About Zap®


How does Zap® work?

Zap® contains no insecticides. Contrary to products containing insecticides, Zap® has a mechanical mode of action. Zap® gets into the respiratory orifices of lice who die from suffocation. Due to this mode of action, lice cannot become resistant to Zap®.

A second treatment will prevent a new infestation if an egg escaped detection during the first treatment. As it is difficult to remove all the eggs with the first treatment, a second application is necessary after 9 days when any remaining eggs will have hatched into lice.

No, it is important to start the treatment exactly 9 days after the first treatment. If you start too soon, some eggs might not have hatched and if you start too late the young lice might have started to reproduce.

Check the whole family on the same day. To kill the lice: wash the bedding at 66°C and vacuum the whole house.

We recommend leaving it on for 15 minutes. In the event that the allotted 15 minute treatment is surpassed, rinse hair and scalp thoroughly and consult a pharmacist or doctor.

We recommend leaving it on for 15 minutes to help ensure optimal results.

One bottle of 60ml is good for up to 8 applications. Since 2 applications per person are required for a complete treatment, up to 4 people can be treated depending on the length and thickness of the hair.

The 60ml spray lotion will provide an average of 2 to 8 applications:

Length of the hair Approximate number of applications
Short hair (to the ear) 2 to 4
Medium to long hair (to the shoulder) 4 to 6
Long hair (past the shoulder) 6 to 8

Please ensure you treat the whole length of the hair as lice may try to avoid the spray.

You can use Zap® as often as necessary. We recommend 2 applications 9 days apart.

Zap® cannot be used on children under 2 years of age. It should not be used by people allergic to any of the ingredients. As a general precaution, we advise women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to consult a pharmacist or a doctor.

Some people may experience a mild burning or itching sensation upon application of this product due to the contact of alcohol to irritated skin. Discontinue use if the irritation persists or worsens after the product is washed out.

Remember that eggs still will have hatched after your first treatment, so you might have baby lice in your hair. There is no need to worry, as these baby lice only become mature after 7 to 10 days. Before that time, they feed on blood to live, but are not yet able to reproduce. Do your second treatment 9 days after the first treatment. However, you might be re-infected. Baby lice are smaller than adult lice. So if you find lice of more than 2 mm in length, you might be re-infected. If this louse is female, she might have laid eggs again. Repeat the treatment.

Contrary to chemical-based or insecticides products, Zap® does not contain chemicals or insecticides. Zap® has a mechanical mode of action. Zap® gets into the respiratory orifices of lice that then die from suffocation. Due to this new way of working, lice cannot become resistant to Zap®.

Zap® has been clinically proven to work on human lice. Head lice (Pediculus humanus) are species-specific, meaning they only like to live on and are transported by human heads. Human head lice can only live a very short time off a head and will not cling to the coarser hairs on a dog's pelt. However, do vacuum the dog's bedding well, and your upholstered furniture, and definitely any carpets in your home. Wash all bedding in hot water and use the hottest setting on your dryer to dry them.