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Itax headlice treatment feedback

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Oct-08 14:05:09

Hi all

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to test out Itax a new non-chemical programme of head lice lotion spray (2 treatments per bottle RRP £11.99) and soothing 'anti-itching' shampoo (150ml RRP £9.99).

If you weren't one of the volunteers for the product trial, but have already bought and used Itax, please feel free to add your thoughts too.

So, what did you think of it? What was it like to use and did it work? How did it compare to other nit treatments you had used (if any) ?

Everyone who offers feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win Avène Sensitive skincare products for adults and Klorane hair products for children worth over £50.

It's Ok. You can stop scratching now

MNHQ

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carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Oct-08 14:06:28

Ooops - forgot to say, if you didn't manage to get on the trial and still want to try it, Itax lotion spray and soothing shampoo are available in UniChem and pharmacies nationwide.

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Anna8888 Wed 08-Oct-08 14:09:03

Very chummy with Pierre Fabre MN towers?

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Oct-08 14:15:35

Not best mates exactly, but they have asked us to conduct this product trial

They also want to hear about your experience of nits, difficulties getting rid of them etc... charming we know grin

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Anna8888 Wed 08-Oct-08 14:16:28

Yes, I've already tried Itax.

The comb they supplied (a white and red plastic one) is rubbish and you should use a Nitty Gritty comb.

I think it did its stuff in killing lots of lice (on my DSS2). But you really need to condition and comb to get the last buggers out.

In résumé: Itax is a good initial treatment for a heavy infestation.

Anna8888 Wed 08-Oct-08 14:19:29

I think that the comb that comes with Itax is probably reasonably effective on thick/coarse Latin hair.

Just complete crap on fine Anglo-Saxon hair.

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 12:36:57

I put first application on DD age 9 and DS age 4 last night.

I found the spray application to be very good, was impressed with that, much better than a slippery oily bottle! Found it easy to coat hair as well. DD said it stung when first sprayed onto her head but that it stopped stinging when I massaged it into her scalp.

DS didn't ocmplain of any stinging feeling, so DD may have just been a drama queen.

The smell wasn't great but frankly, if it works, I don't care how it smells.

Combed out (using bug buster comb) after an hour as instructed.

Got 3 dead nits out of DS's short, fair hair and could see that there were no more in his hair.

Got about 8 from DD, but 2 were still alive and happily crawling around on the kitchen paper.

I found DD's thick, shoulder length hair quite dry this morning, but if its nit free I can cope with her having dry hair. It will be worth it.

Will re-apply next week and report back to feedback thread.

suwoo Fri 24-Oct-08 12:46:41

Mine hasn't arrived sad and yes I have had the email saying I was one of the testers.

Pollyanna Fri 24-Oct-08 12:51:17

I got an email too, but haven't received the Itax yet.

I will have to get some Hedrin pretty soon if it doesn't arrive soon.

sugarpear Fri 24-Oct-08 15:00:34

Hi i did recieve mine and i think it was great stuff. My dd2 has really thick hair and the spray worked so much better on hers that the oily lotions have in the past.

I used the nitty comb after an hour and the few nits she had were all dead so was a bonus. Normally there are a few of the crwetins still fighting!

Should we need again which im sure i will as dd3 only 2 so when she goes to school im sure it will all begin again. I will def use itax. And i'll recommned too. Buit think you need the nitty comb too to really combat nits/eggs.

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 15:02:44

only really special Mners have received the Itax already, don't worry, yours will be on its way, it just means you're B-list grin

tibni Fri 24-Oct-08 15:08:36

Mine not arrived yet either - I'm a B lister and proud of it! grin

OneRainyDay Fri 24-Oct-08 15:12:38

Surely all mumsnetters know poundshop conditioner and a nitty gritty is the way forward?

It works for us, I do it every friday, plus I do a quick sweep with a plastic comb every night in the bath.

fullmoonfiendbloodcurdlinghowl Fri 24-Oct-08 15:16:50

we sprayed on Weds night for the first time. Will let you know...After the hour, I got lots out, but they were baby ones so it was impssoble to see if they were moving or not.

Very easy to use, though ds's hair is so thick, we used half already.
I didn't get a comb with mine.
Luckily we have millions. Combs and nits grin

MamaG Fri 24-Oct-08 15:18:23

No, I didn't get a comb either and also used half a bottle!

MamaPyjama Fri 24-Oct-08 16:01:08

ds didn't like the smell, but it seemed to work and much less stressful to wash out afterwards than FullMarks. will report back in another week to see whether the buggers have really gone. Or not.

heronsfly Sun 26-Oct-08 08:51:39

Mine not arrived yet either.
I was so pleased, first time id been selected for anything even though it is nit lotion grin

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Sun 26-Oct-08 09:01:14

No comb with my pack. Really easy to apply. The shampoo for inbetween treatments is really super on dd1s straw like hair.
I will be buying the shampoo again for sure.
Made it easy to comb, made all the knots drop out so going through with the nit comb was easy.

fiplus4 Mon 27-Oct-08 13:53:41

No comb here either. Spray definitely easier for those of us whose children aren't the most co-operative but I probably should have used more - difficult to judge how much is in the can when it's got to go round a number of them & do 2 treatments. It worked better on the children with fewer headlice than DT2 (she must be the lice equivalent of chocolate). The shampoo was really nice, though and I had more success combing again with the Nitty Gritty comb after I'd washed their hair. We don't like the oily treatments, they're such a pain to wash out so this was better. Whether I'd actually buy it, I'm less sure. When compared with the cost of normal conditioner over several children the marginal benefit of slightly better eradication and no particular time advantage it won't be worth it unless it's very competitively priced.

pucca Mon 27-Oct-08 14:07:17

Well i will be using later on today on my dd, so will post later, but i can guess already that a spray will be much much easier to use.

pucca Mon 27-Oct-08 20:41:57

I have used it, it was much easler being a spray and absorbed into the hair easily. It did pong but then all headlice medication does, my dd said it was itchy.

I must be getting quite good at this combing lark as i only actually got 1 dead lice, didn't see any eggs though, but i had pulled quite a few out this morning, the shampoo was nice to use, but i don't think a bottle would go that far and it is expensive.

pucca Mon 27-Oct-08 20:42:48

Oh and no comb in my box either even though it said there was one included when i read the box.

Howlingbellyofbeelzebub Mon 27-Oct-08 20:44:46

mine hasn't arrived yet either.

SlasherGoober Mon 27-Oct-08 20:48:37

Nor mine. I've been so excited too!

MaryBS Mon 27-Oct-08 20:51:48

I haven't received mine yet either

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