I’ve written about my kids having lice before. My daughter had extraordinarily thick long hair, and I’ve spent upwards of 16 hours in two days picking nits from her head. I NEVER filled the prescription for Qwell, it’s Malathion and I’m not about to dump Malathion on my kids’ heads.
My Aunt was a school nurse and she told me about the Robi Comb. The Robi Comb is the best $30 that a parent can spend.
Not only is it a chemical free, quick (relatively) way to get the lice out of your child’s hair, it’s also incredibly satisfying. Let me explain.
First you brush your child’s clean dry hair so it’s as tangle free as possible. Next, divide the hair up into sections and then start with a very small section of hair. You turn the Robi Comb on (it’s battery operated) and start with it against your child’s scalp, and comb each small section a few times from root to tip. The comb makes a high pitched noise until it hits lice, then it goes silent because it’s doing something wonderful.
It electrocutes the little beasts.
That’s right, you’ll hear the high pitched noise stop, and you’ll have the intense satisfaction of seeing a fried lice (because I’m an adult I’m not going to make the obvious Engrish joke). It’s like an electric chair for lice… you bite my kid, I electrocute you. HAH.
In any event, I see a lot of parents agonizing about headlice this week. I’ve been there, done that, and I can help with this one. Go buy the Robi Comb even if it’s not your turn, yet.