can any one tell me how to get on top of head lice because i am sick and tired of treat in there hair and nothing seems to work any old fashion remadies!

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Sharon - posted on 02/10/2009

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i use prioderm,put it on their head b4 bed and go thru the hair with a nit comb straight away, i have found that they r dead straightaway,leave the prioderm on overnight wash it off in the morning go thru the hair again for any strays...Be careful doing this because the smell is that strong that it takes your breath away but it works every time...GOOD LUCK

Nicky - posted on 02/24/2009

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This definately works and wont damage their hair!! you need to mix 100% Neem oil with some tee tree oil and a little bit of cooking oil. fill a small spray bottle with... add 60% should be neem oil, 30% tee tree oil and approx 10% shud be added of any cooking oil or even baby oil will do.  the neem oil and ti tree oil will kill the lice and its eggs and the oil prevents any new eggs or lice from attaching to the hair. just spray on, comb thru with fine tooth comb, leave for as long as u like then shampoo out. u can spray their hats with this also. this definately works!!! u can buy these from most chemist, naturopaths or local grocery shops. cheers nicky.

Mary - posted on 02/10/2009

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I've heard of one.. Mayonaise. Put on their hair at night and put them to bed with a shower cap on. Our friends had to do this because the shampoo wasn't working and making their little girl sick. Some lice is resistant to the shampoo.

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I found the tea tree oil worked great and its good for the hair also. Put a small drop in there shampoo 1 a day and the lice will not stick to the hair. They hate this stuff.

Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2009

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No matter what method you choose to use to kill the adults, you always always always have to hand pick out the eggs. Nothing will kill the unhatched eggs. Oil up the hair to help slide them off and just start methodically picking through every single strand of hair. Use a bright light and put a movie on for your child to watch while you pick away! It may take several days of picking. Don't leave even one egg as that will start the infestation all over again.



Good Luck! :)

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Julie - posted on 02/24/2009

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We got rid of lice by soaking our hair with Listerine mouthwash, leave on under shower cap for an hour then comb out dead lice in sections and then pour white vinegar and leave another hour under shower cap. I would repeat again within two weeks to be on the safe side but when we had them we didn't have it again for over a month and it was still going around school so I think it was a fresh infestation. The biggest problem with lice is ignorance, half the mothers believe it's because people are dirty so don't want to acknowledge the fact that it happens to everyone, it's not a hygiene thing. When your kid has it tell people!! Don't take any notice of people who act like they've never had it they just don't tell anyone!!

Vette - posted on 02/24/2009

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tea tree oil works stinks to high heaven  and is strong u have bag everything wash what you can and check the heads in a few days and do it again for at least 2weeks cause lice  are mature in 2weeks i think it was said. i have 4 girls who have had it upteen times. and my oldest had thick long hair and lice like clean or dirty hair the enjoy the dead skin off our heads, and the gunk that gets there. wash the childs hair , hair can be dry or not ,the oil can be used at full strength massage into scalp and let sit for about 20 minutes. or leave over  night with a cap on it is wonderful on the scalp and it does help but there is the possibitly of the lice being resistant to it.babies you have to just dig them out there isnt alot you can do for them . just have to be diligent in checking , and use can add on a once a week bases to shampoo bout 4 drops of the tea tree oil, it is great for the scalp and it seems to help keep them away. i think one is the smell and the oil seems to drown them.  lots of luck that stuff is a pain but you wont die. thankfully i know they are gross. vette

Marline - posted on 02/24/2009

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our doctor recommended washing their hair in coconut oil once a week, the oil is a natural defense against lice and the nits.

Marline - posted on 02/24/2009

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our doctor recommended washing their hair in coconut oil once a week, the oil is a natural defense against lice and the nits.

Candice - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hi there



Not sure if you have tried this but i use a mixture of tea tree oil and water which you should put in a spray bottle and spray on their hair everyday before they off to school. Seems to work for me. Hope this helps xxx

Candice - posted on 02/24/2009

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Hi there



Not sure if you have tried this but i use a mixture of tea tree oil and water which you should put in a spray bottle and spray on their hair everyday before they off to school. Seems to work for me. Hope this helps xxx

Dottie - posted on 02/24/2009

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soak their hair in olive oil, then cover it with shower cap overnight. this really does work.

Melissa - posted on 02/24/2009

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I'm a hairstylist and this is what I'd recommend to my clients. Get some Tea Tree Oil use it undilluted to treat an outbreak. You may need to apply it twice if it has been untreated for a while, but once is usually enough if the problem is new. Make sure you use a few drops in the laundry as well.



Tea Tree is a great lice preventative measure, mix some in to your regular shampoo and you should never have a problem again.



 

Yoana - posted on 02/24/2009

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Quoting Mary:

I've heard of one.. Mayonaise. Put on their hair at night and put them to bed with a shower cap on. Our friends had to do this because the shampoo wasn't working and making their little girl sick. Some lice is resistant to the shampoo.


 That is true Mayonaise really works, and I think is the cheapest way to treat head lice!

Diane - posted on 02/24/2009

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I used the Quit Nits electric comb and preventitive spray - works like a charm!

Amy - posted on 02/24/2009

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Blow dry alot on the highest heat that you feel comfortable with and continue doing so twice a day even after they are gone.  They die from the excessive heat. Worked for everyone I know....good luck!

User - posted on 02/24/2009

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BTW....i also take a q-tip and dip it in the tea tree oil and run it over the scalp. Tea Tree Oil also will clear up pimples...not that you asked :)

User - posted on 02/24/2009

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I use desert essence tea tree oil shampoo (from the health food store) mix in a few drops of tea tree oil and lather. I also use the desert essence conditioner. The smell is strong, but it doesn't "stink". I use this AFTER I use the lice treatment shampoo. I have continued to use the Desert Essence Shampoo as our main shampoo....hope this helps.

Stacey-lee - posted on 02/24/2009

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Tea tree all the way,, it does stink but it isnt harmful,,and takes only a few seconds to spray some in there hair when its wet.. get an empty spray bottle fill with water and about 5ml of the oil,, keep her hair up and eventually the cycle willl end,, When my son had them I went through all his hair by hand and got all the eggs and lice out, then done this for a couple of weeks and they never came back.. And every time there were notes sent home about lice i would restart the oil treatment,, He never got them again..

Stacey-lee - posted on 02/24/2009

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Tea tree all the way,, it does stink but it isnt harmful,,and takes only a few seconds to spray some in there hair when its wet.. get an empty spray bottle fill with water and about 5ml of the oil,, keep her hair up and eventually the cycle willl end,, When my son had them I went through all his hair by hand and got all the eggs and lice out, then done this for a couple of weeks and they never came back.. And every time there were notes sent home about lice i would restart the oil treatment,, He never got them again..

Jenna Lee - posted on 02/24/2009

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hey there, the best way to get rid of lice is to use mayonaise. You coat there hair in it, wrap in glarwrap or put a shower cap on, leave it in for half an hour to an hour, and then wash it out with dishwashing liquid.... then use the comb to et them out, it kills them straight away because they cant breath throught it. We did this on my niece's hair cos she was getting it all the time, and the chemical ones were jst ruining her hair, one go at the mayanaise, and we haven't seen them since... hope this helps

Rebecka - posted on 02/24/2009

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My kids got it once and i used mineral oil.  I put it on their head then put a shower cap on their head and let them sleep in it.(put a towel on the pillow) next morning I rinsed ot out and i the lice were gone.  Its a bit of a mess but it sure beat the harsh chemical of the shampoo and not to mention the cost if they keep getting because other people arent treating their kids.

Rebecca - posted on 02/24/2009

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Go to http://www.melaleuca.com/ and find somebody that sells it in your area. You need to get the 2164 T40-C3® Melaleuca Oil (rare quality) - .2 fl. oz., It isn't cheap but it works. Take just a little of the oil and rube it in and then take a warm moist towel and put over the head. I can't remember how long it needs to sit on there but not real long. Maybe the person selling it may know. Did this on my niece years ago and it worked. May have to do it a couple of times.

Victoria - posted on 02/24/2009

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also Lysol everything!!!  vaccume, vaccume, vaccume... wash all laundry, linens, and stuffed animals... and make sure to lysol pillows and mattresses

Victoria - posted on 02/24/2009

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I'm not sure about any old remedies, but I had head lice a lot when I was a child.  I had very long hair and so did my sister, so we usually spread it back and forth.  My mother always treated my hair and combed it really good.  She would comb it again the next day and then treat it again a week later just in case any eggs were still alive.  Comb again.  It is a lot of work, but it is neccessary to get rid of lice.

Belinda - posted on 02/24/2009

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i run conditioner in my daughters hair then run the lice comb in every day it seems to keep them under control

Jenn - posted on 02/24/2009

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Saturate their hair with OLIVE OIL......then take a hot hair dryer and watch the lice fall out!

Annie - posted on 02/24/2009

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if you can manage to get rid of the wee beasties, i've found a fab prevention! my 3 lads all have long hair and 2 of them are in the same classes as 2 of the prime candidates for carrying them. when school broke up for the last summer holiday, i spent a good few hours on each of them, pulling everything i could find out by hand - live ones and eggs. during the break, someone told me to use hairspray on them, as the invaders don't like it. every morning, when i put in their pony-tails, i give them a quick waft over with hairspray (a can of 37p asda smart price!) and we've had no problems ever since!! don't be tempted to use chemical treatments, as i read a report some months ago which stated that, as the chemicals are designed to attack the nervous system of the lice, so it can attack the nervous system of your child....not good! there is a very good herbal remedy called nitty gritty, if you're looking for a treatment, but if you have the patience, pulling them out by hand is the only way. its a completely boring task, but worth it in the end! x

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GRRRRRR!! Head Lice!! YUCK!!



no matter what you use, you just need to make sure you keep on top of it every 7 days for upto 4 weeks, to kill the life cycle. So many ppl think just because they have treated there children once then it will go. NOPE!!



When my children get them I treat them, my husband & myself with Moove, I wash all bedding, jackets, hats, my daughters hair ties, I spray there rooms, couch, chairs with fly spray and all soft toys and dolls get put in plastic garbage bags sealed. Each morning and night I check there hair and spray with KP24. Then on days 7& 14 I reapply treatmeant and wash bedding, to make sure ALL of them are dead. I constantly check there hair if I do notice anything I do treat again.



I always tell anyone my children have been in contact with that they have had them, so they are able to be checked and treat there own child, nothing worse than a parent knowing  there children has nits but doesnt tell you!!



Good luck with it....and just be patient you will get rid of them :)

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I have also done the mayonaise and left on for 1 hour. It smothers the bugs and they die. Have to put all bedding pillows, stuffies etc in dryer for 1 hour on heat setting to kill, or out in freezing cold weather overnight to kill. Srays and chemicals are nto as effective anymore as to there overuse. Tea tree oil shampoos also help to prevent the re-occurance as lice have an aversion to the oil.

Christine - posted on 02/24/2009

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I've heard of an inexpensive home remedy but you still have to pick out the hair afterwards.

Basically you just dowse the head in equal parts of oil and vinegar. then cover with a bathing cap or shower cap or even a plastic bag for about an hour.....the vinegar kills and the oil makes it impossible for them to hold on to the hair. It worked for my kids.

Good luck

Christine

Christine - posted on 02/24/2009

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I've heard of an inexpensive home remedy but you still have to pick out the hair afterwards.

Basically you just dowse the head in equal parts of oil and vinegar. then cover with a bathing cap or shower cap or even a plastic bag for about an hour.....the vinegar kills and the oil makes it impossible for them to hold on to the hair. It worked for my kids.

Good luck

Christine

Peggy - posted on 02/24/2009

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Listerine has worked the best for me AND it is the easiest to wash out...I have been down the lice road several times. Vaseline and other oils work very well by suffocating the lice...but it takes SEVERAL washing to get all of the oil out. My hairstylist recommneded soaking the childs hair and scalp in the listerine...make the child wear a shower cap to bed...then wash it out in the morning...the alcohol in the mouthwash turns the live bugs and nits are very dark color which makes them easier to spot especially if you have a child with blond hair...also if you have a child with light hair use the original mouthwash (the one that is brown) Also if you purt 1 tsp of tea tree oil in your child's shampoo, it helps with re-occurences...it will make the shampoo stink, but will not leave an odor in your child's hair. Hope this helps!

Peggy - posted on 02/24/2009

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Listerine has worked the best for me AND it is the easiest to wash out...I have been down the lice road several times. Vaseline and other oils work very well by suffocating the lice...but it takes SEVERAL washing to get all of the oil out. My hairstylist recommneded soaking the childs hair and scalp in the listerine...make the child wear a shower cap to bed...then wash it out in the morning...the alcohol in the mouthwash turns the live bugs and nits are very dark color which makes them easier to spot especially if you have a child with blond hair...also if you have a child with light hair use the original mouthwash (the one that is brown) Also if you purt 1 tsp of tea tree oil in your child's shampoo, it helps with re-occurences...it will make the shampoo stink, but will not leave an odor in your child's hair. Hope this helps!

Shannan - posted on 02/24/2009

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My boys used to get them all the time too. Till a friend told me about Tea Tree oil shampoo!! They use it about once a week and havent had lice since, about 4 years!! Its available from Safeway (Aus) for about $3.60. Try it, really does work!!

Lori - posted on 02/24/2009

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I know I'm kind of late on this. You have really good advice on things to use on the kids. I found that you have to make sure you do everything. Make sure to wash all the bedding and dry. Spray the mattresses, carpet, upholstered furniture, your car. Clean all the toys stuffed or other wise. I know its a pain. I did it for about three weeks trying to get rid of the buggers. But if they are going somewhere where they are in contact with them they can still keep picking them up.

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2009

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Tea tree oil! My son's school had an enormous outbreak two years ago. I really researched this topic and found out that tea tree oil is the way to go. I put 12 drops of the oil in a cup of water in a spray bottle and spray his hair when he goes to school in the morning. I still do this! I also bought some shampoo that has the oil in it. We were one of the very few who didn't get it that year! I also remember reading something about the oil helping if you already have the lice too. I would google lice and tea tree oil and see what it tells you. I bought all my items through Melaleuca. I HIGHLY recommend this treatment.

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2009

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Tea tree oil! My son's school had an enormous outbreak two years ago. I really researched this topic and found out that tea tree oil is the way to go. I put 12 drops of the oil in a cup of water in a spray bottle and spray his hair when he goes to school in the morning. I still do this! I also bought some shampoo that has the oil in it. We were one of the very few who didn't get it that year! I also remember reading something about the oil helping if you already have the lice too. I would google lice and tea tree oil and see what it tells you. I bought all my items through Melaleuca. I HIGHLY recommend this treatment.

Michelle - posted on 02/24/2009

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Tea tree oil! My son's school had an enormous outbreak two years ago. I really researched this topic and found out that tea tree oil is the way to go. I put 12 drops of the oil in a cup of water in a spray bottle and spray his hair when he goes to school in the morning. I still do this! I also bought some shampoo that has the oil in it. We were one of the very few who didn't get it that year! I also remember reading something about the oil helping if you already have the lice too. I would google lice and tea tree oil and see what it tells you. I bought all my items through Melaleuca. I HIGHLY recommend this treatment.

Deborah - posted on 02/24/2009

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I've had this problem with my daughter. She's got such fine hair that it was no fun getting them out. But, these bugs also love clean hair. My suggestion after they are gone. Use hair spray not every single day but 3 times a week.. It did the trick for us she never got them again.

Deborah - posted on 02/24/2009

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I've had this problem with my daughter. She's got such fine hair that it was no fun getting them out. But, these bugs also love clean hair. My suggestion after they are gone. Use hair spray not every single day but 3 times a week.. It did the trick for us she never got them again.

Rebekah - posted on 02/24/2009

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I have always used tea tree oil. Soak there head with tea tree oil and use olive oil to cut it. Being sure not to get it in her eyes...it will burn really bad!!! Put a plastic bag over her head for about 10-20 minutes depending on how long she can stand it. Then wash with shampoo. It will probably burn her scalp a little bit but it will kill the lice. Also you can use different types of natural oils such as neem and thyme oil. Make sure to put the tea tree oil on her head outside. It will smell up your entire house. Once you get rid of them all, add a little tea tree oil to her shampoo and she will NEVER get lice again. They don't like the smell. Also, if she blow dries her hair she won't get them. They don't like the heat from the hair dryer. Hope this helps.

Amber - posted on 02/24/2009

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My daughter got lice from school and she has hair down to her waist and is really thick, I used 2 different over the counter shampoos before I called the doctors office and they suggested Lice MD(i think) I used so many that I think that this is the name, this one was very greasy which was hard to get out of her hair, but so worth it since it coated all of her hair and scalp and I went thru with the comb and used my fingernails to "pop" any of the eggs I saw on the hair - if the eggs make a popping sound they are still alive but if they kind of just mush when you pop them they are dead.  Knock on wood I haven't had to use anything else since the Lice MD

Arin - posted on 02/24/2009

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Conditioner every day with the nit comb till the little blighters are gone, time consuming but effective and no nasty chemicals. Have tried everything else and that was the most effective for me.

Susan - posted on 02/24/2009

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II heard honey works..never tried it just heard from a good friend....i also heard not keeping their hair super clean works too..the lice like a clean head..i was my girls hair every 2 - 3 days now

Nikki - posted on 02/24/2009

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I found the best way to conquer head lice is with normal hair conditioner and a flea comb. Every second day you do this to the hair and you should not have any more problems.

Suzy - posted on 02/24/2009

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I have been thru this with both of my daughters!!  this may sound crazy but the best thing to use is Nix and leave hair wrapped OVERNITE!!! need to thoroughly pick thru nits, in AM rinse with paint thinner (coat along face line w/vaseline first to avoid any burning) and coat  head with vaseline all over  for the next nite. I pick thru nits one more time.



I have also heard after all lice is gone to continally use Suave shampoo/coconut scented one. make sure you wash all bedding and spray mattress w/lysol, i have alos removed all toys, animals etc and bag up for 4 weeks. throw bedding and pillows in dryer on high heat for those 3 days also. rechck the head again a week later. may need to got thru this all again!!



good luck!!

Laura - posted on 02/24/2009

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Put a few drops of Tea Tree Oil in whatever shampoo your child uses, this will mix in with the shampoo and allow ongoing applications without the child being aware.  When I was a home daycare provider, I had a child who continuously got head lice, once she started this, there were no further issues!!!  Works better and is less harmful than the traditional OTC shampoos and treatments.



 



Good Luck!!

Cindy - posted on 02/24/2009

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My daughter came home with head lice in elementary school as well.I treated her with a shampoo called NIX and i sat for hours picking through her head as well but one thing that must be remembered as you are going through all the delousing is to wash both hats and jackets as well as all the bedding and clothing and toys and such. This is a mistake alot of people make...forgetting the outer clothing and try to make sure that when your child returns to school they try to keep their hats in the sleeve of their coats because when coats are hung on hooks beside on another the will travel and if hats are left in hoods they will surely find homes there.

Cindy - posted on 02/24/2009

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My daughter came home with head lice in elementary school as well.I treated her with a shampoo called NIX and i sat for hours picking through her head as well but one thing that must be remembered as you are going through all the delousing is to wash both hats and jackets as well as all the bedding and clothing and toys and such. This is a mistake alot of people make...forgetting the outer clothing and try to make sure that when your child returns to school they try to keep their hats in the sleeve of their coats because when coats are hung on hooks beside on another the will travel and if hats are left in hoods they will surely find homes there.

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two things, i've kept my son's hair cut short, number 2 on the razor! that helps, but before that, regular baths, wash hair and then  put conditioner (thickly) in hair and use the knit comb on after that as they are supposedly not able to hold on to that well. leave it on still and then before rinsing, go through hair again with knit comb.  then rinse...do this for two or three days, you should see if there are bugs or eggs by then.  good luck.

Helen - posted on 02/24/2009

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tea tree oil is the best way to go. you can even get tea tree oil shampoo and mix it with a little of the oil, let it sit for about 10 min or so and rinse. comb out with a nit comb and you should be good. i even use it about once a month or so just as good hair maintenance, it gets out all the build up in the hair, the hair always looks nice and healthy.

Helen - posted on 02/24/2009

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tea tree oil is the best way to go. you can even get tea tree oil shampoo and mix it with a little of the oil, let it sit for about 10 min or so and rinse. comb out with a nit comb and you should be good. i even use it about once a month or so just as good hair maintenance, it gets out all the build up in the hair, the hair always looks nice and healthy.

Irene - posted on 02/24/2009

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hey i was told vinegar leave in for few mins nits hate it ? but a good remedy is loads of conditioner leave in then brush thru they just slide off keep doin it till there gone or best part of hope this helps use nit comb

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