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Healthpol Delacet Head Lice Solution 100ml

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Herbal Head Lice Solution

Head lice infestation is a very unpleasant skin condition. Head lice and nits often cause a lot of frustration. Anybody can catch head lice and they are difficult to get rid of. Many people are disillusioned with the chemical head lice treatments as they contain pesticides and do not seem to be very effective. More and more parents are looking at alternative, more natural ways of protecting their children from head lice and nits.

Delacet is safe, easy to use and extremely effective natural head lice product for the whole family and all hair types. This outstanding hair and scalp cleanser - repellent for head lice and nits has been used by millions of people over the last 40 years.

Delacet Herbal Head Lice Solution has been named the Best Head Lice Product by Prima magazine, September 2003.

About Delacet

Delacet is an easy to use natural herbal cleanser and repellent for head lice and nits. It is a unique dual action flower extract known for its outstanding properties and used successfully in Europe for over 40 years! Laboratory trials have proven its extraordinary effectiveness after just one application. Delacet is not a shampoo and is very different from many products available on the market because:

  • It is prepared from the best quality organically grown native European plants
  • It does not contain any harmful chemicals and is free from pesticides, artificial preservatives, additives and colours (no parabens, no enzymes, no harsh surfactants or solvents)
  • It does not require detection or prolonged combing - easy wash out protective formula (no combing, no pain and no tears!)
  • It is suitable for all hair types including permed, coloured, Afro hair and dreadlocks (due to its "watery" consistency it is very easy to apply even on thick hair)
  • It is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children over 1 year
  • It has disinfecting and conditioning properties
  • It is quick, simple and safe to use by the whole family
  • It has decades long proven record of effectiveness
  • It is a patented formula and registered trademark
  • It is produced to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards (awarded ISO 9001 and 9002)
  • It has not been tested on animals
  • It is suitable for vegans
  • It keeps for up to 3 years even after opening
  • It is packed in fully recyclable materials

Delacet is prepared with great care to very high standards and the whole process takes 2 months. It is well known that tinctures (alcohol extracts of plants) are an extremely effective way of preserving the goodness of herbs.

Delacet has been available on the NHS in the UK since November 2001 when Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA) started receiving first prescriptions for our formula (unprecedented recognition for an alternative product).

Directions For Cleanser

Apply neat from the bottle to dry hair. Make all hair and scalp well saturated with Delacet, pin up hair if long and wear an old shower cap to protect yourself and clothes from solution dripping. Leave it on for 2-3 hours then shampoo and dry hair as usual.

Directions For Repellent 

Pour some Delacet into a spare spray bottle and spray hair once in 3-4 places around the head before child goes to school. Alternatively, dib your fingers in Delacet and apply to hair in 3-4 places. Repeat every day.

Delacet is a tincture so it is runny like water. How much you need to use depends on the volume of hair treated. As a rough guide, please note that 3 little boys with short hair will require one bottle, but a girl with longer or thicker hair will need more solution. If in doubt please contact us for an advice.

Delacet is a long awaited child-friendly "green" alternative formula, which puts parents in control and takes a lot of pain and frustration away – all the goodness of nature at your disposal.

We get many “Thank you” letters, e-mails and phone calls from people who used Delacet and managed to get their quality of life back. We are delighted that we could help so many and we greatly appreciate all the words of support we receive. Thank you.

Media Feedback

"It's excellent..." - Woman's Own

“It worked” - The Sun

"One of the best natural solutions we've come across..." - Family Circle

"...highly recommended..." - Organic Life

" beats any chemical shampoo!" - Top Sante

" need for gruelling combing..." - Sunday Express

"...extraordinarily effective..." - In Balance

"...100% effective ... we know, we tested it out." - Wave magazine

"..good news... highly effective product..." - The Alternative

" solution... that actually works...." - Pure magazine

"Good news for the consumers and the Pharmacists" - Pharmacy Product News

“…an effective natural answer to head lice” - CAM

"... a naturally perfect alternative" - Family Focus

"We are so convinced of its efficacy that we have no hesitation in recommending it unreservedly..." - In Balance

"... the "green" answer to the head lice epidemic..." - Caduceus

Delacet - as recommended on GMTV website. Also named the Best Head Lice Product by Prima magazine, September 2003.

Delacet Herbal Head Lice Solution also appeared in the following publications:

The Sunday Express, Scottish Daily Record, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Prima, Bella, Top Sante, Woman’s Own (x2), Family Circle (x2), In Balance (x3), She, Wave magazine, Pure Modern Lifestyle, Yoga, Positive Health, Organic Way, Caduceus, Natural Health & Well-being, WDDTY (x2), The Waiting Room (x2), National Childbirth Trust magazine, Family Focus, Health Food Business, Pharmacy Product News, SPTC Newsletter, Organic Life, The Alternative (x3), Natural Parent (x3), The Primary Issue, Top Class, Green Health Watch, Here’s Health, Hair Flair, Health Matters, Connex Healthy Living, Proof, Today's Therapist.

Head Lice Fact & Fiction

Pediculus humanus - louse, a parasitic insect infecting the human hair and skin and transmitting various diseases (head louse, body louse)

Nit - the egg or young form of a louse or other parasitic insect, esp. of human head lice or body lice (The Concise Oxford Dictionary)

About Head Lice

Head lice are usually small 6-legged insects, which can vary in colour from grey to brown. Nits are tiny oval shape light colour specs, which are glued to individual strands of hair

Nits are usually close to the scalp where it is warm but they can be found anywhere on hair

To check if an egg is dead, squeeze it between the two thumb finger nails. If you can hear a click, it means that the nit was alive (but not any more!) and the person has to be treated

Head lice feed on blood sucked from the human scalp

Head lice are not necessarily tiny creatures - some of them are big enough to be easily spotted crawling on hair. They used to be approximately 1mm long but now some reach 3mm.

Lice can live up to 4 weeks. You need a male and a female to mate to lay eggs

An adult louse can lay up to 10 eggs a day

It takes about 7 days for an egg to hatch

There are approx. 200 species of human lice and some are getting bigger and tougher due to the overload of chemicals in various treatments. They apparently do not cross-breed

Lice can live on other parts of the body such as pubic area or arm pits or even eyebrows

If you have head lice it is very likely that your scalp will itch. This is due to (1) the irritation caused by the substance injected into the skin by lice when they suck blood and (2) by the movement of insects crawling in hair

Some people can itch for weeks even though they are not infested any more

Head lice can survive outside a human body for up to 48 hours and no prolonged contact is necessary to get infested

You can catch head lice through direct head to head contact or contact with places or objects, which are infested (hats, hair brushes, soft toys, wam clothing, bedding). They can't jump or fly but they move very fast

You cannot catch head lice from animals as they do not get them. They get fleas

There is no substance known to humans which will give 100% protection against head lice

About Head Lice Treatment

For the infestation to stop, all head lice and eggs (nits) must be killed at the same time

Treatments which effectively eliminate head lice will not require the use of a nit comb as the dead insects will drop out while washing the hair (one cannot defy the law of gravity! – if the insects are dead, they have no power of attaching themselves to hair and they have to drop out)

Repeated applications are only required in treatments which do not kill head lice and nits after the first application

Inappropriately, herbs with anti-septic rather that anti-parasitic properties are used in various formulas to fight parasites. This is why they are not effective on lice but are more suitable for the cosmetic industry to make soaps, face washes, body creams, etc.

Using the fine tooth comb rarely removes nits as the conditioner makes hair slippery and the comb cannot grip the eggs well, which are firmly glued to the hair

Prolonged nit combing damages hair and roots. It may lead to more dandruff, irritated and broken skin and secondary scalp infection

Dry nit combing is more painful and damaging to hair than wet combing but is more successful at removing the eggs

Nit combing with conditioner is purely a cosmetic procedure when live lice, which are tangled up in a conditioner or shampoo, are manually removed. This must be repeated thoroughly many times for at least 2 weeks and the person treated must be away from the source of infection. If re-infestation occurs in the meantime, this method becomes an endless and frustrating task

Products which require re-applications and the use of a nit comb can be effectively replaced by any inexpensive hair conditioner (please check the contents for any harmful chemicals) or a teaspoon of organic cooking oil. They will act as lubricants and make hair slippery to allow the nit comb to run through easily

Lice can only become immune to substances which do not eliminate them and their eggs 100%. As some of them survive, over a period of time they are likely to become resistant to such products. This is believed to be the reason why chemical treatments are becoming less and less effective. Dead organisms do not build up resistance because…they are dead

More and more health authorities in the UK recognize the potential dangers, which the treatments with pesticides may pose so they favour wet-combing over the use of chemical shampoos

There is always a risk of a particularly resistant strain of lice developing (so called "Super-bug"), so if you choose to use a chemical treatment, do not repeat it over and over again, if it didn't work the first time. By re-applying, you might be adding to the problem of building up resistance in lice and you might be adversely affecting your child's health

Be aware of the treatments which call themselves “natural” just because they include one or two herbal ingredients. They may still contain harsh chemical additives or solvents, so always read the label carefully and do not be afraid to ask questions

If you suffer from any specific skin condition or scalp sensitivity even a genuine natural product may not be suitable for you. Always clarify your doubts before you make a purchase


Parasitic infestation is not a “normal” or acceptable part of life. It carries various health risks and can seriously affect one’s quality of life. In rich, developed countries such as the UK, children should not be exposed to head lice on a daily basis. It is difficult to imagine how the infestation was allowed to deteriorate so much as to reach epidemic proportions. Parents should not be put in a position where they constantly have to spend money on endless potions and lotions in order to treat and protect their children and themselves form parasites. Parents are often too eagerly blamed by the head lice treatment manufacturers for being incompetent and not applying the products correctly. But surely most adults can read and follow simple instructions. If anybody has been infected with head lice they should be able to buy an effective and safe treatment and resolve the problem in a matter of hours. Only then will we be able to control and finally eliminate the spread of this very infectious condition.

The manufacturers should provide the effective treatments and honest information about the problem. Parents should not be put in a hopeless position of trying to figure out what to do and how to protect their families from parasitic infestation. Unfortunately, there is no natural or chemical substance which will give 100% protection from head lice.

We do not believe that children’s hair and scalp should be permanently exposed to various substances in order to aid prevention. The long term use of even the mildest ingredient may lead to some side effects and cause unnecessary financial hardship. 

Unlike testing products for their effectiveness in eliminating parasite and their eggs, the preventative qualities are very difficult to quantify. What seems to work for one person, has no benefit for another. And because the issue of prevention in this case is a complex one, no known substance can be accredited with undisputedly preventative properties.

  • However there are some simple, tried out ways of limiting the risk of getting head lice:
  • Weekly “dry hair grooming” procedure where you look for eggs (nits) and not head lice
  • Keeping long hair tied up in buns, plats, etc
  • Avoiding head to head contact with other people
  • Not using other people’s hair brushes, hats, woolly jumpers, cuddly toys, bedding, etc (see page “About head lice”)
  • Treating an infected member of the family immediately the infestation is discovered (sometimes the whole family should be treated to prevent cross-infection). Washing bed sheets, hovering carpets, cleaning hair toiletries, washing clothes, etc would be recommended (general sensible hygiene – but there is no need to spray the house with strong chemicals or fumigate it)
  • Lice do not like cold so airing clothes, bedding, soft toys, etc in the garden on a chilly day will help to eliminate them
  • Following a healthy lifestyle, which in turn will strengthen the immune system and help to fight off the parasites
  • Daily hair washing and “over clean” hair may encourage catching head lice
  • In case of the head lice outbreak at your child’s school or nursery, vigorous but gentle daily hair brushing for approx 1 minute will help to remove some insects (best done over a bath or sink straight after arrival from school). A soft but thick bristle or bristle-like brush would be the best for this procedure (hair combs and nit combs are not suitable)
  • Eating fresh onion and garlic (if you like it) seems to make the blood “ less attractive” to parasites
  • If children are run down or have been unwell this would make them more prone to be colonized but lice. Strengthening their immune system by taking vitamins and minerals should be considered
  • All the above can be done by spending hardly any money and will aid prevention and limit the spread of the head lice infestation.

Did You Know?

There is no need to check for infestation by daily nit combing with conditioner. In many countries people check dry hair (once or twice a week is enough) and look for live nits (eggs), which are attached to the hair and are much easier to spot than head lice. If live eggs are found, logically, there must be a louse to have laid it and therefore treatment is required. This "child friendly procedure" takes only a few minutes, does not require washing hair, pulling with a fine-tooth comb or spending money on a conditioner. It can be easily done when children watch TV or have a chat with mum or dad. That way the threat of infestation is turned into something positive where the parent makes time to be with a child for this "grooming" procedure in a stress free situation. No better time for bonding, after all, monkeys do it daily and seem to enjoy it - why shouldn't we humans

Products which kill head lice do not require the use of a nit-comb

If the formulation works on lice only, this means that it should be used twice approx. a week apart. After the first application all live lice will be dead and drop out during washing hair. After the second application the newly hatched insects will be killed and will fall out during washing hair, just like the first lot

If the product works on lice and their eggs (nits), then only one application is required and the infestation is eliminated completely (the dead bugs will drop out and the eggs will not hatch as the organisms inside are killed)

People with clean and dirty hair can get head lice. The insects actually prefer clean hair as it provides better breeding environment

Some children get head lice more often then others. It is believed to be linked to other factors such as general health, body temperature, hormonal changes, immune system and not just the direct head to head contact

It is possible to have head lice and not to itch (but most people do)

Head lice are not "normal" part of childhood like some other common children's illnesses

Children will not "grow out" of head lice and the condition should not be ignored

Prevention and general hygiene play an important role in containing the spread of infestation (but there is no need to fumigate houses!)

Head lice infestation can cause embarrassment, severe itching, scalp redness and irritation, flu like symptoms, increased body temperature, irritability, lack of concentration and the general loss of the quality of life. Head lice as they feed on blood inject poison into the scalp, which may cause allergic reaction in some people (a four year old girl needed a skin graft at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage due to the scalp infection caused by nit combing with chemical shampoos)

In countries with high level of infestation it in not a shame to get head lice - it is almost unavoidable. In such cases it is of utmost importance to be a responsible parent and a member of a community and treat an infested person as soon as possible to stop the infestation from spreading

Head lice are not a universal problem - there are countries where these parasites are rare

Nobody knows "WHAT" head lice spread as they feed on blood and move from head to head. In this day and age with so many blood borne diseases head lice might be posing greater health risk then anybody can expect

Head lice infestation in Britain is reported to have reached epidemic proportions and there are no signs of it easing off (apparently some 68% of children are infested, June 2004)

All English speaking countries such as Eire, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have a big problem with head lice infestation (the same ineffective products are sent from one state to another) - no need to change packaging, no language problems, no translation costs)

Many health professionals are playing down the head lice problem because they simply do not know how to deal with it any more as most conventional chemical treatments are proving less and less effective and some are said to be harmful

We have noticed the increase of body lice cases since the year 2000

Head lice pose various health risks and cause a lot of frustration so please do not ignore them - the sooner you do something about them the less they'll spread and fewer people will suffer

When buying any product always read the label and if in doubt do not be ashamed to ask questions. Use common sense approach. Do not part with your money unless fully satisfied with the answers


Head lice are a big money spinner for many manufacturers. Over £30 million is spent every year in the UK on various treatments. Lots of products claim to kill head lice and nits (eggs) speedily and then, surprisingly, instruct the user to keep re-applying the product on various days and to nit comb afterwards.

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