The 8 Best Lice Combs of 2020
The 8 Best Lice Combs of 2020
- 1 The 8 Best Lice Combs of 2020
- 2 Brush away bugs — fast!
- 3 Our Top Picks
- 4 Best Overall: Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb
- 5 Best Budget: VictorieLei Four-Pack Lice Combs
- 6 Best Electric: V-Comb Electric Head Lice Comb
- 7 Best Kit: Lice Clinics of America Lice Remover Kit
- 8 Best for Fine Hair: Fairy Tales Terminator Nit-Free Comb
- 9 Best for Thick Hair: HandyHealer Head Lice Comb Set
- 10 Best for Pets: Zelta 2-Piece Pet Grooming Tool
- 11 Best with Magnifier: Acu-Life Lighted Lice Comb
- 12 Head lice treatments: brands and prices
- 13 Put us to the test
- 14 Head lice treatments: brands and prices
- 15 Hedrin
- 16 Vamousse
- 17 Lyclear
- 18 Nitwits
- 19 Nitty Gritty
- 20 Free head lice treatment
- 21 Check for Lice Nits
- 22 Everything About Head Lice, Eggs, and Nits
- 23 Lice combs and how to use them
- 24 How to find a good lice-removal comb
- 25 Getting ready for a comb-out
- 26 How often to do comb-outs
- 27 How to Treat Head Lice with Olive Oil
- 28 How to apply the olive oil treatment for head lice
- 29 Will this olive oil treatment work on nits?
- 30 What about essential oils?
- 31 14 Comments
Brush away bugs — fast!
Ashley Hall is a writer and fact checker who has been published in multiple medical journals in the field of surgery.
«Removes the tiniest nits on you or your child’s head thanks to spiral, micro-grooved teeth that tightly grip each strand.»
«These plastic combs come in pink or turquoise, and the in-handle magnifier makes it easier than ever to identify pests.»
«An easy-to-use vacuum that makes head lice treatment faster and easier.»
«This dual-comb system is non-toxic and pesticide free, and it makes treating lice easier and more effective.»
«Designed to grab thin hair strands and easily pull nits away from the scalp.»
«One plastic comb and two stainless steel options with teeth of varying lengths and widths to grab nits in the thickest manes.»
«Designed to help you reach the trickiest spots on your pet’s coat to get rid of their lice.»
«Has a built-in light and included magnifier—no creepy crawler is safe from this tool.»
Our Top Picks
Best Overall: Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb
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This professional stainless steel lice and nit comb is Amazon’s Choice for best lice comb. It gets underneath the hair shaft and removes the tiniest nits on you or your child’s head thanks to spiral, micro-grooved teeth that tightly grip each strand. The ends of the teeth are rounded to prevent scratching and damaging your scalp, and anti-slip bands on the handle give you a firm grip while you’re getting rid of these itchy bugs. It can also be sterilized without corroding, so a whole family can use the same comb in case of a large-scale infestation.
Best Budget: VictorieLei Four-Pack Lice Combs
If you’ve got multiple kids who’ve been affected by a lice outbreak at school, or you’re a nurse or medical professional who needs multiple combs to prevent spreading lice from one head to another, an inexpensive multi-pack of lice combs is just what you need. VictorieLei’s lice combs come in packs of four for a bargain.
These plastic combs come in pink or turquoise, and the in-handle magnifier makes it easier than ever to identify pests in your hair. The comb’s teeth are perfectly spaced for pulling bugs away from your scalp, and the set can be washed and reused for an even greater value.
Best Electric: V-Comb Electric Head Lice Comb
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Lice infestations are no joke, and if you want to attack the problem head-on you’ve got to spend time combing and nit-picking. However, that can be hard to do if you have poor vision, joint pain in your hands, or just an extra squirrely kid who can’t sit still for hours while you comb through. V-Comb’s Electric Head Lice Comb is an easy-to-use vacuum that makes head lice treatment faster and easier.
This rounded, stainless steel comb uses suction power to trap head lice and eggs and remove them from hair into its Capture Filter. When you’re done, you can snap on the lid and toss the filter for hygienic disposal of your creepy crawlies. Plus, this tool doesn’t use any chemicals or pesticides to treat head lice.
Best Kit: Lice Clinics of America Lice Remover Kit
For particularly tough head lice cases, you’re going to need more than just a metal-toothed comb to get your house nit free. This Lice Remover Kit uses combs in two ways: there’s a standard comb to check your child’s head for nits, and an innovative applicator that combs a mess-free treatment gel through hair for complete coverage.
This dual-comb system is non-toxic and pesticide free, and it makes treating lice easier and more effective. Instead of a messy shampoo that might have inconsistent application, this kit’s pear-scented gel sticks to hair strands and gets the job done using an applicator comb. After you’ve completed the gel treatment, the premium metal lice and nit comb helps you perform combing and nit-picking with ease.
Best for Fine Hair: Fairy Tales Terminator Nit-Free Comb
When you’re searching for the telltale nits that come with head lice, missing a few eggs can mean the difference between a clean scalp and a vigorous re-infestation. People with fine hair have an even more difficult time: it’s harder for most combs to grab very fine strands of hair, increasing the odds that you’ll miss an egg or two and wind up with more lice than you started with. Fairy Tales’ Nit Free Comb is designed to grab thin hair strands and easily pull nits away from the scalp.
This specially designed comb has very long, metal teeth with edges that form a microscopic spiral for a better grip. It can be used alone or with other lice treatment products for a full-fledged battle on these irritating pests.
Best for Thick Hair: HandyHealer Head Lice Comb Set
Anyone struggling with head lice in thick hair has a unique set of challenges: you’ll need a comb with strong teeth that will pull nits all the way to the end of your strands, but many lice combs have such close-set teeth that they’ll never get around your hair shaft in the first place. HandyHealer’s Head Lice Comb Set defeats lice hiding in dense hair.
This set has one plastic comb and two stainless steel options with teeth of varying lengths and widths to grab nits in the thickest manes. They’re suitable for all ages and hair lengths, and there’s a comb with straight teeth and one with rounded edges to meet your hair’s needs.
Customers with thick hair loved how many nits and adults these combs removed from long, thick hair, and they appreciated the value for the price.
Best for Pets: Zelta 2-Piece Pet Grooming Tool
If your favorite pet is unlucky enough to attract lice, you’re going to need the right tools to keep your pal comfortable. Zelta’s 2-Piece Pet Grooming Tool is designed to help you reach the trickiest spots on your pet’s coat to get rid of their lice once and for all.
These two combs have the same tightly spaced teeth you’d find on human lice combs, but the ergonomically designed handle makes them a better choice for removing hidden lice on Fido. The larger comb is great for moving through your pet’s trunk and back, and the smaller one makes nabbing nits around ears and eyes a snap.
Best with Magnifier: Acu-Life Lighted Lice Comb
You might be able to end mild lice infestations with a careful eye and a standard comb, but stubborn nits and repeated trips down the drugstore aisle for lice treatments call for a tougher tool. Acu-Life’s comb has a built-in light and included magnifier—no creepy crawler is safe from this tool.
This lice comb shines a light on nits and nymphs so you don’t miss them in low lighting, and the included magnifying glass exposes insects in tricky areas like around the ears and neck.
Head lice treatments: brands and prices
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Head lice treatments: brands and prices
When you need to delouse your child, a trip to your local chemist will see you faced with an array of sprays, lotions and shampoos, all calling to you with enticing claims – such as ’10-minute treatment’ or ‘100% effective in one go’. And with prices ranging from around £5 up to around £20, it can be hard to know which head lice treatment to choose.
Below are the top-selling nit and head lice treatments , with a brief description of what they offer.
We’ve also researched which will work out cheapest if your budget is tight. Prices are correct at the time of publication, based on the most expensive RRP given for August 2019.
Find out what parents voted best nit and head lice treatments.
Hedrin products work by using the physical action method of killing the head lice – this suffocates the lice, rather than poisoning them. The range of treatments includes:
- Treat & Go Lotion, Spray or Mousse (applied to hair, dried, then washed out after eight hours). It’s available in different application sizes (60ml does about two applications) and prices start at £6 for 50ml and go up to £18.50 for 250ml.
- Once Spray Gel – a 15-minute gel treatment, which is applied like a shampoo and then washed out. Prices start at £6.
- Protect & Go – a conditioning spray that’s claimed to prevent an infestation. The active ingredient,
- in a low dose, dissolves the waxy coating of the head lice, effectively dehydrating them. It needs to be used at least twice a week after normal hair washing. Prices start from £6.29 for 200ml.
- All-in-One Shampoo – this treatment is claimed to work in 10 minutes, so it’s easy to include in a regular bathtime routine. Hedrin claims it will kill head lice, remove eggs and clean hair in one go. Prices start from £9.99 for 100ml.
Money saver: Based on cost per ml, the 250ml liquid sizes of Hedrin Once and Treat & Go are the cheapest formats. The Treat & Go spray and mousse might be easier to apply, but they are the most expensive formats. The 250ml version of the lotion is the cheapest to go for if you need to treat the whole family.
This brand started off with a mousse-based treatment, however it has now branched out and offers a protective lice shampoo as well. The active ingredients are isopropyl alcohol and isopropyl myristate, and it works by dissolving the lice’s protective exoskeleton and then dehydrating the lice and eggs. It’s claimed to do this in two hours.
- Vamousse treatment mousse (£15.50 for 160ml)
- Vamousse Head Lice Protection shampoo (£8.99 for 200ml — usually only online)
Money saver: Vamousse mousse only comes in 160ml bottles, but look out for a discounted price, particularly during August and September.
Lyclear has a wide range of products, including a lotion, spray, shampoo, and a treatment suitable for sensitive skin. Lyclear says its products use a physical action to suffocate and dehydrate the live and unhatched head lice.
The lotion (100ml) costs from £6.99 and the spray (100ml, also including a comb) costs £13.50. The 10-minute treatment shampoo (200ml) costs £14.50. The most expensive product is the ‘sensitive lotion’, costing £15.50 for 200ml.
Money saver: It’s possible to buy a 300ml ‘Family Pack’ of Lyclear, which retails for £19.49, but may be on offer at a cheaper price during August and September.
This is an Australian brand, but it’s available in the UK. It’s an all-in-one treatment that comes in a spray format. You spray on the treatment, leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse out.
- Nitwits All-in-One Lice Treatment (£10.99 for 120ml).
Money saver: The Nitwits kit comes with a comb, which can be useful for removing dead lice and eggs.
Nitty Gritty, famous for its nit comb, is a pesticide-free treatment you can buy as part of a kit, which includes a solution, a nit comb and a defence spray.
Nitty Gritty says the head lice defence spray can be used daily to help mask the hair’s aroma, as head lice use a sense of smell to detect new hair to infest. It claims the essential oils in the spray ‘encourage head lice to stay on their existing host rather than migrate’.
Prices start at around £20.99 for lotion and detection comb, £12.99 for a 250ml defence spray, and up to £29.99 for a complete kit including comb, solution and defence spray. The Nitty Gritty nit comb on its own costs £8.99 from the Nitty Gritty website or £10.50 from online pharmacies. You can buy the white detection comb for £2.50. If you have the comb already, you can buy the solution and defence spray for £20.99.
Free head lice treatment
Free head lice treatment used to be available under the NHS minor ailments scheme. The scheme is a service that some pharmacies offer, and is designed to make it easier to get treated for minor ailments by going straight to your pharmacy rather than getting an appointment.
Head lice used to be included in this scheme, and it meant that customers entitled to free prescriptions, such as children under 16, could get treatments free of charge. However, head lice treatments are one of 35 over-the-counter treatments and medicines that are no longer covered on the minor ailments scheme in an aim to cut costs in the NHS.
Check for Lice Nits
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Personal hygiene is a priority for everyone. With excellent personal hygiene, you will be able to carry yourself well anywhere at any given time. It will also show that you take good care of yourself.
Everything About Head Lice, Eggs, and Nits
Even if you have excellent hygiene, ectoparasites such as lice, can strike. Most often, your child brings it home from school. If you become afflicted with such parasites, you must act quickly and make sure you are thorough in your efforts to get rid of them.
Lice are wingless and very tiny. They infest your scalp and other body areas such as the pubic and armpit regions. Adult lice lay eggs. When the eggs hatch, they leave shells behind. These shells are called nits. When you see these nits on your scalp or on any area of the body, it is a neon sign of a lice infestation. You should know how to check for lice nits if you want to have a parasite-free body and scalp. It will definitely make you more confident when mingling with other people. Yes, it may be tedious and laborious, but this will help ensure a healthier lifestyle.
A Basic Description of Lice
Recognize lice. You should definitely know how to recognize lice. These are wingless, tiny arthropods (six-legged invertebrates) that reside on your scalp. Lice are ectoparasites that rely on your blood to survive. They are about the size of a sesame seed. Lice are like mosquitoes, but instead of flying, they do best with crawling. You can get lice by being in direct contact with someone infested with head lice. Another way would be to share items such as headbands, clips, combs, or hats.
The female head lice lay eggs. These eggs are almost invisible to the naked eye because they’re tiny and they blend into the color of your hair. Female head lice usually lay their eggs on the hair shafts near the hair roots. They attach with an adhesive that’s naturally waterproof. That is why they cannot be blown or washed away.
By the time the head lice eggs hatch, they leave empty eggshells behind. These are called nits. You could confuse nits with hairspray flakes, sand, or dandruff. Like the lice eggs, nits still have their adhesives so they cannot be removed that easily. Nits differ in coloration (brownish yellow, white). As the hair grows, the attached nits are found away from the roots. Since nits are indications of lice infestation, many schools do not admit children who have them. It is important for parents to check their children’s heads for nits and eggs on a regular basis so that lice treatment could be performed immediately. Removing nits and lice eggs takes patience and a fine-toothed comb.
Life Cycle of Head Lice
Head lice have three phases in their life cycle (40-50 days):
Lice combs and how to use them
One of the options for treating your child’s lice infestation is to comb them out with a high-quality metal lice comb. Combing can be a highly effective method if you’re very careful and consistent about doing it.
Lice combing can be done in addition to applying over-the-counter lice treatments such as permethrin or pyrethrin, or on its own. What you need is a good lice comb, an effective technique, a lot of persistence, and a child who will tolerate the procedure.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends chemical lice treatments instead of combing, but not because combing doesn’t work. It simply isn’t practical for many parents to rely on combing alone.
Why? Because combing, when done properly, is tedious and extremely time-consuming – especially if you’re doing it instead of applying a chemical treatment. If you’re determined not to use an OTC lice treatment, though, or lice treatments have failed you, combing can eradicate a lice infestation.
A lice comb is a good diagnostic device, too. Studies have found that a lice comb is the best tool for finding live lice.
How to find a good lice-removal comb
A high-quality lice comb has long, fine, metal teeth that are very close together. Some experts say not to bother with plastic combs or the ones that come in the lice medicine packages. The best combs are available online (or possibly at your local drugstore) and from lice salons.
Good combs to try include the Nisska (German-made, stainless steel), about $24, the Nit Free Terminator, around $13; and the LiceMeister, about $10.
You may see or hear about electronic combs, but according to Richard Pollack, a lice expert at the Harvard School of Public Health, the electronic versions probably offer no advantage over a traditional, well-designed lice comb.
Getting ready for a comb-out
Once you’re ready to comb, set yourself up in an area with good, strong light. You may want to be in the bathroom or even outside if there’s good daylight.
What to have on hand:
- A regular comb
- Conditioner or detangler
- A metal lice comb
- Clips or barrettes to hold sections of your child’s hair
- A plastic bowl to clean the comb (you can leave it dry or fill with soapy water)
- Paper towels to wipe comb
- A cloth towel to place around your child’s shoulders
- Videos, handheld games, books, or other distractions for your child
- Rubber gloves (optional)
- Strong reading glasses or magnifying glass or loop to see better
- Lots of light, such as a bright lamp that can be directed at the area you’re combing
A good comb-out can take up to three hours depending on how long, thick, fine, or curly the hair is. Be ready with an activity for your child. Many parents let their kids play handheld games or watch videos to keep them still. Audio books work well too.
Before beginning the lice comb-out, wet the hair, add some conditioner or detangler, and comb out the tangles with a regular comb. Some people find that using plenty of goopy, white conditioner on the hair makes the combing process easier, slows down the lice, and makes it easier to see them on the comb.
How to do a thorough comb-out
- Part your child’s hair down the middle and clip up one half so it’s out of the way.
- On the loose side, pick up one small section of hair, about the width of your lice comb. Start at the scalp to catch the nits (lice eggs), which are laid and hatch just a fraction of an inch from the scalp.
- Comb each section in multiple directions (up, down, left, right).
- Pull the comb all the way through to the ends of the hair. You may see lice on the comb after you pull it through the hair.
- Flick the teeth of the comb into a bowl, dip it in a bowl of soapy water, or wipe it with a paper towel after each swipe.
- Keep combing each section until the comb comes out clean (no lice or nits). You may find it helpful to twist the combed hair and clip it to the head.
When you’ve finished the whole head, unclip the hair and rinse out the conditioner. Rinse the comb and clips in hot, soapy water to clean them. Wash the clothes you and your child were wearing during the comb-out.
Print out our illustrated guide that shows you how to do a lice comb-out.
How often to do comb-outs
Do a comb-out for everyone who has an active infestation every day or two until you’ve seen no live lice in the hair for about two weeks. The first combing should get rid of most of the lice. With each subsequent combing, you’ll remove more of the remaining lice and some that have hatched in the meantime.
If lice are an ongoing problem in your area, try combing out hair once a month.
How to Treat Head Lice with Olive Oil
When you realize that your child has head lice you may have to choose between a traditional OTC lice treatment and several home remedies for head lice. Among them, olive oil is one of the most effective and simple ways to get rid of these parasites.
The olive tree has exceptional therapeutic properties. In fact, all parts of the tree possess interesting properties for medical use. Our ancestors in ancient Greece used olive oil as an ointment to treat aches, ulcers and even cholera.
They used the leaves of the olive tree as a base, astringent and purifying, as well as preparations made from leaves and olive oil to cure all kinds of inflammations.
Moreover, the flowers, bark and ash of the olive tree were included in many medicinal preparations.
Several informal studies showed the effectiveness of vegetable oils in the treatment of lice.
A test (not a study) conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found that lice submerged in olive oil for two hours die asphyxiated.
Other studies have shown that it takes more than 8 hours to suffocate the lice with a substance such as olive oil.
The effectiveness of olive oil is explained by the fact that by coating the skin of adult lice, it deprives them of oxygen.
After some time, as they can no longer breathe, they die.
How to apply the olive oil treatment for head lice
You can definitely use olive oil to help you get rid of head lice. Here are 4 steps that can help you.
Step #1 : Buying olive oil
First, you may need to buy olive oil and be asking yourself these questions : does it matter what type of olive oil is used to get rid of lice? Should you get Extra Virgin Olive oil or will regular pure olive oil work?
In theory, you can buy any type of olive oil, but here’s the catch: you’re going to put it on your hair or your child’s hair, which means it will be in contact with the scalp, that absorbs about 50% of what we put on it.
This means that you want to use a good quality oil, because you probably wouldn’t want any chemicals or pesticide residues to be in contact with the scalp of your children.
Step #2 : Coat the hair with olive oil
Simply coat your child’s hair with olive oil.
Place something on the head so that air can’t come in. It could be plastic wrap for adults. However, this is not recommended for children, for safety reasons.
Always be around and do not leave the child on its own.
Step #3 : Shampoo and rinse the hair
After about 8 hours (time can vary, there is no scientific proof that 8 hours are either enough or too much), wash the hair with regular, mild shampoo. Make sure you rinse well.
You may need to do several shampoos and rinse several times to completely remove the oil.
Now it’s time for the crucial step: combing.
Step #4 : Combing through the hair
Olive oil alone will not eliminate head lice from the hair; combing is required. You need to comb the hair with a head lice comb so you can remove dead lice.
You should know that this remedy, just like any other head lice home remedy, might not work 100%, so you might still have some live lice after applying the oil and combing. In this case, you’ll need to remove them manually or repeat the treatment.
Will this olive oil treatment work on nits?
The head lice olive oil treatment has not been tested on nits, which are the eggs laid by adult female lice. The test conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health did only prove the efficiency of olive oil on lice, not their eggs.
So, it is likely that olive oil will not work on nits as it does on adult lice.
However, there is a very good natural head lice treatment that you can use to unglue the nits from the hair shaft, it is vinegar. It is then much easier to comb them out, which remains an essential step in the process.
You’ll find more details about how to use vinegar for nits in this article: vinegar for head lice.
What about essential oils?
Essential oils are volatile oils, very fragrant, obtained by steam distillation of flavoring plants. Some oils contain up to 300 different molecules, depending on the plant used, on the time of harvest, on the climate and quality of the distillation.
To give you an idea, about 100 kg of fresh lavender are needed to extract 1 kg of essential oil.
The essential oils contained in many plants have insecticidal, antibacterial and antifungal properties. When used for therapeutic purposes, be sure to use quality products, and ideally from organic farming.
For the perfect herbal head lice treatment, consider adding a few drops of an essential oil such as lavender oil or tea tree oil to the olive oil, as this can also help prevent another infestation, promote healing and add a pleasant smell that children will like.
Olive oil can help you get rid of adult lice by suffocating them. You’ll need to apply the oil by coating the hair well, and you’ll need to leave it on the hair enough time. Time varies and no scientific studies could determine a time that would work for everyone; a minimum of eight hours is often suggested.
Then, rinsing the hair well and combing out will rid the hair of dead lice. The next step is to check for lice again and repeat the treatment if needed.
I have just heard lice is going around my children’s school. (Tell me something new) And I had no idea that vinegar and olive oil would do this. The crazy thing? I just started using homemade shampoo which as olive oil in it and also conditioner which is just 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. The vinegar actually works as good or better than anything I’ve ever tried. You don’t need to use any kind of commercial conditioner. Anyway back to the lice, I was really excited to see this site and to try out this stuff on my kids without burning away their scalp with the commercial lice shampoo. I remember my mom using that stuff on me. Ouch!
Well when my 3 year old got lice from her cousin, I freaked out. I read up on the life cycle and everything else I could find out. Turns out when the bugs are resistant to the poisons they say to use olive oil, so we skipped the poison and went right for the olive oil. Waited, washed, removed the few nits we could find, washed her linens, bagged up all her stuffies, for two weeks. The babies hatch out in one to two weeks from the nits but they need to get a blood meal or they will die within a day or two of hatching. So we just did the oil treatments for three weeks, on Saturdays. Never found another nit or had anymore lice. Whenever they find lice on a kid at her school we just look for nits and do an olive oil treatment. 5 years later and we have never had a re-infestation.
I have two teenage girls now but when my youngest daughter was in grade school I had a terrible time with head lice affecting her. We tried the Nix treatment and found that not only did it not work, it caused her to have a seizure due to the malathion that is in the head lice treatment! I used the olive oil treatment after that and we never had a problem again. I highly recommend this treatment and it works especially well if it is left on overnight and rinsed out and combed through in the morning.
Hi, I have a daughter and never in our lives had we had lice before.I had thought that my daughter had a dry scalp so, i put an olive oil treatment on on her hair. later that day i checked her hair and saw she had these little adults and nits on her hair ! I did not know what to do so I immediately ran to Walgreen’s and had bought a shampoo treatment to fight the lice ! later that afternoon I drove home and quickly put it on her hair. we then combed everywhere and had gotten all the liceadults off. The only thing is that the eggsnits were still there so I am going to put some vinegar on her scalp and hopefully the nits will come off, wish me luck
Also put a little peppermint oil into your normal shampoo. Its a natural deterrent to lice. They avoid your kid and your kid smells great!
This is the 2nd time my 5 year old has gotten live in 3 years. I always use the olive oil it works like a charm! I also use it on myself since I have very long thick dark hair. The trick is to fully saturate the hair in the olive oil, I don’t mix anything else in it cover with a shower cap or plastic shopping bag. I leave it in my 5 yr old for only about an hour since I’m able to comb through it and ill leave it on mine for 2-3 hours. I use dawn dish soap twice to wash it out then regular shampoo. All the bedding is either washed or put in dryer and stuffed animals baged up and put in garage for a couple of weeks and vacum couches and such. After a few days I repeat the process and then one week later (again wash or dry the bedding and vacuum). After that we are completly lice free! It’s not expensive and it’s natural so no harsh chemicals.
I have long hair the olive oil works great. Then I put straight vine soaked my head then comes out my hair with nit comb with more vineger mixed with water for 3hours.next day only found a few nits. Combed them out.will comb my hair for next few days. It does work and I did it myself wasn’t easy but you do what ya have to hope it works for you.
I have had very good results with mixing 4 oz olive oil, 4 oz coconut oil (liquid not cream) and 2 oz of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. I saturate the hair. Wait 30 minutes and start combing out the nits. Keep the mixture on the hair for 4 hours and the wash the hair.
I followed so many suggestions and prescription by doctors to get rid of lice problem. But at-last my cousin recommend me some natural remedies described above. She sent me a link of this blog and i used all remedies regularly mentioned by you. Now, I am completely free from this embarrassing problem. Olive oil is best solution to cure so many problems. So, Now i like to use it in my daily life.
I really can not begin to tell you how thankful I am for this site. My 9 year old daughter brought home nits, no sign of actual lice. But I am positive if the nits were there a bug had to have been there at some point. When she brought them home to me I FREAKED!! Not at her, but internally I was a mess. We did OTC and it did not work. So we did the Apple Cider Vinegar for 15 minutes, rinsed and then applied a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to oil our hair a bit, and began the comb out. Afterwards we did a really good Olive Oil hair mask with shower cap, and in the morning we combed again after a shampoo. I can not express enough how well this worked. AMAZING results!! This was Tuesday and as of now we have not been able to locate anything. We will however continue to do the Apple Cider Vinegar and a small amount of Olive Oil with a comb out for a couple of weeks. THANK YOU FOR THE HELP.
We have had a lot of luck (i.e. it has worked every time, 5 out of 5) by doing olive oil and combing it every 3-5 days. This makes it easy to comb out any lice. (Easy to do long hair and we can comb really close to the scalp, etc.) I believe it works because we continually comb out any lice before they mature and can leave more eggs.
I can’t imagine an 8 hour wrap, but if it works, that’s awesome.
And of course we always wash / dry / bag everything, too. Lots of fun.
Sept. 7 2017, I have to say the flat iron idea is a good one! Just did the olive oil n shower cap treatment and was dreading the thought of picking the numerous nits/eggs our of her very full long hair first thing in the morning before school. The flat iron idea should cut down the the picking chore to at least half (not that there is a lot) if not fry the ones I might miss. Great Idea! Thanks A lot!
I traveled on the train and came home with an itchy scalp from lice. After reading this I saturated my hair with olive oil and slept in a shower cap with a beanie over it.
After washing my hair in the morning, I easily combed through and removed many nits from my curly hair. That evening there was no itching and nice shiny hair!
Well this treatment worked for my daughter as well.. Thank you