*This is a review post. We worked with Nitty Gritty, but we don’t share about items unless we really recommend them*
OK, so when head lice invades your children and family’s hair, it can be stressful. You have to deal with them, get rid of them, and make sure they’re gone and stay gone but because getting head lice is such a common childhood thing, it’s not that easy.
There is a solution I’ve found and it’s chemical-free, and it really does help, when you are trying to deal with head lice and their eggs.
It’s called the Nitty Gritty comb.
I was introduced to it by a colleague when we were working with a family that had a problem with head lice. She swore it was the “most amazing” device and she lent me the comb to try. I used it on a child with head lice in my care, and was, pardon the pun, hooked.
You will never buy another nit comb again.
It’s not often you find a nit comb that actually works. These are slightly more expensive than the usual plastic ones but they are well worth investing in.
Ever since then, I’ve had one (in fact we have 4, we have 2 at home and 2 that I lend out in emergencies to friends who call me when they’ve discovered they’ve got a case of head lice at home) in my armour of parenting tools.
Designed by a group of mothers who were fed up of trying to deal with lice and had tried every lotion, potion and device to get rid of them with little success (we all can relate, I think?) so they came up with a solution that not only gets live lice out, but also gets the eggs, at the same time, which means less eggs to hatch in hair and re-infect the head. The way the comb is cleverly (it’s really ingenious, frankly) designed to grip and grab and remove both. I have used the comb (very many times) and can testify that it really does.
They also have a range of other products to help you deal with head lice that are gentle, effective and don’t contain the nasty chemicals that you will find head lice treatments you can buy from the pharmacy or supermarket.
I have two of these combs, one I keep at home for us and one that I have as a comb I either use to go and help people deal with head lice or that I lend to people (they are super easy to clean) to help them.
So if head lice is a worry for you, then I would say you need one of these in your life. The glamour of parenting…