I do this for a living, working as a nurse in a summer camp
and having kids of my own
, helps find critters, does not stop u from having to pick nits, but it does help track down creepy crawly ones
the only comb I like is the terminator
, it seems to do a great job of knocking the eggs loose, and is worth every penny. the other combs are basically just for seperating hair so U can see the root to find the nits, no matter which comb U use U still have to find the nits and remove them
the thing about dirty hair is somewhat right, I find my staff that uses thick hair gel (like a high mohawk or the wet look) keep their heads clear, the ones that only shower once a week still get some, but that is anecdotal
when I am treating a head, I get some denorex
max strength and add 2 tsp of tea tree oil
to it (it DOES tingle quite a bit) I use this whenever I go substituting at school, and when I M treating a head.
Mayonnaise does work well, but it is Very Icky and a bear to wash out after sitting an hour or 3 in the hair, and U really have to goop it on. Vegetable oil is easier on the kid, and does tend to smother the bugs.
another alternative is Lysterine, but again U need to soak the hair quite a while, and comb through a bit
After which ever one of these U want to use, soak the head in white vinegar, it does not kill the hair so badly, and it denatures the protein in the eggs so they come loose easier, U soak the head a while, then rinse it out well and let it dry all the way
then the eggs come loose a lot easier
if U want U can call me, just let me know and I will PM U my #