So, remember how we were having some problems with lice a while ago? And got rid of them?
They came back five weeks or so later. And we got rid of them again. And they’ve come back again.
We are constantly getting notes home from both girls’ schools about this, somebody keeps reinfecting everyone else and it’s extremely frustrating. So the other day I went to Boots to see what new anti-lice products might be available.
And I bought The Nitty Gritty Nit Free Comb.
If you have school-age kids, you need to buy this. I’m not sure how available it is in the US; you should pay extra for shipping. Or have it sent to me and I’ll mail it to you. I’m not joking. The thing is amazing. AMAZING. Both girls were barely scratching when we caught on (one little scratch is all it takes around here these days for us to swoop down and start applying lotions) but I dragged freaking armies of lice off them. AND it actually moves more easily through their hair, which means less crying.
I also bought a lice repellent spray, we’ll see how that works. But seriously. Get the comb. You need it just in case. I ran our old comb through their hair and got like one or two nits. The new one on the same lock of hair grabbed a couple of dozen. Disgusting, but fascinating too.
It’s a little pricey–£10 is a little over $20–but when you consider how much you’d spend on shampoos ans treatments and stuff…just get the comb. My girls’ hair is CLEAN, without chemicals.