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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pour on childs head white conditioner mixed with a little baking soda use a high quality metal nit comb. keep combing hair for a week or so and if you have more then one child dont let them share pillows,combs ect. change pillow cases daily. the key is to comb the hair to get the nits out before they hatch and keep checking everyones hair so you dont keep passing them back and forth. good luck and keep combing till you see no more nits

Claire - posted on 02/19/2009

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tea tree oil shampoo works very well and you can get that from any chemist or supermarkets!

Nicola - posted on 02/19/2009

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I gave up......they're immune to just about everything now.  The Arnols Schwarzenegger of lice.



My poor youngest first got them before she was 2......and constantly had them until she was 10. We did EVERYTHING....shampoo, conditioner & comb through every other night, every treatment going, plus preventment treatments, vinegar, you name it we tried it! Considered bleaching her hair or shaving it all off in desperation!!



Then.....puberty kicked in.......and lo and behold.....they've gone!!



Bliss at last for poor Maisie.



Sorry, that's not much help.

Margo - posted on 02/19/2009

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I have children with very thick thick wavy hair.   After trying with stuff bought at the store.... I went old school and bought mayonaise and seriously doused the hair in it put a shower cap on it for a whole day ( making them sleep with it and all ) and it did the trick after 2 times.... the mayo they say suffocates the lice...... it worked for me anyway.



Best of luck :)

Angela - posted on 02/19/2009

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You could try to put a few drops of neat tea tree oil in your childs ordinary conditioner. But no matter what you do if you miss just one or two eggs it starts again, and even if you get them all, if the other mums at school etc don't, it just goes round and round.



 

Liz - posted on 02/19/2009

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If it's a boy shave his head!a girl depending on how thick it is cut it short use product!.put all articles such as sheets and clthes stuffed animals in a garbage bag seal to suffocate.then wash in boiling water.To PREVENT DO NOT WASH YOUR CHILDS HAIR EVERYDAY every other day is good enough.Put a light gel or hairspray after you wash it.REMEMBER BUGS LIKE CLEAN HAIR!If your girl has long hair bread or bun it .

Nancy - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hear ye, Hear ye...the self-proclaimed Queen of Lice is about to address you.  Ha Ha.  Seriously,  I am a "school nurse" and it just so happens that the University of Miami Epidemiology (bugs) Dept came to our school and spent 6 months studying various methods of removal.  These are the results:  It is NEVER necessary to use pesticides to get rid of lice.  In the study we used a natural product called HairClear123.  Any natural product can be used.  This one worked because it smells very strongly of Anise oil.  The lice hate it.  Then to get rid of the nits (eggs) they used stick margarine and applied it to the head overnight with a shower cap on tightly (use a hair clip to get it tight)  Later, it was decided that overnight wasn't safe since it is a smothering danger, so they recommend doing it during the day for 4 to 6 hours.  The fat content in the margarine is perfect for loosening the glue the eggs are stuck to the hair with.  It's messy, but it really works.  After the time is up, take a good lice comb, metal works best (we used licemeister) and the eggs should slide right out for you.  The key is manual removal.  There is no shortcut.  Remember, that any surface that a child's hair has touched or a hair could have fallen on should be vaccumed.  Stuffed animals can be put in the dryer.  Heat kills live lice.  You do NOT need to use the sprays that they are trying to sell, just vaccum.  Most recurring cases of lice are not NEW cases.  They are cases where you just missed some eggs and they have hatched and set up house again.  Any questions?  I seriously could answer them.  I feel like I could teach a master class in LICE!  LOL

Linda - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi Sharon. I don't know if anyone else has suggested this but I worked in a day care and ther was an outbreak with some of the older kids and one of the parents swore by mayonaise. It is a little easier than oil and suffocated all the nits. She was able to then comb them out. Bag up all stuffed animals, pillows and bedding in garbage bags and keep tied up for a week. Wash all items and hopefully you child and home will be lice free. Good luck, I hope you find a treatment that works.

Michelle - posted on 02/19/2009

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conditioner is the best treatment that ive used on my kids. put the conditioer on wet hair and comb the hair with a nit comb. Its great because the nits and eggs slide off the hair easily . Do this every time you wash your childs hair and it will get rid of them. very cheap too.

Jennie - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter was constantly comming home from school with lice and was recommended to use a couple of drops of tea tree oil in a shampoo and conditioner she has never suffered with them since and that was nearly ten years ago really works a treat

Char - posted on 02/19/2009

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If my kids get lice then I wash the hair really good and spray it with tea tree oil, then use tweezers to pull out the eggs. I now spray my kids hair with hair spray every morning and we have no head lice for almost two years. The lice cant stick to the hair when you use it.

Char - posted on 02/19/2009

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If my kids get lice then I wash the hair really good and spray it with tea tree oil, then use tweezers to pull out the eggs. I now spray my kids hair with hair spray every morning and we have no head lice for almost two years. The lice cant stick to the hair when you use it.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/19/2009

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my mom used to use dog shampoo.. it kills them instantly and they can be combed out with the nit comb easily. or just recently i found out that Nutrogena makes a dandruff shampoo that repells them b/c they don't like the smell...  

Elizabeth - posted on 02/19/2009

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my mom used to use dog shampoo.. it kills them instantly and they can be combed out with the nit comb easily. or just recently i found out that Nutrogena makes a dandruff shampoo that repells them b/c they don't like the smell...  

Melanie - posted on 02/19/2009

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Stop using the pesticides you buy from the store for lice. Leave her hair unwashed during the week and if it is long enough braid it. The braiding keeps her hairclose to her and will cut down on lice that fall off or jump from someone elses head to hers.  Explain to her that hugging friends closely (head to Head) should be avoided. Lice do not like dirty hair and have built up a resistance to the over the counter products. If she has them use the plastic shower caps the minute she gets in the car and at home, baby oil and mayonaise work well. Pick every nit you can off of her hair. That is where the term nit picking came from it is time consuming and has to be done several times a day. If you believe there is an outbreak please report it http://www.headlice.org/report/outbreak....

Mary - posted on 02/19/2009

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Well I'm sure you've already heard that you need tto bomb the whole house etc.. What i cab advise you for furhter problems is use any shanpoo, conditioner or hair product with rosemary in it.  There's a shanpoo in the beatuty supplies or maybe you can get it on line called Rosemary repel which is made by a brand called Fairy tales.  Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 02/19/2009

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Tea Tree, it doesnt get rid of them but after there gone it helps repell them. Paul Mitchell makes a great Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner. Something about the smell of tea tree that the bugs dont like. And also they dont like dirty hair as much as clean, so maybe dont wash hair everyday.

Michelle - posted on 02/19/2009

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The surest way to rid your home of lice is cutting everyone's hair short and make it fun, or else the girls won't like it much, this means you too.  It's only hair, it will grow back and besides everyone needs a change now and then.  Afterwards, treat with a lice shampoo, use a nit comb while the shampoo is still in and the hair is wet, rinse and do it again, and if the comb doesn't get it use your nails/fingers and pull them out.  It's easier with short hair to screen the entire head thus the cutting.  It's not easy, but with short hair your sure not to miss any.  Once you know the hair is clean of lice, treat your home!  If your home is still infected your sure to get them again.  Schools etc.. are an entirely different matter.

Leah - posted on 02/19/2009

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forgot to tell you that I know all of this because my friend owns liceknowingyou.com here in Seattle.  I got my advice from her so I am passing it on!!

Leah - posted on 02/19/2009

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unfortunately I sure do know how to get rid of them!!  Go to the store and buy about 10 shower caps.  If you go online, there is a website for Lice Killer.  It is organic but really works!!!  All you have to do is follow the directions of the kit.  The most important thing to do in addition is make sure that the house is fully cleaned (vaccum several times the floors and furnature, clean all of the bedding including pillows and mattress pads in HOT water for 7 consecutive days, wash all clothing in hot water)  make sure that the vaccum bag is changed.  It is also important to run a hot iron on the mattress to kill off anything that might be lingering.  Lice is not a clean up once for one day job. Go to liceknowingyou.com

Chumy - posted on 02/19/2009

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My daughter got them a couple of times and somebody tought me to put a little white vinager in the shampoo i use regularly. She never had them since.

Michelle - posted on 02/19/2009

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Ok...I have NOT done this myself...but an old neighbor of mine had a REAL problem with head lice with her kids...her doctor told her (*unofficially*) to get DOG shampoo that kills fleas, ticks, AND LICE (I don't remember the brand, sorry)...and to use it to wash the childrens hair a couple of times a week (in between regular washings with their regular shampoo) for a couple of weeks until it seemed that the lice had cleared the house (being sure to do all the other stuff, such as washing all bedding, clothes, vacuuming the carpets, furniture, etc.)...then, if it came back, to repeat this process...she did this and FINALLY got rid of the lice problem that they had suffered for MONTHS!!! She used the dog shampoo after the lice was gone once every couple of weeks through the rest of the school year and the kids never got the lice back...then they moved and I have no idea if she continued this practice...I do know that it did not seem to have any side effects for the kids, and since shampoos are often tested on animals first before being sold for human use...I guess it was ok...I am glad I never had to resort to this myself, but I can tell you, it DID work for my neighbor's family when NOTHING else did...hope this helps...

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wet combing works well but you have to put in the work. You wash the hair use any white cream rinse cheap is just fine. Go though the hair with a nit comb rinse the comb and the hair out, comb again. repeat on 4 day intervals until all your hair friends are gone. Check with a quick wet comb once a week or so and they will never get you down again.

Heidi - posted on 02/19/2009

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have you tried just plain old vasoline? you coat the hair with it and leave it in for an hour or so (comb this thru) and then wash out. It'll take a lot of washing but they get suffacated and die.

Gaynor - posted on 02/19/2009

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The best way to keep headlice at bay is to continue using the headlice shampoo and combine it with teatree conditioner  - you can buy the leave in solution which is better again but the wash out will be just as good.   Head lice hate teatree.  I have found that with my little girl who has hair right down to her bottom that the eggs cannot attache to well conditioned hair and combined with the teatree you should have some success as I have.  Good Luck.

Tracy - posted on 02/19/2009

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My children have had lice a few times over the years.. once I used the lice shampoo AND picked out the eggs (gross but a must!) then I bought shampoo with Tea Tree Oil in the shampoo... that seemed to do the trick!

Good Luck

Patricia - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

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!




 Hi and I have so much empathy for u,,been there,,so heres what we do



preventitive first



3-4 drops of tea tree oil in all shampo and conditioner,,at all times, the little buggers hate the stuff,,



 



So once u have an infestation==



 



I use an electric comb, every day and as many times a day as possible, i electricute the little guys,,try to get eggs out but dont really worry about it, cuz soon as they hatch you will electricute them with the comb , this is hard cuz u have to keep it up for  a few weeks,, but it beats chemicals..



when infestation is happening, when they are away from home, weekends,  over night , the times i cant get to use the electric comb more than once that day and this will take planning



dont use the comb with the cndition er in it,,hair must be dry dry dry..



after u wash and condition hair,,take tea tree oil and some conditioner place in hair and leav in, comb through and put hair up, braid etc,,the less hair out the better, thats why i like long gair or really short hair,,



 



I have 4 girls so we always did hair up, tight to the head, with the little elastics and tea tree.. the smeel is something to get used to but well worth it..



 



good luck,,and stay away from chemicals they kill

Claire - posted on 02/19/2009

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I wash hair as normal and smother it with conditioner, anyone will do even a basics version, then go thru hair with a metal nit comb, hair shouldn't pull so much then.



Add more conditioner as you comb it off, stops pulling

Loida - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Sharon:

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!




Use Olive Oil.  The school nurse told us to use it on my granddaughter and it worked.  Have not had any problems since then.  You have to start from the nape then use a fine comb.  Good luck!

Jen - posted on 02/19/2009

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there is green tea that you can buy by the vitimans in walmart you put that in their hair with shampoo or you can spend the money and by the shampoo/conditioner with it already in it at walmart. Also make sure that you bag up their toys for at least two weeks. And keep picking through their hair. I went through this last year all winter on and off, because my daughter would go to her dads on the wkends and her sisters would come from their mom and she wouldn't  treat it. Its a pain but, stick with it.

Claire - posted on 02/19/2009

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I got fed up with my kids constantly picking them up in school.. no matter how hard i tried they kept coming home with them... then i found hedrin spray & nitty gritty comb WOW its bn a whole 6months of clear heads :o) happy mummy happy kids.. my daughter is allergic to most of the normal sprays available as well as lotions and tea tree oil shampoo & conditioner will work for a while but they do become immune ot it as well. A little tip for you if you don't have the finances to pay £12 for a nitty gritty comb (beleive me its the best) then make sure you're on friendly terms with your GP and he/she will write it on prescription for you jst make sure you advise them you've tried everything on the market lotion wise and you've heard wonderful stories of the nitty gritty and due to money being an issue could they help even get your health visitor on board x hope it works for you my friends and i don't have any complaints

Pamela - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi Sharon,  Go to your local Wal-Mart in the Pharmacy Section and buy you  a few bottles of Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca Oil.



Saturate their head with it , wrap it and leave it for a while.    Works!!  and there is no danger to your child like the lice meds you would purchase.



Wash all lines, vaccum like you said, but be sure to get rid of your vaccum bag and clean vaccum well.



If you have any questions, email me or send a message in my facebook.



Good luck! 



P.S.  Lice don't like oily hair

Pamela - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi Sharon,  Go to your local Wal-Mart in the Pharmacy Section and buy you  a few bottles of Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca Oil.



Saturate their head with it , wrap it and leave it for a while.    Works!!  and there is no danger to your child like the lice meds you would purchase.



Wash all lines, vaccum like you said, but be sure to get rid of your vaccum bag and clean vaccum well.



If you have any questions, email me or send a message in my facebook.



Good luck! 



P.S.  Lice don't like oily hair

Kim - posted on 02/19/2009

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I dealt w/lice for 2yrs. & let me tell you I was mortified! We're clean!!!! But the nurse assured us that it's the clean hair they like~yuck! Anyway, my saving grace was the Robi comb. I got it online for 20, I think. It zaps the lice in your childs hair w/no harm to the child. The best product around! Good luck!

Kim - posted on 02/19/2009

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I dealt w/lice for 2yrs. & let me tell you I was mortified! We're clean!!!! But the nurse assured us that it's the clean hair they like~yuck! Anyway, my saving grace was the Robi comb. I got it online for 20, I think. It zaps the lice in your childs hair w/no harm to the child. The best product around! Good luck!

Toni - posted on 02/19/2009

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Quoting Lisa:



After spending and entire summer fighting them with one of my daughters, I finally had a nurse tell me of a little comb that is battery operated that you get in the pharmacy. It kills the nits, so after the doctor said no more treatments, I got up every morning and ran this little comb thru her hair. It sounds like a mini bug sapper hahahaha...but it did the trick. Once a week I washed everything and I stopped going to the movies ( they are bad on the seats) for a bit and we got rid of them. Or like I really think we just out lasted them!!!






I use this, too!! I forget the name of it, unfortunately, but both my oldest son & I went round and round with this until I got this comb. Worked WONDERS!!! & Saved my sanity.

Tina - posted on 02/19/2009

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hey sharon, when my kids had head lice about 3 years ago, i tried everything as well. the only thing that worked for me was this. before they go to bed soak there hair in mineral oil, (which you can buy at any drug store), put a shower cap on their head  and let them sleep with this .next morning before washing get your lice comb out and get to work.after you are finish they can wash there hair. their hair will be greasy for a few days. but keep combing and washing and those little critters will disapear.hope this helps. and also wash out all the bed linens.

Kimberly - posted on 02/19/2009

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I have had the same problem the last few weeks. Both of my girls have gotten lice 8 times just this school year. I treat with RID, then mix equal vinigar and water, dip their heads in it, wrap it in a towel for 45 mins, then rinse it out. The vinigar breaks down the glue that holds the eggs to the hair. Then I use Cetaphil, it is a face cleaner. My pediatrician said to lather it into wet hair real good, then blow dry it and let it be over night. In the morning wash their hair and any lice and eggs left are dead. The cetaphil sufficates them. It has all worked so far and hasnt done very much damage at all to my girls hair. GOOD LUCK!!!

Maria - posted on 02/19/2009

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Hi Sharon, I have had a number of occasions with headlice and I have found that the only way to be sure to get rid of them is to treat their hair and then comb through it twice a day with a lice comb for about 10 days, repeating the treatment at the 7 day mark. I know it is a lot of work. I have three kids and it is probably overkill, but if one gets them then I treat them all to make sure. I probably don't go as crazy checking the ones' hair that hasn't appeared to have lice, but I still give them a good going over. I use a product called quit nits which I have found to be fantastic. I don't know where you are sorry, so this may be difficult to come by.

Andrea - posted on 02/19/2009

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I've heard VO5 is great at keeping the bugs out of hair- not a lice treatment but great at repelling after they have been treated.

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while you cleanse their hair with the shampoo be sure to wash all the bedding and all their clothes with javex if possible to bleach if not possible to bleach use hot water

Di - posted on 02/19/2009

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i know that mixing tea tree oil with water and spraying the hair with it keeps them away once you've removed all lice and eggs.

Sharon - posted on 02/19/2009

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I find prevention is better than cure,everyday when your children come home from school and bathe comb through the hair with a close toothed comb(doesnt have to be a nit comb) this will damage any adult louse and it prevents them from laying eggs which stops the cycle of breeding and laying of eggs.It can easily become part of their daily routine.If the hair is already infested then go and buy the cheapest, biggest bottle of hair conditioner and every day for 2 weeks section the hair and comb through with a nit comb having covered the hair with the conditioner to help the comb slide through. I used to sit mine down in front of the tv with a bowl of snacks to do it to stop them getting bored.Oh and please be careful if using tea tree oil in its undiluted state it can cause burns and irritation to the scalp.Good luck.

Sharon - posted on 02/19/2009

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I find prevention is better than cure,everyday when your children come home from school and bathe comb through the hair with a close toothed comb(doesnt have to be a nit comb) this will damage any adult louse and it prevents them from laying eggs which stops the cycle of breeding and laying of eggs.It can easily become part of their daily routine.If the hair is already infested then go and buy the cheapest, biggest bottle of hair conditioner and every day for 2 weeks section the hair and comb through with a nit comb having covered the hair with the conditioner to help the comb slide through. I used to sit mine down in front of the tv with a bowl of snacks to do it to stop them getting bored.Oh and please be careful if using tea tree oil in its undiluted state it can cause burns and irritation to the scalp.Good luck.

Maggie - posted on 02/19/2009

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my granddaughter has had the same problem try headrin they do a after spray as well it worked for us I also informed the school failing that my mum used vinagar on us when we was kids it smells but does work try and leave it as long as you can overnight if poss and a good comb through with a lice comb and plenty of conditioner afterwards .

Theresa - posted on 02/19/2009

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I told our daughters that I would cut all their hair off to get rid of the nits and if they wanted to keep long hair then they had to knit comb their hair daily, they did it for about 1 month and have been no new cases of head lice.

Holli - posted on 02/18/2009

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I am a hairdresser and I just use a cheap conditioner, I coat the hair in it(about half the bottle) and leave it for 10-15 minutes, this will actually suffocate the live lice and then use a nitty gritty comb to comb out lice and eggs. Then shampoo the hair a few times w/your normal shampoo. You can use a tea tree oil spray as a preventative just put a couple drops in a water bottle and spray on daily. You also need to wash bed clothes, toys, coats and hats etc because lice can survive off the body for 72 hours and all it takes is one to find it's way back onto your childs head. Most people don't realize this so don't wash any of the things their children come into contact with daily and end up with another infestation. Hope this helps.

Sydney - posted on 02/18/2009

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Mayo is a good start...and you can use the tea tree oil as a turn off also by putting it in your shampoo. When I hear that it is going around, I use the blow dryer on my kids and daycare.

Sydney - posted on 02/18/2009

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Mayo is a good start...and you can use the tea tree oil as a turn off also by putting it in your shampoo. When I hear that it is going around, I use the blow dryer on my kids and daycare.

Terra - posted on 02/18/2009

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My girls struggled with head lice for two months and i used tea tree oil and it didn't help my girls,i was told to use peanut better and margine,way to busy i didn't do it.
I ended up getting a bottle of resultz that's what it's called it kills them on contact and i also used a metal pick not plastic. Most importantly, keep everything washed. Bed linens, stuffed animals, clothes, EVERYTHING.

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