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head lice treatments

(18 Posts)
smileysal76 Thu 07-Aug-08 10:43:14

does anyone know of a good headlice treatment?

corblimeymadam Thu 07-Aug-08 10:55:47

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LynetteScavo Thu 07-Aug-08 10:57:27

Getting the lice off is easy enough - what about the eggs??

Bunch Thu 07-Aug-08 10:57:47

Just used really cheap conditioner and a Nitty Gritty Nit comb which worked brilliantly. The comb itself seems expensive but it's much better than those combs that come free with the treatments, and it has a life time guarantee.

BrownOwl18 Fri 08-Aug-08 19:54:45

You can get the Nitty Gritty comb on prescription so therefore free! grin

solo Sun 10-Aug-08 11:56:52

I use NITMIX. It's safe for your Dc's as it's not chemical.
It doesn't kill the lice, they just can't hang on to the hair and you comb them out. When you've gotten rid of them, you use another bottle(same name, different mix)and add a few drops to water in a spray bottle and use it daily. The lice don't like the scent because it doesn't smell like a human host and therefore they stay away from your childs hair. It lasts ages and is really no more expensive than the chemical treatments. Available by mail order. Google NITMIX and have a read. I've tried to link it, but can't!
The first bottle you'll need is £5.95 and the daily one that you mix in a spray bottle is £7.15. I also liked their comb too which is £2.75. You have to add VAT to the final cost and pay for shipping but I think it is fairly reasonable...
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misdee Sun 10-Aug-08 11:58:33

you dont need a treatment.

you need a nitty gritty comb, condition and a spare 3-60mins a night.

no chemicals, and you be lice and egg free at the end of it.

DontNeedAnything Sun 10-Aug-08 12:02:37

I'm with Misdee....Nitty Gritty comb, lots of conditioner, jug of water (to rinse comb in so that you can see how many lice you are getting), a DVD for LO

Nitty Gritty is hte only treatment to get rid of eggs.

Love2bake Sun 10-Aug-08 12:03:29

Agree with others.

Don't bother with the treatment, just use the expensive comb, it's brilliant.

mammya Sun 10-Aug-08 12:12:28

Well I agree with Misdee but it depends on the child's hair. My dd has very curly, quite long hair, and it takes up to 3 hours to nitcomb properly with a NittyGritty comb, it's a right nightmare, she hates it obviously, and you have to do it every 2-3 days for about 2 weeks. I just don't have enough time for that, and I am very very glad to have discovered Hedrin. Yes it is more expensive, but it works very well and saves us lots of time and hassle!

solo Sun 10-Aug-08 12:17:14

The nitmix is fantastic on curly hair. I used it on my neice and not a problem with pulling etc and she has very long, curly hair too. I wont use anything else. My Dd has curly hair and I fully intend to use it on her should I need to.

Elibean Sun 10-Aug-08 22:23:51

Ooooh, am going to invest in some of that nitmix I think....dd1 is starting REception in a couple of weeks, and I'm fully expecting an invasion at some point soon hmm

dd2 has very curly, dry, hair which she hates having touched - nightmare, and NittyGritty, whilst obviously effective, does pull at/tear hair IME.

eidsvold Sun 10-Aug-08 22:43:31

once you've done the conditioning comb - I use this on dd1's hair every day she goes off to school - she has had no lice.


There is also a styling mud as well as a gel/cream to eradicate them.

I am sure someone on another thread said they had seen this range at boots.

solo Sun 10-Aug-08 23:29:44

Elibean, you won't regret it, I promise! <solo wishes she was on nitmix commission>

stitch Sun 10-Aug-08 23:31:57

yes, if a boy, shave the hair off
no nits can survive this.

if a girl, then not something that i would do. sad

DillyTanty Sun 10-Aug-08 23:32:54

dd has very curly, ringlety hair, wrt to the hair pulling with the nitty gritty i'd suggest using a small amount of expensive conditioner rather than loads of cheap stuff. it makes ALL the difference.

Gingerbear Sun 10-Aug-08 23:37:18

nitty gritty comb once a week, plus hedrin or full marks used week one, then week two.

melsy Tue 19-Aug-08 16:53:37

I used lyclear on all of us this morning and then I combed us all in the shower, it seemed to go on for an age.

I didnt realise hedrin was an oil , is this better for treatment 2 next week?

Do I need to comb every night now? Weve all got loads of long hair!

Im am most fedid up , didnt realise we had it ,but I was suspect of a rash on my ears , neck , bluerrrrrrrrrgh big time. It has been burning and itching and I used detector comb last week and saw nothing and dh checked too. Do you think it was early days?????

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