As a parent, one of the many jobs on your endless ‘to do’ list is to discover the best ways to protect and care for your little ones. You hear so much conflicting advice about what to do and what not to do it can sometimes feel like you’re trying to decode a complex maths equation. But when it comes to children’s skincare, your mission is simple – to keep their skin as soft, supple and hydrated as it was the day they were born.
‘Wet combing’ is the technique most commonly used by parents to detect lice. It’s the most effective method of lice removal if you don’t want to regularly use harsh chemicals on your child’s hair.
First, wash the hair thoroughly so it’s completely saturated, then cover it with a generous amount of conditioner. If your child has really thick hair, you’ll need mammoth amounts and you’ll also need to brush the hair first so it’s completely free of tangles. Then let battle commence – this is where it gets messy.
For ease, section the hair if you can and run the comb down the shaft from root to tip in each section; it’s best to repeat this process a couple of times if you can get away with it. Try to be as gentle as you can as nit combs can pull the hair, and always make sure the hair is well lubricated. The aim is to have a calm, happy child at the end of the process, rather than a screaming fiend who refuses to ever let you go near their hair again. If you can nail this with minimal tears, you deserve to be crowned parent of the year.