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Hi mums I’m after an effective headlice treatment or remedy. We have tried everything, its got to the point of shaving my 11yr old daughters head never in my life have I had so much trouble with headlice. I generally spend between 15-30 a week or every two weeks to treat the problem, there is five of us to treat and then I strip the whole house down wash everything its all good and then she gets them again is there anything you can do to prevent them as we have recently been told by the school that there are some kids who refuse to have their hair treated, some parents said they cant afford it and one parent replied with I don’t care so I’m open to suggestions ill try just about anything. thanks. Do you know any good headlice treatments?

Posted by Kelley, 11/06/13

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  • I rinse the hair in vinegar water and found that laying my daughter’s head on my knee each night – sectioning off her hair then using a fine tooth comb to comb through her hair works wonders . Tedious I know but this does work

  • ok this worked for us.. make a mix of conditioner and tea tree oil (about 20 drops) and wash with this.. leave on for 5 mins and comb through. then after washed and dried put a mixture of coc oil and tea tree and comb through and leave it.. do this daily for 4 days.. the tea tree will kill the lice and the coc oil prevents them from holding onto the hair.. works every time :)

  • Google a product called herdin and watch the video in link on how herdin works. Best product by far!!

  • Tea tree spray every day dont work.

  • keep her hair tied back in a platt, use tea tree oil shampoo, use a leave in conditioner, spray with tea tree oil every day before she goes to school, I have had the same problem with my son and he has very short hair, i haven’t quite shaved it but that is getting closer lol…these are some ideas i have heard of…

  • Check out “The Lice Fairy”! http://www.thelicefairy.com.au

  • There was a place called nit busters or something similar at robina. Might be a place somewhere near you like that.

  • Some schools/kindred/day cares sell a herbal soap it works very well

  • Mix 12-20 drops with water in a spray bottle. Spray all over her hair, neck and ears. Everytime I forget to put it on my son at Kindergarten he will get them

  • Hair in a bun with lots of hairspray every day! You can get headline preventative sprays that you spray on everyday but I have found it leaves my boys hair tacky. But for hair tied up it might be ok.

  • My girls have never had lice thankfully but I use vosene, it has a repellent in it to help prevent lice x

  • Tea tree works the best. Pop some in a spray bottle with some water and spray just before leaving for school. Use that on top of leave-in conditioner, or heaps of hair spray, and HOPEFULLY you’re set!

  • I have been told by my mum to cover your hair with conditioner and leave in over night then wash out in the morning. I have used tea tree oil just leave in hair for 30 mins and wash out works a treat for me.

  • I found the Moov brand was the only effective treatment that got rid of them. There is a leave in preventive spray you can buy, just spray it on every morning when you brush her hair. Also use hairspray as well because the lice can’t stick to the hair

  • I used stay in conditioner for 12 months and it was good

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