As I have mentioned in earlier posts that nits are the eggs of head lice. Now I am going to share how you can get rid of them using a nit comb.
Remember, nit comb is an important part of head lice treatment. It is very, very helpful when it comes to removing nits from your hair. Plus, it is ideal for those who want to remove head lice without using any chemicals or such stuff. It’s a safe and non-toxic method for cleaning your head.
You have to remove the nits that are located within 1 cm of the scalp. They have to be removed physically with a fine-toothed comb designed for nit removal.
Apply Oil to Your Hair before Combing
Nits are firmly attached to the hair as though some sort of powerful glue or cement was used by the female louse. You can use distilled white vinegar to loosen them. Some people also recommend olive oil.
It is always advisable to wet your hair before combing. It will help you straighten out your hair and assist in removing any tangles. Plus, head lice can travel fast in dry hair. So, your wet hair will slow down their speed too. You can use olive oil or ask your doctor to recommend something.
Steps for Removing Nits with a Nit Comb
Step 1: Place a large towel around the child’s shoulder. Cover the neck completely.
Step 2: Apply oil to the hair and remove any tangles using a regular comb. It will make it easier for you to comb. Also, ensure that there is good light in the room where you are sitting.
Step 3: Use hair clips or pins to part the hair into four sections and comb one section at a time.
Step 4: Hold one section with one hand and take the comb to the scalp. Then, pull the comb all the way to the end of the hair. It will remove the head lice as well as the nits.
Step 5: Make sure that you wipe off the comb frequently with a toilet paper or paper towel.
Step 6: Once you are done with the first section, do the same thing in other sections.
Step 7: Once done, make sure you wash the clothes of the child wearing at the time of combing.
Step 8: Seal the used paper towels in a garbage bag or flush them down the toilet.
Step 9: If you want to comb someone else’s hair too, then wash the nit comb, regular comb and hair clips with boiling water.
Step 10: Once done, wash the combs as well as the clips in bleach water.
You must repeat this cycle everyday for the next 2 weeks. However, some medicines may require you to do net picking after 2 days. So, ensure that you read the guidelines first.
When it comes to chemical-free stuff for head lice treatment, nit picking via net comb is the best method for head lice treatment.