So, if you have read this blog, here are the highlights:
1. Don't waste any extra time or energy doing cleaning or laundering.
You don't have to wash the bedding or clothes (including hats), vacuum the rugs or the furniture, pack away the toys or stuffed animals. Clean your home as you would in your regular routine. Lice will not survive off of the head.
2. Don't waste your time and money on ineffective quick fixes.
I don't recommend any "shampoos" or "treatments"with the exception of some excellent metal lice combs. The solution to the problem of head lice should never cause financial hardship.
3. Do commit time and energy to what's on the head.
A thorough wet combing ever 2-3 days until 2 weeks have gone by with no evidence of head lice is a system that works. Make sure you have a proper metal lice comb.
4. Talk to others and educate them about what really works.
I find it hard to believe that in a world where sex is on almost every billboard and violent shows are on TV at all times of the day, that the topic of head lice still brings shame. This shame is based in a misunderstanding of the problem. Read the research (there are links on this blog). Get equipped and start talking with others. Become the lice lady/man in your area.
Of course, there are more details to be found within each of these simple messages. Normally, I would link these points to other posts that support their message, but this time I want you go on a treasure hunt. Click around the blog and look at past posts. Once you've read the info, if you still haven't had your questions answered, feel free to leave your question in the comments section of any post. I will be happy to answer.
Posted by Cathy, the Nice Lice Lady.