Hand clearing head lice can be time consuming, but it is the safest and most effective option. Lice cannot develop immunity to manual removal which it is why it is superior to using the head lice products.
Use a metal comb. Plastic ones may well miss the lice and will not be firm enough to extract the eggs – the nits.
Detangle the hair first with a regular comb before using a nit comb – this will make getting the nit comb through the hair much easier.
Divide hair into small sections. This will allow you to see your progress and help you avoid missing anything.
Use conditioner to allow the comb to pass smoothly. The comb must touch the scalp and be pulled right through the hair and out to the very end of the hair. Wipe the nit comb on some white toilet paper and bin it immediately.
Alternatively, you may want to hire The Hairforce, the UK’s unique nit and head lice clearing service to do all the hard work for you.