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// Can You Use Heat to Kill Nits?

Posted in Hand Clearing Lice, Lice removal myths

We use a very specialist machine to dehydrate the nits – the eggs – with very controlled heated air. This machine is cooler than a hairdryer. If you used a hairdryer to do what we do you will burn the … Continue reading

// Wet Combing to Get Rid of Head Lice

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Wet combing is the recommended way to clear an infestation of head lice. Whilst it can be time consuming it is time well spent. If you rely on the products you will fail as they only have a 20% effectiveness … Continue reading

// INDEPENDENT ONLINE TAKES UP THE EXTREME CASE OF HEAD LICE

Posted in The Hairforce in the news

Saturday 17th October 2014 The scale this young girl’s head lice infestation is beyond most parents’ worst nightmares. In a video posted on YouTube, a woman is seen struggling to pull a nit comb through the child’s wet hair. After … Continue reading

// IS THIS THE MOST EXTREME CASE OF HEAD LICE EVER?

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By MADLEN DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE • Video shows a mother combing millions of insects out of her daughter’s hair • It is estimated the child had been suffering with head lice for months • Experts say infestations can get so … Continue reading

// Wet Combing: Which Comb to Use?

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There are many nit combs on the market, but the most effective ones for lice have long toothed metal teeth. Plastic combs just don’t get everything out. The narrow tines work to pull lice and nits through the hair for … Continue reading

// The Dangers of Some Lice Removal Products

Posted in Chemically clearing lice

Head lice sprays and shampoos contain chemicals, some more toxic than others. On every box and bottle you are warned ‘This could cause reactions and skin irritations’. It’s safe to say you should read that as ‘Will cause reactions and … Continue reading

// MARK KERMODE TALKS LICE ASSASSINS ON RADIO 5 LIVE PODCAST

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Mark Kermode talks head lice… At the end of the film review podcast (1:50) Mark Kermode has a discussion about how the presenters dealt with the itchy issue of head lice. Apparently the only thing that worked for him was … Continue reading

// Nit Picking Basics: What You Should Know

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Nit picking or manually removing lice from the head is a safe way to treat lice. Comb hair with a nit comb regularly to eliminate the head lice and nits – the eggs – completely. Use conditioner to lubricate the … Continue reading

// Head Lice: Tips for Effective Hand Clearing

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Hand clearing head lice can be time consuming, but it is the safest option. Lice cannot develop immunity to manual removal. Use a metal comb. Plastic ones may well miss the lice and will not be firm enough to extract … Continue reading

// Is a Nit Comb Enough for Lice Conhttps://www.thehairforce.co.uk/wp-admin/index.phptrol?

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More and more people are looking for alternatives to chemical laden lice treatments. One option is not to use any treatment. Instead, you can just wet hair and comb it with a nit comb. This method requires plenty of patience … Continue reading