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15 month old with lice???? Wth!

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Yep. This is so disgusting and embarrassing but both my dds have lice. My 5 1/2 yo started scratching today and an hour and a half later I had pulled 2 huge lice and about 100 nits. I felt so itchy myself I rushed to my sisters house so she could check me too but she said I was clean. We were playing with my 15 mo and jokingly I said oh let's check her. My sister started messing with her hair and right away found one. About an hour later she pulled 2 lice as well and about 25 nits. I am in shock and feel so bad and horrible and I don't know what to do. This is the first time for my oldest to have them and I would have never imagined my lil one would have them too. I refuse to use pesticides for their hair so for now I will be going through their hair EVERYDAY until I get everyone of those dame ugly things. I sleep with my little one and about once a week my oldest sleeps with me too. I know it's a matter of time before I get them too which I'm surprised I haven't yet :/ Any mommies have any natural remedies?? I read rosemary and tea tree oil helped. Oh Lord I feel like crying. Help!!??
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by on Dec. 16, 2012 at 10:31 PM
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Saille717
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

When it goes around my son's school I have him put gel or mouse in his hair and not wash it every day.  He can only skip washing it for one day or it gets just awful looking, but he does have manly products to put in it and he uses them.  ;) 

Quoting babybuddafly:

Then I'm going to layer a ton of junk from now on :)


Quoting Saille717:

And those little buggers like soft, clean homes like that.  it's a mistaken thing that "dirty" people get lice....lice don't like product or grease, they go for nice clean heads.  

Quoting babybuddafly:

Their hair is so silky and straight. It needs some texture lol





Quoting Saille717:

My MIL told me about it and it appears to work.  It does strip the hair, but it;s better than the bugs!  lolz

Just make sure you follow the proceedures for bedding, stuffed animals, etc, or they'll just keep picking them back up.  






babybuddafly
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
When I was little and had them my mom would always saturate my hair with alcohol and sit me in the sun while she went through my hair. That didn't make them go away for me :/


Quoting xpectingmama10:

I had long long hair as a child so they loved me I got it all the time until my mom washed my hair with rubbing alcohol once a week and vinegar every other day and it never came back.

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babybuddafly
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:05 PM
I wasn't aware of that but I'm seriously going to do it from now on. Awwe I bet he feels all grown up with his "manly" products lol


Quoting Saille717:

When it goes around my son's school I have him put gel or mouse in his hair and not wash it every day.  He can only skip washing it for one day or it gets just awful looking, but he does have manly products to put in it and he uses them.  ;) 

Quoting babybuddafly:

Then I'm going to layer a ton of junk from now on :)





Quoting Saille717:

And those little buggers like soft, clean homes like that.  it's a mistaken thing that "dirty" people get lice....lice don't like product or grease, they go for nice clean heads.  

Quoting babybuddafly:

Their hair is so silky and straight. It needs some texture lol








Quoting Saille717:

My MIL told me about it and it appears to work.  It does strip the hair, but it;s better than the bugs!  lolz

Just make sure you follow the proceedures for bedding, stuffed animals, etc, or they'll just keep picking them back up.  









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Saille717
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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I've re-learned a lot of things as a parent that i thought I knew before.  :) 

Quoting babybuddafly:

I wasn't aware of that but I'm seriously going to do it from now on. Awwe I bet he feels all grown up with his "manly" products lol


Quoting Saille717:

When it goes around my son's school I have him put gel or mouse in his hair and not wash it every day.  He can only skip washing it for one day or it gets just awful looking, but he does have manly products to put in it and he uses them.  ;) 

Quoting babybuddafly:

Then I'm going to layer a ton of junk from now on :)





Quoting Saille717:

And those little buggers like soft, clean homes like that.  it's a mistaken thing that "dirty" people get lice....lice don't like product or grease, they go for nice clean heads.  

Quoting babybuddafly:

Their hair is so silky and straight. It needs some texture lol








Quoting Saille717:

My MIL told me about it and it appears to work.  It does strip the hair, but it;s better than the bugs!  lolz

Just make sure you follow the proceedures for bedding, stuffed animals, etc, or they'll just keep picking them back up.  










Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM
it really does work.. My kids school is horrible about lice. I used it on her last year and she hasn't had lice since. I assume it works because lice can't attach to hair that's oily. It makes our hair oily if we use that conditioner. It's hard to get out of the hair that's why I said wash her hair 5 or so times. It's not like conditioner for white people's hair.







Quoting babybuddafly:

Really? I wonder why it worked but right now I don't care as long as it does lol.





Quoting Anonymous:

I know it sounds odd but use conditioner for black people's hair. Let it set over night and then wash there hair about 5 times then comb.. My dd hasn't had lice since.




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xpectingmama10
by Silver Member on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM
The vinegar is for effective that's why we did it more offer they like the sweet smell of it and it kills them. I had if off and on for 5 years. My parents chopped all my hair off too. But I don't suggest that lol I am still traumatized 18 years later.

Quoting babybuddafly:

When I was little and had them my mom would always saturate my hair with alcohol and sit me in the sun while she went through my hair. That didn't make them go away for me :/




Quoting xpectingmama10:

I had long long hair as a child so they loved me I got it all the time until my mom washed my hair with rubbing alcohol once a week and vinegar every other day and it never came back.

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babybuddafly
by on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM
I am adding that to my list for today's shopping trip. Does it matter what brand or as long as its meant for black hair?


Quoting Anonymous:

it really does work.. My kids school is horrible about lice. I used it on her last year and she hasn't had lice since. I assume it works because lice can't attach to hair that's oily. It makes our hair oily if we use that conditioner. It's hard to get out of the hair that's why I said wash her hair 5 or so times. It's not like conditioner for white people's hair.












Quoting babybuddafly:

Really? I wonder why it worked but right now I don't care as long as it does lol.








Quoting Anonymous:

I know it sounds odd but use conditioner for black people's hair. Let it set over night and then wash there hair about 5 times then comb.. My dd hasn't had lice since.







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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM
No just as long as its conditioner for black people. We got ours at the dollar store. Lol

My daddy made a mistake while buying conditioner for my mother and mom was like try this for lice. So I did.


Quoting babybuddafly:

I am adding that to my list for today's shopping trip. Does it matter what brand or as long as its meant for black hair?




Quoting Anonymous:

it really does work.. My kids school is horrible about lice. I used it on her last year and she hasn't had lice since. I assume it works because lice can't attach to hair that's oily. It makes our hair oily if we use that conditioner. It's hard to get out of the hair that's why I said wash her hair 5 or so times. It's not like conditioner for white people's hair.

















Quoting babybuddafly:

Really? I wonder why it worked but right now I don't care as long as it does lol.











Quoting Anonymous:

I know it sounds odd but use conditioner for black people's hair. Let it set over night and then wash there hair about 5 times then comb.. My dd hasn't had lice since.










mom2priceboys
by Gold Member on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM

vinegar is the best. I keep a cup to dip the comb into changing it a few times depending on the amount of things that come out of the hair. My grandkids use that lice shield stuff a few times a week IDK how it works but others say it works great!!

weezer_cookie
by Platinum Member on Dec. 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM
There was an outbreak at my DD school, so she now has Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel shampoo. I bought it on amazon. It is a bit spendy but I'm paranoid she will get lice from the school. So far so good!
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