Your questions about Hedrin, answered.
Is Hedrin suitable to use on the whole family?
Hedrin is a silicone based product. Because silicones are not absorbed through the skin, Hedrin 4% Dimeticone Lotion and Spray & Hedrin 15 are suitable for use on children as young as 6 months. Hedrin is not absorbed into the bloodstream and can be used whilst pregnant of breastfeeding.
Can Hedrin be used on coloured or bleached hair?
Yes. Dimeticone (the active ingredient in Hedrin) is commonly used in a lot of everyday shampoos and conditioners, so Hedrin can be used on coloured or bleached hair. However it is not advisable to use Hedrin directly before colouring or bleaching because it may prevent the colour taking to the hair.
Does Hedrin have a nasty odour?
No. Hedrin products are a completely odourless, colourless, silky lotion which spreads easily, making it simple to apply.
Does Hedrin sting?
No. Hedrin is kind to the hair and skin and feels a bit like a cosmetic hair conditioner when it is applied.
What about the removal of lice eggs or nits?
In order to ensure that a lice infestation is effectively treated, a second follow up treatment of Hedrin lotion should be applied 7-10 days after the first treatment to deal with any eggs which may have hatched since the first application.
The ‘nits’ (empty egg cases) are glued to the hair but are completely harmless. They can be removed with the fingers or even a fine toothed comb if preferred.
Do I have to comb out the lice?
Once the lice are eliminated they should wash out of the hair – there is no need for a laborious combing regime. The empty egg cases or nits are glued to the hair shaft and can be removed with the fingers or a fine toothed comb if desired.
How often can I repeat the head lice treatment?
Two applications of Hedrin one week apart are recommended for the head lice infestation to be effectively dealt with. If re-infestation occurs within a short period of time then Hedrin may be used again straight away.
How much will I need?
A little Hedrin goes a long way. The amount needed depends entirely upon the length of hair to be treated. A single bottle of Hedrin should be sufficient for a two-dose treatment of long hair.
Medicines have benefits and some have risks. Always read the label carefully. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist or there are any side effects, consult your healthcare professional. Do not allow product to come into contact with eyes and mucus membranes. Do not use if hypersensitive to any of the ingredients. No known cases of overdose have been reported. Store below 25°C.