Experiencing my first nit fiasco with my girls and I am SHOCKED at how hard it is to be sure that you have got them all out.
No matter what you do - how can you be sure you got them all?
So, with the older ones that like having their hair straightened (usually just for special occasions) I'm thinking surely even the eggs will not survive those temperatures?
As an aside, my youngest is only 19 months and I just don't know what on earth to do with her. There is just no way I could physically hold her still for long enough to do a thorough comb. She's had the Lyclear on. What else can I do? Any suggestions welcome?
Straighteners will kill the ones that land between their plates. They will not kill those in the crucial millimetre or so next to the scalp. So it's a good and satisfying start point. But you'll need to wet comb (or your other preferred - or should that be least reviled - method as wel).
I second Hedrin - good for fidgety little ones as you just apply it and wash it off the next morning. And if you have the Care at the Chemist scheme where you are you can get it for free (otherwise it's £££ especially for a whole family).
I spent months faffing around with Hedrin, Lyclear, nitty gritty, etc. I was SO FED UP I went to the chemist and asked for the most heavy duty chemicals they had. One dose left on overnight and they were gone. I used Derbac M, but I'm not in the UK so the name may be different.
I have niticed that they do drown. The last time ds had headlice I scraped them into a cup of water (there was a rediculous amount that appeared within 24 hours of him returning to school , it took me a while but by the time I'd finished they were all dead in the cup!