Fairy Tales Terminator Lice & Nit Comb
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- What makes this comb superior to other lice combs? 2 Answers
Does this have electricity that will kill lice? No it doesn't.
Does this have pesticide in the teeth to kill lice? Nope, not at all.
Does this have teeth so close together, and so perfectly grooved that absolutely nothing will escape? DING DING DING!
Stop scratching your head and order it. It's only $10. You're going to spend more on lotions and potions that you'll end up returning to the local walmart, than you will on this comb, and this is the only thing you'll need. I will tell you why just as soon as you order. Go! Order it right now, and then come back to read my sparkling review, k?
(you ordered it, right?)
Ok, here goes:
Friday afternoon at pickup, I noticed a nit on a strand of my daughters hair. I looked closer, and can now see several. Upon even closer inspection, I can no longer deny it. This child has lice. Feces! *please don't let the little one have it, please don't let the little one have it* chants through my mind as my other child, the curly headed one, skips toward me from kindergarten. I lean in for a look... oh. my. lord. The older one CAUGHT it from the little one (I can tell, because on a scale of 1-to-HOLY CRAP, the older child is a one and the baby is about a 4) After I pick myself off the ground, we head to the pharmacy.
So much to choose from! What is a parent to do? I stand there, confusedly trying to decide between Nix and Rid, Store brand and Lice Freee (total waste of money, by the way. The "active ingredient" Naturum muriaticum, is a fancy name for salt! $9 for a sprayable bottle of salt, thankyouvery much.. and yes, of course I bought it). I settle on absolutely every version, deciding to make my decision at home where I can be more comfortable in my neuroses.
If you're like me, this is your first foray into the world of lice. Well, this is technically my second. When my oldest came home from the second grade with a louse and a few nits, I did what any self respecting parent would do - I shaved his head down to nothing and didn't bother with it. But I can't do that now. Good lord, why did you give me GIRLS?!
But anyway, this is our first time with real lice! We can't ignore it. We can't shave it off. We can't drop fat man on Nagasaki. We have to be grown ups about this. We have to handle it.
There are a few things that you should know about lice!
***all gleaned from the internets. I make no warranty express or implied about the factual accuracy of my statements. Whew!***
*Lice are spread through HEAD TO HEAD contact. You've warned your children not to share combs, but have you warned them about the evils of HUGGING!?!?! (this is how my babe got it. She's... loveable. We call her Elvira)
*Lice have three life stages, and to effectively eliminate lice, you must attack them at all of their life stages.
*Nymphs (baby lice) and Eggs have no CNS - Central Nervous System. Since pesticides work by attacking the CNS of an adult louse, guess who doesn't die from pesticide shampoo? Can you guess? I bet you can! EGGS/NITS and Nymphs! You're so smart, I knew you could do it.
Now grab up one of the hundreds of bottles of lice shampoo you've already purchased and read on there somewhere about how you don't have to remove the nits, and how this kills Lice AND Eggs so children can return to school faster.. THEY'RE LYING.
The absolute ONLY WAY to eliminate lice is by stopping them where they start - Nits
Section off the hair, get it wet and use some conditioner, and start combing. Comb until you think you can comb no longer, and then comb again. I'm not going to advocate against using the pesticides, but you HAVE to use a quality nit comb if you want this problem gone. I've read countless stories on the internet about cases of lice that just wont go away. I wonder if maybe it's because they're killing the adults and not bothering to remove the eggs that will be adults in just a few short weeks? Maybe?
Come on guys, this is common sense. Remove the problem, and the problem no longer exists. This comb will help you do that.
Now, I have to say, you're in for the heavy lifting. Just as there are no magical pills or sprays to lose weight, there are no magical pills or sprays to lose lice. You have to comb. You have to sit there and comb the ever loving crap out of your precious little snowflakes hair until it is FABULOUS and Lice free, but the results are immediate and lasting. Afterward, I recommend combing once a week until you're convinced.
My children came home with lice one week ago, and yesterday at their second combing check, there wasn't so much as an empty nit casing. Infestation to Lice free in one evening. Still clear 7 days later.