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    @crankyoldcow you could straighten their hair for them

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    We had a huge outbreak here! It drive me insane!! Best I found was to coat their hair and put a shower cap on, (if they let you, if not you might have to clean up a few spots where they put their head!!) leave for at least 15minutes then comb out with a big comb then section hair apart and use a nit comb. Was out some - not all of the conditioner. Repeat every 2 days for first week. 3 days for the 2nd week and 4 days the 3rd week. The conditioner suffocates the live lice and then you comb to remove them and the eggs. By doing it more regularly the little buggers don't have much chance to lay more eggs!

    For prevention make up a squirty bottle with 1/2 conditioner 1/2 water and add a good splash of tea tree oil (a few drops of clove oil as well if you can get it) and spray on every day! Even after you've finished treating regularly this is a great preventative. I've been spraying all out bedding with the tea tree spray can, but washed pillow cases everyday in hot water during the peak of the outbreak!

    Don't forget to treat/wash hats!

    Good luck!! I was so paranoid every time that my head itched, so I did the same treatment on my hair and it's so healthy now, so that's a bonus!!

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    My daughter now 10 kept getting lice to it drive me insane and cost a fortune buying different treatments every other week. Now we just usethe same comb as you with conditioner every weekend as a preventative & early alert and if she gets an infestation there is a hair dresser here that does nit treatments. It's $65 for her length hair and they treat hair then go through and remove every egg by hand. They are fantastic. My dd has super fine hair too. Goodluck

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    DS has had them a few times. I coat in cheap conditioner and leave for an hour then comb out., i do this daily for a week. I also run a Robicomb thtough his hair daily just in case he picked up a bug. I kill it before it lays eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dancingchipmunk View Post
    people suggest that?!

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    Disturbingly yes. I have heard a couple of people suggest it. I could post a picture of what that stuff did to the finish on my hardwood floor when one of my dogs got back in the house too soon and rolled on the floor. I once got a drop of it on my finger and before I could wash it off my tongue started tingling and did for an hour or 2 after. It is nasty stuff.

    I have just been using the conditioner and tea tree mix in a spray bottle as a deterrent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    However my 11 year old has very fine hair and even this combe glides through her hair. I have had to resort to sitting her out in the sunlight and going through her hair with a pair of scissors and cutting out each strand of hair with an egg on it. Yes it took hours, but it got rid of them (for a while).
    The comb doesn't get the eggs in my DD's hair either. I went through and squashed them between the backs of my thumb nails (you feel them pop). It worked really well as the follow up treatments through the week only turned up 2 lice and they didn't return.

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    Thank you everyone for your replies, I think I might keep combing with conditioner every second day, I only found a couple of tiny ones tonight so hopefully they're almost gone fx. I'm going to order some of the Nyda just in case, it seems like the easiest option for little people with fine hair, keep the remedy a coming though I'm sure I'll need more soon.

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    The other tip I have is to dip the wet comb in some bicarb soda as it acts an exfoliant and makes the tiny eggs easier to move. Coconut oil is also supposed to be good at breaking down the glue that holds the eggs to the hair.

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    I have a question.. - at school (dd is in prep) there has been a case of headlice reported, now.. I have checked her hair/head every day and nothing... do I get a shampoo/spray in case? never been thru this experience.. lol. yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    This is my pattern with DD has got them. I don't use the bought nit stuff, I find they are immune to it.

    Get a spray bottle and pour in a decent amount of tea tree oil say 1/8 full, then top up with warm water. Spray the whole head until it is wet. Wrap in cling wrap or a shower cap for an hour and leave it.

    Wash out and use your nit comb. You'll find you get plenty of dead or half dead lice. And buy a decent nit comb that is metal they last longer and do a better job.

    Then coat the hair with cheap conditioner. Comb out again with the comb. This will get the eggs. Repeat every 2 days until you can't find anymore eggs.

    Doing it once a week isn't enough bc if you haven't got them all in the first treatment they have laid again and the cycle has continued. It drives you mental, but if you follow that and be religious in the first week, you'll get them all.

    Once you have them gone, use the spray bottle with tea tree, but dilute it more and spray on the hair before CC/school every day.
    Yep, tea tree is the only thing that worked, they hate it! After you stir them with it comb til you can't comb any more!
    You must comb every day. I feel for you as it is hard with small kids. But unless you are vigilant they will keep going. My girl had them for 2 months once

    This advice is spot on and exactly what I did

    eta that I found the cheaply plastic combs worked best for us. I'd suggest trying one of each.
    @Minchi, diluted tea tree in her hair everyday, hair up and hair spray. Might not smell the best but should keep them away
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