It only takes that one person to talk about them, and that’s it you feel itchy and make sure your hair is at least half a mile away from anyone’s head around you. You know I’m gonna say it ‘NITS’, them dirty little things that like to crawl in your child’s hair. If you have kids, at one point or another they will get the bloody things.
I must admit we have been fairly lucky with them. Kylie did have a little stint of them when she first started school, but as far as I can remember she hasn’t had them in years. Then BANG twice in a matter of months, both children. So you treat these horrible little thing, by spending hours with a nit comb denitting your child. Tell them to keep their hair in, please keep your head to yourself, but oh no they have them back again, ahhhhhhhhh!!!
What can you do? Without shaving you daughters beautiful hair, which I know can be rather tempting at times, or to find the child who keeps on giving them to your child and chase after them with a nit comb. Apart from telling the school, which sometimes can be pretty useless, as all we seem to get at the moment is a few words in the weekly newsletter ‘please can you check your child’s hair’. Which we all should be doing anyway. I honestly think that some of the old methods should be brought back like if a child has them they should be sent home until they are clear, they do it when they are ill so why can’t it be the same for nits? Or better still bring back the nit nurse!
We have found the best treatment to get the nits out was Hedrin Once Spray gel, although it’s more of an oil than a gel, being an oil it means that the nits cant grip to the hair very well. Leave in for 15 minutes, comb the hair with the nit comb then wash out. You do need loads of shampoo to get it out though but on the plus side, I think that it has given the girls hair a bit of an added shine after using.
I would like to share a few tips with you, that I have picked up from my sister in law who is a hairdresser.
*Wash hair in herbal shampoo I used this tea tree one and conditioner, there’s something in the shampoo they don’t like
*Spray hairspray on your child’s hair before school, but try and alternate between a couple as like most treatments the nits get immune to it, but by using the hairspray they find it harder to grip to the hair.
*These two you will probably know but I thought I would pop them in here anyway. Wash all bed sheets and clean all hair brushes.
If all else fails use mayonnaise!!!
Here is what the top post on google said,
- Coat your hair thoroughly with mayonnaise.
- Cover it tightly with plastic or a shower cap. …
- Leave it on for a minimum of five to six hours.
- Wash your hair well with your regular shampoo.
- Dry your hair using a hairdryer as the hot air ensures the lice are dead.
- Use a nit comb to remove the lice and nits.
I’m not sure that, I’m convinced though, think I will leave this to someone else to try.
I hope you enjoyed reading my post, please feel free to comment below if you have any tips that you think people will find handy.