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If head lice have been reported in your child's school, shampooing with X-PEL will help turn their hair and scalp into a lice-repelling environment. X-PEL leaves the hair soft, silky, shining and pleasantly fragrant. No other conditioner is needed.

If your child is infested, the rest of the family can use X-PEL instead of their regular shampoo to help "lice-proof" their hair.

Shampooing regularly with X-PEL for 10 days to 2 weeks following initial treatment will help maintain a lice-repelling environment in your child's hair.



A simple 10-minute treatment is all it takes to remove existing lice from your child's hair.x-pel_box_comb_new

  1. Apply X-PEL liberally to wet hair. Massage in thoroughly until entire head is covered with lather.
  2. Leave in for 10 minutes.
  3. With X-PEL lather still on hair, use the metal tooth comb (included free in the X-PEL box) to remove all lice and eggs.
  4. Rinse hair with warm water and repeat steps 1-3.
  5. Rinse hair with warm water and clean the comb.
  6. Inspect hair to insure complete removal of nits and lice.

X-PEL™ is an excellent shampoo that leaves hair clean, soft, shiny and pleasantly fragrant. No other shampoo or conditioner is needed.

Why X-PEL is Better


Unlike other leading head lice treatments, X-PEL contains safe, natural, organic non-toxic active homeopathic ingredients that you can use ...

  • BEFORE your child becomes infested, to help prevent head lice from entering her hair
  • AFTER infestation, to get rid of head lice quickly and safely and keep them from coming back

X-PEL also helps loosen the grip lice eggs (nits) have on the hair, making them easy to comb out. It relieves the itching caused by lice bites. And it's an excellent shampoo and conditioner that leaves the hair soft, shiny, tangle-free and pleasantly fragrant.

X-PEL is an FDA registered homeopathic head lice remedy (registration No. NDC 11727-006-06). It is clinically researched, demonstrated effective and is pediatrician and dermatologist approved.

For more about the research behind X-PEL click here


Have Questions? ....We Have Answers!....

How did my child get Head Lice?

Head lice are spread by head-to-head contact or by sharing combs, hats, hair accessories, a pillow or sleeping bag. The lice do NOT fly or jump from head to head. You can’t get them from pets, only from other humans. Having head lice does not mean a child is dirty; in fact, lice prefer clean hair.

How can I get rid of Head Lice?

Some head lice products contain toxic chemicals and must be used with care. Non-toxic X-PEL Anti-Lice Shampoo & Conditioner is a combination lice treatment, shampoo and conditioner all in one. To get rid of head lice and lice eggs, follow our directions. You simply shampoo your child’s hair with X-PEL, leave it in for 10 minutes, comb, rinse, and repeat.

Why not just use "wet combing"?

When you use X-PEL you do “wet comb” the hair. But shampooing first with X-PEL makes the hair easier to comb. Adult lice come out more easily and nits are easier to remove. In addition, X-PEL works to help repel lice, helping to prevent reinfestation; wet combing does not.

How fast does X-PEL work?

It takes about 10 minutes to treat your child’s head lice with X-PEL. Using X-PEL to help prevent head lice takes about the same amount of time as washing the hair with any other shampoo.

How do I make sure the whole family doesn't get Head Lice?

If one child has been infested with head lice, you can help protect the rest of the family by having them all use X-PEL preventively. Do be sure to wash the infested child’s bedding (including pillows) and headwear to get rid of any lice eggs, too.

How can I make sure the Head Lice don't come back?

The most important thing is to make sure you comb out all the lice eggs, or nits, after shampooing with X-PEL. Even better, use X-PEL instead of your regular shampoo daily (or every other day) during outbreak period, usually 10 - 12 days. X-PEL helps turn a child’s head into a lice-repelling environment.

Is X-PEL safe and non-toxic?

Yes. X-PEL is an FDA registered homeopathic remedy for head lice. It is safe for pregnant and lactating women, for individuals with asthma and other allergies, and, unlike national brand pediculicides, it will do no harm to animals or the environment.

What's the difference between lice and nits?

Lice are the live insects you see moving about in your child’s hair. Nits are lice egg cases; even after the eggs hatch, the cases may remain stuck to the hair.

Why do schools have a "no-nit" policy?

While the presence of nits may not necessarily mean a child is still infested, it is the easiest way for a teacher or nurse to see if the infestation has been cleared away. Combing out nits is easy to do when you’ve shampooed your child’s hair with X-PEL.

Can I use X-PEL as often as needed for Head Lice prevention?

Yes. X-PEL is safe for daily use! And it leaves hair soft, shiny and manageable.

Where can I get more information on Head Lice and lice treatments?

The Internet is a great source of information on treating head lice, but many sites tell you only one side of the story (theirs!) Here are some sources for information that is both authoritative and impartial:

For anatomy of the louse and general medical info on head lice, see:


On the safety (or lack of it) of ingredients like lindane, malathion and pyrethrins, check out:




On how lice are becoming resistant to some commonly-used remedies, go to:



If you would like to suggest other good links, e-mail them to:

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  • Krystal J. Virginia Mother

    Krystal J. Virginia Mother

    “We had tried everything. Our lice tragedy had gone on for 6 weeks and cost us over $500 prior to using your product. We used 4 different lice shampoos, gels and sprays. We ended up at the doctor and got a prescription combo. My daughter and I had our hair cut very short, and my husband and son ended up shaving their heads. I cleaned my house top to bottom over 8 times and washed over 75 loads of laundry during this period. We spent hours on end each day using the combs. I ended up missing over 3 weeks from work having to keep the kids out of daycare. In addition to our lice problem, it ended up spreading to over 20 members of our family and friends over the course of a 4 week period. I was ready to have a mental breakdown from the frustration and exhaustion. My kids were sad and my husband was annoyed! A nurse from one of the local schools ended up recommending X-PEL. It was so simple to use. I felt good about it being so safe for my kids and us after all of the toxic stuff we have put on us before this. Immediately we felt clean and no itching!! It was amazing. I couldn’t believe it. I’d grab my kids as they walked by and  search them, but I found nothing, not even nits. This stuff really works, it’s amazing, safe and effective. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

  • School Nurse SC. School Nurse

    School Nurse SC. School Nurse

    I have actually used X-PEL a few times. It is very easy to use,
    and it definitely makes getting out the nits much easier!! I have recommended it to everyone who asks. I have gotten positive
    feedback from the parents I have given it to as well. It does
    really work well.

  • Mom Wisconsin Mother

    Mom Wisconsin Mother

    (she bought a full case, 6 bottles!)

    “Thank you! Your product is wonderful and sure gave us peace
    of mind!”

  • Kathy D. School Nurse

    Kathy D. School Nurse

    I did use the X-PEL for a family with recurrent problems with lice. It worked great!!! Thanks so much for introducing me to a new product that really works!!!

  • Mary Mom

    Mary Mom

    “This product is truly amazing. I began using it this past fall when I discovered that one of my 3 children had a mild case of lice. Lice was present in my children’s elementary school throughout the year so I would do an XPEL treatment 2 times a week on them for the remainder of the school year. I believe that I was able to quickly eradicate our initial brush with lice and prevent my other family members from getting infected, due to the use of X-PEL. I have continued to use this Summer when I feel my children may have been exposed to the pests. Thank you for your excellent customer service and for creating this product.”


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