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14/09/2010 at 14:49
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What are your tops tips for getting rid and keeping rid of head lice - the wierder the better. My favourite one so far is smothering the hair in mayonaise - bet it's nice and shiny afterwards!
14/09/2010 at 15:58
14/09/2010 at 17:58
Definately comb through with lots of conditioner and a nit comb.The cheaper combs don't get them all,but the Nitty Gritty one is very good.It doesn't kill them,but if you get the eggs out,and this comb does,there'll be nothing to hatch,so you get rid of them that way.Its time consuming,so you can't get rid over night,and of course you get the little blighters trying to crawl away,maybe onto you,I had four on my t shirt which were probaly trying to find a home on me,so I either wash them down the sink or wipe them off the comb onto white kitchen towel so I know they're done.
My Grandad used to tell us that his mother used to "crack" them with her thumbnali as she got them out.They didn't have lotions in those days.
23/09/2010 at 14:16
Hi i have 5 kids and dread the nitty letter but its a fact of life I was sick of spending a fortune treating and combing everyones hair through only for them to return the next week as other kids pass them back again, my best tip is to always comb through their hair every couple of days and my Bestest ever tip is Listerine Original mouthwash (think it has to be the original but not too sure), I throw it on their dry hair with a towel around their shoulders and leave it on for about 20mins and then rinse off and comb through and have used on two seperate occassions now and has worked for us all, and a LOT cheaper than the nit solutions
23/09/2010 at 18:01
When my daughter picked these up when she was only 1, I didn't want to use any artificial chemicals and was recommended tea tree oil conditioner. It worked, I smothered her hair with tea tree oil conditioner and combed them all out. Had to do the same for me (with v long hair) and it worked too!
Will use this technique again if she gets them in future as I don't want to use strange chemicals if it isn't necessary!
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27/11/2010 at 19:48
Prevention is better than cure, thanks to Morrisons they sell a nit repellent for £1.95 for a little bottle and it has been valuable, I spray my 9 year old and myself with it everyday (as I work with children) and so far so good none of the little critters (and hopefully it will stay that way).
The spray is a little bit greasy so you may have to wash the hair more frequently but much rather greasy hair than horrible nits.
I also wash my hair and daughters' hair with apple shampoo (also cheap from Morrisons).
Try it and see if it works!!
13/12/2010 at 19:01
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