Slot the teeth of the detection comb into the hair at the roots so it is touching the scalp Draw the detection comb through to the tips of the hair. Make sure that all parts of the hair are combed by working around the head. Check the comb for lice after each stroke. A magnifying glass may help. If you see any lice, clean the comb by wiping it on a tissue or rinse it before the next stroke. After the whole head has been combed, rinse out the conditioner. Repeat the combing procedure in the wet hair to check for any lice that might have been missed the first time. Dry Hair Method This will take 3-5 minutes to check each head, depending on hair length and thickness. Straighten and untangle the dry hair using an ordinary comb. Once the comb moves freely through the hair without dragging, switch to a detection comb. Starting from the base or the side of the scalp, comb the hair from the scalp down to the end of the hair. Comb each section of hair 3-4 times before moving to an adjacent section. Look for lice as the comb is drawn through the hair. If a possible louse is seen, trap it against the face of the comb using the thumb. This avoids the risk of the louse being repelled by static electricity as the comb is withdrawn from the hair. Continue combing the hair section by section until the whole head of hair is combed through. Weekly detection combing is recommended as being very effective in detecting head lice at an early stage and consequently preventing spread to others.
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