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lice advice

hello! my daughter has lice & i've done the rid 3 step kit cleaned everything ect...but am wondering if theres any advice that u girls could offer about anything else i need to do to.
thanks! happy new year!

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beachmom0703

Asked by beachmom0703 at 10:40 PM on Jan. 2, 2009 in Health

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  • Dont wash her hair everyday anymore, lice love clean hair! Also, use a shampoo with rosemary or tea tree oil (Paul Mitchell has one) - they hate the smell of it. Good luck!
    team_tarra

    Answer by team_tarra at 10:43 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Did you pick out the nits by hand. The comb gets most of them, but you really need to section the hair and get the nits out one by one. The shampoo doesn't kill all of them.


    Sorry to hear about your luck, it's a pain!!

    MAUREEN55

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 10:44 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Check every day for nits and get them out. You mean you cleaned brushes, combs, bed clothes pillows, afghans, sofa pillows - everything? If so, sounds good.
    happi-ladi

    Answer by happi-ladi at 10:51 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • make sure you get all the nits out of her hair.. also all the stuffed toys and things you can't throw in the washer put in trash bags and tie them up and leave them for a few weeks... also make sure you clean the couch and beds.. well... i think the make a spray for that now.. also prevention. Keep her hair up in a pony tail.. it is harder for her to catch it from other kids when her hair is up instaed of flowing freely.. GL
    emturner

    Answer by emturner at 10:56 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • hi girls! yes cleaned everything brushes combs sprayed the beds sprayed the couches ran toys threw dryer vacuumed the floors cloroxed as much as i can and picked out the nits as much as i could it was sooooo tedious & she was crying & i wanted to cry lol.
    i heard putting olive oil or mayon on the hair is good as well is that just b.s.?
    i'm so grossed out & don't them to come back
    thanks for the advice
    beachmom0703

    Answer by beachmom0703 at 11:00 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Oh that is awful! We went through it with my niece not too long ago and it is so rotten to go through the entire house doing all that! On top of what you've already done, I would do everyone's hair if you haven't already and you've just got to keep going through her hair over and over. It is so gross to think that they probably get it at school and not every parent cares enough to go through and do their whole house the way you did. Eck!
    kabbot01

    Answer by kabbot01 at 11:09 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Quit with the chemicals!
    Treat with tea tree oil.
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2188304_treat-lice-tea-tree-oil.html
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 11:31 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • There are two items that may be helpful. We use "Fairy Tales" shampoo, conditioner, and spray in conditioner as a preventative. It has rosemary in it! You can sometimes find it at a beauty salon or on line. My daughter wears a pony tail to school everyday and spray's Fairy Tales on it. There is also a device called the Robi comb that emits a shrill whistle sound as you comb it through someones hair. The sound stops when the comb comes upon the lice. This device is good for the nightly head checks. The mayonaisse or olive oil just makes her head look greasy!!
    LovetoTeach247

    Answer by LovetoTeach247 at 2:48 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Use a product with oil in it in her hair to prevent future infestations. I hate greasy hair but if you know of other kids with lice and yours doesn't have it yet, douse that kid in oil and pull her hair back. It works. Good luck! I also use seargeants flea and tick shampoo in place of rid and I buy metal lice combs. I keep them on hand and use them fast if the need arises. Check the label on the shampoos you'll see they are identical and the dog shampoo is a fraction of the price!
    shmorris56

    Answer by shmorris56 at 4:20 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

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