Licetec V-Comb: Revolutionary Device Allows for Entirely Chemical-Free Head Lice and Egg Removal
If like me, you seem to spend the best part of the Spring and Summer months battling head lice infestations in your kids’ hair, I think you’ll want to hear about my newest discovery. The Licetec V-Comb is a revolutionary device that combines a metal comb with a vacuum function. This means that the teeth of the comb remove the lice and the eggs from the hair and they are sucked up into the capture filter for easy and hygienic disposal.
Seriously! I know what you are thinking!
“Shut up and take my money!”
I’m not even embarrassed about how excited this prospect makes me!
During the warmer months when it is compulsory for kids to wear their sunhats at school, I spend a small fortune on head lice treatments. My boys even try to keep count of how many I comb out of their hair – like catching nits and having the biggest and the most is some kind of sport! (I wish I was joking!)
We may go a few weeks, even a month (if I’m lucky) without a re-infestation, but it often feels like a losing battle. As soon as that buzzer goes for lunch break or play-time you can bet your bottom dollar that those kids grab the nearest hat they can get their hands on (regardless of the name inside) and high-tail it outside for some out-of-classroom free-time…and not too long later I find myself in the local pharmacy dropping another $20 on head lice treatment.
It’s infuriating, frustrating and exhausting all at once because it’s not just the cost, is it? There’s also the issue of putting chemicals on your child’s scalp all the time (which obviously isn’t ideal especially if they have sensitive skin). Then there’s the tears and tantrums, and the whinging and whining that can be involved in applying the treatment, washing out the treatment (if you’ve ever had that stuff run into your child’s eyeball when they are showering your neighbour 5 doors away probably heard it) and then you still have to painstakingly comb every strand of hair, over and over, to get them all out. I can certainly think of much better ways to spend 2 and a half hours of my time on a beautiful Summer evening, I can tell you!
So, I’ve been sent what can only be described as a god-send to try out. I’ve had it sitting in my bathroom cabinet ready and waiting for the best part of three months. I am literally itching to try it out. (Did you see what I did there?) BUT do you think my kids have brought me home any lice to blitz? (Sod’s law, right?)
So unfortunately, you are going to have to wait to see my photographs of the Licetec V-Comb in action (and find out which boy will be the winner of the Olympic Lice-catching event). I know the suspense is probably killing you! But I figured some of you might be in need of this knowledge RIGHT NOW! So in the meantime you can watch the Licetec V-Comb in action. (SERIOUSLY, you have to see how this thing works. I just love everything about this device!)
I was actually really pleasantly surprised by how much the device costs too – it retails for $64.99 – which is only a little over what I’d spend on just 3 treatments normally, so after 4 treatments I’d already be quids in. There is also the cost of the capture filters to factor in too of course (they are the little bags that catch all the lice and eggs) which cost $11.49 for a pack of 8. Now I’m no maths whizz, but that works out as approx. $1.40 per treatment as opposed to my usual $20! The device comes with 4 capture filters by the way, so you’ll be all set to give your favourite new device a whirl as soon as you unbox it and plug it into the mains. Not having to replace batteries is also a great bonus too!
Keen to get your hands on one? To find out more and/or buy a Licetec V-Comb visit the Licetec website. Also available from Priceline and Amcal stores.