I know this isn’t a fun thing to talk about. Nobody likes lice right? But with kids and sometimes adults it’s just happens. I’m assuming since you have found my post you currently need to treat lice yourself. Lice seems to be so common, more now than it was when I was a child. It seems like now one of my 5 kids comes home with a letter that someone in their class has lice once a week! I have read head lice has become “smarter” and its now even called super lice and can be really hard to get rid of.
But it isn’t as hard and scary as many people make it out to be. With this simple lice treatment kit, you can quickly and effectively get rid of head lice. Both of my girls have had lice 2 times this school year! Craziness! They rarely wear their hair down but still, they are managing to pick up head lice. We have used this treatment kit each time and its worked wonderfully.
What are lice, eggs nits?
Lice eggs are laid by the female louse. They are about the size of a poppy-seed and are difficult to see because their color blends in easily with hair. Lice eggs are laid near the root of the hair and are attached to the hair shaft with a glue-like substance that can’t be washed or blown away.
Nits are the empty eggshells left behind when lice hatch from eggs. Dandruff, sand, and flakes of hairspray are commonly mistaken for lice eggs or nits. Eggs and nits are not easily removed and must be carefully combed out with a fine-tooth comb.
Eggs and nits vary in color, from yellowish-brown to white. Since the hair grows, nits are usually found further away from the root of the hair. Many schools have a “No Nit Policy,” which means children who have had head lice are not readmitted to school until all the nits are gone. If you have seen live lice on your child’s head, it is very important to comb out eggs and nits as part of the lice treatment process. Lice treatment products should not be used if lice or nits have not been seen.
How long do head lice live?
Head lice live for approximately 40–50 days and go through 3 stages in their life cycle:
Egg Stage: The female louse lays the egg with a special glue that cements it to the hair shaft near the root. The lice egg develops and hatches approximately 10 days later.
Nymph Stage: Once the louse hatches, it is called a nymph and is barely visible to the naked eye. The nymph cannot reproduce because it is not fully developed. After about 12 days, it becomes an adult.
Adult Stage: The female adult louse can lay up to 10 eggs per a day—starting another generation of lice. The adult stage lasts about 30 days. Lice do not live longer than 2 days if they are separated from the head.
I see moms looking for “lice remedies” on Facebook or in mom groups every day.
Every time I want to yell stop wasting your time on lice remedies. They MAY sometimes work but more often than not they won’t work to treat the lice and you will be out more money then you would if you just purchased the lice treatment from the store. I always wonder if they realize how simple RID lice treatment is?
Do they know how easy and quickly they can get rid of head lice with the RID lice kit?
My girls have had head lice 3 separate times this school year. YES, 3 times. Its frustrating but every time I have used RID treatment and it has got rid of the head lice with the first treatment.
You will need the RID lice treatment kit. I always purchase at my local Walmart for $18.99 This kit comes with everything you will need to get rid of head lice. FOLLOW DIRECTION ON THE BOX. Here are some tips and a guide to treating head lice.
- Before applying treatment have the person put on old clothing. Also, place an old towel around the base of the neck.
- Apply for lice medicine, also called pediculicide, according to the instructions contained in the box or printed on the label.
Do not use a combination shampoo/conditioner, or conditioner before using lice medicine. Do not re-wash the hair for 1–2 days after the lice medicine is removed.
- Before combing out the nits, section off hair to make combing easier and to ensure you go over every single hair. Just one nit left can cause the lice to return again.
- After treatment have the infested person put on clean clothing and put clothing worn directly into the wash.
- Machine wash and dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the infested person wore or used during the 2 days before treatment using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle.
- Soak combs and brushes in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5–10 minutes.
- Vacuum the floor and furniture, particularly where the infested person sat or lay. However, the risk of getting infested by a louse that has fallen onto a rug or carpet or furniture is very small. Head lice survive less than 1–2 days if they fall off a person and cannot feed; nits cannot hatch and usually die within a week if they are not kept at the same temperature as that found close to the human scalp. Spending much time and money on housecleaning activities is not necessary to avoid reinfestation by lice or nits that may have fallen off the head or crawled onto furniture or clothing.
- Do not use fumigant sprays; they can be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
It really works
We have had nothing but great results from using the RID lice treatment kit. This post is not sponsored in any way I just truly love this product and have had great success with it on my own children.
We are also currently using tree-tea shampoo and conditioner, and fairly tales conditioning spray to try to avoid getting lice again. So far it’s working since we haven’t had another case of lice. I will update in a few months to see if it continues to work.
If you click on the photos it will take you to Amazon to purchase. If you need them right now you can find them at target but they are much cheaper on Amazon. The fairy takes spray is $13.99 at target and only $8.69 on Amazon.