Vicky - posted on 06/08/2009
Conditioner works best on my 8 year old daughter who has regular problems. I do it in the bath then you don't need to mess about as much I just comb straight through her hair top to bottom and do it till think they are all gone then we do a count of 5 without any signs in each part of her head then she knows its nearly done. If you live in england you can get prescription things from your chemist by asking for minor ailments scheme still fairly new but everything is free. Good luck.
Lisa - posted on 05/13/2009
Oh, you can add tea tree oil to the conditioner if you want too. And if you want to make up a sort of defence spray my mum uses tea tree, lemongrass and lavender oils in water - she works at a pre-school. Google essential oils for insect repellent for alternatives.
Lisa - posted on 05/13/2009
I second the conditioner and nit comb - metal ones with close teeth are the best. I actually use special combing conditioners for headlice but that can be expensive. Conditioner works well, I just find it's harder to comb through fine, long hair. You can use it on dry hair too, so you don't have to wash it first - you will need to rinse it out though. My kids tend to have a bath or shower after I treat their hair this way. Every 3-4 days for 2 weeks as Catherine said... I know people who use the conditioner the same day every week once they're nit free, it helps to keep it under control. I just do regular head checks and treat if I find something.
Get a good quality nit comb and a large bottle of conditioner. About every three days for two weeks, wash hair then load up with conditioner and comb. You can normally clear all the adult lice the first time round, but nothing is 100% effective at killing off the eggs. Conditioner will however make it easier to find the eggs and pull em out. Special treatments are available but they get expensive when your child keeps getting exposed to them.
Susan - posted on 05/13/2009
We found none of the over-the-counter treatments worked for us and weren't finding the home remedies (i.e., mayonnaise) working for us either. We ordered LiceRx. That worked for us. We also used cider vinegar when we combed through with the nit comb. Also get a metal nit comb. We had a plastic one and it just didn't work that well at all, but the metal worked great. More expensive but worth it. Good luck!!
Tammy - posted on 05/13/2009
You have to nit pick thouroughly. After doing a treatment to kill the lice pick through all the hair to remove everything. I would do this every other day for a week. At the same time add tea tree oil to your shampoo and wash daily with it. Once they are all gone continue to use tea tree oil hair products to keep them away. Wash all linens in HOT water and dry in a dryer. Wash stuffed animals as well if unwashable tye them in a plastic bag for a month.
Michelle - posted on 05/13/2009
there is a group of hair products i use once i got rid of it,,,the product is Fairy Tales, there is a shampoo,conditioner,gel,spray ect. just google for the website. some salons sell it also, as for getting rid of it, it's a tedious task and time consuming, good luck!
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