Nit combs are the most effective tool you have against head lice. But they’re not all created equal, so to beat the bugs, make sure you’re fully equipped with the right one.
Why do Head Lice Products Contain Nit Combs?
Head lice products often contain a nit comb because the product itself isn’t as effective as they say it is against the nits/eggs. So they need you to extract them to actually be 100% effective. If you don’t get all the eggs out then they’ll hatch, the lice will grow up, mate, lay more eggs and you’re back with a full-blown infestation. Nit combing is by far the most effective way to deal with the eggs with the products invariably acting as a combing aid – they give you a free comb to encourage you to comb.
However, this free nit comb is often of a poor quality because their teeth are not close enough together and it won’t pull out all the eggs. So don’t rely on the freebie in the product box – instead get yourself a good quality, long-toothed metal nit comb to get the lice and nits out that way which is much more effective.
What Kind of Nit Comb is Most Effective?
The most effective nit comb is a long-toothed metal one where the teeth are close together. At The Hairforce we sell the nit comb we use because we have found it to be the best quality and, as a consequence, the most effective.
Plastic nit combs are not effective and metal nit combs with the twisted teeth pull and damage the hair. So, pick the long-toothed metal comb for the most effective option.
Is Wet Combing More Effective Than Head Lice Shampoos?
You must wet the hair in order to nit comb. If you don’t you will tear the hair and also create electro-static energy which can then make the hair problematic to work with.
In the Hairforce nit and lice removal service, we use our own professional nit and lice remover to use with our nit comb. It has nothing in it that kills head lice as lice have developed immunity the chemical and pesticide products. Instead, we use a specially calibrated high-performance formula for effective nit combing. It is clear so you have great visibility as you comb so you don’t miss anything, and it is leave-in, so you don’t have to wash the hair afterwards. It is non-toxic and non-irritating as it has contains no parabens, sulphates, and no pesticides, but instead is made from very high-quality ingredients that will leave the hair in great condition.
Wet combing is the recommended way to clear an infestation of head lice. If you rely on the head lice treatments you will fail as they have increasingly low rates of effectiveness.
To wet comb effectively it does not have to be difficult or chaotic. You need to work with good tools and a system to clear out all the lice and all the eggs. The Hairforce have a Home Assassination Kit that teaches you a system and equips you with everything you need to be efficient and effective.
Is a Nit Comb Really Enough to Clear a Head Lice Infestation?
More and more people are looking for alternatives to chemical lice treatments. The wisest option is not to use any of these products or treatments because they have very low rates of effectiveness – think about your own experiences with the head lice treatments and if you have still found lice and eggs soon after using them.
Possibly you think your child is catching them each month, but that usually means eggs were missed and they have matured and hatched.
When you find an infestation, don’t think you can get away with combing just once a week – you need to comb much more frequently than that to ensure that any eggs that hatch don’t have enough time to mature into an adult head louse. In the Hairforce Home Assassination Kit, there is the timetable you need to work to for maximum effectiveness.
Alternatively, if you want someone else to do it quickly, with 100% guaranteed effectiveness then the Hairforce nit and head lice clearing service can clear the infestation for you.