Head lice are a very contagious parasite that are small and hard to see. An infestation is more common among school children, because they are apt to share their coats and hats. Children then bring home the head lice. The most common symptom of head lice is a continuous itching. Once lice spread throughout the home, everyone will need treatment. Treating your own hair is more difficult than treating others because of the inability to see the lice.
Things You'll Need
- Head lice treatment solution
- Metal lice comb
- Wide-tooth comb
Apply a solution specifically for killing lice to your hair, and leave on for the recommended time. While waiting for the solution to work, fill a bathtub with the hottest water you can tolerate.
Rinse the lice treatment solution from your hair in the shower or bathroom sink if possible. Gather a handheld mirror, the lice removing comb and a regular wide-tooth comb, placing them on the edge of the tub.
Ease into the bathtub as though you were taking a bath, and comb through your hair with the wide-tooth comb to remove any tangles. Begin combing through your hair with the metal lice comb, rinsing the comb in the water as you work through all of your hair.
Drain the bathtub. Any lice that are still alive after you have combed through your hair will go down the drain.