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Christy

So a month ago my 10 year old came home from school with lice. I have 2 other kids and my husband and myself in our house and luckily none of the rest of us got it. We bought RID right away and at first it worked fantastically. I spent 3 hours combing his hair that is the same color as the lice and he was good to go. We spent 2 days scrubbing our house. I bought new hairbrushes and pillows and I was confident it was just an awful memory. Well 3 weeks later they came back not with a vengeance but they came back. We went through the same process all over again. Well last night my 13 year old daughter was complaining of itchiness and sure enough she had them, not bad but 1 is too many. We used the rest if the RID on her and I didn't want to spend 5 hours on her long light brown hair so I made sure I got all the big stuff out and flat ironed the nits. And what do you know I combed my hair with the lice comb I had three little brown friends on my head. Well thanks so much to this site I'm trying a multitude of things. I bought tea tree oil and put it in Suave cocunt shampoo and conditioner. I did a more extensive combing with the nit comb on my son and daughter. I think what made the process easier is I had them comb out the tangles first with a large tooth comb while the conditioner was still in it. Then I came through with the nit comb while there was still conditioner. My daughter only had nits and they came right out. My son had 4 big ugly live things but they were slower than they usually are.
On myself I tried the mayonnaise with olive oil for 2 hours and then put a disposable shower cap on. I washed it out with the tea tree oil infused shampoo and conditioner. I only had about 8 eggs and 1 tiny bug come out but I think I just got it. It all came out easily. The bug was dead. I'm about to dye my hair and hope for the best. My daughter just dyed hers and so far she's good. I'll try to update if this all works. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of the great advice.

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Emily

..When you flat iron someones hair who has nits/lice it doesnt kill them it just makes the eggs hatch faster..

Anonymous

Actually, heat kills lice hence washing all clothing and bedding in hot water and drying them in high heat for 2 hours.

Skylar

Does it matter what type of shampoo and conditioner you use? Because I have VO5 and tresseme. I was also wondering, where can you buy tea tree oil??

Amy

I agree with both theories.. I understand that washing clothes and stuff in hot hot water and drying in the dryer for two hours does kill lice.. however, I too have noticed that using a flay iron on the hair does make the nits hatch quicker.. just like when I wash my hair I use warm or hot water (I know I shouldn't) but it actually drives the bugs crazy! I will constantly be scratching my head!! But so far I have not found anything that completely gets rid of them... just keeps them under control for awhile... any suggestions??

Jennifer

You can buy the tea tree oil at a beauty supply store.

Booboo

You can buy Tea tree oil at Trader Joe's. It costs less than at a beauty store.

Anonymous

rid and any of the other treatments do not work the lice are immune to it really bad in our area i have found that tea tree oil in a brown bottle at walmart put about a teaspoon in apple sauve shampoo and apple sauve conditioner wash everyday and comb out with lice comb everyday works and spray everything with lysol

Anonymous

I think for the flat ironing to work you have to do it daily. Not just every other day or less.

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