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The bastards have moved in and I can't get rid of them...

(13 Posts)
yousmell Sun 30-Dec-12 17:12:36

nitty gritty comb every bath time

GrumpySod Sun 30-Dec-12 13:23:02

comb comb comb. Lots of that, daily at minimum. Any nit comb will do. And remove the eggs if you can see them, too.

jstock Sun 30-Dec-12 13:13:21

I posted similar the other day too. Got my nitty gritty comb yesterday and combed my 2 DS's while they were in the bath last night. Checked them today (seriously becoming like mumma monkey) and I can't find anything. My head is still itching but it must be psychological (I have treated and combed my own hair too) I will so it every bath time and someone advised buying tea tree spray for when the letter goes out at nursery/school. Foul, itchy, crawly bug***s!!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 02-Dec-12 08:55:07

This might help:

tb Sun 02-Dec-12 08:48:20

Nitty gritty comb with head + shoulders shampoo. There seems to be something in the shampoo that nukes the bastards.

Here in SW France, the lice are as big as a grain of rice and I can see them without my glasses on! There is always someone in the village - usually the family with 6 kids that won't pay €20 per family for all the school trips etc - who doesn't bother to treat their kids, and so the nits go round, and round, and round.......

ImperialStateKnickers Thu 29-Nov-12 16:39:21

Industrial quantities of conditioner, Nitty Gritty Comb and persistence.

You can get Hedrin on prescription in some places, it's very good indeed but too expensive for regular use if you have to pay for it week in week out, and sadly the entire Primary phase seems to be studded with outbreaks.

Local nits appear to be immune to Full Marks.

The Robocomb was great until it got bent by a recalcitrant snag in dd1's hair, then it no longer worked.

We do it in front of the telly.

whizmum Thu 29-Nov-12 16:31:56

I did what amazingmum did, only with elvive conditioner (it made their hair nice and slippy, and with a comb from the pet shop - it was the only one I could find with a decent handle.

I left the conditioner in and combed them out with the conditioner, then rinsed. I combed until I had 20 lice free combings. Soaking with the conditioner and leaving it a while also loosens the eggs, so you get rid of the whole lot in one go!

The biggest problem was getting them back again. I plaited hair, used thick hair gel, got rid of fringes. As noisytoys says, we used to get whopping big crawlers (gallopers?) from someone else in the just had to keep an eye out for them every day during 'busy' periods. A tight pony tail was interesting, because unhatched eggs used to appear half way down the hair - I think they used to lay the eggs in the warm base of the pony tail, only for it to cool when the hair was loose, and then not hatch.

I talked to the mother of the girl in question - she just gave her an electric comb and expected her to do her own hair! She was only 8, and clearly never brushed or combed it anyway. Her teenage sisters had them too - friend sat next to one at a social event and got the shock of her life! When this girl finally got to high school, she suddenly became very obsessive with her hair and must have been very self conscious of it by then.

noisytoys Thu 29-Nov-12 12:44:55

DD1 is in reception. I comb her hair EVERY day in the bath. She never has eggs so she isn't the source of the nits but every week or so she comes home with a couple of crawlers.

DDs beat friends mum says her DD is immune from nits because she has plaited hair, her head is just naturally itchy hmm

MrsHoolie Thu 29-Nov-12 12:35:52

I have just got head lice for the first time in my life. I have got it from DS. It is gross.
I am waiting til Saturday to do the 2nd full marks treatment.
I have also ordered the entire range of nitty gritty products.

TanteRose Thu 29-Nov-12 01:15:36

sorry just realised that link is NOT the Robocomb...I can't seem to find a good link for it

TanteRose Thu 29-Nov-12 01:12:40

I used a Robocomb (zaps the suckers) to kill the adult lice, and then used my fingernails to slide the eggs of each hair shaft.

I did this every night until I could see no more eggs, and then every other night for a while

once a week is no good, every two days at least

I never used chemicals, not particularly on principle, just that I never let it get that bad

amazingmumof6 Thu 29-Nov-12 01:04:40

I had it so many times, also when pregnant - here's my well-tested and successful method:

- buy cheap tea tree conditioner ( bought tesco's own brand) and a good lice comb

- wash your hair as usual, rinse and squeeze out water

- put shit loads of conditioner on wet scalp and base of hair, seriously loads!! (I use about a third of a 500ml bottle!)

- wrap your head in a towel and rest for half an hour, the tea tree component makes them dozy and they let go of hair - so to speak

- now wash out conditioner and comb through hair to get rid of the pests. do this properly even if it takes a while!
As I have long hair for me it takes up to an hour to do the combing and rinsing, but I tend to be able to get rid of the whole lot in 1 go!

- enjoy silky smooth, lice free hair!

- your scalp might feel itchy still the next day from the combing, but you can repeat the process in 3-4 days to make sure

same method for kids, I did it once with a 2 year old, made him wear a hat (towel turban didn't work), most bizarre thing indoors! he fell asleep in it...anyway, it worked!

mummyonvalium Wed 28-Nov-12 16:36:23

Head lice I am referring to. DC brought them home from school a month ago. Since he has brought them home we have done one round of de-licing (first week and second week whole family) and we are in the process of second round (did myself and DS1 last night).

It is really irritating me now. I feel like they are multiplying on my head as I am posting .

Please tell me how long it took you to get rid of them. And also how you got rid of them.

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