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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    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.
    I personally would start taking preventative measures, because once you have them it's so hard to get rid of them!!! Does your DD have long hair? One of the best prevention measures is to plait/braid/ put up in a bun and coat with hair spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala77 View Post
    I personally would start taking preventative measures, because once you have them it's so hard to get rid of them!!! Does your DD have long hair? One of the best prevention measures is to plait/braid/ put up in a bun and coat with hair spray.
    Yes, she has long thick hair... so I always put it up in a plait.. so just spray it..? or do I buy a preventative spray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala77 View Post
    I personally would start taking preventative measures, because once you have them it's so hard to get rid of them!!! Does your DD have long hair? One of the best prevention measures is to plait/braid/ put up in a bun and coat with hair spray.
    I would do the same.

    I check, then put their hair back and spray with a homemade spray with essential oils and then hair spray. Has worked for the last 3 years. DD9 got a note home last week that lice was in the classroom. So from then on our morning routine has included lots of spray!

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    so is it just tea tree oil and water... that's it? any other oils etc?

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    OP, do you have a hair straightener? As PP say, heat will kill them, but my DS'S scalp would get burned if I used the hair dryer on him too much, so I switched on my hair straightener and used it after combing out as much as I possibly could. I used the hair straightener on every inch of his hair, from the root. It fried them, and he didn't get them again.

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    Just the tea tree oil and water @Minchi. I just mixed mine til it smelled but it too strong. In a spray bottle and spray it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    so is it just tea tree oil and water... that's it? any other oils etc?
    I also use Eucalyptus and Lavender

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    OP, do you have a hair straightener? As PP say, heat will kill them, but my DS'S scalp would get burned if I used the hair dryer on him too much, so I switched on my hair straightener and used it after combing out as much as I possibly could. I used the hair straightener on every inch of his hair, from the root. It fried them, and he didn't get them again.
    I tried my best attempt at straightening their hair last night then put conditioner in it and combed it out, only got a couple out. Found quite a few dead eggs in the littlest ones hair today but nothing live on either of them today, soaked my hair in Apple cider vinegar last night then combed out, conditioned and combed again, got one dead bug out and 4 dead eggs. Hopefully the end is coming. A friend is picking up some tea tree oil for me today so will spray with that tomorrow and still keep conditioning and combing every second day

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I've just treated my 9 year old DDs hair and I must have left it longer than I thought since last time I did it. She had hundreds and hundreds of baby lice.

    We are back to square one. I could cry.

    Will try the tip in this thread about the tea tree oil in a spray bottle.
    aww hugs hun. that sux. Hopefully the tea tree oil helps..

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