How to Do a Comb-Out—Tips from the Pros
Head lice are parasites that live in your hair and survive off the blood from your scalp. Lice infestations are common, especially among children, causing them discomfort and distress. In some cases, extreme itchiness on the scalp can lead to wounds or scarring due to excessive scratching.
Head lice don’t go away on their own, however they can successfully be treated in several different ways. One of these methods by combing, which is done using a fine-toothed comb specially designed to remove nits and lice. There are many parents out there who want to use the combing method to treat their children at home, but are unsure of the tools and techniques they need to do so. Fresh Heads is here to help with tips from our pros!
What Tools Do I Need to Do a Comb-Out?
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we offer a DIY comb-out kit that has everything you need—solutions and comb. Our Non-Toxic At-Home Treatment Bundle contains a professional-grade comb as well as a nit-combing solution that contains natural enzymes to break down the “glue” that bonds nits to the hair shafts.
How Is Our Lice Comb Different?
Compared to any nit comb you could find at the store, our professional-grade comb has teeth that are closer together and feature spiral micro-grooves to grab every louse and nit. Our comb is also made of durable stainless steel so you can sanitize and reuse it and it won’t rust.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Wet Combing?
Wet combing treatment is an ideal lice removal method for the following:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- People with allergies
- People with open scalp wounds
- People with asthma
- People who don’t want to use insecticides
- People with insecticide-resistant infestations
How Do I Perform Wet Combing for Lice Removal?
Combing can be conveniently and safely performed in the comfort of your home. It’s effective and has no adverse effects. Here are the tips from the pros for wet combing:
- Shampoo and condition with gentle products
- Rinse with our soothing non-toxic topical rinse
- Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your wet hair
- Divide the hair into small sections to prevent hurting your scalp
- Switch to our profession grade nit comb
- Gently insert the comb at the root of the hair and draw it all the way down to the ends
- Check the comb for lice after every stroke, and remove them by wiping or rinsing your comb
- Repeat the combing process to get rid of any lice you might have missed the first time
Also, be sure to check out our instructional video on how to comb out head lice!
What Are the Benefits of Using the Wet Combing Method?
Although there are over-the-counter lice treatments available, these contain harsh chemicals and pesticides that can pose a danger to you or your child’s health. What’s worse, is that these chemicals are ineffective against the super lice of today. You can avoid these harsh chemicals and treat lice successfully using our Non-Toxic At-Home Bundle.
Reach Out to Lice Removal Experts
If combing out lice and nits yourself at home sounds like a little too much to take on right now, and you could use a little help dealing with the stress of lice, visit one of our Fresh Heads clinics for one of our professional-grade treatments. We offer expert comb-outs as well as signature AirAllé® treatments. Our AirAllé® device is a powerful, FDA-Cleared medical device that dehydrates and kills both lice and nits in a single treatment. It’s all-natural and does not contain any chemicals.
Lice Removal Treatment in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Savannah
If you’re looking for the best lice removal treatment, reach out to the pros at Fresh Heads Lice Removal. We offer several professional-grade options to meet your needs. Book an appointment with us today or contact us to learn more about our treatment options.
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!
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