Separate hair into sections and hold completed sections up with a clip.
- Put the foam on damp hair a section at a time.
- Comb out the nits and bugs starting from close to the scalp all the way to the end of the hair. Hair should be wet. If it dries, spray it again. You can use the foam.
- Unless you have a methodical, patient, Mother Theresa-type relative in your family who knows what to do, and what to look for, do what I did and call in the professional nitpicker to come get the nits for you. To me, the peace of mind I felt after they left was worth every penny.
- It is really important to follow the “2 minute quick comb” protocol (comb all around your scalp, then under the pony tail) every day for 14 days, combing through your child’s damp and conditioned hair.
- On days 3 and 6 following the original treatment, saturate hair with treatment foam and comb through.
- Be vigilant about periodically checking for the return of head lice to prevent future infestations since your child may be exposed to new cases of lice through school, camp, or contact with other children.
What To Do After Treatment
- Wash and dry all bedding.
- Wash clothing worn in the last 2 days by affected family members.
- Lightly vacuum floors, rugs, couches.
- Clean items like brushes and clips by soaking in hot soapy water, or put them in a Ziplock baggie and freeze overnight. (Or do what I did – throw them out and get new ones.)
Lice Prevention Tips
- Avoid head-to-head contact while playing with other children (gym, sports, sleepovers etc.)
- Keep hair up and back in pony tail, braids, or pigtails, especially at school.
- Do not share hair brushes, hats, scarves, combs, barrettes, helmets, and other personal hair items.
- Do the two-minute quick comb once a week to prevent future occurrences.