How to Properly Comb for Lice and Nits

How to Properly Comb for Lice and Nits

At the first sign or threat of a head lice infestation, it is key to treat the head lice as soon as possible to help minimize infecting and spreading to others in and outside of your immediate household. Because head lice are such a common affliction, there are many options available that you can take to rid your household of the lice quickly. But no matter what course of action you choose, like special shampoo, over-the-counter methods, or seeing a professional, you will need to comb your hair yourself or someone else will have to in order to remove all living and dead lice as well as their nits. 

But before you run to the store and pick up the first lice comb you see on the shelf, it is essential to know that not all lice combs are made equally. You want to pick out a high-quality metal comb rather than a plastic lice comb as they tend to leave behind nits and struggle with different types or textures of hair. After you have obtained a good lice comb, the next step is going to be the long and extensive process of combing out the hair. 

  • Thoroughly wet the persons hair and cover with just regular conditioner or detangler. 
  • Part their hair into even sections. 
  • It is important to start at the scalp and go all the way down the length of the hair and collect any nits or lice along the way on the comb.
  • Dip the lice comb into the soapy water and wipe it off after each stretch in order to entrap and kill any lice or nits on the comb. 
  • Then repeat until the entire head has been deloused.

While a thorough comb through for lice has the chance to rid you or your household of lice, there sadly is no guarantee that the lice were fully eradicated, and they wont return unless you get treated for head lice by a professional. Therefore, it is often far easier and more timely to place an appointment that doesnt normally last for longer than an hour or so. 

Fresh Heads is a head lice treatment clinic in Jacksonville, Fl, Orlando, Fl and Savannah, GA, specializing in lice removal and prevention. If you are to visit our location, we can guarantee that after just one appointment, no additional combing or follow-up will be required, and you can walk out of the office the same day completely lice-free! We use a modern and gaming-changing technique and tools to remove all head lice, and nits called the Air Alle. The Air Alle uses no pesticides or toxins, so you can be confident about what is going on your or our childrens heads. So make your appointment with us today and join the over 700,000 head lice free successfully treated customers today!

Schools Without Lice.

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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