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Now what - I ( mummy) have caught nits on very long hair?

(10 Posts)
goingbacktowork Mon 29-Oct-12 21:27:20

Ok not funny as mummy has now got nit issue. I get it every time the kids do - so not funny as I have very long hair and it is impossible for me to comb it through myself. Any suggestions? I have used full marks lotion but head still itching and I need to wait a week to reapply lotion again apparently. Someone suggested going to hairdresser and having hair coloured early as I think that this may zap them (anyone know if this will also deal with the eggs or whether they are so strong they can withstand this sort of thing)? i.e. does the nit lotion deal with the eggs or do you actually have to comb every last one out or they will hatch in which case I an a goner. Do you think hair dye alone or so I have to use peroxide. Honestly this is serious - I may have to have hair cut off otherwise. Thanks in advance for any replies - am also going to post this in "children's health".

RancerDoo Mon 29-Oct-12 21:33:34

Can't someone else comb your hair? A nit killing service? Like this:

nettlemummy Mon 29-Oct-12 21:38:38

You could try covering your hair with oil (grape seed is not too smelly) then washing and combing it through section by section with a nitty gritty comb while you have the conditioner in, repeat every two days for a ten days, that should get them all without spending loads on full marks etc.

nettlemummy Mon 29-Oct-12 21:40:17

I do my kids every Sunday with the nitty gritty comb and apart from one blip when I got slack at doing it we have not had any nit problems.

goingbacktowork Mon 29-Oct-12 22:22:10

thanks all - love the hairforce site - shame I am so far away, Will try and find grape seed oik - where would I get it - health food shop? Thanks

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 29-Oct-12 22:28:31

Could you bear to get straigtners on it?

goingbacktowork Mon 29-Oct-12 22:53:55

straighteners???? what to make my hair straight? Don't have any but could get some- do you think it will cook them??

MegMogAndOwl Tue 30-Oct-12 06:45:07

If you use tea tree oil conditioner it's supposed to act as a repellent. I use it on dc's and nitty gritty comb once a week. I also use the conditioner myself every time I wash my hair. It seems to do the trick as we've not had any since I started doing this.

I buy just the cheap supermarket own brand but you can get sprays and things that are marketed as nit repellents.

ThePathanKhansWitch Tue 30-Oct-12 12:46:43

Yes it frazzels them, eggs and creatures.

Chocchip88 Tue 30-Oct-12 12:48:25

No help right now but as a preventive measure tea tree oil is great. Just add a couple of drops to your shampoo when you wash your/your kids hair.

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