Getting rid of head lice isn’t always easy, and relying on the products doesn’t guarantee to make it any easier. The Hairforce are the professionals in nit and head lice removal who have been shutting down infestations since 2006 using their highly effective process. Here they explain their professional approach to the problem and give you the essential information you need to win the war on nits and lice:
How do The Hairforce get rid of nits and head lice?
Our process is head lice treatment free. Instead we use a combination clever technology and hand clearing to shut down an infestation for you. If you need to do it yourself we would firstly recommend that you really consider how effective the head lice treatments are – think about how they have worked for you and your family. Your experience means that you have your own evidence about their effectiveness. If you have used the products and have still found head lice or eggs then you need to consider whether it is wise to keep on using them. Many people find that a month later their child or children are infested again which means that more than likely the product did not clear the infestation and it has simply picked itself back up again. If they don’t kill all the nits and head lice then the cycle continues, and can often multiply out of control quite quickly. You’re much better off with a more straightforward approach – a good metal long toothed nit comb and some conditioner – and thoroughly nit comb the nits and lice out of the hair.
At The Hairforce we recommend that you need to be systematic in your combing. You need to do it regularly to get all of the lice and all of the eggs out of the hair before the lice grow up and the eggs hatch. Alternatively, visit one of our clinics for guaranteed l00% shut down.
What methods does The Hairforce use to get rid of nits?
The service we provide at The Hairforce is one that guarantees to be 100% effective. We use a combination of clever technology and hand clearing to deliver a forensic, fast, safe and effective result. We don’t use any head lice treatments, dimethicone or insecticides so the head lice cannot become immune to any part of our process.
We see someone twice, 7 days apart. At the first appointment we hoover out all the head lice using a specialist lice hoover which is a very contained and effective way of removing them. We then use University developed controlled heated air technology to dehydrate the nits – the eggs. After that we apply our The Hairforce Professional Nit & Lice Remover and nit comb and nit-pick out all of the visible eggs.
We see someone for a second appointment because when lice lay their eggs they lay invisible sacks of liquid, so there are eggs at the first appointment we cannot see. The controlled heated air will dehydrate the vast majority of these and they will come through nice and dry; but the technology has an over 95% effectiveness rate, so at the second appointment we are then interested in that potential under 5% – because we will be guaranteeing 100% shutdown. We clear a lot of people who use a lot of products but haven’t yet managed to clear the infestation. Our process gives people the certainty and the result they have been desperate to achieve.
How often should I check for head lice?
At The Hairforce we recommend checking for head lice once a week to ensure that you stay on top of the problem. The best way to check for head lice is to divide the hair into sections, apply our Professional Nit & Lice Remover and nit comb with a long toothed metal nit comb to see if anything comes out on the comb. Wipe the nit comb on white toilet paper and examine it to see if you can identify any head lice or eggs. Additionally check after important events like parties, school plays, school trips or play dates if you suspect the child they played with was itching! Don’t wait for the school letter to check.
On our website is our Home Assassination Kit which has everything you need to assist you to do this in the most effective way possible.
How long does it take to check for head lice?
A professional head lice and nit check at a Hairforce clinic takes 30 minutes. The forensic check involves the hair being hoovered with a specialist lice hoover to see if there are any head lice present. If there are, we can start the clearing process.
If no head lice are found, the head is then checked systematically to identify if there are any eggs or nits present. Again if eggs are found then we can begin the clearing process.
Many mums are unsure if they’ve caught head lice from their children and a check can conclusively establish if they have or not.
Can you get rid of head lice permanently?
At The Hairforce we recommend that once you’ve cleared out and shut down an infestation, the best way to ensure you stay free of head lice is for your child to check your children once a week using a long toothed metal nit comb.
This check should follow the same systematic system you’d use if clearing – put the hair into sections and then run the nit comb through the hair, section by section to check if there are any head lice or eggs.
Do this the day after a sleepover or when they come back from a playdate or school trip. If you check like this you will extract anything very quickly before it has time to build. Another important insurance policy is to make sure any long hair is tied back for school or playdates. Head lice travel as hair touches hair, so if it’s tied back it makes it more difficult for lice to move across onto your child’s head.