So far, so goodAugust 7 2012 at 8:29 PM
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Response to Yes the LiceMeister is good...
The LiceMeister comb was definitely worth it. I think it was about $14? But because its got metal comb teeth, it can be sterilized in the dishwasher or in boiling water, so I expect we can have it for a long time.
Looking back on last week, I think she had nits/eggs, but we never saw a live louse. We treated with Cetaphil anyway. This week, about 4 days after the treatment, I did the conditioner test again & there was nearly nothing.
So, the process is two step:
1) Conditioner & lice comb: the conditioner stuns the nits/lice so they don't stay attached to the hair & slide out on the comb. You comb as much out as you can, checking the comb with a tissue for eggs/bugs. If you don't see crawling live lice, this may be all you have to do (plus putting all the bedding in the dryer)
2) Cetaphil treatment - we did this, although I don't think I really needed to do it. It takes a LONG TIME to blow dry the hair after you put the Cetaphil in, but DD was able to go to day camp the next day & her hair looked totally normal. We washed it that evening (so, about 24 hours after we put it in, rather than doing it in the morning).
I rechecked her Sunday night with the conditioner & as I said, it looked fine. They say to do it again in another week because of the life cycle of the lice, and if you see more, then treat with Cetaphil again.