I am ready to have a complete breakdown right now. Last week my little sister gave my family lice. Long story short, we went to visit her last weekend, a day later I found live lice in my 21 month old's hair, already knew if he had it, we all did. Found out later from my mom that my little sister had it. So I've been treating and cleaning like crazy ever since. I am so so sad that I had to shave my precious little guy's beautiful hair, but I had no choice, he wouldn't sit still long enough for me to give him a proper combing and even after treating with the shampoo, I found live lice and eggs in his hair. So now that he had no hair, I could see all of the eggs on his head and combing is easier on him. I have treated myself with rid, I also have left olive oil soak on my head for 24 hours, after that I do intense combing, after combing I blow dry my whole head and scalp, after that I flat iron my hair. I did the same thing to my DF who has long hair. Then we wash all things in hot water and dry high, and we bought spray for the house. Not only did we do all of that but we also cut our hair shorter to help.
Can anyone tell me if I am doin this right? We've done this routine for a whole week (olive oil everyday for the first 3 days) I am not sure when I can tell if these bastards are all gone. I've been combing and these last 2 days, I've seen nothing , but its hard to tell because I am treating myself. My DF has no idea how to properly comb/check for nits/lice because he's never had them until now, so I can't really trust his judgement :( I feel so alone . I've been checking everyone's head like a mad women but I have no one to check mine. I have to just leave it to chance and hope I am properly treating myself because I have no family it friends around who would be willing to help me. We spent all of our extra money on treatments and combs and I am desperate. I am an emotional wreck and I just break down into tears every time I see my sons shaved head and I feel so bad for him. He screamed with pain the first time we combed out his hair:( I need help please