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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

5madthings Wed 28-Aug-13 18:56:55

Hence catching before he had an infestation...that should say.

wheredoistartmrs Wed 28-Aug-13 18:59:01

This will a a godsend if it works, pick me! Pick me!

Tortoise Wed 28-Aug-13 19:42:12

I comb every couple of days and still can't clear them. DD1 has long thick hair too. I don't normally use chemicals but willing to try it just to see if I can get rid of them.

Bonkerz Wed 28-Aug-13 20:22:22

I clicked submit before finishing my 'pick me' statement!!!!!
DD is a nits best friend and they love her thick long hair. Very annoying and when I think I'm on top of it I find another little blighter. I found one on me yesterday too! Occupational hazard I think so I'm going to have to rethink the tea tree an wet comb treatment we have been using!

CreepyLittleBat Wed 28-Aug-13 20:44:53

This is weird and kinda irresponsible. Why on earth would you not just go down the chemists and get rid of the nasty little feckers ASAP?

I mean the nits before mother anyone calls SS.

Could you not just wait for feedback until the start of term then people will be able to use it as and when their kids get lice?

mumnosbest Wed 28-Aug-13 20:48:39

teacher and 3 LOs, we are constantly infected sad

FannyFifer Wed 28-Aug-13 20:50:07

HeySoulSister, children get free presctiptions, when u register them for the minor ailments scheme @ local pharmacy you can get head lice treatment, threadworm treatment and lots of other things free.

FannyFifer Wed 28-Aug-13 20:52:14

Bonkerz Wed 28-Aug-13 21:32:51

In response to creepylittlebat........ The treatments you but over the counter don't always work! Current guidelines issued by school recommend wet combing and conditioner. Even this is not fool proof. I would hope this bit solution they are trailing has been changed and tested as bits develop immunity to lots of treatments so I don't feel I'm being irresponsible and its bit just a case if getting rid like that. It takes weeks to get nits and eggs

hashtagwhatever Wed 28-Aug-13 22:22:34

done. hate the dirty buggers they are industrial now days. only had to be treated once as a kid, and I ddon't remember my mum combing my hair daily like I have to with the dc esp the oldest she always has them. urrgh

MichaelBubleBath Thu 29-Aug-13 00:18:28

Katie can you send a bottle to mainland europe? I miss out on every product test, book, comp sad envy Can i have some? please?
Am currently using a swiss herbal shampoo Rausch which makes the same claims as Lyclear hmm and the conditioning-combing but we are not out the woods yet sad if there is a freakin nuclear war all that will remain are cockroaches and sodding headlice!
We still have a few weeks here before we go back and double safe than sorry. Gah on gah gah on...send me some wink

Tiredtrout Thu 29-Aug-13 08:58:27

Been wet combing myself for the past week and a half after picking them up of my nephew, hate the things

QueenofClean Thu 29-Aug-13 09:00:10

Done - so hope we get selected as I can't seem to get rid of the bloody things sad

Mindmaps Thu 29-Aug-13 10:31:47

Sorry have tried this and it was rubbish - had to redo with Headrin and a nitty gritty 2 days later

beeelaine Thu 29-Aug-13 10:38:16

thank god we havent got nits at the moment, he starts his new school soon. I cant apply as we dont have nits but what i will give as feedback having used a lot of lice treatments in the past, is that its good one bottle does up to 8 applications - because its no good buying solution for one head when you have a family!

SoupDragon Thu 29-Aug-13 10:45:14

I wonder if this will have the same level of keen response as the "try out this expensive fridge and get to keep it" one?

insanityscratching Thu 29-Aug-13 11:09:24

Mindmaps that was exactly my experience. Not sure even Lyclear expect it to work as they advise you to wet comb before and after with a comb that is practically useless. You may as well save your money, smother in conditioner and comb with a Nitty Gritty. Wonder if Lyclear will be refunding all the people for whom it hasn't worked?

Mindmaps Thu 29-Aug-13 11:44:08

insanityscratching - I was very disappointed and it only does 8 if the are all very small people with short fine hair - it took 2 bottles to do 4 of us ;( and then did not work ! The combs are a joke as well

NotShortImFunSized Thu 29-Aug-13 12:37:18

Mine has just arrived in post. 2 things so far, I can't see a bottle that size doing 8 people with normal length hair, maybe 8 boys with short hair wink and the comb seems to have very big gaps. I'm not sure how effective that will be in nit removal but I shall see how it goes.

Thank you for the shampoo though!

QueenofClean Thu 29-Aug-13 13:37:23

I've been selected so we will see.its the eggs which are the worst thing and I have an Aspie child who has a really ishoo sitting still for long periods of time so getting them out in one sitting can't be done.

supergreenuk Thu 29-Aug-13 13:41:05

My goodness. If we had them I wouldn't be waiting to find out if I have been selected and then have to wait for it to arrive until I treat it. shock

NotShortImFunSized Thu 29-Aug-13 14:13:29

Could I just point out that I am not "just sitting around waiting" before doing anything.

We have been using conditioner and nitty gritty comb for the last four days. This product test just so happened to pop up so I thought it was worth a try to sort it out sooner as they're back at school next week.

There was also no sitting and waiting to be selected as I applied yesterday and received the treatment today.

QueenofClean Thu 29-Aug-13 15:00:59

Super - I haven't waited we have combed & conditioned with the nitty gritty and also used Full Marks In the last 14 days. This came up so applied this morning and got reply this afternoon.

InTheRedCorner Thu 29-Aug-13 17:09:15

I can't imagine anyone is sitting around waiting!

It's a full time production here with 3 girls all with long curly hair. Every hair wash includes a conditioner and comb check before washing, takes ages and the DC hate it - needs must though!

5madthings Thu 29-Aug-13 17:42:50

i have been chosen. also not waiting as have been combing with nitty gritty everyday, only found a few but will use the treatment as well. should arrive tomorrow.

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