Ladies, it happened. Ebby Lee got head lice on our vacation AND I'm talking about it on the blog!! #thebugsmademegocrazy #maybe #thatsmyexcuse
On a serious note, I thought I'd share how we got RID of them. Hope this helps someone!!
Thursday morning, I saw this bug in her hair and then decided to take a really good look....I FLIPPED out!! I'd heard of lice. I remember getting checked by the school nurse, but I'd never experienced them.
Luckily everyone else around me stayed really calm. I called a friend who'd already had a fun lice experience and asked her what to do. SO GLAD I CALLED HER!!! She told me about this place in the Dallas area that is a lice removal salon. I instantly called and made E an appointment for the next day.
If you are local and anyone you know gets lice, send them to The Lice Place!!!
(We were leaving on Friday anyway...we just ended up leaving a little early.)
Do you see that little nit?? FYI...a nit (an egg) looks like a strawberry seed.
When I made the appointment, I asked Mr. Mark (the guy from The Lice Place) what I should do in the mean time. He told me get a Nit Terminator Comb from Ulta.
(I have NO clue if everyone carries this comb, but I did EXACTLY what he said. He said, "Ulta", so we headed to Ulta.) He also encouraged me not to use the nit shampoo. He said that sometimes the shampoo "coats" the nits and makes it harder to comb them out.
I took E out on the balcony of our hotel (in the sunlight) and combed through her hair SEVERAL times with that comb. Her hair is SO thin that sometimes the comb wouldn't get all the nits (EEK! I said it!) out. I ended up picking lots of them out by hand. I combed for about thirty minutes. In order to get them all out, I'd STILL be combing right now. :)
Mr. Mark also assured me that everything at our house would be great! Lice can only live twenty-four hours unattached to a scalp (ugh! I know!) so I didn't have to worry about bagging up stuffed animals...all that was good!
Friday morning, we drove back to Dallas and went straight to the lice removal salon. In order to insure the guarantee, ALL of us had to be checked. The cost for each person to be checked was $12.50. Thankfully, Tab shaves his head, so it was just me and the boys. :) We were all cleared and Mr. Mark set to work on Ebby Lee. He put an enzyme solution in her hair and then combed away with the Terminator comb. He is a PROFESSIONAL!!! It took him all of 35 minutes to get EVERY LAST NIT out of her hair!!
35 minutes, people! Isn't that amazing?? The Lice Place charges $99 an hour and they bill per the quarter hour. So...it only cost $50 to get EVERY LAST NIT out of E's hair.
She goes back today for a follow-up!! Keep your fingers crossed, girls!!!
So, my tip is CALL THE LICE PLACE!!! If you're not local, google "lice removal". Hopefully you'll have something similar close to you!!
Now it's your turn...PLEASE share any tips or tricks you used to get rid of those pesky bugs!!! I'm sure blog land would love any helpful hints. One day...it might be them!! :)