I cant get rid of nits on DD2, I manually take them out and they keep on coming. Last year I used tea tree oil, cheap conditioner mix and sprayed it on her hair every morning which worked a treat for approximately 8 months it was awesome, but now I cant get rid off them for the treatment to work. PLEASE HELP ME IM AT MY WITS HEAD
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21-02-2012 17:16 #1
21-02-2012 17:26 #2
DD1 has constantly had them since she was 12 months old. I found 2 products that work brilliantly.
The first is called Full Marks Solution. it is available at chemists. It has no smell, and looks like water in the bottle. When its applied it is very oily and watery and you can literally see the nits falling out of the hair. It only needs to be left of for 10 minutes, then washed out. It leaves a slightly oily residue behind which helps prevents nits again.
The second one I have found is Juice Knot Knitty. Its sold at hairdressers and comes in a duo pack- a bottle of the nit solution and a spray bottle of combing solution, also comes with a nit comb. Its quite strong smelling, and can sting a bit if they have any cuts or anything ont heir head from scratching- its probably more suited to older kids (my dd is 4). Its what i use on my hair as well.
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21-02-2012 17:30 #3
21-02-2012 17:41 #4
I have had the same problem with my dd, I have just tried nutra lice and it seems to be working so far
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21-02-2012 18:51 #5
How old is your DD? Truly, the only thing I have found that works is to add heaps of conditioner, comb out with a good nit comb once a week and blow dry their hair every day (or second day) as hot as they can stand it. Only good for older kids though. But heat is the only thing that kills them effectively.
The thing with treating them with all these expensive treatments is they go back to school and get them again, so there's no point unless you treat them weekly! That's why just a good routine with conditioner/comb/blow dry can work long term.
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21-02-2012 18:58 #6
My DD gets them whenever they are going around- awful! Years of experimenting led to my most trusted method- bottle of cheap conditioner on dry hair and comb like crazy- then rinse. Then use a lice shampoo (KP24 or whatever). Rinse and comb again- then the secret weapon- the hairdryer. Dry your child's hair on the highest heat setting they can stand and keep going even after the hair is dry for 10-15 mins if possible. The heat seems to kill the lice and the eggs too. If your child can stand it use your GHD too- it fries the eggs. The next day, condition and comb, rinse and blow dry. Follow up with a further lice shampoo if required, but keep up the combing and heat for at least 3 days. This has been my most successful treatment so far. DD has thick wavy shoulder length hair. Good luck!
NB- please ignore anyone who tells you to use frontline or any other flea treatment. I know how frustrating nits are but these treatments a- are not made to kill lice and b- are not safe to use on humans. They are strong toxins and not tested for humans, and can make children really ill.
21-02-2012 19:01 #7
That's the thing they just go to school and get them again over and over.
Now I just put vinegar in DD hair every weekend and comb with a lice comb.
Its the only thing that is working for us.
I prefer the vinegar to the conditioner as I find the vinegar dissolves the glue that the nits are attached by better then conditioner so it gets them all out.
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21-02-2012 19:07 #8Our family is complete!
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I had them quite a bit as a kid...my mum gave up on nit combs and just sectioned my hair and manually pulled them out one by one and then checked my hair every day for a week afterwards to make sure she got them all.
DD1 came home with them last week for the first time. I just used conditioner, sectioned her hair and pulled them out one by one and kept checking for a few days after to make sure I got them all (I had missed some). They are gone and hopefully they don't come back! They suck!
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21-02-2012 20:33 #9Senior Member
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I use tea tree oil mixed with water in a spray bottle on both my boys hair everyday and so far it has been all good.
Or alternatively i will shave their heads.
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21-02-2012 21:13 #10
I use a wild child spray as a preventative too
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