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    Default Which head lice treatment to use?


    First timer with the head lice. Gahhhh they are horrible. DD has had them for 3 weeks now. 2 treatments and four washes with the egg shampoo and they are still there. Ive washed all her bedding as well as everyone elses in the house. Ive done two treatments and 4 washes with the egg shampoo too as I had them.

    I cant seem to get all the eggs out no matter what I do. I've combed it nearly every day for 3 weeks and I cant get them.

    HELP!! What treatment have u used???

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    Have you sat there and picked the eggs out? Not just use the comb.

    Tea tree oil mixed with water is suppose to work as a preventer, just spray in hair, as you maybe treating her and then she is picking it up again the next day. Clean/vacuum car seats, lounges , carpets etc also.

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    Vinegar. It stinks. But it losses the glue so the eggs are easier to remove.
    Make sure you cover their eyes with a damp face washer

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    Both my DD's have had months of head lice. They r sooooo hard to treat. I feel your frustrations op. I ended up using the Moov shampoo. Really easy to use on long thick hair too (make sure it's the shampoo). It says to do 3 treatments one week apart. Just finished the 3rd treatment and I think we r finally on top of things. Saw some eggs but I think they r old/dead ones and won't hatch. Just to be sure though I will do a forth treatment too!
    Also I used my straightener on their hair. Just once. But someone told me it fries the eggs so u get rid of them quicker.
    And don't forget prevention after they r gone. A head lice repellant or just normal hair spray will make the hair less inhabitable for the lice. Good luck!!

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    1) pick all the eggs out.. section hair many times and search thoroughly
    2) get a metal lice breaker comb, these work the best. sold at terry white.
    3) maybe google lice removal hairdressers?
    until the eggs are gone they will keep coming back. do you know what the eggs look like?

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    What I've learnt over the years:

    * Treat at least three times, 7 days apart
    * Use a treatment with a different active ingredient each time
    * Comb through the hair with a metal comb between treatments
    * If desperate, go through the hair and pick each egg out

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    Honestly the most effective thing I have found is to just sit there and pick the eggs out. Then check every day for a few days, then every few days for a few weeks. Works every time in this house.

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    Both my DD'S have them at the moment and can't get rid of them, now I've caught them. Think we all have them.

    I think those electronic zapper combs are supposed to be good, I haven't used one but think I'll get one as I've tried every treatment shampoo stuff they have and cannot completely shift them.

    So have been using a metal tooth comb and picking them out one by one but it's still not completely got rid of them. It's been a couple of months now and they still have them, I think I've had them for a few weeks.

    I might try vinegar and a zapper comb as my last resort if I can't seem to get rid of them altogether.

    Anyone had positive results with the electric comb that zaps them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoz View Post
    Both my DD'S have them at the moment and can't get rid of them, now I've caught them. Think we all have them.

    I think those electronic zapper combs are supposed to be good, I haven't used one but think I'll get one as I've tried every treatment shampoo stuff they have and cannot completely shift them.

    So have been using a metal tooth comb and picking them out one by one but it's still not completely got rid of them. It's been a couple of months now and they still have them, I think I've had them for a few weeks.

    I might try vinegar and a zapper comb as my last resort if I can't seem to get rid of them altogether.

    Anyone had positive results with the electric comb that zaps them?
    What about trying a haidresser that gets rid of them for all of you?

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    DD has lice - again !!!

    I honestly thought I had got rid of them all after school finished - but it seems not.

    have treated 3 times in the last week. Will treat again on Thursday. have washed everything, soaked brushes in nit stuff ....

    I have combed for a couple of hours (she has very long, thick hair) the last couple of days but she still has a bunch of eggs.

    She really wants her hair cut - but the hairdresser wont do it while she still has eggs.

    I am tearing my hair out (and oh yes - when she gets them I get them too, so have to do everything to me when I do her)



 

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