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Treating head lice and nits

The best nit and head lice treatments for 2020

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Do cheap nit and head lice treatments work? Are nit combs or lotions most effective? Discover the best head lice treatments for 2019 as voted by parents.

We surveyed thousands of parents to find the best nit and head lice treatment. 

Discover whether you should go for medicated lotions, such as Hedrin, Lyclear or Full Marks, nit combs or herbal treatments.

Our research also found out whether it's best to try one of these popular nit and head lice treatments, or a combination of them.

In February 2019, we surveyed 2,180 UK parents of children aged under twelve who had treated head lice, asking them which treatment they deemed best.

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Best head lice and nit treatments

Head lice and nit treatments
Position Product Most regularly used treatment Most effective treatment
1 Subscriber only content 72% 55%
2 Subscriber only content 50% 26%
3 Subscriber only content 29% 7%
4 Subscriber only content 18% 8%
5 Subscriber only content 1% 0%
Table notes: Survey of 2,180 UK parents in February 2019.