The single most important thing you can do to remove lice from your home is to thoroughly comb your child’s hair. Removing the eggs before they hatch breaks the life cycle of the lice and eradicates the infestation from your home. Diligently removing lice eggs will require hours of your time over 21 days. Be sure you are working with the very best lice comb for kids that is available on the market today.
A review of the best lice comb for kids:
We highly recommend The Terminator a.k.a. The Nit Picker. It is hands down the single best lice comb on the market today. We invested in 1 comb for each child in the family and store them with an emergency stash of lice treatment in our medicine cabinet.
Though the comb may seem pricey at first glance, it is sturdy and very well made. It is easy to sanitize between uses and blows it’s competition out of the water. Even if you can only afford one comb for the family, we highly recommend making this investment before you even have to deal with your first case of lice.
Most over the counter lice treatment kits come pre packed with a lice comb. In an emergency, the combs are better than nothing, but you will be combing your child’s head several times over the course of treatment and The Terminator will help ensure your efforts are more effective.
Let’s look at the difference between the two combs:
Notice how the teeth on the generic comb from the kit don’t touch from base to tip? See the open spaces in between each comb tooth? Lice eggs are tiny and can easily slip between those teeth making your combing time futile.
On the other hand, notice how The Terminator’s teeth touch and have smaller gaps? Now take an even closer look. . . See the grooves along each tooth of the comb? They serve to grip and keep the lice eggs as you drag the comb along the length of the hair follicle. Lice eggs don’t stand a chance.
You can buy your own Terminator comb here. Even if your current lice treatment kit came with a comb, it is worth buying The Terminator now so you can use it during the follow up treatments as you finish getting rid of lice.
How to comb lice eggs out of your child’s hair:
Now that you have the best lice comb for kids available, make sure you have the combing strategy to go with it! Full instructions for our combing technique can be found in our guide: “Parent’s Guide to Lice Removal.”