Hair Oil – Phase 1 has an effective and immediate action as a cosmetic aid in treating pediculosis with children and adults. Thanks to the high content of neem oil, Hair Oil – Phase 1 actively intervenes in the removal of nits present. Enriched with 100% pure, complete and natural essential oils, which create an unfavorable environment for the establishment of lice, it protects and maintains the hair. To optimize results, periodically washing the hair with Ovopid Active Shampoo – Phase 2 and then spraying Ovopid Lotion Spray – Phase 3 is recommended.
- PROTECTIVE: ensures an effective purifying action
- EFFECTIVE: with 100% pure essential and plant oils that help remove nits and discourages lice establishing
- DECISIVE: for adults and children
- Protective, effective and decisive
- Type of hair
- Suitable for all hair types
- 100 ml
- 12 M
- Does not contain
- Preservatives, petroleum derivatives, PEG and PPG, perfumes, synthetic dyes and viscosifiers
- BDIH certified organic cosmetic
- 100% pure, complete and natural ORGANIC and DEMETER essential oils of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), citronella (Cymbopogon nardus), hybrid lavender (Lavandula hybrida), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), spanish origanum (Thymus capitatus)
- 100% pure plant oils of neem (Azadirachta indica), sunflower (Helianthus annuus) ORGANIC and andiroba (Carapa guaianensis)
- Dermatologically tested
- Made with ZERO impact renewable energy
- NO petroleum derivatives, dyes, preservatives, synthetic fragrances and viscosifiers, PEGs and PPGs
Sunflower* (Helianthus annuus), neem* (Azadirachta indica) and andiroba (Carapa guaianensis) plant oils. 100% pure, complete and natural essential oils of tea tree* (Melaleuca alternifolia), hybrid lavender** (Lavandula hybrida), citronella* (Cymbopogon nardus), spanish origanum* (Thymus capitatus) and thyme** (Thymus vulgaris). Ingredients are sourced from controlled organic* and biodynamic** demeter farms.
Did you know that...
Thymus vulgaris: a well-known and widespread plant, known since ancient times. The Egyptians used it for embalming, the Romans used it to preserve food and to purify closed rooms, the Greeks saw it as a symbol of courage, so much so that soldiers rubbed it on their chests to gain strength and vigor. Hippocrates recommended it for treating skin diseases and respiratory conditions. Pliny the Elder and Virgil spoke of it as a plant to be burned to drive poisonous animals out of fields and houses. On the banks of the Rhine many years before science, St Hildegard of Bingen (an ancient herbalist) identified potent 'thymol', used as an antibiotic and bactericide in the First World War, and she used thyme to treat leprosy, paralysis, nervous diseases, and to drive away lice and various insects.
Melaleuca alternifolia: Also known as tea tree since antiquity for its efficacy and wide-ranging use, was called 'pharmacy in a bottle' by the Australian Aborigines as its cures skin infections and wounds. A legend tells of miraculous lake water, which owed its properties to the leaves of the Melaleuca tree that grew on its shores, and steeped in its water, releasing the precious essential oil. The Aborigines called melaleuca oil 'nature's most versatile healer.' In the last century, the first studies began on the validation of the anti-fungal and antiseptic activity of tea tree oil in comparison with phenol, which was used at the time, with very positive results. In 1949 tea tree was listed in British pharmacopoeia as a powerful antiseptic, fungicide and broad-spectrum bactericide.
Lavandula hybrida: used since antiquity for its scent and for its many actions on both body and mind. The Greeks used it against sore throats and constipation, the Romans used it in communal baths for their personal cleansing, in the Middle Ages to combat parasites affecting humans and animals... Its very name, Latin in origin, suggests the idea of purification and healing baths. Very useful on mosquito bites and insects in general but also, thanks to its repellent aroma, to keep them away.
Cymbopogon nardus: already known during Antiquity, of Asian origin and cultivated in sunny places, it is characterized by its typical lemonade aroma which is intense and pungent. In the Middle Ages, it was mixed with myrrh, cinnamon and olive oil for sacred celebrations and planted around houses to exploit its ability to keep insects away. Today it is mostly used in many infusions and derived products to ward off insects.
Azadirachta indica: considered sacred by Indians, the neem tree has become a symbol of good health and protection, leading them to call it the 'village pharmacy.' Ancient Ayurvedic tradition is said to consist largely of formulations involving the use of neem in one form or another, making it virtually ubiquitous. Traditionally, neem oil was used to create skin and hair care products that helped soothe dryness, repair damage, eliminate head and body lice, prevent baldness and slow down greying of the hair.
Unscrew the end of the Hair Oil – Phase 1 spout and apply to dry hair, particularly at the nape of the neck and behind the ears, taking care to lift the hair. Leave on for at least 40 minutes. Remove nits with the comb provided. Wash the hair with Ovopid Active Shampoo – Phase 2.
Pediculosis is an infestation of lice. Itching is the predominant symptom when this parasite is present. A lice is 1-2 millimeters long, and has three pairs of legs with hooks that enable it to cling to the hair. It feeds on sebum and sometimes on blood, so it cannot survive for long away from humans, in dust or on floors. The female louse lays around 200 eggs in her lifetime, known as nits, which are mainly located at the nape of the neck and behind the ears. The eggs stick to the hair with a sticky substance that does not dissolve with water. After a week they hatch, giving rise to larvae that become adult lice, which are then able to produce their own eggs after a couple of weeks. The louse is very good at hiding (it cannot stand the light) and is difficult to spot in the hair. To ascertain its presence, it is easier to look for the eggs, which are half a millimetre long, white, oval, shiny and easily distinguishable from dandruff, because the latter is irregularly shaped and comes off the hair with a puff of air. Pediculosis is not a sign of poor hygiene, and affects people from all walks of life; although it is not dangerous to health, it can be a source of great concern for parents.
PREVENTION: The louse is predictable; it does not fly, does not jump and moves slowly. It can only spread in crowded places such as trams, cinemas, schools, etc., although sometimes the louse relies on another insect, for example a fly, to move from one head to another. In general, the prevention of pediculosis is fairly easy as far as individual commitment is concerned. It is good practice for parents to check their child's head frequently for the presence of lice and nits. Once the presence of parasites has been excluded or ascertained, it is essential to minimize the risk of contagion, in the first case, or in the second case to attack the lice and nits.