Before you use head lice shampoo, it is important to determine where the bugs are located on your child’s head. Head lice are commonly found behind the ears and near the crown of the head. Use a large comb to part the hair from the nape to the crown, focusing on the areas of the head that you suspect are infested with lice. This method will help you target areas that are closer to the scalp, where eggs are located. Once the conditioner is on the scalp, comb the sections several times.
While head lice are not contagious, you must treat them quickly and properly to get rid of them completely. Using a medicated shampoo or treatment will help kill the lice fast and prevent them from returning. You should follow the instructions on the label carefully. Make sure to use the right amount of product for the type of lice you have. Also, apply the product directly to the scalp, not on other parts of the head.
Then, you should thoroughly rinse your hair. If you have long hair, you can also use a comb to part the hair, and then use a fine-tooth comb to comb through it. Make sure to use a white tissue to wipe off the comb after each stroke. You should repeat this process every seven days if you still have live lice, or if the lice are infested.