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Nits and headlice

(6 Posts)
Abbey7819 Fri 03-May-13 16:11:37

Which are your methods to get rid nits and headlice? Do you know effective treatments? Please, could you give me some adivces to kill, remove and catch them?

Thanks. Abbey.

quoteunquote Fri 03-May-13 16:49:01

Nittygritty comb and lots and lots of conditioner, comb every night, until you see no more, then every three days, then once a week, unless you find one then every day until you don't.

wheredidiputit Fri 03-May-13 17:38:00

The same a quoteunquote and once gone check every week when washing hair.

Also don't forget to wash pillowcases/bedding as eggs can be on bedding as well.

mrsyattering Fri 03-May-13 17:41:07

Another vote for nitty gritty comb

Goldmandra Fri 03-May-13 18:00:20

Combing and conditioning as advised by quoteunquote.

Lotions and potions help kill them but they are messy and expensive and nothing is guaranteed to get every single one so you have to comb through with conditioner to be sure anyway.

Comb and condition every two or three days for 3 weeks once you stop finding them and then once a week to check for new infestations as part of your normal routine.

Phantomteadrinker Fri 03-May-13 18:50:12

I'd also suggest vosene not repellant shampoo once you've for rid if them

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