whats the best way to get eggs out of hair?
Erika - posted on 04/14/2010
Wow...this couldn't have come at a better time!! I just found out my daughter has lice last night. What a mess! I got the shampoo, gel, and aerosol spray to try to kill it all. I shampooed and gelled her hair (then went through with the comb) last night and will do the same tonight. I sprayed down everything that I can't wash. I also bought some spray to put in my other kids' and my hair to hopefully prevent it from spreading (smells like citronella candles).
Any other tips for containing the outbreak to only one kid!?!? She has her own room and bed clothes so that helps.
Michelle - posted on 10/22/2009
We bought a ZAPPER from local paharmacy. Electronic device (battery operated)that you comb through hair. The little thing zaps the live bugs and gets nits too. We used it nightly after getting rid of them to avoid reinfesting. It worked !
We actually spent 3 months fighting the little buggers until I heard about tea tree oil, we actually put a couple of drops in our shampoo, mixed it up & haven't seen any since! (knock on wood!!) about 2 drops per cup, in case anyone else wants to try...we use it on all of us!! & make sure to shake shampoo before every use!
Barbara - posted on 10/03/2009
If you use tea tree oil( you can get a 2 oz bottle at walmart for 8 bucks) let it sit on her hair overnight (the tea tree oil somehow breaks down the glue) then get a metal comb (i prefer to use the metal RID combs they come in a 2 pk for 9.99) and comb through her hair in the morning before you wash the tea tree oil out (dishsoap helps get all the oil out in one washing) after you wash it out section out her hair and get any remaning eggs and nits as the like to stick!!! Make sure ya get every last one tho cuz if ya leave even ONE in you got headlice all over again:( I use packaging tape to stick the eggs to after i pull them out that way they aint getting lost anywhere and hatching. then after i'm done i put them in a ziplock and throw them away:) the best of luck to ya girl i know their a PAIN!!!
Tanya - posted on 08/25/2009
Use vinegar it loosens the glue that holds the nits to the hair. Pour it on your head and coat your hair, use a shower cap and leave it in for 30min - 1hr. Then comb your hair with lice comb, or a flea comb it's cheaper, they are the same. You'll have to do this a couple of times. Rubbing alcohol also works to, it kills the lice and helps with the nits.
Pam - posted on 08/25/2009
Omgoodness this is my full time job, on my eldest daughter, she has long hannah montana hair, and the little suckers disguise themselves to the different colours in her hair, it drives me insane, I always put the solution on, wash it, condition it,whilst conditioner is still on, (in the shower) use a white comb to get the big ones out, and keep goin over and over up down, sideways,...(out ov shower).. then i section her hair off into little ones and then get the metal comb thru it, plus using fingers to pull the dirty lil things out, and then dry the section of hair and re look untill satisfied!!!! i spend hrs doin it, cuz if ya miss one, u kno they'll be back.....GOOD LUCK :)
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