I ordered this comb because I found about 15 nits and 4 to 5 hatchlings on my six year olds head. I was able to remove them with just my hands and the plastic purple comb that comes with the treatment shampoo but I wanted a comb that would last and would make my job a little easier. I ended up doing the 1 day shipping because I found out my 10 year old cousin was covered in lice and I wanted to be able to help her get it taken care of.
I want to recommend a page for anyone dealing with lice, it's called http://thenicelicelady.blogspot.com/?m=1 and she has the best advice. She helped me feel so much better about having to deal with lice and make it a task that may take some time but is actually effective. She stresses that there is no need to waste your time cleaning and washing everything the person with lice had come in contact with, you don't have to do any extra cleaning. She also explains why the only tools you'll need to beat the lice is a good fine tooth comb and some cheap conditioner.
I took her advice and was able to try it out on my cousin, who has the thickest hair I have ever seen. My daughters hair is thin and blonde so it was easy to find the bugs on her but my cousin has dark brown/black hair that can't even be brushed all the way through with a hair brush and has to brush it in layers. I could see a lot if nits on her but could not visibly see the hatchlings and found one adult louse when I checked her hair dry, the day I realized how bad she had them. That same night I used the purple came that came with the Rexall treatment they had tried, several times, and she was still plagued by the bugs. I did the very bottom layer of hair just to try and start the process and get her some sort of relief, I used the conditioner trick but the purple come was definitely not very good at grabbing onto the nits. On that first round though I filled up three paper towels of hatchlings and nits. If that purple comb or any fine tooth comb is the only one you have that will do also, just make sure you comb through it and get everything you can.
The day I got the Terminator comb in I had her take a shower so her hair would be wet and then I put the top part up, not even half up half down since her hair is so thick. I completely saturated her hair in conditioner, I ran out and had to use a spray on detangler on the top part which worked okay but wish I would have had more conditioner instead. After I had her covered I began using the Terminator lice comb and right away I could see how well it grabbed the nits and the hatchlings that i couldn't even see. She had so many that I worked for 2 hours and I know I haven't got everything.
The lice lady says to remove what you can and do it everyday until you don't see any nits or lice, brush the comb through for 100 strokes but if you find a bug or nit start again at 1. Then when they are clear after 100 strokes you are supposed to do a wet check every 2-3 days for two weeks but if you find anything lice related the 2 weeks starts over.
Okay, after I combed through the bottom layer the best I could I untied the top layer, before this I hadn't seen any large lice but the first comb through I pulled out 2 big lice and some more small ones. Out of the top of her hair I found a lot of medium to adult lice. After I combed through the top layer to the point that I wasn't finding really anything that warranted me messing with her hair much longer, I moved to the bottom to do a quick run through again to make sure any other big lice didn't run down to hide in hair. After each comb through I wiped the comb on a paper towel and made sure there were no bugs or nits stuck in the teeth that would get put back in the hair. When you use the conditioner and comb through it will slide out of the hair on the comb which really helps the bugs to stay in one place while you are still working on the hair. I will be checking her again in Saturday the 23rd, I was going to check tomorrow but her head is a little sore from all the combing.
I had her take a shower after I was finished to wash the conditioner out and to get anything I may have loosened with the comb out and washed away. I kind of looked through her hair by lifting up part of it and checking a couple places I knew had a bunch of nits before and I did not see anything. I know I did not get every single lice or nit, but the main thing is to dwindle their numbers and beat the cycle. I was so happy and she was too. This comb is worth every penny. The treatments were 8.00 dollars a piece and they didn't even work. Go to that ladies blog and read. Do your research on these things and you will feel so much better and much more confident about getting rid of them for good. You just have to be a little nit-picky!! ;)
As you can see there were some hairs that were pulled out but she is extremely tender headed and handled the whole 2 hours very well, those few hairs do not take away from the star rating because I know this product works and helped me get rid of a nuisance for my little cousin.
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm ; 9.07 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 45.4 g
- Item Model Number: Terminator Lice Comb
- ASIN: B000HIBPV8
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 10 May 2018
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,837 in Health, Household & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health, Household & Personal Care)