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Silicone. Not Good for Hair. Not Good for Headlice

May 21, 2021

Silicone. Not Good for Hair. Not Good for Headlice

Anyone with children will be familiar with letters and emails from school when a child has acquired some unwanted friends or an outbreak has been discovered.

When we had incidences with the girls’ boarding schools, I didn’t want to use the organophosphate and pesticide solutions, preferring the laborious manual method. It just needs a little more time and avoids the toxic effects of dangerous chemicals.

Now they have discovered that silicone is an effective treatment for headlice for the same reasons I don’t like it for hair and scalp. Despite it being a cheap and effective cosmetic for taming frizzy hair, regular use also dehydrates and weakens the hair creating even more frizz next week.

But if you want rid of headlice one or two applications of just 4% silicone solution won’t matter too much to your hair but is lethal to headlice. It kills lice by inhibiting the regulation of water and suffocating them. Exactly what I’ve been saying for the last 15 years that it does to hair and scalp.

 Michael Van Clarke

 





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