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Head Lice

Anne Thomas anne.t at net.ntl.com
Sun Jun 6 18:06:38 EST 1999

Apparently - headlice cant cling very well to hair treated with
conditioner.Conditioner can also be used to "de-lice" the hair when a
comb is used too to get rid of lice + nits. Also, I have used "Rapelle"
on my kids hair when the school warns of an increase in headlice. Its a
hairspray which stops the headlice from infesting in the first place.
There is only 1 drawback... it smells a bit!!! Not unpleasant.. its a
familiar smell + I cant think of it at the moment!! lol It does work


David Winter wrote:
> Is there a solution to recurring head lice problems apart from isolation of
> your child.
> It seems that schools have given up on trying to control these creatures.
> Advice to parents used to be to check and keep off school until cleared up.
> Not any more, so re-infestation is not only likely, it's inevitable.
> I would love to hear of a biochemical solution - like one I've heard of -
> the regular use of tea tree oil shampoo on the basis that head lice can't
> attach to hair treated like that.
> Any ideas?

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