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Quit Nits offers effective, non-toxic solution to head lice – ideal for back to school season

Keeping worry-free treatment on hand helps parents treat lice quickly, without pesticides

LOS ANGELES (July 27, 2012) — No parent wants to discover that their child’s hair is crawling with head lice, yet this parasitic invasion is a fact of life for millions of Americans each year. Adaptable and resilient, head lice, or Pediculus humanus capitis, have been invading scalps for centuries by taking advantage of close person-to-person contact to spread. As the school year begins, panic stricken parents need not reach for harsh, toxic chemicals to kill nits and eggs, however. Effective and non-toxic treatments such as Quit Nits Complete Head Lice Kit can kill head lice and prevent re-infestation without exposing children, babies and pregnant or nursing mothers to pesticide risks.

When an infestation has been established the natural reaction of parents is to take action quickly but this need not mean reaching for chemical treatments that use pesticides. Quit Nits, a treatment made with natural active ingredients and distributed in North America by Hyland's, Inc., works safely and effectively to kill head lice and nits, and includes a preventative spray to prevent their return. The Quit Nits Complete Lice Kit contains a 4 fl. oz. bottle of Advance Lice Treatment Cream to eliminate head lice and their eggs, and one easy-to-use Everyday Preventative Spray (1 fl. oz.) to prevent re-infestation.

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The Quit Nits treatment involves just two simple steps: (1) apply the treatment cream thoroughly to dry hair, and leave it on, covered with the included cap for four hours, and (2) wash the treatment cream out. No further combing is required to remove live lice, although a comb is included in the kit to help remove dead lice and nits from the hair.

The fragrant Everyday Preventative Spray can be used both prior to exposure as a proactive measure, and after infestation to avoid reoccurrence and to condition hair. Parents in particular enjoy the reassurance of the spray to protect their own hair during the school year and in to summer camp season.

"What makes Quit Nits Kit and Spray so unique is its homeopathic formulation of natural ingredients. The plant-based ingredients in the product - Quassia Amara, Eucalyptus Globulus, Staphysagria & Sabadilla - have a long history of use against lice," said John Found, Technical Director for Quit Nits. "When parents face a challenge like head lice, having Quit Nits on hand in the medicine cabinet is a fast, effective and worry-free way to treat the problem," Found noted.

Head lice have been found on the hair and scalps of people worldwide for many centuries. A wide variety of treatments have been used to eliminate them – from rigorous combing, to smothering them with olive oil, peanut butter or petroleum jelly, to chemical treatments containing pesticides that can cause severe side effects. Spread by direct contact with the head or hair of someone already infested, head lice can also be transferred by sharing personal items such as brushes, hats and even linens. This is why it is important to treat the whole family for head lice, even if just one member is affected.

Because infestations affect mostly school-age children, whose development can be adversely affected by chemicals, the method of treatment used to control head lice is of concern to many parents. Quit Nits was created by mother-of-three, Leanne Preston, whose non-toxic formula has revolutionized the treatment of head lice from Australia to Europe, and is now available throughout the U.S. Quit Nits products are made with certified natural active ingredients that contain no chemical pesticides, and have a low allergy formula. They are safe for use by pregnant and nursing mothers, and for repeated use.

Quit Nits Complete Head Lice Kit can be found at chain drug stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, natural product stores, and supercenters, at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Quit Nits Everyday Preventative Spray comes in a 4 fl. oz. bottle with a suggested retail price of $9.99.

About Hyland’s
Hyland’s, Inc., a division of Standard Homeopathic Co., develops homeopathic medicines with the highest‐ quality natural ingredients, following the strictest standards of preparation. With its commitment to excellence for over a century, Hyland’s consistently provides quality and integrity in every product. From Hyland’s Baby Tiny Cold Tablets to Hyland’s Calms Forté, Hyland's cares for families at every stage of life. Consumers can trust all Hyland’s products to be natural, gentle, effective and safe for the entire family. For more information on products, visit or