How do I get rid of nits?

Sheri - posted on 02/12/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have been working with my daughter for the last week and the school nurse keeps finding more nits in her hair. Is there anything that will help dissovle them so that they are easier to remove/ see?

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Annette - posted on 02/17/2009

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Mayo for 1/2 hour (not the low fat kind) then rinse with vinegar...Wash everything in HOT water....or freeze it...use a black light bulb in a dark room and you will be able to see the nits after the wash...We tried every over the counter remedy and no luck...tried this and it worked...they came back and we had to get rid of the mattresses...!!! Nits are pure evil!!! Our family kept getting reinfested at school...

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Ruth - posted on 06/25/2013

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I tried so many over the counter products - all rubbish and very costly. I used apple cider vinegar one week and listerin the next, and each day I spray neat tea tree oil onto her hair - wet or dry - and they have all gone.

Christine - posted on 02/23/2009

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We had such a problem....you can look up licesquad  on the internet and they have all sorts of wonderful help for you. I bought their comb and it works like nothing else! They say to put conditioner all through the hair, add a few drops of tee tree oil and put a bag over their head for 20-30 minutes and then just keep combing! It honestly works wonders. You can also have them come in to your house and do it for you, especailly if there are more than one child or yourself that has it.

Deanna - posted on 02/22/2009

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The best thing I have found to use is baby oil. Use a metal tooth comb, not plastic. The nits slide much better using your nails or the comb. It takes a few watches to get out all oil, but I tell you it works!!

Annmarie - posted on 02/22/2009

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try hedrin its the best ive found but when it says to reapeat after 7 days  just use condtioner on it but use nit comb all the eggs slide out

DeAna - posted on 02/21/2009

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I can tell you no matter what you use, after you have got all the little buggers........we had to put our daughters hair up every day and use hairspray or mouse......if they can't hold onto the hair, they can't lay eggs.......we fought the same situation for 4 months straight, it took me treating her every other day, and keeping her out of her room for over a week to finally get rid of them. Don't forget to treat her backpack, coat, jacket, everything she wore to school or on the bus.

Deanna - posted on 02/21/2009

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I have tried many things and this is what I found to work the best. Use lemon joy as you would the shampoo and then cover the head with a black garbage bag and keep on for twenty minutes. After that use baby oil. It works great. The gels don't work and it hurts to get them out. The baby oil helps the nits slide right off. It works better with a mettle comb, not the plastic ones. Try it it works! Good luck.

Mary - posted on 02/21/2009

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nit shampoo with lice comb, hair dryer and hair spray to follow. comb her hair in the bath with baby oil and the nit comb. Sterilize the nit comb in the dishwasher. Double bag up all the plush toys for two weeks, hot wash all the clothes and bedding. Vacuum multiple times a day drapes, furniture, carpet, rugs, beds. Dump the dirt in the vacuum after each time you use it outside. Get all new brushes and toothbrushes. Consider cutting her hair to a easier length. My daughter had hair to her waist. It was a nightmare. It took me close to a month to get rid of hers.

Sherri - posted on 02/13/2009

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Once you get the nits out you can buy shampoo with tea tree oil in it (if you can find some!!! LOL) and if you use this every couple of washes it will help her not to get them again.

Hazel - posted on 02/13/2009

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hi there,



i live in the uk and i use a product called 'Hedrin'. it's a not a chemical, it's an oil which sufficates the lice. it makes the eggs glide of the hair. we also use a 'nitty gritty' comb. it has long metal teeth with a spiral cut round each, which if it doesn't get the eggs out, damages them so they can't hatch, we have found this to work. but remember to wash bedding and pyjamas to get any stragglers. also do all in the household, or you'll cross contaminate and have to keep doing it.



hope this helps and good luck. we are finally rid of them after years of reinfecting due to a close friend of my daughters continually having them :(



x

Sheri - posted on 02/12/2009

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Thanks... I had killed everything, just couldn't seem to find all the nits. Her school has a no nit policy, so everytime I took her back the nurse found some. Tonight I used vegetable oil and put about 30 some briads in her hir and worked like a dog... monkey?... through each braid. We will see if she gets to go back to school tomorrow.



I would have used tea tree oil, but the only place that had it wanted $30... So i looked in the pantry....

Heather - posted on 02/12/2009

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Put tea tree oil in hair conditioner and let it sit in the hair over night. It kills everything!! I have had to treat this several times bc two of my nieces kept getting it and I didn't like the idea of using chemicals.

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