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Head Lice Treatment is a Louse Buster

Hair Lice Treatment

New Head Lice Treatment for the new strain of head lice!

Praise the Lord! There is a new head lice treatment on the block that claims to get rid of the little head lice beasts with a treatment that takes between 30 minutes to an hour or so . . .  AND without the need to slather on all sorts of toxic chemicals!  A new head lice treatment device that looks like a cross between a hair dryer and a vacuum is being used at specialty hair salons and homes across the country as a most effective head lice treatment!

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ABC’s Nightline ran this piece last night entitled, “Beware of the Superlice.” It’s a creepy, crawly subject that gives just about everyone a touch of the heebie-jeebies’, especially now with all the little ones heading back-to-school!“New Head Lice Treatment” Superlice refers to the same head lice that have been around forever, only these little buggers, that don’t discriminate, seem to have built up a resistance to the chemical treatments we’ve been using for years. These OTC treatments and antibiotics can take weeks to administer without taking care of the problem. To hear from your school or hairdresser that your child has head lice is pretty devastating news for any parent and has meant countless hours of added work, frustration and lost school time.

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Head Lice TreatmentThe LouseBuster is a machine that blows warm air through an air hose that has a diffuser-like hand piece on the end. “The LouseBuster is particularly effective because it kills louse eggs, which chemical treatments have never done very well,” said Dale Clayton, a University of Utah biologist who led the research and co-invented the machine. “It also kills hatched lice well enough to eliminate entire infestations.”

The machine was tested on 169 infested children with a reported 80% kill rate that prevented remaining lice from breeding. With this head lice treatment virtually all were cured when examined one week later, reported the National Pediculosis Association (NPA).

There are now specialty hair salons and services across the country that are specifically for the purpose of head lice treatment and they are using the LouseBuster as the means for head lice treatment. A service in my area, Ladibugs, is run by two Moms, nurses, who decided the business of head lice treatment via the LouseBuster was a worthy business to get into. They go into homes to do treatments and also help educate parents on what they need to do to rid the home of head lice and their eggs.

The cost of this type of head lice treatment varies but seems to land somewhere between $200. – $500. The higher cost may well be worth it for quick, effective results sans the use of toxic chemicals.One very promising bit of information shared from the makers of the LouseBuster was that head lice cannot live off-scalp for more than 24 hours. So you shouldn’t have the worry about reinfestation from somewhere in your home after this head lice treatment and initial precautions.

The NPA, celebrates its 25th National Head Lice Prevention Campaign for back-to-school 2010 – 2011. Besides backing the LouseBuster, and a cheaper but effective method using the LiceMeister comb, they say parents need to be attentive to checking their children for head lice. Their advice, “Comb out the lice and nits when there are fewer of them and before the task becomes unnecessarily challenging.”

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4 Comments »

  1. Hi Ned,

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We love to hear feedback from our readers. If you want to learn more about lice treatments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a wonderful article that you can check out here.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — November 30, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  2. Just wanted you to know that my family tried this, paid good money for it, and still had lice. The person who adminstered it claimed this was because we didn’t get the comb out they recommend following the treatment. We went back and got both, paid $650 for the first treatments (3 people) and the comb out on the next treatment. It worked second time. I am convinced it’s the comb out not the machine. We have had lice three other times and always did the comb outs for treatment, which worked. I was hoping this machine would eliminate that tedious job. I am thinking the machine part of this treatment is a scam, basically a come on.

    Comment by Ned — November 27, 2012 @ 11:41 am

  3. Deliceful a salon based in New York uses a lice treatment called Shepperd Method where the salon staff will remove the lice and nits strand by strand.

    Comment by lice treament New York — July 29, 2011 @ 1:11 am

  4. I can honestly say I didn’t expect to get on here and see this post! But it’s good to know there’s an alternative to the shampoos now.

    Comment by Best of Beehive — September 7, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

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