A dozen people, children and adults, have been badly burned over the past decade from using head lice treatment and being near an open flame.
Due to the high volume of flammable chemicals used in products to treat head lice, people have suffered burns from being near cigarettes or gas fires. In most of the cases an unknowing parent has lit a cigarette near their child causing the hair to go up in flames.
In 2007 manufacturers were told to publish warnings on packages, however the accidents have still been happening.
We always recommend clearing by hand, as this is the safest and most effective way to rid head lice out of your life. This means no nasty chemicals on you or your children’s heads. If you are struggling to get all the lice and nits yourself, you can contact your nearest Hairforce branch for help.
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Due to some cases of children suffering burns while being treated with chemical lice treatments, including popular brand Hedrin, experts are warning parents to not smoke near children’s heads or let them near an open flame.
The chemicals in the lice treatment are extremely flammable and a dozen adults and children have suffered burns in the past decade from exposing their doused head to flames.
While many of the accidents happened due to being near cigarettes, one woman was left with serious burns after adjusting a gas fire with the treatment on her hair.
Avoid the risk and clear your head lice by hand. We sell comb to clear kits in our shop, or if you don’t want to do it yourself you can reach out and contact your nearest Hairforce Branch.
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Several sources lately have discussed how some products for the eradication of head lice infestations are combustible/flammable when on the hair and can ignite and cause serious harm in the presence of an open flame or other source of ignition such as when lighting cigarettes.
According to Gov.uk “Eight cases of serious burns associated with Hedrin 4% cutaneous solution have been reported to the MHRA since the product was licensed in 2005. Following the first reported case in 2007, warnings about risk of fires were added to the pack and patient information leaflet for Hedrin 4% cutaneous solution. Four cases were associated with a cigarette lighter or lighting of a cigarette, one with a lit cigarette, one with a candle, and 2 with adjusting a gas fire.
There have been 2 further serious burns cases associated with other products. In 2006 a woman suffered serious burns when smoking during treatment. In 2017 another incident occurred when a child undergoing treatment came into contact with a naked flame, resulting in very serious burns.
Pharmacists should encourage parents, caregivers, and people with head lice to read the instructions carefully for all headlice eradication products.”
“What methods do you use to get rid of nits?”
The service we provide at The Hairforce – Lice Assassins is one that guarantees to be 100% effective. We use a combination of clever technology and hand clearing to deliver a forensic, fast, safe and effective result. We don’t use any head lice products, dimethicone or insecticides so the head lice cannot become immune to any part of our process. We see someone twice, 7 days apart. At the first appointment we hoover out all the head lice using a specialist lice hoover. We then use University developed controlled heated air technology to dehydrate the eggs. After that we apply an organic, enzyme free, leave in conditioner and nit comb and nit pick out all of the visible eggs. We see someone for a second appointment because when lice lay their eggs they lay invisible sacks of liquid, so there are eggs at the first appointment we cannot see. The controlled heated air will dehydrate the vast majority of these, but that technology has an over 95% effectiveness rate, so we are then interested in that potential under 5% -because we will be guaranteeing 100% shutdown. We clear a lot of people who use a lot of product and haven’t cleared the infestation. Our process gives them the certainty and the result they have been desparate to achieve.
“How do you get rid of head lice?”
Firstly don’t use the head lice products or you could find yourself chasing your tail. If they don’t kill all the nits and head lice then the cycle continues, and can often multiply out of control quite quickly. You are much better off with a more straightforward approach – a good metal long toothed nit comb and some conditioner. At The Hairforce we recommend that you need to be systematic in your combing and to do it regularly so that you get all of the lice and all of the eggs out of the hair before the lice grow up and the eggs hatch.
“What do you provide if I want to start a franchise?”
The Hairforce – Lice Assassins Franchise opportunity is a comprehensive business in a box. You are fully equipped, comprehensively trained in all aspects of checking and clearing as well as customer service and running your business. Following the training Head Office are supportive in your development and growth.
“Is it possible for women to open a Hairforce franchise?”
The Hairforce Franchise is a female focussed business opportunity which they can flexibly fit into their life. The business is run by women for women!
“What business opportunities does the Hairforce offer women?”
The Hairforce – Lice Assassins offers women a franchise business opportunity which is flexible and adaptable and enables women to successfully work, run a business and manage all their other responsibilities.
“Why is the Hairforce a good business idea for women?”
The Hairforce – Lice Assassins is an excellent business idea for women because it is constructed around their lives, giving them the flexibility that women so frequently need. It enables them to work from home if they want; be near their own children if they wish; and pick the hours that suit them. It is invariably working with children and other women and gives them the opportunity to build a business with proper support.
It’s always other people who don’t clear their child of head lice.
The common reaction to finding your child has head lice is to blame someone else – be it another child for giving it to your child or another parent who hasn’t checked or cleared their child.
The healthiest thing for everyone is to not blame others but to get on with clearing your child and checking all the family, and then sharing your findings with all the other Mum’s so they are alerted to checking also. Often if people aren’t reminded that there is a problem in the friendship group or class they will not remember to look.
Sharing this intelligence with those close to you is very helpful to everyone. Tell school so they can alert everyone too. Another way to look at it is to remember that others may be working at clearing their child but if they are relying on the products that don’t quite work then they won’t be effective.
So don’t promote the products but instead talk amongst yourselves promoting nit combing with conditioner, because it is much more effective.