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    Default Nits!

    Are RIFE in school at the moment - just that time of year when they take off again.



    Beware everyone with kids at school.

    I'm going to be checking us all with the electronic nit comb over the weekend.....by far the best product I've use.
    It zaps them cold.

    Then a dousing with Olive Oil (or Hellemans mayo) for a couple of hours and the eggs just slide off.

    Nice topic for a Friday night I thought!!

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    Not the dreaded nits!! The electronic zapper is the best thing I've ever used in the anti-nit war with four children. Never used olive oil though! My hairdresser said to apply conditioner after washing hair and NOT rinse it off, so hair is too slippy for nits to hold onto. Tried it with Franca (7, with v long hair) a few months ago and it proved effective. I thought it might make her hair go all cloggy and matted, but it looked fantastic (and nit-free!! )
    Gil

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    probably the same principal Gil.....


    I've just Robi-combed my own hair as I was REALLy itchy!!

    Pleased to report - teacher person seems to have escaped the little beasts for now......

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    *envisaging Carol sat at home with Hellmans on her head*


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moorf
    *envisaging Carol sat at home with Hellmans on her head*

    drinking Chardonnay......watching Patrick Swayze.....

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    Are they as prevalent in high schools? my three are that age but its not as bad as it was in primary here. (so far).

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    I've never found the electric nit comb to be any good. The only thing that seems to work (and is what the experts recommend), is the nit busting ie combing them out of wet hair morning and night. My 2 had it really badly last summer and I tried everything and eventually tried the morning and night combing and although very time consuming it did the trick! We had nit combs in every corner of thet house! I obsessed about them last summer - even used to dream about them!

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    I dont know - never having worked in a high school.
    My sixteen year old has hair down to his shoulders.....lets hope not!
    :?

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    After you have ellimated them, use tea tree conditioner on your kids hair. Works a treat, you'll never see em again! (the nits that is!) :mrgreen:

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