“ Dosage Form: Treatment / Type: Headlice Treatment „
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I have two daughters who are now aged 2 1/2 and 14 months. I'm now 27, and have NEVER had nits before, so I was horrified when I found out that both me and my eldest daughter had seemingly an entire family network of them on our heads. I was expecting them to get them when they started school, but not at such a young age. Seeing as they're both so young, I was adamant that I wasn't going to dump a load of chemicals on their heads at such a young age, even it is to get rid of nits. So off I went to the chemist to see what was available without any chemicals in it. I bought a bottle of Nice n Clear lotion that is chemical free. It's not cheap - £7.99 for an average sized bottle. You wash the hair with normal shampoo, then put the lotion on and comb through throughly for at least 10 minutes, then leave the lotion on. It's a bit stinky, but it works!! After combing through both my eldest daughter and myself, I had loads of the blighters floating around in a tub of water. Yuck! But at least they were dead. As nits have a 14 day cycle, you repeat the process on every 3rd day until the nits have gone. The lotion itself contains amongst other things tea tree oil and coconut oil. Nice n Clear also have a very good website where you can find out more about nits and how to get rid of them, as well as ordering online. The web address is www.lice.co.uk. I've also bought some tea tree oil shampoo to help prevent nits coming back again. It's also worth mentioning that if you discover you or your children have nits, you need to de-bug the whole family, and change the bedding, as the eggs could be in the pillowcases etc. Some doctors will give you a prescription for headlice treatment, but the treatments on prescription are almost sure to be full of chemicals. If you want a natural way to get rid of them, try Nice N Clear.