Here we shall talk about some methods that people use for taking care of their head lice problem. We shall briefly describe these methods and talk about their effectiveness as well.
Using a Nit Comb
A nit comb is like a usual comb, but it has very closely arranged teeth. It is smaller in size, and the teeth are sharper than one finds on a usual hair comb. The purpose of the nit comb is to remove the lice ensconced on the scalp of the head as it is ran over it. To use it, you need to hold the comb tightly and then run it over the head with a certain degree of force till the lice are pulled out. Once they are pulled out, they are killed by squashing them.
This method sounds gory and it is! Also, there is a certain amount of pain involved, which means the method cannot be used on small children.
Using Hair Dye
Hair dye is an application method. It contains some chemicals, known as neurotoxins, which kill the adult lice. It is meant to be applied on the head, kept on for some time as per instructions, and then washed off. When that is done, you can see the bodies of the adult lice going away with the water. But does hair dye kill lice? It does, but only the adults. The nits are left behind and they grow up soon and the problem recurs.
Using Herbal Shampoos
These are preferred because they don’t have harsh chemicals in them and you don’t need to apply force. Just gently massaging them into the hair once a day or as indicated is enough. They also have an appealing fragrance, which does not make the user feel embarrassed.
Of all the methods mentioned above, we are inclined towards herbal shampoos because of their effectiveness as well as their ease of application.