We have just had our first ever lot of head lice, it was only found in my dd hair but I got stuff from the chemist but before I did I had 3 dif people tell me to use dog shampoo... Thoughts?
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27-06-2013 15:49 #1
27-06-2013 15:52 #2
I wouldn't use dog shampoo, personally I wouldn't even use the stuff from the chemist, I find tea tree oil and lots of combing with a lot of conditioner does the trick for us. I would imagine using something that is designed for animals on a child would be dangerous.
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27-06-2013 15:54 #3Senior Member
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I wouldn't use dog shampoo either. yuck. I have heard that slathering hair with conditioner and leaving it on and wrapped up (in gladwrap?? not sure) for 30 mins will suffocate the nits.. and you just comb them out.
27-06-2013 15:57 #4
27-06-2013 16:10 #5
wouldn't use dog shampoo. I used Quit Nits, it comes with the lice comb as well. Make sure to do a follow up treatment 7 days later. I now use a spray bottle made up with water, conditioner, tea tree oil, lavendar oil and I also use a bit of hairspray in dd's hair every day and they haven't come back.
27-06-2013 16:14 #6
I'd steer clear of animal products!
Invest in a good METAL nit comb - do the conditioner thing.
We had the kids scratching over the weekend (blergh - am sure there are parents at school that do not give a fruck what lives I their children's hair )
I personally give EVERYONE'S hair (mine included) a wash with the Pyrenel foam - bought from Woolies, it sits for 10minutes, then slather with conditioner, leave to sit, then comb, comb, comb.
does the trick.
27-06-2013 16:21 #7
Never heard of the conditioner. Ill check hair again tomorrow and ever day after that and if they come back ill try that! Thanks guys! I thought to dog shampoo was weird to... It's dog shampoo for a reason. There skin and fur is completely dif to our skin and our hair
27-06-2013 16:25 #8
Don't use dog shampoo or dog flea products (frontline etc) as they are not safe for humans. Conditioner and comb, then heat. Hair dryer and then straightener- heat kills any remaining eggs and lice
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27-06-2013 17:25 #9
Coconut shampoo I hear is good, it might be more of a preventative but my mum always did the conditioner trick and the comb, just make sure you wipe it on some toilet paper or something so your not just spreading it around
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27-06-2013 17:35 #10
Just put in lots of cheap conditioner. Cover with a shower cap for an hour then use a nit comb. Do it daily for 5-7days.
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