is there any new treatments on the market for headlice ive tried them all and iam sick of having to treat my kids every 2 weeks their hair is so light and im afraid treating their hair so often will damage it

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Zoe - posted on 08/19/2014

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Bosisto TEA TREE Spray
Spray on hair , hats, and lightly on pillows!
Best thing I have ever used !
I am a mum of eight so I have tried pretty much everything !!!
www.bosisto.com.au
It's Australian and has many more amazing products !!! Love it!!

Consuelo - posted on 01/13/2009

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i have found a comb that u can buy from the chemist or gt on a prescription off ur doctor that helps as it removes nearly 100 pc off anything that is on the hair os scalp , it is called,,,nitty gritty headlice comb , if u can afford it then it is on sale in chemists for around £10 or ask your doctor to prescribe it for you , it really does work , i have 4 children asnd it works wonders

Amy - posted on 01/12/2009

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The best way to prevent lice in school-age children is to NOT wash their hair every day.  Lice LOVES clean hair; if the hair is naturally oily, the lice cannot cling to the shaft.  I only have my children wash their hair when it is visibly oily (about every two to three days), which is also better for their hair as it does not become overdried and broken.

Amy - posted on 01/12/2009

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The best way to prevent lice in school-age children is to NOT wash their hair every day.  Lice LOVES clean hair; if the hair is naturally oily, the lice cannot cling to the shaft.  I only have my children wash their hair when it is visibly oily (about every two to three days), which is also better for their hair as it does not become overdried and broken.

Amy - posted on 01/12/2009

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The best way to prevent lice in school-age children is to NOT wash their hair every day.  Lice LOVES clean hair; if the hair is naturally oily, the lice cannot cling to the shaft.  I only have my children wash their hair when it is visibly oily (about every two to three days), which is also better for their hair as it does not become overdried and broken.

Corinne - posted on 01/12/2009

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I found the best way to get rid of head lice is loads of conditioner and comb the little buggers out.

Yvette - posted on 01/12/2009

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Quoting Lorraine:

is there any new treatments on the market for headlice ive tried them all and iam sick of having to treat my kids every 2 weeks their hair is so light and im afraid treating their hair so often will damage it



easiest way is to get a nit come and every time you wash the hair, put conditioner on and comb through, wash as usual nothing can stick, just keep on doing that, you dont need to keep on buying headlice solutions there a money making thing, they will still come back

Mariah - posted on 01/12/2009

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ok it sounds nasty but it works get a bottle of transmission fluid ond put it on their hair let it sit for a few minutes and then wash off it will get rid of them plus less often getting them if at all anymoe had to do it with my step son

Mariah - posted on 01/12/2009

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ok it sounds nasty but it works get a bottle of transmission fluid ond put it on their hair let it sit for a few minutes and then wash off it will get rid of them plus less often getting them if at all anymoe had to do it with my step son

Susan - posted on 01/12/2009

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I also have used the tea tree oil in my shampoo, when my kids were small they were coming home with headlice every other week i almost pulled them out of school i was soo tired of doing everything and they still got it. I had a friend tell me about the teatree oil in the shampoo about 20 drops in a bottle which is good for everyone. and it did work my kids never got it after i started this treatment and every new bottle of shampoo I got i put the drops in it became a preventative maintenance during the public school years,

Mandi - posted on 01/12/2009

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vinegar helps loosen the glue they use to attach their eggs and makes it easier to comb out all the knits. The today show also did a show on Super Lice. Alot of them can't be killed by the chemicals anymore. Its just getting them and all their eggs out. I check my daughters head everyday!

User - posted on 01/12/2009

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i work at a daycare and my best advice would be that once you've gotten rid of it... washed/bagged everything that it might have infected, to put hairspray in the kids hair daily. (Lice like clean hair). I have long thick hair and every time a child in a centre i've worked at has lice i put my hair in a ponytail & put hairspray in it daily and in 8 years of working in busy daycare centres i have never gotten it.

Leanne - posted on 01/12/2009

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I have used the tree oil treatment and it worked for us, I also added a few drops to the washer when I was washing all the bedding and clothing. Dont forget to vaccum EVERYTHING including the mattress, and house furniture and dinning room chairs if they are fabric. ( I even lifted the mattresses and washed down the beds. Dont forget to through out the vaccum bag ( if you have a bag one) right away. Put all pillows in a HOT dryer on a full cycle. Go through their everyday for atleast a week to get any left over eggs. Dont forget to boil the brushes for atleast 2 mins at a rapid boil.  This informattion I got from my local CDC.(communicable Disease Control) I hope it helps :)

Sarah - posted on 01/12/2009

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my friend swears by Oregano Oil, they were house bound for 3 months and tried a few shampoos, because it kept coming back. She finially stuffed everything she could into the freezer, applied the oil to their heads, sat in shower caps for a few hours, vacumed everything, and she said they finially didn't come back. My hair dresser says there isn't too much you can do to prevent them, especially in the winter because all their coats are together in the coat room, they jump from one to the other etc good luck

Lisa - posted on 01/12/2009

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I've been where you are. I just spent a lot of time with my daughter outside pulling nits. I used tea tree oil shampoo because I heard that it might discourage lice. Every morning after they got up, I put their bedding in a hot dryer for 40 minutes. Treat where they sleep and all hair elastics, combs and other possible re-infectors were removed from the situation. I bagged everything that might be questionable for a month in a plastic bag. I even resorted to putting my daughter outside in a shower cap in the hot sun with olive oil and mayo to try and suffocate the buggers.

Michelle - posted on 01/12/2009

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Hi Lorraine, My son is 18 but I have to tell you in kindergarden he was out with scarlet feaver when the head lice was going around. He was absent for about 3 weeks and I was thrilled because I thought he missed it. Then I found one. I went crazy. I shaved his head, I washed everything pillows curtains stuffed toy any soft material new back packs everything. He never got them again. I also complained to the health department about the schools dirty conditions and the head lice were gone. It can be that the school is not doing the job of cleaning all of the things it should be. Make sure because that stuff is not great to keep using on anyone. Hope this helps. Michelle

Wanda - posted on 01/12/2009

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I have heard that tea tree oil prevents you from getting lice... you can buy tea tree shampoo or the actual tea tree oil...but I have not actually tested this..

Kellie - posted on 01/12/2009

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I have had the attack of the little buggers and my daughter has hair more than half way down her back and its light ggrrrr but i just find if u treat it with a product u have brought and follow the instructions then every 3 days for a 2 weeks period u use just a cheap conditioner and comb it through with a nit comb it gets rid of them and them after 2 weeks just the product again I have done this twice now in a 4 year period and it has worked for me.every time and the conditoner keeps her hair in good condition the trick is to get every strand combed to get rid of all the eggs as well of the lice i also use a preventor for about a month after wards u can get at a chemist  i hope this has helped u and good luck ...

Jackie - posted on 01/12/2009

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When you treat their hair, you also need to treat bedsheets, furniture, and pillowcases and pillows. Really anything that their head has come in contact with that is a cloth material. Other suggestions, put hairspray in their hair daily and keep it in ponytails to make it harder for the lice to get into. I have 3 girls and I was a cosmetologists. We have remained lice free following those simple steps.

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