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How to comb lice and nits out of hair

Учимся правильно вычесывать гнид и вшей из волос с помощью специального гребня

Surely before brushing out the nits, everyone caught lice at least once, and tried to remove them just with his fingers. And surely such an attempt did not succeed: the nits are too small and, in addition, are firmly adhered to the hair with a special sticky secret. Ordinary comb also has no effect: its teeth are too far from each other, and not the nits, but also the adults who have drunk the blood of the lice, jump between them.

Обычная расческа совсем не подходит для вычесывания вшей и тем более гнид - слишком велики расстояния между зубьями.

Fortunately, today you can comb out nits and lice from your hair with the help of specially designed crests. These products have a rigid construction, their teeth do not diverge and do not allow parasites to pass. There are even electric crests from lice that are capable of killing parasites by electric discharge.

Сегодня можно приобрести также электрические гребни от вшей, которые убивают паразитов электрическим разрядом


"I was told by a pediatrician who knew exactly the comb from lice, said that shampoos can cause allergies, and told how it is easier to comb nits. I looked at the prices, bought LiceGuard and combed my hair after washing my head with a simple shampoo. I liked this comb very much - its teeth are so often located that even the nits are combed. "

Inna, Rostov-on-Don

Obviously, each such specialized comb from lice and nits requires a special approach to use and knowledge of some basic points and not quite obvious details that will make it really effective.

So, let's look at how to properly comb out the nits from the hair and get rid of them forever.

Tip 1: Destroy first of all lice

Nits are lice eggs , covered with a special shell and securely attached to the hair. If the nits appeared on the head, then someone has postponed them here. They can not be transferred from person to person.

На фото - гнида вши, прикрепленная к волосу

Гниды прочно приклеиваются вшами к волосу специальным веществом

And first of all, it is necessary to destroy adult lice, each of which lays 8-10 nits a day. Therefore, even a regular combing of nits without destroying their producers themselves will give a little: adult lice will lay eggs faster than the owner of the head combs them.

Важно сосредоточить усилия не только на вычесывании гнид, но и на уничтожении самих вшей

Combing lice with a special comb is necessary in the same way as nits themselves, but with special attention should be paid to the scalp. It is at the roots of the hair that the basic amount of parasites keeps, and therefore, combing the hair from the very base, it is possible to remove a much larger number of parasites than with a superficial combing.

On a note

Still, insecticides are more effective against adult lice. From them, parasites can not escape anywhere, and therefore perish within a few minutes. Combing the same lice comb, even the most effective, requires a minimum of 4-5 procedures. Therefore, in any case, quickly comb out nits from the head will not work.

And only when adult lice from the head are removed, you can focus your efforts on combing the nits.

Tip 2: Use special combs

Crests from lice are released and sold by several manufacturers. On the territory of Russia, the following brands of crests are best known:

  • AntiV (aka Nit Free)
  • RobiComb
  • LiceGuard.

Of these, AntiV and LiceGuard are combs for simple mechanical combing of lice and nits, and the RobiComb comb and the more advanced version of RobiComb Pro have a mechanism for electric destruction of parasites that fall on the teeth.

Продвинутая версия гребня Robi Comb Pro - предусматривает также уничтожение вшей электрическим разрядом


"I do not believe that there are harmless insecticides. All of them somehow on health auknutsya. But with Roby Komb at all no fears - lice from him die, then they themselves comb out them, and that's it. The main thing is absolutely safe. But the most reliable comb from nits - it's still AntiV. Our whole family has been using it for two years already, and not one tooth has fallen and has not bent. "

Irina, Smolensk

Simple combs, even very dense, against nits are practically useless - because of the softness of the material of the teeth, eggs of insects slip between them, and the combing procedure does not give a special result.

Даже если у расчески плотные зубья, их мягкость не позволяет эффективно вычесывать гнид

But even from the three brands of combs, you can choose the one that is most suitable for achieving the desired effect.

Tip 3: Choose the right comb

As practice shows, the least effective against nits is an electric comb from RobiComb lice. Because of the low height of the canvas, she does not always manage to comb out the lice and nits correctly from very dense and long hair. Its main purpose is to process the root zone for the destruction of adult parasites.

On a note

The action of the electric discharge from RobiComb has not been tested and has no unambiguous confirmation of effectiveness. Perhaps this is just a promotional gimmick of the manufacturer: in the description of this comb from lice it is indicated that after receiving an electric shock an insect perishes within half an hour, which raises certain doubts. After all, the current acts either instantly, or does not act at all ...

From the crests of AntiV and LiceGuard, it is difficult to give preference to any one: they are practically identical, and therefore their effectiveness is similar. It is important that the teeth are long enough to allow them to comb out even thick strands of hair.

The comb for combing the nits LiceGuard can be bought for 600 rubles, and the price of AntiV is almost a thousand. Accordingly, it is more rational to take LiceGuard.

Гребни для вычесывания вшей и гнид AntiV

Гребни LiceGuard


"We just this comb LiceGuard for a week combed all the lice in the child. I was afraid that it would not work, because the hair of a small one is very thick and curly, and the comb is too frequent and dense. But it turned out all right, they combed it easily, no one was hurt. It is important only to know how to comb out the lice correctly. "

Valentine, Moscow

Tip 4: Thoroughly wash hair with special shampoos

No matter how hard lovers of all natural try to avoid pediculicide shampoos, but with them the comb from nits all the same works more effectively. At least because the hair itself becomes softer and cleaner, as a result of which the comb is easier to slide on them. And as a maximum because adult lice themselves quickly die from such shampoos, and all that will remain after that is to comb out their mortal remains from hair.

Если использовать специальный шампунь от вшей Педилин, то и вычесать паразитов с волос потом будет гораздо легче

It is important to understand that shampoos on nits practically do not work and do not poison them. Therefore, combing the dead nits after the procedure of washing the hair in any case will not work.

But after one treatment of the head with shampoo, there will be no parasites left, which these nits can defer. Therefore, after even a single shampoo application, adult lice on the head are unlikely to appear.

Tip 5: further loosen the nits

No matter how thick and stiff the combs are from lice, they often do not provide complete (100%) combing of nits - the sizes of the latter are too small. So small that it is comparable to the thickness of the hair, and therefore some of them necessarily slip between the teeth.

However, special means can weaken the attachment of nits to the hair. For this are well suited:

  • vinegar
  • crooked water
  • and cranberry juice.

Перед вычесыванием гнид можно размягчить их крепление к волосу уксусом или чемеричной водой

The natural organic acids contained in these products corrode the secret by which the egg is attached to the hair, and the nit is easier to break off when combing with a comb. These means need to wet the hair for about half an hour for the procedure of combing out.

Tip 6: comb out regularly

And, of course, we must not forget that the comb does not remove all the parasites in one procedure. Individual lice and nits will always remain on their heads, but most importantly, a few days later, the young lice themselves will be born from the surviving nits, which can give rise to a new population. Therefore, comb hair comb with a minimum of 4 times, and better - up to 10 times.


"You need to have a comb with lice with your children. In kindergarten necessarily podtsejat, at school - almost every year someone is sick with lice, summer camps, campaigns everyones. If you buy chemistry, then you can go broke. And with such a crest, I almost scratched it for several days and there are no parasites. Only it is necessary to comb out the nits and lice themselves correctly, the child can not be given a hairbrush - it will break and will not do anything right. "

Olga, Bataisk

Additional recommendations

When combing lice and nits from hair, it is useful to consider the following points:

  • To treat the comb after lice should be done immediately - on it there are also parasites and nits. The comb is washed under hot water, and ideally - dropped into boiling water.
  • In order to ensure that all hair is treated with great length, it is necessary to collect them in the tail from one side of the head and, combining the strand behind the strand, comb out from the roots.
  • It is advisable to carry out combing over the bathroom or over the spread sheet so that no louse slips or falls accidentally onto the floor, bed or sofa.

Вычесывать волосы гребнем нужно прядь за прядью, начиная от самых корней

And of course, you need to take care of the security of the handler itself. It is desirable for him to undress to the waist so that the combed lice do not get on their clothes, tie up and hide their hair under the kerchief.

After combing out the parasites, you must thoroughly wash yourself. If you do everything right, you can forget for a long time what lice and nits are.

To the record "How to comb out the lice and nits from the hair" left 20 comments.
  1. Nastya :

    Can I order a comb?

  2. Elmira :

    It's very nice to comb the Nit Free, comb out even the smallest lice and nits, really helped!

  3. Alina :

    Before combing, it would be good to treat the head and hair with a special remedy that will kill all the lice and nits. For example, Paranit helps in this case. I took lotion from them. You put it on for 15 minutes, wash your hair, and then you comb out the iron nuts with the iron comb, which is in the set.

  4. Masha :

    Yes, I also before combing out the child treated the head with a special remedy, so that the lice were immobilized and the nits were loosened from the hair. Only in my case it was mousse Nit Free. And I chose it just because it has no toxins, pesticides and other chemical muck. And as it turned out, it is really very effective, since the nits from the light touch of the scallop are already falling out of the hair.

  5. Christina :

    We applied for help in a special center when I found the lice in my daughter's house. We were very helped. But most importantly, qualitatively, quickly and safely for children's health. It was not necessary to process hair with any harmful chemistry, from which it is still unknown what consequences can then be. Lice and nits, I did not find any after the procedure, and a month later they also did not appear.

    • Anonymous :

      Tell me, please, and where is this center and its name? Well, it's very necessary!

  6. Lika :

    I really liked Nit Frey oil based on mint. In fact, this is an analogue of pesticidal shampoos against lice, only unlike them it is completely natural and does not contain harmful toxins, so it does not harm health in any way, but it kills head lice. They are simply suffocated because of the lack of oxygen, which they block this oil. And then I just combed all the dead lice together with the nits.

  7. Natalia :

    We were very helped in getting rid of nits agent Neon Nits. My problem is that I'm not at all a specialist in breeding lice and when combing out I've never managed to remove all of them to a single nit. So after a while everything had to start again. But Neon Nits helped me a lot to solve this problem. After processing the hair with this spray, all the remaining nits became bright pink, so it was very difficult to notice them well. And the hair after a few combing of the paint almost completely cleared. I could only once again carefully see the strand behind the strand and remove the remaining nits. And that is all!!!

  8. Nick :

    How to order a comb? In our city there are no such.

  9. Anonymous :

    Can I order scallops? And then in our pharmacies do not sell! Please be ready to pay any money.

  10. Lera :

    I had a lot of lice and nits, paranitis helped kill lice, but did not help to remove the nits.

  11. Alina :

    You can order a comb Anti?

  12. Pauline :

    Which tool is the most effective?

  13. Olga :

    Most likely, you removed most of the nits when using vinegar. However, it is likely that you have not removed all nits. Take a small strand in your hand. The width of the selected strand should be equal to the length of the ridge. Carefully comb all the hair.

  14. Nick :

    Lice wasted a long time, there were only dead nits. How to get rid of them?

  15. Catherine :

    I bought a paranite, and together with it there was an iron comb, combed it all out. The child is very pleased. A very good thing is this crest.

  16. Anya :

    Tell me, please, get rid of nits as soon as possible? Write, who knows. And by the way, I forgot to say that they are dead. I do not know how to get rid of it.

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