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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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  • 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.

  • It is unusual that your Hubby got them too… Adult men are lest likely to get them, I think due to Hormones. These must be super lice. Follow the instructions on the treatments; don’t be tempted to use it earlier than stated as the Lice will not be in the right stage of development.
    Everyday put a large handful of hair conditioner on Dry hair and comb through with a Long toothed lice comb; use a bowl of boiling water to rinse the comb and kill the lice between each stroke.
    To prevent ,make up a spray of Tea tree oil… or if you can get it Neem oil. Rinse his hat and clothes in these also. Put some on you finger tips and rub it behind his ears.
    Good Luck

  • You can drown the live head-lice in the cheapest hair conditioner. Put a lot on your hair and wait rinse off and comb through collecting any eggs. I would cut your son’s hair really short and pop on a beanie that has been sprayed with Tea-tree oil. make a solution of tea-tree oil and water and lightly spray your son as he leaves for kindy. I would keep him home until you have sorted out this problem. I would consider changing kindy’s as well. Best of luck.

  • As awful as it is, get his hair cut as short as possible. My daughter with long, thick, black hair had them on and off for over 12 months – not kidding! What a nightmare. We tried everything and it was just persistence and patience with endless combing that worked.

  • Yes they are pesky buggers. You just have to be on it as it can be hard to prevent it if he has hair.

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