Nitty Gritty Comb - Quickly and Easily Removes Head Lice and Nits
Our Summary: We (unfortunately!) had to try a few different head lice treatments before we could finally get rid of them in our house and we found this Nitty Gritty comb the best for getting every egg out. Its teeth are so tightly compacted that nothing escapes the way it can with other nit combs that come with shampoos etc. It does need to be used while the hair is wet or it can pull and hurt. We would still recommend you use a nit shampoo too to ensure everything is completely gone!
The award-winning Nitty Gritty Comb quickly and easily removes not only head lice and unsightly nits (empty egg cases) but also extracts 'live' head louse eggs before they hatch.
Instead of nasty chemicals, it gets the job done using advanced design and old-fashioned common sense. Its made by mums who got backing from Dragons Den. I you don't think it's the best head lice product you've ever tried, Nitty Gritty will happily give you a full refund. At any time. That's how good it is.
How does it work?
The award-winning Nitty Gritty Comb is designed to be used on hair which has been coated with either Nitty Gritty Head Lice Solution or your own regular hair conditioner. The way the comb works relies on its teeth remaining in very close contact with each hair strand as the comb passes through the hair, of course. And although the MicroSpiral teeth are very close together - for that reason - each one is rounded so that each hair strand is guided gently through the gaps in between them. We recommend that you make checking with the Nitty Gritty comb part of a regular hair care routine, so that if your child has been infested by a playmate you will be on top of the situation quickly, before the lice have time to and lay eggs and get established in the hair.
Just as you slide your thumb up the side to 'pop' the lid off a jar, the stainless steel Micro Spiral grooves of the Nitty Gritty Comb slide through hair that's been coated with either Nitty Gritty Solution or any ordinary hair conditioner, and 'pop' off any louse, egg or nit that they come into contact with. It's the biggest advance in head lice treatment ever, Nitty Gritty believe, and two million 'Nit Free' families in the UK wouldn't use anything else on their children's hair.
Instructions for using the Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb:
Before you begin, use a regular comb to remove any tangles. Combing dry hair is ineffective as lice are able to move freely in dry hair.
• Apply Nitty Gritty Head Lice Solution to dry tangle free hair, or any hair conditioner to wet hair and comb through from roots to ends.
• Part the hair into about 4 to 6 sections, depending on hair thickness and length. This may not be necessary on children with very short hair.
• Comb through each section with the Nitty Gritty comb, clearing each section of lice and eggs before you move onto the next.
• After every two or three combings, clear the comb of any lice or eggs (see tips below).
• Pay particular attention to the area close to the scalp, behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, as this is where lice like to lay their eggs.
• Once finished, wash hair if using NItty Gritty Solution, or rinse as normal if using regular hair conditioner
Tips for cleaning your comb from the Mums who invented it:
• An old toothbrush or nail brush is useful for removing and cleaning the lice and eggs from the comb. Just make sure that nobody brushes their teeth with it afterwards! Another item which is very good for cleaning the comb is one of the little brushes that come with an electric razor.
• And recently a customer told us she had used dental floss to clean between the teeth when she had finished using the comb on the whole family.
• There is another method, which does has a bit of a knack to it. After every few strokes, or even when you have combed all the sections, hold the handle of the comb in one hand, and then using the tip of your thumb of the other hand (your thumb nail if you have one, is even better), quickly run it along the very tips of the comb teeth spreading the teeth slightly as you go. It almost plays a little tune!
• When finished, you can sterilise the comb in boiling water for one minute. We have trialled this ourselves and if you boil the comb for 1 minute it will be absolutely fine. After 2 minutes, the plastic on the handle was just starting to show signs of melting, so make sure you have a timer handy. Most people however, don't bother with the boiling as lice can't live for very long once off the human head.
• If you want to see what you have removed from the hair, then have a small clear Tupperware bowl filled with water handy and following each stroke with the comb through the hair, give the comb a good swish in the bowl of water to remove any lice or eggs. This will get the majority of them out of the comb. If you are not that bothered about actually inspecting what has been removed, then just rinse it under the tap.
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