wed 28-Aug-13 18:55:50

I have been combing ds4 with nitty gritty everyday, only found a few, I normally comb once/twice a week anyway just to check hence catching them before he and an infestation bit I will still try the lyclear as an extra to make sure they are gone!

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