i have boys....yay me! Ive only ever had this issue when DS 8yrs got long overdue for a haircut and as he has extremely thick hair (im talking he puts the broom to shame!) its like a haven for the little buggers.
There's a little gadget you can get (last place I saw it would have been a chemist) its like a lice comb but its electric and it fries the lice and eggs on contact so all you've got to do it plug it in, sit the kid down and comb away, removing the dead electrocuted lice/eggs from the comb as you go. They've been around since I was a kid, my mum used to make me comb my hair with it every couple of days through my school years as I had hair down to my bum.
Oh I just googled it heres a link to a website that sells them $50 for it, but considering how much you pay for the lotions and stuff.... http://search.pharmacyonline.com.au/...ls/Lice%20Comb
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26-04-2012 11:31 #11
26-04-2012 12:01 #12Gday Australia
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My son came home with nits recently and I treated the whole family with delorenzo nit treatment.
It's awesome. I used it twice and it worked straight away. In 14 days we were nit free
It's expensive but you don't need much.
26-04-2012 12:15 #13
The only way to rid mu nieces of them was to use a hair straightener every day... Some may think its inspproriate for young girls but it worked!!
26-04-2012 12:16 #14
From chatting to parents the other day whilst at school pickup I have discovered that the electric comb isnt good. One parent did tell me that orange juice either freshly squeezed or unsweetened in the hair like a treatment works and so does vinegar, the thing with nits they just seem not to be able to eradicate them so I'm guessing we just have to put up with them
26-04-2012 12:43 #15
Please be careful with how much tea tree oil you use. One of my nieces were fine. But the other had a severe reaction to it.
Also after getting rid of the nits and eggs i use a preventative spray every day on my daughters hair to keep them at bay. Good luck.
26-04-2012 12:48 #16
I use this after a nit shampoo and thorough comb- works a treat. One thing- I have seen people post about using spot on flea treatments like frontline etc and I just want to stress these are NOT safe for human use. They have not been tested for humans and are not even designed to be effective against human lice. Good luck- there is nothing more frustrating!
26-04-2012 13:01 #17
I haven't had this problem with my kids get, but I used to get them all the time! They love my hair!! I got them a few months ago infact and lol mum frontlined me.. as in frontlone that you use on dogs for fleas it was the first time we had tried it hahaha bit it worked!! Like straight away!!! Lol
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26-04-2012 13:10 #18
I saw on BH once that some users had used the Dishwashing concentrate (Homebrand little bottle 99c) for nits. I decided to give it a try when DS had them a month or so ago (a lot cheaper than nit treatments!). It worked. I put it on his dry hair then put a shower cap on for 30 mins. Then I slathered conditioner through it (the dishwashing detergent makes the hair really knotty) and then combed with the nit comb. It makes the eggs swell up and come off the hair as well as killing the lice. I did the usual comb through with conditioner each night for a week afterwards then did the detergent again. They were gone.
26-04-2012 13:13 #19
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm willing to try anything.
Never thought of frontline. Hair Straigtner- might try it for my sister and I but wont work on the boys.
Tea Tree oil- well, my son is petrified of it, and most other nit stuff. I did his hair a couple of months back and he lent forward and it ran into his eyes. They were burning him for about a day. It was heart-breaking. I also think it burnt him just underneath his right eye and it's left a very light scar. We've been using rosehip oil on it to try and clear it.
26-04-2012 13:13 #20
It can be quite seriously dangerous, and children are thought to be more vulnerable to the adverse effects. It is not designed for humans. It is proven not safe for humans.
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