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There are several ways you can tackle this: There are over-the-counter treatments for head lice that you can get at most local pharmacies and grocery stores. You can also get a lice comb and pick out the nits and eggs by hand. However, you have to be VERY thorough; one missed egg can mean an re-infestation. Depending on where you're located, there are ...


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Your daughter as a girl in the age bracket between 8-14 belongs to the group that statistically has the highest risk of catching head lice. If we ignore for a moment the “yuck” factor and the itching, head lice are interesting creatures. They remain on the head of “their” human and have a little blood snack every few hours. They don’t voluntarily leave ...


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It's fairly unlikely that your son would have gotten that many head lice from one play session. Head lice normally transfer from hair to hair contact, which tends to be fleeting enough that the normal mode of infection is a single louse that then lays eggs. It's more likely that your son got infected a couple of weeks ago and most of the lice are grown up ...


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As with all hair, combing it wet should help minimize breakage, but when using the nit comb the process is going to go VERY slowly which means the hair will dry as you go and you need to keep it wet. Adding a product to it to help keep it wet will probably help as Mary Jo Finch suggested as well as keeping straight water right there to add to hair that has ...


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Success may come from a combination of keeping the hair slick and using a technique that separates the hair into small portions to be gelled (using a humectant) and combed out separately and then pinned out of the way. The technique is described here, but could be performed with a non-commercial humectant (glycerin or aloe vera, for example). The advantage ...


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I do head lice removal for a living. The best is washing the hair with warm water the shampoo and conditioner. Then I would use a lice comb but make sure to keep adding heavy amount of conditioner so that it will go through the hair easier. It's hard not to pull hair out b/c you do no matter what. Hope that helps answer your question.


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T-gel shampoo works really good. Does not smell good but works awesome. You can soak the dry hair for 20 to 30 minutes then wash it out. Then go through and pick all the dead out.


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