Wet Combing

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The wet combing process should not be a daunting task, provided you have the right tools and knowledge to tackle this hands on.

Most people give up because they feel overwhelmed by the presence of live head lice, eggs and nits that are present in the head. Do not allow this to happen to you!

The wet combing process is a head lice treatment option that is recommended for any hair type, to safely and effectively remove an infestation of head lice and eggs.

So...Get started! Begin by following these first steps to getting rid of this little pest once and for all!

Allow yourself at least one hour for the wet combing process depending on the length of your child's hair.

Don't worry if you don't get everything out within this time.

What you will need to get started:

Hair Conditioner: TRESemme Naturals is a great nourishing hair conditioner with Aloe Vera and Avocado Extracts / your normal hair conditioner will be fine.

Nit Comb: The Nit-Free Terminator comb is by far the best nit comb to use. This comb grabs most of the nits/eggs as well as the live lice. Varies in price but well worth the money you pay.

Hair brush: This brush is great, its easy to use, easy to clean, no chance of re-infestations. De-tangles the hair and massages the scalp.

Tail comb: Definitely need one of these to section hair while nit-combing

Hair grips or Butterfly Clamps: to hold hair sections out of the way while nit combing.

Shower cap: Cover the head after conditioner applied and before nit combing begins.

Paper Towels to clean nit comb while combing out.

Hair Ties: Always good to have these on hand. Use a different one each day to prevent re-infestation.

Head Lice Repellent: Use a repellent every day your child is at school, or around others.

The Process

  1. Saturate hair with water and apply a generous amount of hair conditioner, to the whole head, massaging into the scalp, paying attention to the nape of the neck and behind the ears.
  2. Wrap head with a shower cap or glad wrap and leave for 10 mins.
  3. Brush hair out, taking small sections of hair, comb through with a nit comb, from the scalp to the ends of the hair, wiping off excess, onto a clean tissue each time. Continue with this until the entire head has been combed through. Rinse off with warm water and towel dry.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 every 3 days until lice are gone.
  5. In between treatments, use a repellant every day your child is at school, or around others.
  6. Continue to use a repellant Always!!