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    So we have been hit with our 1st infestation of head lice/nits.

    There are so many products out there what one do you find the best most efficient??

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    How old is the child?

    I found normal hair conditioner to be fantastic. Just coat the hair and leave for five mins then comb it out with a cheap plastic nit comb. Do it every day for 7-10 days :-)

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    Water, a thin/small comb and patience.
    Also depending on their age every day spray their hair with tea tree oil and lavender oil in a squirty bottle with water (so mostly water with a drop of the oils). My mum used to do that for me and I didn't have any big infestations afterward, started that when I was about 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    How old is the child?

    I found normal hair conditioner to be fantastic. Just coat the hair and leave for five mins then comb it out with a cheap plastic nit comb. Do it every day for 7-10 days :-)
    Yep best treatment ...

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    Do I need to wash all the bedding etc??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndtimemumma View Post
    Do I need to wash all the bedding etc??
    It doesn't hurt but it's not strictly needed as they don't live very long away from the host.

    My swear by treatment is a single treatment with a lice shampoo, followed by a conditioner and comb treatment, then blow dry hair and go over (if possible) with a straightener. The heat kills any eggs that may be left. If its short hair just use the dryer as hot as your child can stand for at least 15-20 mins. Wait two days and repeat the conditioner and heat treatment. Repeat as needed.

    Whatever you do, DO NOT use topical flea treatments like frontline etc that are meant for pets. Some people will tell you to do this but it is not safe. These chemicals are not suitable for human use and are potentially dangerous.

    Good luck!

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    DS was 20 months when he had head lice, chemist recommended a mouse, only used it once was great. I used conditioner and lice comb too every day for a week. Washed all beddings and clothes. Lice can't survive long without hair.

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    My now 16 year old daughter suffered many infestations over the years (all that girly hugging in the schoolyard). I've found that chemical treatments cause the lice to form a resistance and ultimately - does not work.

    I'm also a big fan of conditioner and comb. From what I've heard, the conditioner paralyses the lice. You will need to repeat though as new lice hatch.

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    Oh if your kid is much older just bleach their hair Did it to my dreadlocks when my dirty exex gave me lice haha.


 

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