Head lice can infest anyone at any time. Every successful head lice treatment involves making sure that all of the nits have been removed from the head. Nits are lice eggs; they are about the size of a poppy seed and they attach themselves to the hair shaft with a glue-like substance. They are difficult to remove from the hair and hard to find. Making sure all of the nits are removed from the hair and scalp is essential when treating head lice.
Identify the Nits
Nits are very tiny and can be hard to see. If your child is experiencing symptoms of head lice, it is vital to find these lice eggs. You can use a fine-toothed comb to part the hair into small sections. It is also helpful to do this in a well-lit area. Pay close attention to the hair around the ears, close to the scalp, and nape of the neck. Nits are usually white, tan or grey in color and are typically firmly attached to the hair shaft. If you identify these eggs then it is time to choose a head lice treatment method. It is best to get a lice treatment formula that will eliminate the lice as well as the nits.
Remove the Nits
Some people believe nits should be removed prior to applying lice treatment, while others believe they should be removed after the lice treatment process. Either method will work; nits just need to be removed before hatching. The easiest way to get nits off of the hair shaft is with a stainless steel nit comb. The nit comb is designed specifically to remove stubborn nits. The infested person’s hair should be parted into small sections and combed through individually. Start the combing process close to the scalp and make sure to comb all the way to the end of the hair shaft.
Lice and Nit Treatment
Choose a non-toxic homeopathic lice treatment method to remove lice and nits. The ClearLice head lice treatment shampoo naturally activates the bugs’ molting patterns, triggering them to shed their outer shells prematurely. This formula eliminates lice and their eggs. The ClearLice conditioner is applied to the head after the shampoo is rinsed out and is used to help the nit comb slide through the hair with ease.
Removing nits is a vital part of any head lice remedy, and involves patience and care. After lice treatment, check for lice eggs daily and remove any visible nits in order to prevent re-infestation.