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There’s an outbreak at school and would like to avoid if possible.


Posted anonymously, 8th June 2022


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  • I am using a spray everyday- water tea tree oil lavemder oil Eucalyptus oil and hair conditioner.


  • I make a mixture up with some water conditioner and tea tree oil. Spray and brush through daily.. my son’s hair is too short to brush but still spray and give a rub through. Also give a spray with hairspray.


  • Spray hair everyday – water, conditioner, tree oils, Eucalyptus oil and lavender. Oil.


  • Let your kids hair get dirty. Nits love clean hair. My sister used a spray with eucalyptus oil in it, seemed to work


  • It is so horrible for kids to get threw no fault of their own. Use cheap conditioner and comb it threw


  • tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint oil in hat, spray in hair.


  • Use lots of conditioner on your kids’ hair – it makes it hard for the lice to get a grip and stay. (I am perfectly serious.)


  • the cheapest conditioner you can get – leave it in for several minutes then wash it out


  • There are many products on the market and keeping the hair neat and using hairspray is one way that I used. The hair seems to be too sticky and hard for the lice to get into – anyway, what ever it was, we didn’t get it in our kids by using that method.


  • Pull back girls long hair into a bun or wrap around plat/braid.
    Boys hair is best keep short.
    A good spay of lavender or tea tree with water and combed through hair.
    And after final hair is done a good spray with hairspray or use a good hair gel.


  • Eventually kids stop getting headlice, I don’t know what it is but something changes in late primary school and head lice is less of an issue. In saying that preventative treatment, hairspray and tea tree spray is a must to stop it before it starts.


  • I am so glad I dont have to go through this again head lice are so horrible


  • Comb through eucalyptus oil, but make sure you dilute it properly or you will burn the scalp. believe you can find the ratio online. Always patch test for allergic reactions.


  • Some good tips in the comments.
    I’m following seeing as my daughter got lice from a random hat she put on her head in a bargain store.


  • I don’t know of any way you can prevent it as such- if it’s a girl you can tie hair back in a bun with a hair net which would help. If a boy shave hair to a short style.


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