If this is your first time dealing with head lice and lice eggs, the first thing is to take a deep breath and not to panic. You can get through this, you need a head lice check list to make sure you cover everything.

1.  If one member of the family has head lice check everyone.  To learn how to do this please see out How to check for head lice page

2.  Decide on your course of action and work out the cost and how much time it will take.

Options open to you

  • Pharmacy Head Lice Shampoos and lotions

  • Wet combing

  • Professional Head Lice Removal Clinic

  • Arrange to treat everyone on the same day

  • Schedule repeat treatments

  • When treating cover your own hair with a shower cap or hat

  • Once everyone is treated put all clothes worn in the last two days in the wash

  • Strip pillows and duvet covers and towels used in the past two days in the wash

  • Bag up cuddly toys for three days 

  • Try and use different coats. scarves and haat for a couple of days and keep usual coats to one side for three days

  • Clean hair brushes with boiling water

  • Vacuum sofa and soft chairs

  • Now relax!

You can see our FAQs page to get more details.



Buying pharmacy lotions all vary with ingredients and methods, ranging from fifteen minutes to overnight to leave in the hair, they advise you must comb and some say no need to comb. Many of the chemical lotions no longer work as head lice have mutated and many of the little lice bugs are resilient to the chemicals.

No matter what they only way to ensure that there are no viable eggs in the hair is to comb out the hair. Please remember if you choose a head lice treatment that says no combing required that the eggs and nits will remain in the hair and can look unsightly.


On average it takes an average of twelve hours over two to three weeks to clear a head lice infestation.

NitNOT  are a professional head lice removal centre, based in Hemel Hempstead. We use ulltra black light, medical vacuum devices, thermal dehydrators and professional lice combs.  The first appointment can take up to two hours and a plan is produced depending on age, severity of infestation, hair type and allergies.

NitNOT treat every client as an individual and give a 100% guarantee that all live eggs and lice will be killed - with a guarantee you can trust.

We will show you how to comb to prevent re-infestations and explain why and when to keep head lice at bay.

For an appointment please phone 01442 388879 of go to our Contact Us page.

Lice in hair? What next?

Which head lice treatment?

Lice Comb / Nit Comb/ Wet Comb for Lice & Nits


67a Marlowes Court

Hemel Hempstead

HP1 1LE 

Call : 01442 388879 


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