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Back to school often means new germs and potential lice outbreaks. Lice is a topic that the majority of parents hate talking about but most of us have to deal with it at some point. The first time I heard that my son’s school had some going around I freaked out. What do I do? How do I get rid of them? Below is some of what I learned and a great method for lice removal.
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Common Lice Myths
Here are some common myths answered. Lice do not jump as fleas do. They are only passed through head to head contact because they crawl. Getting lice has nothing to do with personal hygiene or the cleanliness of a home. Washing your hair does not get rid of the lice because they cling to hair follicles. They do not spread diseases. Lice do not prefer long hair over short. Just because your child has an itchy scalp does not mean they have lice. Dandruff or dry skin is a much more common reason for an itchy skin than lice. You might not even itch at all if you do have lice.
Don’t be scared of Lice
Guess what? Lice removal isn’t as dramatic as you think! Most parents run in fear when they find out their child has lice, but lice removal can be fear-free and drama-free! All you need is the wet combing method. The wet combing method is safe, effective, all-natural, and simple. The only tools required are water, conditioner, and a lice comb!
Here are three reasons why you should use the wet combing method to remove lice from your child’s head:
PHYSICAL REMOVAL IS THE ONLY WAY TO KILL NITS
As you shop for lice removal products, you might see several products that claim to kill lice. And they do! But they don’t kill nits, and that’s why they don’t work.
Nits are lice eggs and as long as they remain on your child’s head, they will continue to hatch and produce even more lice. That’s why physically removing nits from the head with a comb is the only way to stop the lifecycle and eliminate an infestation.
LICE FREEZE IN PLACE WHEN WET
Why is it called the wet combing method? Because lice freeze in place when they’re wet, making it that much easier to capture and remove them. By keeping your child’s hair damp with water throughout the combing process, you’ll have the lice exactly where you want them!
NO PESTICIDES ARE REQUIRED
In the wet combing method, there are no pesticides! Did you know that if a chemical claims to kill a pest, it’s considered a pesticide? We don’t want to put potentially harmful products on our children’s heads, and we don’t expect you to either.
How it Works
If your child comes home from school with the lice letter, don’t panic. All the supplies you need for the wet combing method are sold together in the Dollar General Lice and Nit Removal Kit with WelComb®! The kit includes:
- Conditioner to lubricate the hair, making it easy to comb out lice and nits. (Don’t worry, it’s free of harsh chemicals and ineffective oils!)
- A Detangler Comb to remove tangles and evenly distribute conditioner throughout the hair.
A WelComb® that has rigid teeth just the right distance apart so no lice or nits can slip through and a beveled edge that allows you to get right down to the scalp where lice and nits like to hide.
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This is a sponsored post but I was able to try the product myself and recommend it.