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My son just started kindy 9 weeks ago and every week without fail he has brought home headlice. I have tried three different shampoos, I’ve tried natural remedies such as eucalyptus oil sprays and all such things and now nothing gets rid of them. He has successfully passed them on to my and my hubby. Please has anyone got any tips on how to get rid of lice and preventing them from being brought home. His kindy won’t even put up a headlice notice.. They just ring and say he is scratching and needs to be checked.


Posted by teddysbunny, 12th May 2015


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  • I heard there’s a new product on the market, which sounds rather good. It’s the Licetec V-Comb A1; this Licetec V-Comb with its battery-powered suction, combined with the ease of combing, is easy-to-use and an effective way to help eliminate head lice and eggs without allergens or chemicals.


  • And there are salon’s who for lice treatment but it’s quite dear.
    Once when I couldn’t get rid of them and treated my kids daily for many weeks (taking hours daily to do so) in desperation I bought dog lice treatment ( a couple of drops of oil) and put that in the hair of my kids. It worked very well ! Got the tip from one of my friends


  • I have fortunately never had to deal with headlice, but there’s some great advice here.


  • Lots of head lice experience here
    * Go trough the hair daily to pick visible lice away
    * Royally cover the head with conditioner daily, leave it sitting for a while and the go through it with a fine nit comb whilst dividing the hair in small groups; start at the bottom whilst tying / pinning the rest of the hair up….can take over a hour per child
    * don’t skip a day
    * make up a prevention spray of vinegar and eucalyptus / tea tree oil and water; spray daily
    * lice like clean hair they freely can move around in ! so don’t wash the hair to frequently, tie it up, cut it nice and short, put hair gel and or hairspray in it every day


  • There are a few no nits hair salons popping up over sydney


  • I’d be having a massive go at your kinder/school!! They should be putting up notices & sending a notice home!!

    I have not had to tackle this one get but I have heard that tea tree oil is the best way to get rid of them! Google and it will give the ratio of tea tree oil to water. Every morning spray little mans hair with it to prevent catching them again.

    I remember as kids getting a treatment from the chemist. The whole house use to have to do it regardless of who actually had it and changing the bedsheets!


  • Just stumbled upon this post as I was looking for some head lice remedies. There are some great ones here!


  • Nit Wits.
    It works almost straight away, it does not stink & it does not sting.
    We buy it from Woolworths for around $20 in the spray form.
    I strongly recommend it!


  • They are getting worse apparently and harder to get rid of, super lice! Yuck


  • We use mayonnaise. Leave on for twenty minutes then wash out. Before going to school add hair gel or hair spray. They dont like it


  • Agree with others on the conditioner and nit comb method. It sounds very slack on your kindies side!


  • Having his hair very short will help, best to get a nit comb (from the chemist) and comb through with conditioner. You can either leave conditioner on his hair or use gel or even hairspray (apparently they hate). Maybe even doing your own letter stating there is headlice and give to every parent so they are aware.


  • Mum mum always used conditioner on dry hair and then combing it through with a nit comb on us and that would well.


  • The one thing we found that works (but is oh so annoying) is lather the hair in conditioner and leave in for half an hour. Then get a good quality nit comb and comb the hair. We did this each day till they were gone. This may not be helpful if the kindy is not willing to help eradicate the issue. If it is constant and not going anywhere…maybe time to investigate some new kindy’s? Good luck!


  • Definitely short hair. It makes it easier to see them, and comb them out.


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