louse comb can be used to remove lice and nits. Metal combs are more sturdy than plastic ones, and many people recommend soaking the combs in rubbing alcoholwater and anti-lice shampoo or a 2% Lysol solution for one hour before using.

Here are some other tips to help you successfully remove lice and eggs:

  • Before you begin, mix a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water and apply it to the hair. This may loosen the cement-like material that holds the nits onto the hair. Shampoo it off and dry the hair.
  • Brush the hair straight.
  • Work in good light conditions.
  • Pull the comb outward from the base of the hair at the scalp.
  • Try to remove all the eggs that are close to the skin.
  • This should be repeated every one to two days for 2 weeks.

It is a slow tedious process and in itself does not have a high rate of cure.