Paranix® (lice shampoo)

Paranix is a range of lice repellents that consists of two products:

  • Paranix Solution
  • Paranix Sensitive

In this article, we have made a comparison of the different remedies. Each remedy has been assigned a rating in the form of stars (), based on the product's effectiveness, price and usability.


Paranix Solution ★★★★★

AdvantagesLow price (because it lasts for 8 treatments, whereas other products only last for 2 and 4 respectively). Treatment time is short (10 minutes).

Disadvantages: Can only be used for children over 2 years of age, other products can be used from 6 months.

Target group: Families (the contents of the pack are usually enough to treat an entire family). Can be used by adults and children from 2 years old.

Treatment: 2 times (re-treatment after 7 days).

How to useMassage the shampoo into the hair and scalp. Leave the shampoo in the hair for 10 minutes. Add water and work up a lather in the hair. Rinse the shampoo out of the hair with water. Comb the hair with the lice comb provided (remember to clean the comb for lice and eggs during combing). Repeat the treatment after 7 days. Always follow the instructions in the packaging.

Active ingredientCategory : Dimeticon

Contents: 200 ml - enough for 8 treatments (this depends on the length of the hair).

Paranix Solution can be purchased here.


Paranix Sensitive ★★★★

Advantages: One treatment is enough (i.e. no re-treatment). Makes hair soft and easy to comb and is therefore suitable for long hair. Can be used by children from 6 months old. Milder than the other products.

Disadvantages: Price (it is the most expensive of the lice products in the Paranix range). Long treatment time (8 hours).

Target group: People with long hair. Can be used by adults and children from 6 months of age.

Treatment: 1 time (re-treatment is usually not necessary).

How to useCover your shoulders with a towel. Apply the lice repellent to dry hair and massage it in (all over the hair). Leave the product on overnight (minimum 8 hours). Protect your pillow with a towel or similar. Wash your hair with regular shampoo in the morning (after the 8 hours have passed). Comb the hair for lice and eggs before drying the hair. Re-treatment is not necessary.

Active ingredient: Oxyphthirine® (dimethicone, esters and triglycerides)

Contents: 150 ml - enough for 2 treatments (this depends on the length of the hair).

Paranix Sensitive can be purchased here.


Common to all lice remedies

The two lice remedies from Paranix have the following in common:

  • Loop comb: A lice comb is included in all product packages.
  • No resistance: In theory, there is no risk of lice developing resistance to the Paranix range of lice repellents because the aforementioned oils have a physical effect on the lice.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before using lice products in the Paranix range.


Side effects

Paranix contains no insecticides or other harmful chemicals, but the following side effects may occur:

  • Itching and irritation around the eyes
  • Flakes on the scalp
  • Irritation and redness on the scalp, ears and neck

If you experience side effects while using Paranix, you should report them to your doctor.


Sources and further information

The information in this article comes from the following websites:

Paranix's effectiveness against lice has also been studied in a scientific study in Brazil in 2010, where the product was described as "simple and promising".