What kind of comb do you use for lice?

A nit comb (Like this one) is a fine-toothed comb that helps to pull out both head lice and their eggs. It’s a good product for head lice removal, but even better if you know how to use it most effectively. A metal comb can be more effective, but a plastic comb works well too.

Is lice comb good for hair?

Combing out the hair with a lice comb is not enough when used as the only treatment. But it’s important to use the comb in order to check whether the treatment has been successful. Experts recommend re-combing the hair every three days for at least two weeks after applying a head lice treatment.

What to soak combs in to get rid of lice?

Wash bedding and recently worn clothing in hot water and dry in a hot dryer. Combs and brushes may be soaked in hot water (not boiling) for 10 minutes. Avoid lice sprays!

Can lice survive a hair straightener?

Heat absolutely does kill lice. Straightening your hair can result in eliminating some head lice. However, this method will not completely get rid of all the lice and their nits. Thoroughly straightening your hair cannot cover the areas frequented by lice because they dwell very close to the scalp.

Do you comb out lice with wet or dry hair?

Fine tooth combing in dry hair is as good as wet combing to detect lice. The most reliable way to check is to wet comb because soaking wet lice stay still. In dry hair lice move quickly away from disturbance.

Are nit combs and flea combs the same?

Although lice and fleas are not the same, they are about the same size and the comb used for removal of fleas from pets will also remove nits from human hair. Flea combs are less expensive than head lice combs are.

Can you reuse lice comb?

After each stroke, wipe the comb on a paper towel, checking for lice and nits each time. Comb each section of hair at least five times, using the flashlight to check for any remaining lice, eggs, or nits. Wash your child’s hair as usual and either discard the combs or wash them thoroughly before reuse.