Combing wet hair fights lice
Fine-toothed combs when run through wet, conditioned hair are more likely to rid scalps of lice than over-the-counter chemical treatments.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, asked the guardians of 133 children between the ages of 2 and 15 with head lice to try either the Bug Buster kit or a single-treatment of pediculicides. The researchers found that the kit was effective in 57 percent of the children who tried it, while the pediculicides worked only 13 percent of the time.The researchers did not test whether people got the same results as the Bug Buster Kit when simply using a fine-toothed comb on wet hair. There is evidence that wet combing as a treatment is only as good as the fine-tooth comb used. Consequently, wet combs might work, but perhaps not as well as the kit.
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