Pediculosis or head lice infestation is very annoying. You will feel the itch every minute. Even if we are not the ones infected, it is still very hard to see that our children are busy scratching their heads from time to time. Severe scratching can also lacerate their skin which can cause infections. Treat head lice infestation with nit combs. It is not only 100% effective, it’s also safe.
The nit comb was designed for treating head lice infestations. It has very small gaps in between its teeth to brush away head lice and lice eggs with every stroke. Its teeth also have microscopic grooves to shred live head lice that might come between its teeth. It is handy and convenient to use.
As much as possible, choose metal nit combs. They last much longer because the tiny spaces in between its teeth won’t easily wear out compared to plastics. When the gaps grow a little bit bigger, tiny lice can go through and stick to the hair shafts. Metal nit combs are also easier to clean and sterilize so it can be shared by another member of the family.
How to Treat Head Lice by Using Nit Comb
Treating head lice infestation by using nit comb can be very time consuming. However, it is safe and effective unlike lice killing creams and shampoos which contain hazardous chemicals that can possibly irritate our child’s skin.
Here is the procedure for how to treat head lice by using nit comb:
- Gather all the materials needed: metal nit comb, normal comb, towel, tissue paper, detergent solution in a bucket or container, hair clips, shampoo or conditioner (optional) and a chair with an average height.
- Find a place with enough light to identify head lice and lice eggs in your child’s hair. Review head lice pictures on the internet.
- Place a towel covering the shoulders and the chest area. This is to prevent head lice from getting contact to your child during the entire process.
- Remove hair tangles with a normal comb. Nit comb’s small gaps in between teeth can be stuck in these tangles. You can also use your favorite shampoo or conditioner to make combing easy.
- Separate bundle of hairs just enough to cover with the length of your nit comb. Comb the hair starting an inch away from the scalp up to the tip. Repeat combing if needed.
- Clip the treated bundle of hair to its base to avoid contact with untreated hairs.
- Wash nit comb in your detergent solution and remove head lice and lice eggs with a tissue paper. Dispose tissue paper properly to avoid further infestation.
- Repeat combing until all sections are combed. Rinse hair with your favorite shampoo or conditioner.
- Clean your workplace. Flush the detergent solution to the toilet and dispose tissue papers properly.
- Wash all clothing involved during the process to prevent re-infestation.
Treat head lice infestation in the traditional way – by using nit combs. It is the most effective and safest head lice treatment.