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How To Use Lice Comb?

How To Use Lice Comb?
Updated on 
April 11, 2017

Combing is the most effective method to get rid of head lice because, done correctly, it will get rid of the bugs and every single nit in the hair. 

Wet Or Dry Hair?

lice nit comb with wet or dry hair proper technique

If you are wondering “lice comb wet or dry hair?” or “can you comb out lice with wet hair?” the answer is yes - combing through wet hair is more effective at getting out the lice and nits than combing dry hair and makes the process less painful for the person being treated.

How To Comb Out Lice

Step 1 –  Wet the hair with oil.

This makes the comb slide through the hair more easily. Oil will also immobilize the bugs.

Step 2 – Section the hair into manageable sections

Working with too much hair makes the combing process less efficient, thus making the process take longer than it needs to. It also will cause your comb to get stuck!

Step 3 – Start combing

This step is most important as it addresses how to comb for lice, how to comb out head lice, and how to comb out lice eggs. Start the combing process at the root of the hair and pull your comb all the way to the tips – combing from the top, bottom and both sides of the section. Wipe your comb off after each swipe through the hair. If you’re wondering how long to comb for lice – keep combing until you are not getting any eggs or bugs after several swipes in each section. Continue this step through each section of hair. 

Step 4 – Follow up!

It’s important to understand how often to comb for lice. How often to comb for lice?We recommend at least once a week, but since it doesn’t cost anything extra, combing every few days will help ensure you have peace of mind when getting rid of lice.

If you don’t have the time, patience, or expertise to do this yourself (most people don’t!), call LiceDoctors at 800-224-2537. We can help!

We provide a friendly in-home lice removal service

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